Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9: These two phones cost just about same but the question comes to which of them offers better value for the money. If you are looking to buyba phone under 70,000 Naira these two phones are among the favorite candidates.

If given the choise between the Samsung Galaxy A12 and the Redmi 9, which should you buy and why. We tested both of these phones and found out which gives good value for money. The test and comparison was done along with RAM management.

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Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9

1. Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9: Display and Build Material

From our test comparison both of these phones have same IPS LCD display type, about same same display size of 6.5 inch. Literaly, both phones give you same display quality.

There is plastic back, plastic frame and glass front for both phones. Both also have same dew drop notch design that houses the selfie camera.

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But the matte finish at the back of the Galaxy A12 makes it very easy hold. It holds less fingerprint and allows you a film grip anytime you pick up the phone.

2. Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9: Operating System and Software

There is Android 10 installed in both devices. Which simply means you are getting same Android features in both phones. But, you won’t be getting same user experience.

You see, both phones have different skin software. The Galaxy A12 uses the One UI while the Redmi 9 uses the EMUI. That means icon arrangement and navigation exoerience will differ in both phones.

Depending on the user interface you prefer, you can decide to for anyone. But if you ask me, the EMUI interface of the Redmi seems better

3. Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9: Chipset, RAM and Storage

The Redmi 9 has MediaTek Helio G80 gaming chipset while the Galaxy A12 uses the older MediaTek Helio P35. While both chipset have octa-core processors, the Redmi 9 is faster and has better GPU for better gaming experience.

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In the chipset, CPU and GPU performance, the redmi 9 is the better device. If you are planning on playing game with either device, the redmi 9 will give you better gaming experience.

There is 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage for the Redmi 9 while there is 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage for the Galaxy A12. Although the Galaxy A12 has smaller RAM, it can manage its RAM very well.

4. Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9: Camera

With the Galaxy A12, you get a 48MP quad rear camera while the Redmi 9 gives you a 13MP quad rear camera. The Galaxy A12 has better main camera here.

Taking a look at the sample photos of the Galaxy A12 and Redmi 9, you’ll see the difference its quite remarkebale.

To see these shots, please watch the review video of the Galaxy A12 using This Link. Also watch the review of the Redmi 9 using This Link to the photo sample of the Redmi 9.

Both phones uses an 8MP camera up front. Then there is ultrawide, macro and depth sensor lens.

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5. Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9: Battery and Sensors

The Galaxy A12 has a 5000mAh battery with USB type-C port with 18W fast charge while the Redmi 9 has 5020mAh battery with USB type-C.

Both phones have some cool sensors like the fingerprint, Face Unlock and even the Google Assistant.

6. Samsung Galaxy A12 vs Redmi 9: Prices

Both the Galaxy A12 and Redmi 9 Price in Nigeria is about $175, 67,000 Naira. Now, which of these phones actually worth the price tag?


There are things to consider when thinking about prices of phones. And depending on your choice, you can decide to buy either of these phones. But if you need an advuce as to which of these phones you should buy, then read our conclusion below.

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Why buy the Samsung Galaxy A12 and not the Redmi 9
  1. You get better photo with the 48MP and quad rear camera
  2. Better RAM management
  3. Better back matte finish cover
Why buy the Redmi 9 and not the Galaxy A12
  1. Better chipset, CPU and GPU
  2. Its your ideal gaming phone
  3. Slightly bigger battery
  4. Faster processing and internet speed

Overall, the Redmi 9 offers better value for money. If you have 67,000 Naira and you are caught between buying either of these phones, then buy the Redmi 9. The older chipset, slower CPU and GPU is a thumbs down for the galaxy A12.

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