Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A12

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Display

Size:

5.2 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
LCD

Screen-to-body:

71.51 %
85.80 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP3
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23.1 GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Fast charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

16 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm
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:

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

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

16 MP
8 MP

Design

Dimensions:

5.75 x 2.81 x 0.31 inches (146.1 x 71.4 x 7.9 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.61 oz (159.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black sky, Gold sand, Blue mist, Peach cloud
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 06, 2016

FCC ID value:

A3LSMA520F link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.30 W/kg

Body:

0.55 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 179

In The Box:

Power brick, USB cable, Headphones, Sim card extraction tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 02, 2017
Nov 24, 2020
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