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Apple iPhone 8 vs Samsung Galaxy A12

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

4.7 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1334 x 750 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 326 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
LCD

Screen-to-body:

65.34 %
85.80 %

Peak brightness:

625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A11 Bionic APL1W72
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765

Processor:

Hexa-core, 2390 MHz, Monsoon and Mistral, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Apple 3-core GPU
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

256GB, not expandable
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI

Battery

Capacity:

1821 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W; Wireless: 7.5W
Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2

Third camera:

2 MP (Macro)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Fourth camera:

2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light

Front:

7 MP (HDR)
8 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.22 oz (148.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gold, Silver, Red, Space gray
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Headphones port
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 12, 2017
Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

BCG-E3174A
A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.09 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Body:

1.09 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849
€ 179

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy A12 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

EarPods with Lighting connector, Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation
Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 12, 2017
Nov 24, 2020
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