Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro – 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 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Samsung Galaxy A12 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.67 in (inches)
Processor MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
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 48/8/5/2 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 16 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 465. 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 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 618,750 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy A12 battery capacity is 5000 mAh, which is the same as Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro. Some features include Fast charging and Non-removable.
The Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable and 33W in-box charger.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro is featuring a IPS display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.67 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Samsung Galaxy A12 is a 2.6% smaller than Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro
Capacitive 1500:1 contrast ratio
Infinity-V display 2.5D curved glass screen
Multi-touch 450 cd/m² typical brightness
84% NTSC
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Oleophobic coating
Scratch resistant
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification

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 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro is coming with a 4 GB (gigabytes) or 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Samsung Galaxy A12 gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro.

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 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro.

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

Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro 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 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 48/8/5/2 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 13 mm (#2) , 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.

Xiaomi
Samsung Galaxy A12 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) 2 cm shooting distance (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 119° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital zoom Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Fourth rear camera – 2 MP (macro) Face detection
Geotagging Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
HDR Fourth rear camera – 5MP (macro)
ISO settings GalaxyCore GC8034 edition also available(#2)
Panorama Geotagging
Scene mode HDR
Secondary rear camera – 2 MP (depth sensing) ISO settings
Self-timer Macro mode
Third rear camera – 5 MP (ultra-wide angle) Panorama
Touch focus Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
White balance settings Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2)
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#4)
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Pixel size – 1.75 m (#3)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (ultra-wide)
Self-timer
Sensor version – GalaxyCore GC02M1 (#3)
Sensor version – OmniVision OV8856 (#2)
Sensor version – Samsung S5K5E9 (#4)
Sensor size – 1/4″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/5″ (#3)
Third rear camera – 2MP (depth-sensing)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro has a 16 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Samsung Galaxy A12 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro
8 MP 16 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
Sensor model:OmniVision OV16A1Q

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 Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro
EDGE EDGE
HSPA+ EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
LTE GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+
LTE Cat 12(102.0/603.0 Mbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Samsung Galaxy A12 price is $220 and the Xiaomi POCO M2 Pro price tag is $200 (6 GB + 64 GB) or $225 (6 GB + 128 GB)

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