Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy A31 – 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 Samsung Galaxy A31 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy A31
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.4 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) MediaTek Helio P65
Operating System One UI 2.0 One UI 2.0
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 3 GB (gigabytes) or 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 32 GB (gigabytes),64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/5/2/2 MP 48/8/5/5 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 20 MP
Battery 5000 mAh 5000 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 less powerful chipset processor than the MediaTek Helio P65.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A31 has a MediaTek Helio P65, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 and 6 cores of 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55. 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 Samsung Galaxy A31 has the ARM Mali-G52 graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A12 battery capacity is 5000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy A31. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy A31 battery include Fast charging and Non-removable.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy A31 is featuring a Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.4 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy A12 is a 1.5% bigger than Samsung Galaxy A31 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy A31
Capacitive 2.5D curved glass screen
Infinity-V display Capacitive
Multi-touch Infinity-U Display
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

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 Samsung Galaxy A31 is coming with a 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy A12 gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy A31.

At the more expensive edition, both phone present the same ram capacity:6 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 Samsung Galaxy A31.

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

Samsung Galaxy A31 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 Samsung Galaxy A31 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/8/5/5 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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Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy A31
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings ISO settings
Panorama Panorama
Scene mode Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth sensing) Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Self-timer Self-timer
Third rear camera – 5 MP (ultra-wide angle) Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus Touch focus
White balance settings White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy A31 has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy A31
8 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Biometric recognition
HDR

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 Samsung Galaxy A31
EDGE EDGE
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 10(102.0/452.2 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy A12 price is $220 and the Samsung Galaxy A31 price tag is $200

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