Samsung Galaxy A12 FAQ Answers

Samsung Galaxy A12 is an entry-level smartphone launched in late 2020 and this write-up is about what it has and what it doesn’t have in terms of specifications, features, and capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy A12 FAQ

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Screen Recording?

No, Galaxy A12 does not come with a screen recorder which means you can’t record your screen with this device.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have 2 (Dual) Sim Cards?

Yes, there is a variant of Samsung A12 that have dual sim card support and you can use two nano sim cards with it.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Always on Display?

No, Samsung A12 does not have Always-on Display. I think it will take a while before we start seeing entry-level smartphones from Samsung that have this feature.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have a Magnetometer/Compass Sensor?

Yes, Samsung A12 has a magnetometer and compass sensor which means that it can be used for direction. Most Samsung phones come with a compass sensor except the lowest-end.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Bluetooth?

Yes, it comes with Bluetooth 5.0 which means it uses less energy, has a longer range, and is faster than devices with Bluetooth 4.0 when it comes to connecting to other devices such as speakers, earbuds, etc.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Call Recording?

Yes, Samsung A12 supports call recording but you might have to turn it On. Just open the Dialer app -> Tap on the menu button at the top right corner -> Select Settings -> Record Calls -> Auto Record Calls. If you don’t see this option, update to the latest OS version and try again.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have a Double Tap to Wake?

Yes, Samsung A12 supports double tap to wake but you might need to enable it first. Go to Settings -> Additional Features -> Motions and Gestures -> Toggle On the “Double tap to turn on-screen” button to enable double-tap to wake. If you like, you can also Toggle On the “double-tap to turn off screen” button to enable double-tap to turn off the screen.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Dolby Atmos?

No, Samsung A12 does not have Dolby Atmos. If Samsung had tried to force it on a device like this, it won’t have made much sense anyway. Dolby Atmos makes much sense on phones with stereo speakers.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Dark Mode?

Yes, Samsung A12 have dark mode but you will have to enable it as they have light mode enabled by default. Go to Settings -> Display -> Tap on the Dark under Dark mode Settings.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Dual Apps?

Samsung A12 supports dual apps for Just Facebook and Snapchat. Go to Settings -> Additional Features -> Dual Messenger -> Toggle On the app you want to have its dual -> Go back to your home screen and swipe left to the last page to set up the app.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have AMOLED Display?

No, it doesn’t. Samsung A12 uses an IPS LCD which is an inferior panel compared to the AMOLED display.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have an Expandable Memory/SD Card Slot?

Yes, Samsung A12 has a dedicated slot for an SD card to assist its internal storage which is 128GB at the maximum.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have eSIM?

No, it does not. Most Samsung phones with eSIM are high-end or flagship phones. Entry-level phones like the Galaxy A12 do not have it.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Edge Lighting?

No, there is no edge lighting support on the Samsung A12.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have a Fingerprint?

Yes, Samsung A12 has a fingerprint sensor that is mounted on its power button on the right-hand side of the device.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have FM Radio?

Yes, Samsung Galaxy A12 has FM Radio.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Face Unlock, Face Recognition, or Face ID?

Yes, Samsung A12 has Face Unlock which allows you to unlock your device by scanning your face and comparing it with what it has in its memory.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Gyroscope?

No, Samsung A12 does not have Gyroscope.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Google Pay?

Yes, it does. It supports NFC and supports both Samsung Pay and Google Pay.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Headphone Jack?

Yes, Samsung A12 is one of the few Galaxy phones with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have LED Notification Light?

No, there is no LED notification light on the Samsung A12.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Slow Motion?

No, you can not shoot in slow motion with the Samsung A12.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Portrait Mode?

No, you can’t take a portrait mode picture with Samsung A12.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Notes?

Yes, you can take note of the Samsung A12. Go to Settings -> Search for Notes -> Tap on the plus (+) icon to take a new note or tap on the recording icon to take a voice note.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Proximity Sensor?

Yes, Samsung A12 has a proximity sensor.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Reverse Charging?

No, Samsung A12 does not have reverse charging which means that you can not use it to charge another device.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Voice Recorder?

Yes, Samsung A12 has a voice recorder app. Go to Settings -> Search for Voice Recorder -> Tap on it to start using it.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Waterproof?

No, there is no IP rating for the Samsung A12. It is neither waterproof, splashproof, nor dust resistant.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Contactless Payment?

Yes, Samsung A12 supports NFC which is a prerequisite for contactless payment.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Corning Gorilla Glass?

No, there is no Corning Gorilla Glass on the Samsung A12. It uses ordinary Glass on the display and the rest of the device is made out of plastic.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Removable Battery?

No, the Samsung A12 battery is a non-removable 5000 mAh Li-Po battery.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Calculator?

Yes, just search for Calculator from Settings on your Samsung A12 to use the calculator.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Cast Screen, Cast to a Tv?

Yes, you can cast what you are doing on your Samsung A12 to a Tv screen. All you have to do is tap on the cast icon and select your Tv and you are Good.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Dex?

No, Dex needs a processing power that the Samsung A12 does not have.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have IR Blaster?

No, it does not. Samsung has not manufactured a smartphone with this feature in a very long time.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have NFC?

Yes, Samsung A12 support Near Field Communication which means you can use the device for Samsung Pay or Google Pay.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Bixby?

No, Samsung A12 does not have Bixby.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Wireless Charging?

No, you can not charge the Samsung A12 wirelessly. You can only charge it with a wired charger via its USB Type-C port.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Support Fast Charging?

Samsung A12 charges at up to 15 watts speed. Most people consider this charging rate and speed to be fast but personally, I think anything less than 25 watts is not fast charging.

Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have Android 11, or Android 12?

Samsung A12 was launched with Android 10 out of the box but its users later got the Android 11 update and are currently getting the Android 12 update too.

Is Samsung Galaxy A12 a Type-C Charger?

Samsung A12 charging port is Type-C while the charger it comes with uses a Type-A to Type-C cord.

What Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Come With?

The Phone, some paperwork, charging adapter, Type-A to Type-C USB cable, earphones, sim card ejector PIN

Why is Samsung Galaxy A12 So Cheap?

Because it is an entry-level smartphone with entry-level processing power, low-end display and design, and less capable cameras for photography.

How Many Cameras Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have?

At the rear, there is a Quad (4) camera which consists of a 48MP main camera, 5MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a single 8MP camera.

How Much RAM Does Samsung Galaxy A12 Have?

You have the option to choose between 2GB, 3GB, 4GB, and 6GB RAM.

Final Thought

Samsung Galaxy A12 has been succeeded by Samsung Galaxy A13 and I have a write-up just like this dedicated to it about what it has and what it does not have. Be sure to check it out.

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