Samsung Galaxy A12 officially launched in India earlier this week with 48MP quad cameras and a large capacity battery to boot. The Galaxy A12 is out-and-out a budget smartphone and one of the most affordable entrants in Samsung's A-series. That said, the phone is positioned in the highly volatile under Rs 10,000 smartphone segment and so it goes up against the likes of the Micromax In Note 1 and Nokia 5.4.
The Micromax In Note 1 debuted last year in November marking the comeback of the brand to the Indian smartphone market catapulted by the Indian government’s Make in India campaign. The In Note 1 and the Galaxy A12 have been priced at similar prices so we thought of taking a look at their specifications and feature-set to see which one comes out on top.
Samsung has priced the Galaxy A12 starting at Rs 12,999 for the base 4GB+64GB variant and Rs 13,999 for the 128GB storage option. The Micromax In Note 1 is priced starting at Rs 10,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and Rs 12,999 for the 128GB storage variant.
Being budget smartphones, both phones have a plastic build with the Galaxy A12 featuring a textured finish on the back and the In Note 1 with a glossy gradient finish.
The Galaxy A12 measures 8.9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 205 grams while the In Note 1 measures 9 millimetres and weighs 196 grams.
Samsung Galaxy A12 features a 6.5-inch display with an HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) resolution and a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera upfront. As for the Micromax In Note 1, it features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a punch-hole cut out for the selfie camera.
The Samsung Galaxy A12 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 processor with an octa-core CPU running at up to 2.35GHz with PowerVR graphics. This is paired with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage options to choose from. Meanwhile, In Note 1 has the Helio G85 under the hood running at up to 2.0GHz with Mali-G52 graphics processor. It’s also paired with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage.
Both phones support microSD card for storage expansion and run on Android 10. The Galaxy A12 runs on OneUI 2.5 while the In Note 1 runs stock Android out-of-the-box.
The Galaxy A12’s power button doubles up as a fingerprint reader while the In Note 1 has the same on the back panel. Both phones support Bluetooth 5.0 and have a Type-C port for charging.
Samsung Galaxy A12 has quad cameras on the back that consists of a primary 48MP camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 123-degree field of view, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. There’s an 8MP selfie camera housed within the waterdrop notch cutout.
The In Note 1 also has four cameras on the back in the same arrangement of sensors as the Galaxy A12. There’s a 48MP primary camera, a 5MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 115-degree field of view, 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout. Both phones can record in 1080p at 30FPS supported by an LED flash.
The Galaxy A12 is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging while the In Note 1 has the same 5,000mAh capacity battery but with a faster-charging solution of 18W along with reverse charging.
|Release Date:||22 Feb 2021|
|Variant:||64 GB/4 GB RAM|