The galaxy m12 samsung’s latest m series phone in the entry level segment. Now, in the description i’m going to leave a lot of important information in terms of specifications, features that are available or not available and a link to purchase or get notified when the sale starts so definitely use. That i’ll also leave a link in the description to download all the camera samples that i took using this phone and now let’s get on with the review in the box. You only get a 15 watt charger, a type c cable and the ejection pin you don’t get any protective case. No pre applied, screen protector and no earphones. These are all costs that you will have to incur after you purchase the device. The build is all plastic at the back housing, a quad camera setup. The back is interesting. It sort of has a nostalgic design and has some sort of edged pattern which actually provides for a better grip to say the least, but this isn’t a great looking phone in my opinion – and there have been many m series phones in the past that actually look Better it’s definitely a thick device, but it also houses a 6 000 milliampere battery, and for that i believe, it’s. A pretty good compromise, the phone’s, definitely on the wider side and wouldn’t be so easy to use with just one hand the power and lock key doubles. As the fingerprint sensor, so it has a physical fingerprint sensor which honestly it’s a lot faster, a lot more reliable and i actually prefer that over the in display fingerprint sensors, the sim card tray can support two sim cards and one micro sd card all three at The same time, you also get a 3.
5 mm headphone jack, which is a rare sight nowadays, but this phone is not about design it’s about the 90hz display it’s about the true 48 megapixel camera, the 8 nanometer chipset and the 6000mah battery. So let’s start by talking about display you get a 6.5 inch lcd display, but with a 90hz refresh rate and about a year or two back, 90hz was only found in high end devices starting with oneplus. But now you get them in entry level. Smartphones, which is quite nice, however, 90 hertz on this phone may not feel smooth at certain moments. For example, let’s say when the page has not loaded and still loading information or images or video thumbnails. The processor sort of gets occupied. Doing that and the refresh rate drops down and it’s not as smooth as you expect it to be, but if the phone is not running any intense process, you get a super smooth scrolling experience. The only minor issue that i had with the display was that it’s not bright enough, so the peak brightness is 400 nits, which i think is not quiet enough. You know, even when i was taking pictures outdoors, the photos on the phone looked a little dull, although they’re not you’ll, see in the samples that i show a little ahead in the video. So if you’ve got a lot of outdoor usage, you might actually have issues if it’s really bright and sunny outside. So just keep that in mind and even though it’s not super amoled lcd displays have come a long way too and are quite capable colors look natural.
If not too punchy and not something you’d notice, unless you place it next to a super amoled display. Next, we come to the performance and on the new chipset that is being used in this phone. This is the first phone to use samsung exynos 850, which is built on the 8 nanometer chipset, which means not that it’s going to be super fast in terms of performance but it’s going to have very power. Efficient usage, it’s just going to consume less power. So a 6000 mah battery in this phone is going to be a lot more battery efficient than most other phones in this segment that have 6000 mah battery. But of course you definitely get more powerful processors that are more capable of multitasking features and faster or smoother. Gaming, while the game load is slow on the m12, but once it does gaming isn’t that bad at all the large 90hz display and the 6000mah battery would do their best to deliver a fun gaming experience as well. But regular usage is not as snappy it’s, not like you tap on something and instantly things will happen. It’S an entry level smartphone with a processor that’s just about decent for daily tasks. Let’S also touch upon the software real, quick, the phone ships with android 11, one ui core 3.1 right out of the box, and we all know that one ui core 3.1 is more about basic one ui functionalities and has limited features.
A lot of one ui features that are not in the core version are also because the hardware cannot support those features. There are a bunch of pre loaded apps that you can remove if you want there’s, also inbuilt fm radio that can be used when you have wired or wireless earphones connected to the phone and now let’s talk about the camera. It’S got a quad camera setup with specs, as you see on the screen and an eight megapixel front facing camera, but quickly. Let me just show you a few samples that i took using the primary camera. Interestingly, unlike other 48 megapixel cameras that use software to produce a 48 megapixel picture, this camera rearranges pixels in a more uniform manner to achieve true 48 megapixels in the picture now on, the left, you’ve got photos from the primary lens and on the right, you’ve got Those from the ultra wide lens, so you can get a quick comparison between the field of view, as well as dynamic range and color accuracy. I find the primary camera to be a bit warmer in tone while compared to that of the ultra wide. The ultrawide lens has a slightly better dynamic range, though the difference is not too much and again just a few more samples. So you get that idea and again download them, so you can actually compare the quality and evaluate for yourself and then i took some shots using the depth sensor – they’re, not absolutely on point, and it does take a while to really get that lock, but it works.
Nonetheless – and these are some macro shots now – i’ve expanded them by 150, because you know this: entire video is shot using 4k resolution and the macro lens does not take super high resolution, shots that can fit a 4k display, so i’ve expanded them by 150. So there might be some loss but again guys just download it and evaluate for yourself and regarding available camera modes, you get the portrait photo, you get macro. Of course you get video and if you go into more you’ll, see just a few additional ones, which is pro photo panorama and food, nothing else, and even within pro mode you can only alter the white balance and the iso that’s pretty much it. And when it comes to video, you can only shoot up to 30 fps up to 1080p video resolution, that’s about it and now let’s talk about that battery, so 6000 mah is big right and 6000 mah on this phone is definitely going to last you longer than 6000 mah on any other phone in this price segment, just because of that really power, efficient cpu or the 8 nanometer chipset that you have. Having said that, you can easily pull through the entire day without worrying about battery at all. Despite very high usage, moderate use. Two days and if you moved your refresh rate down to 60 hertz on the phone which you have the option to, i think you can almost pull it off for two and a half to three days.
We’Ll see about that. So to conclude, keeping design aside. If you’re looking for a smooth high refresh rate display and really battery efficient phone with a decent camera, the galaxy m12 is a pretty good phone to consider in this price segment. All right, that’s it from me on the m12. If you’ve got any questions feel free to drop them in the comments section below and, as i said, guys do, look in the description there’s a lot of info out there for you so definitely check that out before you post any question.