The Samsung Galaxy M12 (SM-M127F) smartphone has been released in 2021. It is powered by Exynos 8 Octa 850 chipset, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy M12 runs out of the box on Android OS v11.0. It comes with a Li-ion 6000 mAh, non-removable battery.
Design and Build Quality
First let’s talk about the Galaxy M12 aesthetics. Like most Samsung phones, the Galaxy M12 has an attractive design. It has a smooth-resistant, dual-tone finish on the back panel. The main part is covered in fine vertical lines and then a plain matte finish including the Samsung logo.
Samsung originally used plastic for the rear panel. While not inconsistent with current trends with the whole approach, Samsung scored well in favor of implementation as it manages to ensure a distinctive look and feel at hand. The back of the phone has a square shaped perimeter that features a quad rear camera that expands slightly and blends seamlessly with the overall design of the phone.
There is a fingerprint sensor embedded in the power button that is responsive and unlocks the phone quickly. The volume rocker provides good clear feedback but you need to adjust your grip to reach it.
On the front, there is a wide bezel and a waterdrop groove around the screen. The overall footprint of the M12 is quite large and it weighs about 221 grams for a lot of batteries inside. However, Samsung has done well in weight distribution due to the comfort of holding and operating the phone.
One of the Galaxy M12 highlights has a high refresh rate screen. Samsung’s budget phone comes with a 6.5-inch HD + (720 x 1,600) PLS IPS panel with a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate. Although it may not have FHD + resolution like Redmi or Realm, it will appeal to customers who want to see the budget 90Hz screen. Since it is an adaptive panel it will adjust the refresh rate based on the screen content.
Other than that, the M12 display has no configuration issues. It is bright enough but lacks the sharpness of the images that you would get from any FHD + panel. If you have used Samsung’s AMOLED screen in the past, you can mute the M12 color bit, but if you are upgrading from another TFT or LCD screen phone, you will have a lot of content with color reproduction considering M12 priced at 10,999.
The Galaxy M12 follows the conventional trend of stacking quad-cameras on the back. It is a 48MP primary sensor led module with a 5MP secondary ultra-wide lens (123-degree viewing field) and two 2MP sensors for macro and depth.
The budget phone’s primary rear camera captures a decent amount of detail under daylight and artificial. This is a low light scene where you will be forced to look for the missing night mode. The shutter is not the snapest in all of them. Samsung engineers have tuned the camera to provide a slightly warmer tone.
Basically, the photos won’t disappoint you but I’m interested in a slightly faster focusing speed. The 8MP Ultra-Wide sensor delivers basic results just like the other 2MP sensors. You will notice the curvature of the edges in the ultraviolet images and there will be a detailed lack of macro shots. Portrait shots turn out well for the price
performance and software
If price performance really matters, then the Samsung Galaxy M12 more or less justifies its price. The latest M series phone comes with the Exynos 850 SC – a new 8nm chipset from Samsung. It expands up to 1TB by adding 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB internal storage and a microSD card slot. The set ensures that the Galaxy M12 performs like a budget phone. In case of daily use, its performance was enough but when switching between applications one would occasionally face backlash and hustle and bustle. Endure it, it ran smoothly ran.
Gaming is an area where you will only be able to get a smooth experience in low settings. For the criteria, we ran the GeekBench 5 test on the M12 where it scored 171 and 1,004 in the single-core and multi-core tests.
The Galaxy M12 runs on Android 11 based One UI Core 3.1-in-the-box. Samsung has adapted its software according to the M12’s hardware. That’s why some of the key elements of OneUI will be missing here. ML has no always on display, no built-in screen recorder, no Samsung Pay is missing. That said, you can still change themes, use gestures, and share files quickly for sharing.
The combination of a huge 6,000 mAh battery, Exynos 850 chipset and HD + screen ensures that you don’t have to worry about batteries all day. Even after heavy use it is difficult to drain in one day. Unlike a few Samsung flagships, the Galaxy M12 comes with a 15W wall charger that completely refills a full battery in two hours and thirty minutes.
Price of Samsung Galaxy M12
The current price in Bangladesh of SAMSUNG GALAXY M12 is BDT 20,000. It’s different the model is available in either silver gold or dark grey while the mi max may not be the best fit for the average smartphone user. it’s a great option for those looking for a very large device on the cheap well.