Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32 are two mid-range, affordable smartphones occupying adjacent price points. What do they offer, and which is better suited to your needs and budget? Find out in this comparison article.

Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32: Which is the better option?

It is February 2021 and Samsung has just announced its new incoming lineup to the Awesome series (A series). Among the three devices announced, the A32 stood out from the rest. It housed a new camera cutout that is very different from its predecessor the A31 and kind of a resemblance to the cutout on the S21 ultra (just with a few changes). This device packs power and elegance and beckons on consumers to spend their money on it.

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As you know the gadget world is very competitive, with newer devices trying as much as they can to out shine older devices and even present competition. Certainly, Samsung A32 is a new and competitive device, but how will it perform against its very own?

The Samsung Galaxy A12 is also a device that showed that Samsung as a company paid great attention to detail such as design and performance at an affordable price. In this article we will take these two devices (Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32) in a head-on head collision to see which device stands out as a better option for you.

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Notable is the fact that these devices are from two adjacent price points. With the cheaper device, what are you missing, and if you choose to go up the price ladder what do you stand to gain?

Compare Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32
Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32 comparison

Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32: Comparison Table

Samsung Galaxy A12Samsung Galaxy A32
6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio PLS IPS display6.4 inches, 1080 × 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio Super AMOLED display
Android 10 + One UI 2.0 Upgradable to Android 11Android 11 + One UI 3.1
Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 2.3 GHzOcta-core MediaTek Helio G80
8 MP selfie camera20 MP selfie camera
48 + 5 + 2 + 2 MP rear quad camera with LED flash64 + 8 + 5 + 5 MP rear quad camera with LED flash
32-128 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD slot,64-128 GB internal storage + dedicated microSD slot
3-4 GB RAM4-8 GB RAM
5000 mAh battery + 15W fast charging5000 mAh battery + 15W fast charging
from $135from $260

The table above shows the individual specifications for each of the devices. It this comparison one device clearly did better with its internal specifications as against the other. But are there any elements that are common in the both devices?

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Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12.

Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32: The Similarities

Spec for spec the tides are in favour of the Samsung Galaxy A32. Yet there is an element that is common in the two devices and that is their battery and charging speed. The two midrange devices both pack a long lasting 5000 mAh battery and to push this much battery is a 15W fast charger. Another notable similarity is the screen dimension, the dimensions are quite close as they are just 0.1 inch apart from each other.

Asides from these similarities mentioned it is quite difficult to notice any other similarities while using the smartphone. So, what are the differences?

Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32: The Differences

There are a lot of differences between these two devices, both in their individual looks and performance. Let us start with the display type, a Super AMOLED screen as against a PLS IPS screen, in such a comparison it is better to go with the brighter and more attractive Super AMOLED screen that in effect means picking the Galaxy A32. The location of the fingerprint sensor is also different as the Super AMOLED screen on the A32 supports under display sensors while the A12 houses a side mounted fingerprint sensor.


The two device pack different processors, though from the same manifacturer “MediaTek”, the Galaxy A12 packs the lesser Helio P35 processor while it’s counterpart houses the Helio G80 processor which is better optimized for gaming. Thanks to the processor on the Galaxy A32 it can refresh it’s screen at 90Hz, so if you want to jump around your device swiftly and experience minimum lag the Galaxy A32 is the way to go.

Of course the Galaxy A12 takes good photos with it’s 48MP main camera and I can personally say that at its price the photos it takes stand out, but Samsung took photography to a new height with the Galaxy A32’s 64MP main camera and also it’s higher powered complimentary cameras. Also the Galaxy A32 gains even better in photography with it’s more powerful processor, pictures come out clearer and with less noise than we see on the A12.

If you are really crazy about higher storage capacities then the Galaxy A32 brings more options to the table for you with it’s wider storage variants. The highest storage capacity for the Galaxy A12 is 128GB with it’s ROM and that is the same on the Galaxy A32. When comparing the RAM capacities of these two devices the Galaxy A12 reaches it peak at 4GB whereas that is just the starting point for the Galaxy A32 as it highest RAM variant is 8GB.

Samsung Galaxy A32
Samsung Galaxy A32.

Samsung Galaxy A12 and Samsung Galaxy A32 Comparison: Conclusions

To conclude the comparison between these devices, we will like to point out that their pricing, as stated earlier, is very different. One costs way more than the other.

The Galaxy A12 costs from $135 while the Galaxy A32 costs from $260. With the Galaxy A32, you are paying more for an obviously better device. But if you just need a good device at a rather affordable price, then the Galaxy A12 will serve you pretty well.

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Tech analyst, Collins Eshiet, writes about technology. Follow me on Twitter @KittysTech.

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