Motorola Edge S vs Samsung Galaxy A12 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Motorola Edge S device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 64 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy A12 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy A12
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.7 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels 720 x 1560 pixels
RAM 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes) or 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 32 GB (gigabytes),64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 64/16/2/TOF MP 48/5/2/2 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Motorola Edge S runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.2 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.4 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 385. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3200 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. Running on Android 10 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is a better chipset processor than the MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765).

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A12 has a MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765), the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2300 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on Android 10 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Motorola Edge S is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650 gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy A12 has the PowerVR GE8320,680 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Motorola Edge S battery capacity is 5000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy A12. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy A12 battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The device is using a IPS display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A12 is featuring a TFT display with 720 x 1560 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Motorola Edge S is a 3% bigger than Samsung Galaxy A12 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy A12
2.5D curved glass screen Capacitive
90 Hz refresh rate Infinity-V display
Capacitive Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass
HDR10
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Motorola Edge S is carrying a ram memory of 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) or 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like .
In the basic edition, the Motorola Edge S gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy A12.

The maximum capacity offered by the Motorola Edge S is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% bigger than the Samsung Galaxy A12 with 6 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Motorola Edge S comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Motorola Edge S gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy A12.

The max storage capacity offered by the Motorola Edge S is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy A12 with 128 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy A12 gets you or 32 GB (gigabytes) or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Motorola Edge S rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 64/16/2/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 f/2.0 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A12 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/5/2/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy A12
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Fourth rear camera – TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera Face detection
Geotagging Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
Laser autofocus (LAF) ISO settings
Optical image stabilization Panorama
Optical zoom Scene mode
Panorama Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth sensing)
PDAF (#2) Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Third rear camera – 5 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Touch focus
Scene mode White balance settings
Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1.0 m (#2)
Third rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Motorola Edge S comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy A12 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy A12
16 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Aperture:f/2.0 (#2) Face unlock
Face unlock
HDR
Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm
Secondary front camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Motorola Edge S Samsung Galaxy A12
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA HSPA+
Built-in 5G modem LTE
EDGE UMTS(384 kbit/s)
GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Motorola Edge S price is $300 (6 GB + 128 GB) or $350 ($8 GB + 128 GB) or $400 (8 GB + 256 GB) and the Samsung Galaxy A12 price tag is $220

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