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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs Samsung Galaxy S III mini vs Samsung Galaxy A12

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

4.3 inches
4.0 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution:

960 x 540 pixels, 256 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
1600 x 720 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
LCD

Screen-to-body:

66.77 %
59.55 %
85.80 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8230
STE U8420
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 (12 nm)

Processor:

Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Dual-core, 1000 MHz
Octa-core, 4x 2.3GHz Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.8GHz Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 305
Mali-400 MP
PowerVR GE8320

RAM:

1.5GB LPDDR2
1GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

8GB, available to use: 5 GB
16GB
64GB (eMMC 5.1), available to use: 48.2 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.2.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (10), Samsung One UI UI

Battery

Capacity:

1900 mAh
1500 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
5 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
48 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

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)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.9 MP
0.3 MP VGA
8 MP

Design

Dimensions:

4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm)
4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm)
6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

3.77 oz (107.0 g)
4.23 oz (120.0 g)
7.23 oz (205.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Blue, White
Black, White, Blue, Red

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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+)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

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
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, MirrorLink
DLNA
Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0, EDR
4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 25, 2012
Mar 11, 2021

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI8190
A3LSMA125U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.88 W/kg
1.01 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Body:

1.40 W/kg
0.89 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.28 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.89 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

€ 179

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

Availability

Officially announced:

May 30, 2013
Oct 11, 2012
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