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LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Motorola Moto G Play

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.5 inches
6.5 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 538 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

75.22 %
85.80 %
80.61 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (12 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SM4250-AA (11 nm)

Processor:

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 4x 2.3GHz Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.8GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 240, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 330
PowerVR GE8320
Adreno 610

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
3GB

Internal storage:

32GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB
32GB (eMMC 5.1)

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 10.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

13 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, BSI sensor)
48 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 26 mm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3.1"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)
2 MP (Depth information)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.4; Pixel size: 1.75 μm

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) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features:

OIS
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse

Front:

2.1 MP
8 MP
5 MP (HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)
6.56 x 2.99 x 0.37 inches (166.59 x 75.99 x 9.36 mm)

Weight:

5.26 oz (149.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)
7.20 oz (204.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Splash

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Back: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Purple, Pink, White
Black, White, Blue, Red
Misty blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 13/5 (400/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Video out, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer
Accelerometer

Other:

NFC, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 30, 2014
Mar 11, 2021
Mar 28, 2021

FCC ID value:

ZNFD855
A3LSMA125U
IHDT56ZD4

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.21 W/kg
1.14 W/kg
0.65 W/kg

Body:

0.68 W/kg
1.20 W/kg
1.43 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

0.99 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.76 W/kg
1.34 W/kg
1.43 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 179
$ 170

User Manual:

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

In The Box:

Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool
Charger, USB Type-C cable, guides, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

May 27, 2014
Nov 24, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
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