Samsung Galaxy M12 at 129 €: a cheap and up-to-date smartphone with Android 11

Samsung offers a catalog of smartphones to suit all budgets. Among the many references offered, we find the recent Galaxy M12, the new representative of the entry level for the Korean brand. The latter now costs only 129 euros.

Samsung Galaxy M12 at 129 E a cheap and up to date

Entry-level smartphones offer more and more interesting features. Take the Samsung Galaxy M12, it offers a screen with a refresh rate going beyond traditional 60 Hz, long battery life thanks to a large battery and an up-to-date software interface. All this for less than 130 euros.

The characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy M12

  • A 6.5-inch screen at 90 Hz
  • A large 5,000 mAh battery
  • Android 11 paired One UI 3.1

Instead of 179 euros, the Samsung Galaxy M12 is now available on sale at 129 euros on the official Samsung store. It is also available for 30 euros more at Cdiscount.

An entry-level smartphone that holds up

On this price bracket, the Galaxy M12 is obviously not Samsung’s best smartphone, but it holds up thanks to a technical sheet that is still interesting for its price. It begins by integrating a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel offering a refresh rate of 90 Hz for a very appreciable fluidity. Its definition, however, is only HD + (1600 x 720 pixels).

Then, we will especially like its great autonomy allowed by an imposing 5000 mAh battery. With a battery of this capacity, we can easily imagine the device can easily last more than two days before requiring a full recharge (and fast up to 15 W) via USB-C. This endurance is also possible thanks to the energy-efficient components of the smartphone, such as its Exynos 850 processor already used on the Galaxy A21s. The performance will therefore not allow you to play 3D games, but will still offer a generally fluid user experience on a daily basis.

Up to date with Android 11

The other strong point of the Samsung Galaxy M12 is to run natively under Android 11 with the latest version of the Korean interface: One UI 3.1. You will therefore enjoy the same features as on the high-end devices of the Korean firm, but at a much more affordable price. It is a pleasure to see that Samsung is also concerned about its smartphones intended for small budgets, while other manufacturers do not hesitate to market entry-level phones with an old version of Android.

Versatility in photography? Yes, but…

The photo is never the best argument on this price range, but the Galaxy M12 has the merit of offering great versatility with no less than four sensors. The main camera is 48 megapixels and the ultra wide-angle is 5 megapixels. Two other cameras dedicated to macro and portrait modes, both 2 megapixels, are also in the game. We suspect that the quality will not necessarily be there, especially with blur and digital noise on dark scenes, but the effort is there.


If, subsequently, the offer mentioned in this article is no longer available, please take a look at the table below to find other offers concerning the Samsung Galaxy M12.

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