Samsung Galaxy A12 vs POCO M3 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Samsung Galaxy A12 phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 48 MP, MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) processor chipset and a battery of 5000 mAh. On other side, the POCO M3 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy A12 POCO M3
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.53 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
Operating System One UI 2.0 One UI 2.0
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 3 GB (gigabytes) or 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) 4 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 32 GB (gigabytes),64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/5/2/2 MP 48/2/2 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 6000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy A12 runs on MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) chipset and the 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. Running on One UI 2.0 operating system.

The MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662.

Meanwhile, the POCO M3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 260. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2000 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on One UI 2.0 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is carrying a PowerVR GE8320,680 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the POCO M3 has the Qualcomm Adreno 610,950 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A12 battery capacity is 5000 mAh which is a 20% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the POCO M3. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The POCO M3 battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

The smartphone is using a TFT display with 720 x 1560 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

Meanwhile the POCO M3 is featuring a IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.53 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy A12 is a 0.4% smaller than POCO M3 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 POCO M3
Capacitive 1500:1
Infinity-V display 2.5D curved glass screen
Multi-touch 70% NTSC
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
Wildvine L1 certified

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Samsung Galaxy A12 is carrying a ram memory of 3 GB (gigabytes) or 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) with some features like .

The POCO M3 is coming with a 4 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 1866 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy A12 gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than POCO M3.

The maximum capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy A12 is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 50% bigger than the POCO M3 with 4 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Samsung Galaxy A12 comes with or 32 GB (gigabytes) or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy A12 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than POCO M3.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:128 gigabytes.

POCO M3 gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Samsung Galaxy A12 rear camera setup is composed by 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.

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Meanwhile the POCO M3 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 48/2/2 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying sensor like Sony IMX582 Exmor RS , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.79 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

POCO
Samsung Galaxy A12 POCO M3
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Autofocus
Autofocus Color Focus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Face detection
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings ISO settings
Panorama Movie Frame
Scene mode Night Mode
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth sensing) Panorama
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Third rear camera – 5 MP (ultra-wide angle) Pixel size – 1.75 m (#2)
Touch focus Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
White balance settings Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 2 MP (macro)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Samsung Galaxy A12 comes with a 8 MP in the front.

The POCO M3 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 POCO M3
8 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0.05
Face unlock Face detection
Face unlock
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm

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.

Samsung Galaxy A12 POCO M3
EDGE EDGE
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE HSPA+
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE

Price

The Samsung Galaxy A12 price is $220 and the POCO M3 price tag is $129 (64 GB + 4 GB) or $159 (128 GB + 4 GB)

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