After so many good launches in the top and middle segment, it’s time to see if Samsung is also paying more attention to the entry segment. As much as the South Korean still dominates in the number of sales, the most basic of the company continue to sin against rivals of other brands. Does that change with the Galaxy A12?
The design has evolved, at least in the rear. We now have cooktop-style cameras and a pattern in diagonal lines that give the A12 a more expensive device air. On the front, we have the old design of the A10 with a drop-shaped notch. It is an unexplained setback, but there are those who prefer it that way.
Samsung replaced Qualcomm’s hardware with the lagged Helio P35, the same chip that equips a multitude of LG phones. This processor even has very optimized software from LG, but not from One UI, and even with 4 GB of RAM, we see the Galaxy A12 delivering poor performance.
The battery has grown and with that, we have good and bad news: it lasts even longer than before, but it takes longer to recharge. With the A12 you will have autonomy for two days easily.
Cameras have evolved and now we have one dedicated to macros. Photo quality is decent, but nothing special due to MediaTek’s hardware limitations. This is evident when using the maximum resolution of the sensor. At least the selfie camera records sharper photos, even though the hardware hasn’t evolved.
The biggest problem with the Galaxy A12 is its price. Samsung arrived asking for R $ 1.8 thousand for the novelty, which makes it more expensive than some intermediaries. It is worth it? We think not, at least not while it is above R $ 1,000. And what better options? This you can see in our complete analysis by the link below.