Samsung A12 review in Kenya

Is Samsung A12 in Kenya Right for You? A Detailed Review

This is a Samsung A12 review in Kenya.

Truth is, the Samsung A12 in Kenya is a great phone that has it all: an attractive design, a powerful processor, and plenty of RAM for multitasking. 

The camera on the front is also amazing! 

If you want to learn more about this device or are thinking about buying one, keep reading.

In this review, I will go over some pros and cons of the A12 in Kenya as well as what sets it apart from other phones in its class. 

I’ll end with my final verdict – should you buy it? Read on to find out!

Samsung A12 Specs and Price in Kenya summary

  • The main display of 165.5mm (6.5″)
  • Resolution of 720 x 1600 (HD+)
  • Technology PLS TFT LCD
  • Color Depth (Main Display)16M
  • RAM Size (GB)4
  • ROM Size (GB)64
  • Available Memory (GB)48.4
  • External Memory Support MicroSD (Up to 1TB)

Samsung a12 price on Jumia is KES 15,699.

Review Of The Samsung A12 In Kenya: Design

Review Of The Samsung A12 In Kenya

When I compare the Samsung A12 to other phones in its class, it is apparent that Samsung has built a phone with all of the essentials and then some. 

The device’s design, which leans heavily on metal frames for support, sets it apart from many competitors who have stuck to glass-heavy designs. 

I was also impressed by how thin this A12 smartphone is.

It’s not the thinnest phone out there, but it is noticeably slimmer than many others.

The A12 also boasts a large screen with minimal bezels – something which Samsung has been able to do better and more efficiently than competitors thus far. 

The AMOLED display on this device is bright enough for use in direct sunlight and dim enough for perfect indoor viewing.

Samsung A12 Review In Kenya: Camera

Review Of The Samsung A12 In Kenya

The camera is a highlight of this device, with the front-facing shooter sporting an impressive sensor and autofocus capabilities that are perfect for selfies or group shots on social media (and beyond). 

The rear dual 5MP cameras allow plenty of shooting modes to give users flexibility in their photography – from detail-rich landscapes to bokeh views with clear, crisp subjects.

Samsung A12 in Kenya has a useful side-mounted fingerprint scanner that allows for quick and easy unlocking of your device, as well as expanded security features such as facial recognition (which is still not perfect by any means but does its job).

Samsung A12 Review In Kenya: Battery

The phone’s 3200mAh battery is good for a full day of use and can be charged quickly with the included charger. The device also supports wireless charging, so you can charge it without having to plug it in.

Samsung A12 Review In Kenya: Performance And Software

Samsung A12 comes with an octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM making it one of the most powerful Android phones on the market, and it runs Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI smoothly. The device comes with 32GB of storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card.

Samsung A12 vs Samsung Galaxy A11

Here we will compare the Samsung A12 to the Galaxy A11.

a). Design

The design of both devices is almost similar with a few changes here and there. 

Both devices have a plastic build, however, the camera module on the back of both devices protrudes slightly which makes them susceptible to scratches when placed on hard surfaces.

b). Display

The display size on both phones is 6.4 inches but they differ in resolution as well as technology used; while Samsung A11 has an HD+ LCD panel, the Samsung A12 uses a PLS LCD panel which offers better viewing angles and color reproduction than its counterpart. 

In terms of fingerprint sensor placement, they are side-mounted below their respective power buttons making it easier for users with small hands to reach them. 

Dimensions-wise, the Galaxy A11 is 8mm taller, 2mm wider, and 0.8 mm thicker than the A12 weighing 180g against 205g.

c). Hardware/Software

Underneath their hoods lies Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz paired with 3GB RAM for a seamless multitasking experience without lags or hiccups. 

As far as storage goes all you get out of the box is 32GB on both devices which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card.

In the software department, they run Samsung’s One UI skin based on Android 10 and are upgradeable to future Android versions.

d). Cameras

The rear camera configuration of both phones comprises a 13MP main sensor, 5MP ultra-wide angle lens, and 2MP depth sensor whereas at the front there is an 8 MP shooter for all your selfie cravings. 

Video recording maxes out at 1080p@30fps on both phones with EIS present only in the Galaxy A11 as stabilization isn’t supported by Snapdragon 450 SoC.

e). Connectivity

Connectivity options include 4G LTE (which unfortunately doesn’t work with Safaricom), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4 LE & GPS while sensors onboard include an accelerometer & proximity sensor. 

Both devices lack NFC support making mobile payments via Google Pay impossible without attaching an external NFC tag or case such as those from the Ntag21x family. 

f). Battery

When it comes to juice, both devices are packing a 4000mAh battery which is capable of lasting you an entire day on a single charge. 

However, the A12 supports 15W fast charging while the Galaxy A11 doesn’t which is a letdown considering that even low-end devices such as Tecno Spark Go Plus support 10W charging.


The Samsung Galaxy A12 in Kenya has better build quality, display & cameras than its predecessor making it a worthy upgrade if you are currently using an older model of this smartphone or any other entry-level device for that matter.

Samsung A12 Price in Kenya

Samsung’s new flagship device – the Galaxy A12 in Kenya- offers a lot to love for less, this Samsung A12 is going for KES 15,699 on Jumia Kenya, which is a very affordable price for the quality of the device.

And while this innovative phone doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner, it does support facial recognition and offers a whopping 128GB of storage.

The A12 is an amazing device that will meet the needs of most people without breaking the bank, but it’s also important to note that there are some drawbacks.

For example;

This phone only comes with 4GB of RAM as opposed to other devices on the market that offers 8GB with the same price tag.

In the end, this phone is incredibly solid with a few flaws here and there but it’s still something worth considering for those looking to upgrade their device – or who just want an affordable option that will last them a while without breaking the bank.


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