Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Samsung Galaxy M31s – 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 M31s also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy M31s
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611
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) 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 32 GB (gigabytes),64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 48/5/2/2 MP 64/12/5/5 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 32 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 less powerful chipset processor than the Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy M31s has a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9611, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 4 cores of 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 and 4 cores of 1.7 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 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 M31s has the ARM Mali-G72 MP3,3 cores 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 Samsung Galaxy M31s. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Samsung Galaxy M31s battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 25W fast charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy M31s is featuring a Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy A12 is the same size as Samsung Galaxy M31s screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy M31s
Capacitive 2.5D curved glass screen
Infinity-V display 420 cd/m² peak brightness
Multi-touch 78960:1 dynamic contrast ratio
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
Widevine L1 certification for HD streaming

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 M31s is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) or 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy A12 gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy M31s.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Samsung Galaxy A12 is 6 gigabytes ,which is a 33.33% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy M31s with 8 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 M31s.

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

Samsung Galaxy M31s 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 M31s rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 64/12/5/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 27 mm , carrying sensor like Samsung S5KGW1 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

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Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy M31s
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) 8x digital zoom
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Face detection
Geotagging Fourth rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
Panorama ISO settings
Scene mode Panorama
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth sensing) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Self-timer Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Third rear camera – 5 MP (ultra-wide angle) Scene mode
Touch focus Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
White balance settings Self-timer
Sensor type – ISOCELL PLUS
Super Phase Detection
Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy M31s has a 32 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 Samsung Galaxy M31s
8 MP 32 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock Face unlock
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm
Sensor model:Sony IMX616
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

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 M31s
EDGE EDGE
HSPA+ eMMC 5.1
LTE GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/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 M31s price tag is $260

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