Samsung Galaxy A12 Vs Poco M3 – Which Phone Is Better?

Samsung has launched a new budget smartphone in India. It will compete with similar offerings from Xiaomi, Realme, and Poco. Read more to find about Samsung Galaxy A12 Vs Poco M3 – Which Phone Is Better?

Samsung Galaxy A12 Vs Poco M3 - Which Phone Is Better?'

The new Galaxy A-series smartphone comes with a 6.5-inch display, four rear cameras, and a large 5,000mAh battery.

On the other hand, the highlights of the Poco M3 include a 6.53-inch FHD+ display and a large 6000mAh battery. Let’s see how the two handsets compare:

Performance

Samsung Galaxy A12Poco M3
Processorocta-core, MediaTek Helio P35octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
RAM4GB6GB
Internal Storage32GB/ 64GB/ 128GB (expandable up to 1TB)64GB/ 128GB (expandable up to 512GB)
Display6.5-inch, TFT, HD, 20:9 aspect ratio6.53-inch, Full HD+, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
OSAndroid 10, One UI Core 2.5Android 10, MIUI 12
Primary (Rear) CameraQuad (48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP) with flashTriple (48MP + 2MP + 2MP) with flash
Front Camera8MP8MP
Battery5,000mAh6,000mAh

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor and 4GB RAM.

On the other hand, the Poco M3 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (11nm) processor and 6GB LPPDDR4x RAM.

While both devices should perform daily tasks equally well, the MediaTek Helio P35 offers a weaker gaming performance when compared to the Snapdragon 662.

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Storage

The Samsung Galaxy A12 comes with up to 128GB internal storage which can be further expanded (up to 1TB) via a micro SD card.

The Poco M3 also comes with 64GB/ 128GB storage (expandable up to 512GB). However, unlike Galaxy A12, it does not have a 32GB storage option.

Battery

While the Samsung Galaxy A12 comes with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging, the Poco M3 is backed by a larger 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.

In this segment, the Poco M3 has a clear advantage, thanks to a much larger battery and higher charging speeds.

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Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy A12 features a quad rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor (f/2.0), a 5MP ultra-wide-angle (f/2.2), a 2MP macro sensor (f/2.4), and a 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4).

On the other hand, the Poco M3 sports a triple rear camera setup. It uses a 48-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.79), a 2MP macro lens (f/2.4), and a 2MP depth sensor (f/2.4).

While both handsets feature three identical sensors, the Poco M3 misses out on an ultra-wide-angle one. So, only the Galaxy A12 will allow you to capture wide-angle shots.

For selfies and video calling, the Galaxy smartphone comes equipped with an 8MP front camera (f/2.2). The Poco handset features an 8MP front camera (f/2.05).

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Features

The Samsung Galaxy A12 runs Android 10 OS with One UI Core 2.5 on top. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.

The Poco M3 runs Android 10 OS with MIUI 12 on top. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The dual-SIM smartphone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and an Infrared (IR) blaster.

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Design

In terms of dimensions, the Samsung Galaxy A12 measures 164 x 75.8 x 8.9mm and weighs 205 grams. It comes in Black, Blue, and White color options.

On the other hand, the Poco M3 measures 162.30 x 77.30 x 9.60mm and weighs 198 grams. It comes in Cool Blue, Poco Yellow, and Power Black color options.

The Samsung phone features a standard square-shaped camera module on the back. Whereas the Poco M3 sports a unique rectangular camera array with the Poco branding on the top part of the device.

Both smartphones feature a waterdrop-shaped display notch. However, the Poco M3 sports a more stylish and unique design overall.

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Display

The Samsung Galaxy A12 sports 6.5-inch Infinity-V display.with HD+ (720 x 1,600 pixels) resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a waterdrop-style notch.

The Poco M3 features a 6.53-inch display with Full HD+ (2,340 × 1080 pixels) resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 90.34 percent screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

While both handsets feature similarly sized displays, the Poco M3 comes with a higher resolution than the Galaxy A12.

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Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy A12 (starting)Rs 12,999
Poco M3 (starting)Rs 10,999

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is priced in India at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage model costs Rs 13,999.

On the other hand, the Poco M3 is priced in India at Rs 10,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage model costs Rs 11,999.

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Conclusion

Overall, the Poco M3 seems like a better option out of the two. It offers a better display, a unique design, a better gaming experience, and a bigger battery.

While the Samsung Galaxy A12 features a better camera set up with a wide angle sensor, the Poco M3 seems to provides much better value for the price.

We will have to wait for tests in real-world situations to find which handset is actually better.

Which affordable smartphone will you pick? Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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