Samsung is a South Korean multinational electronics company whose mobile phones were popular in India before the arrival of Chinese mobile companies like Xiaomi, Oppo and vivo. The company produces smartphones to cater all categories of the nation by producing Low, Mid and High range smartphones. Samsung Galaxy F12 was launched in India on April 12, 2021 and it falls under the company’s F-series of the lineup. We have tested the smartphone thoroughly for an honest and true Samsung F12 review article.
In this Samsung Galaxy F12 Review article, you will get to know the specifications, features, pros & cons, reasons to buy it and FAQs. It will help you get a better insight of the phone within a few minutes.
Samsung F12 Pricing in India and Availability
Samsung Galaxy F12 smartphone is available on leading e-commerce websites and official website of Samsung along with retail stores across the country. It is available in 4GB + 64GB variant at INR 11499/- and 4GB + 128GB variant at INR 12499/-. You can choose from celestial black, sky blue and sea green colors
With the flipkart exchange program you can save up to INR 10750/-. There are many other deals and offers which are available from time to time at the e-commerce sites. You can get discounts by applying promo codes which are available at coupon websites.
Unboxing Samsung Galaxy F12
- A Samsung Galaxy F12 Smartphone
- 15W Charging Adapter
- USB Type C Cable
- Sim Ejector Tool
Samsung Galaxy F12 Specifications
|Launch Date||April 12, 2021|
|Dimensions (mm)||164 x 75.9 x 9.7|
|Colors||Celestial Black, Sky Blue, Sea Green|
|Operating System||Android 11|
|Processor||Octa Core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|Processor Type||Exynos 850 (8nm)|
|Skin||One UI 3.1|
|Internal Storage||128 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Yes (Upto 1 TB)|
|Primary Camera||48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP Rear Camera|
|Primary Camera Features||AI Portrait, AI Scene Recognition, HDR|
|Rear Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Wi-Fi||Yes (802.11 b/g/n)|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Version 5.0|
|Bluetooth Range||10 Meters|
|Network Type||4G VOLTE|
|Supported Networks||4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G|
|Sim Size||Nano + Nano (Dual)|
|Active 4G Sim on Both SIM||Yes|
|Screen Size||6.5 inches (16.51 cm)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Pixel Density||270 ppi|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Battery Capacity||6000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Lithium Polymer|
|USB Type C||Yes|
|Virtual Light sensor||Yes|
- HD+ Display with 90Hz Refresh Rate
- Long Lasting 6000 mAh Battery
- Solid Build Quality
- Immpresive Rear Quad Camera Setup
- Sidewise Fingerprint Scanner
- Widevine L1 Certified Dolby Atmos Speakers
- Real-time face unlock
- Big Storage with standard RAM
- A Little Bulky Smartphone (221 grams)
- No 5G Ready Device
- No Dust and Water Resistant
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy F12 comes with a textured plastic body with stripes on the back panel. However, the device seems thick on the sides and it is quite heavy to hold. The smartphone has a refreshing look and the textured finish offers a good grip over the phone.
On the front side of the smartphone, you get a 6.5 inches PLS TFT LCD screen having a resolution 720×1600 pixels along with a refresh rate of 90Hz. The display is protected with a corning Gorilla Glass on the top.
The bezels on the sides of this water drop shaped notch display smartphone are quite noticeable. The volume rockers and power button which is also a fingerprint scanner are placed on the right side of the device whereas the sim card slot is on the left side. The 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type C port and a single speaker are provided on the bottom of the device.
The Galaxy F12 smartphone has a quad camera setup which comprises a 48MP wide angle primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture along with a 5MP with f/2.2 ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 each. It offers up to 10x digital zoom. There is a single 8MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture on the front of the device.
For Samsung F12 review, we have tested the camera to get and share genuine results. The rear camera produces good quality pictures in broad daylight or artificial lighting but you have to compromise with pictures in low light as there is no night mode on-board.
The Samsung Galaxy F12 runs on Android 11 based OneUI 3.1. The smartphone is powered by an in-house Exynos 850 chipset fabricated on a 8nm node. The chipset consists of four 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 cores and four 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 cores along with Mali-G52 GPU supported by 4GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage.
Multitasking, switching between apps, internet browsing, data sharing and all other day to day tasks can be performed very easily. However, you may see a little bit of lag over intensive graphic driven games. I played freefire on the Samsung Galaxy F12 for an hour and the battery dropped just 8 to 9 percent and it doesn’t heat as much as other cheap devices.
The performance of the smartphone is satisfactory and above all, the price of the Galaxy F12 is just INR 11000/- which is quite impressive.
The device gets power from a 6000 mAh non-detachable Li-ion battery. The battery is super large and it supports 15W fast charging technology. It has a USB type C connector which is good to go.
What we have found in the Samsung F12 review is that it takes almost 3 hours of time to charge the smartphone fully. The 15W fast charging is not very fast but that is acceptable keeping the 11499/- price tag in mind. You can rely a whole day on the battery with moderate usages however, light usage of the smartphone extends its battery to the next day.
The Samsung Galaxy F12 smartphone supports 4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G bands along with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. It has Bluetooth v5.0 with LE and A2DP, A-GPS, USB OTG Glonass, BDS and Galileo GPS support. There is a USB Type C 2.0 port at the bottom which helps you in data sharing and USB tethering through USB cable.
Why Should You Buy Samsung F12 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy F12 is a budget friendly smartphone offering impressive features and specifications. The powerful quad core in-house processor and neat & clean UI is the foundation of the device. The super large 6000 mAh battery, 48MP quad camera setup, fresh look and design are in the favor of the device. Adding cherry to the cake, Dolby Atmos speaker output certified by Widevine L1 improves the music experience.
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Wrapping Up: Samsung F12 Review
The Samsung Galaxy F12 is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy M12, especially the processor and camera. The smartphone is available in different colors and storage variants in India and the base model can be purchased with a price tag just INR 11499/-.
We have shared our experiences with the devices in this Samsung Galaxy F12 review article and hope you liked this informative article. You can share this article with your near and dear ones who are planning to buy a new smartphone. If you have any query or suggestions, write in the comment box, we are listening to each and every one.
Samsung F12 Review: FAQs
Yes, the performance of the Samsung Galaxy F12 is quite impressive keeping in mind the price tag. The noticeable features of the smartphone are super large battery, big HD+ display with 90 Hz refresh rate, 48MP quad rear camera setup etc.
The Samsung F12 is a little bit heavy (221 grams) and it seems wide by the sides of the phone but it offers a strong grip over the phone.
The Samsung F12 was launched on April 12, 2021 in India. After one year of the launch, the phone is still in demand and very popular.
The Samsung F12 has a quad core processor and it is powered by in-house Exynos chipset. The device runs on Mali-G52 MP1 GPU making it very good for gaming. However, while playing intensive graphic driven games, you may feel a little bit lag. Above all, the device doesn’t heat even after the continuous usage.
The battery life of the F12 depend on the usage of the smartphone. You gets a whole day battery backup with moderate usage. The battery may last for next day if you use it not so much. The device has a super large battery so you need not to think about battery life.
No, Samsung F12 is not a 5G ready device. While it is compatible to all 4G, 3G and 2G networks in India.
The F12 smartphone has not Amoled display. For the protection purposes, the display is coated with corning gorilla glass on top.