Comparison between:
- Xiaomi 12
- Xiaomi 12 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ SD835

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Xiaomi 12Xiaomi 12 ProSamsung Galaxy S8+ SD835
Xiaomi 12
Prices
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Prices
Samsung Galaxy S8+ SD835
Prices
Model alias--Galaxy S8 Plus MSM8998
SM-G955A
G955A
SM-G955D
G955D
SM-G955J
G955J
SM-G955T
G955T
SM-G955U
G955U
SM-G955W
G955W
SM-G9550
G9550

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width69.9 mm
6.99 cm
0.229 ft
2.752 in
74.6 mm
7.46 cm
0.245 ft
2.937 in
73.4 mm
7.34 cm
0.241 ft
2.89 in
Height152.7 mm
15.27 cm
0.501 ft
6.012 in
163.6 mm
16.36 cm
0.537 ft
6.441 in
159.5 mm
15.95 cm
0.523 ft
6.28 in
Thickness8.16 mm
0.816 cm
0.027 ft
0.321 in
8.16 mm
0.816 cm
0.027 ft
0.321 in
8.1 mm
0.81 cm
0.027 ft
0.319 in
Weight180 g
0.4 lbs
6.35 oz
205 g
0.45 lbs
7.23 oz
173 g
0.38 lbs
6.1 oz
Volume87.1 cm³
5.29 in³
99.59 cm³
6.05 in³
94.83 cm³
5.76 in³
ColorsBlack
Purple
Blue
Country Field Green
Black
Purple
Blue
Country Field Green
Black
Silver
Gold
Blue
Gray
Rose-gold
Body materialsGlass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Certification--IP68

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Nano-SIM / microSD
Nano-SIM
Number of SIM cards221
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)-

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 800 MHz (B6)
UMTS 800 MHz (B19)
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS 800 MHz (B6)
UMTS 800 MHz (B19)
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B32)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B32)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)
5G NR5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-TDD 2600 MHz (n38)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
5G-FDD 700 MHz (n28)
5G-FDD 850 MHz (n5)
5G-FDD 900 MHz (n8)
5G-FDD 1800 MHz (n3)
5G-FDD 2100 MHz (n1)
5G-TDD 2300 MHz (n40)
5G-TDD 2500 MHz (n41)
5G-TDD 2600 MHz (n38)
5G-TDD 3500 MHz (n78)
5G-TDD 3700 MHz (n77)
5G-TDD 4700 MHz (n79)
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Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
5G NSA
5G SA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE
5G NSA
5G SA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)MIUI 12.5 (Android 11)
MIUI 13 (Android 12)
MIUI 13 (Android 12)Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 9.0 Pie
User interface (UI)--Experience 8.1

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Process technology4 nm4 nm10 nm
CPU1x 2.995 GHz Cortex-X2, 3x 2.496 GHz Cortex-A710, 4x 1.78GHz Cortex-A5101x 2.995 GHz Cortex-X2, 3x 2.496 GHz Cortex-A710, 4x 1.78GHz Cortex-A5104x 2.35 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 280
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv9-AARMv9-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)--32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)--3072 KB
3 MB
CPU cores888
CPU frequency3000 MHz3000 MHz2350 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 730Qualcomm Adreno 730Qualcomm Adreno 540
GPU frequency--710 MHz
RAM capacity8 GB
12 GB
8 GB
12 GB
4 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR5LPDDR5LPDDR4X
RAM channelsQuad channelQuad channelDouble channel
RAM frequency6400 MHz6400 MHz1866 MHz
Vapor chamber liquid cooling systemVapor chamber liquid cooling system-

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage128 GB
256 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
UFS 3.1UFS 3.1UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types--microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyAMOLEDE5 AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size6.28 in
159.51 mm
15.95 cm
6.73 in
170.94 mm
17.09 cm
6.2 in
157.48 mm
15.75 cm
Width2.58 in
65.46 mm
6.55 cm
2.76 in
70.15 mm
7.01 cm
2.71 in
68.89 mm
6.89 cm
Height5.73 in
145.46 mm
14.55 cm
6.14 in
155.89 mm
15.59 cm
5.58 in
141.61 mm
14.16 cm
Aspect ratio2.222:12.222:12.056:1
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels1440 x 3200 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density419 ppi
164 ppcm
521 ppi
204 ppcm
531 ppi
208 ppcm
Color depth30 bit
1073741824 colors
30 bit
1073741824 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area89.5 %89.89 %83.6 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Display manufacturer - Samsung
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
120 Hz refresh rate
480 Hz touch sampling rate
1100 cd/m² peak brightness
10-bit color
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Sunlight Mode 3.0
DCI-P3
Heart rate detection
Super Vision Display
Micro-curved display
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
LTPO
AI Master Image Quality Engine
Adaptive-Sync technology
1-120 Hz refresh rate
480 Hz touch sampling rate
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
1500 cd/m² peak brightness
10-bit color
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Sunlight Mode 3.0
DCI-P3
Heart rate detection
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
580 cd/m²
90% DCI-P3

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Geomagnetic
Fingerprint
Hall
Gravity
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Geomagnetic
Fingerprint
Hall
Gravity
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor
In-display fingerprint sensor
360° Color temperature sensor
In-display fingerprint sensor
360° Color temperature sensor
Fingerprint sensor model - Synaptics Namsan

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX766Sony IMX707Sony IMX333 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS
Sensor format1/1.56"1/1.28"1/2.55"
Pixel size1 µm
0.001000 mm
1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Aperturef/1.88f/1.9f/1.7
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent24 mm *(35 mm / full frame)24 mm *(35 mm / full frame)4.2 mm
26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view--77 °
Number of lenses67-
Flash typeDual LEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution8190 x 6144 pixels
50.32 MP
8190 x 6144 pixels
50.32 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution7680 x 4320 pixels
33.18 MP
7680 x 4320 pixels
33.18 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps24 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Face unlock
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Super Night Mode 2.0
HDR10 video recording
Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Face unlock
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Super Night Mode 2.0
CyberFocus
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size - 2.0 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Secondary rear camera - 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Angle of view - 123° (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Focal length equivalent (35 mm) - 12 mm (#2)
5-elements (#2)
Third rear camera - 5 MP (telemacro)
Focal length equivalent (35 mm) - 50 mm (#3)
3-7 cm shooting distance (#3)
Pixel size - 2.44 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Secondary rear camera - 50 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Angle of view - 115° (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Focal length equivalent (35 mm) - 14 mm (#2)
6-elements (#2)
Third rear camera - 50 MP (telephoto - portrait)
Aperture size - f/1.9 (#3)
Focal length equivalent (35 mm) - 48 mm (#3)
5-elements (#3)
Available also with Samsung S5K2L2 (ISOCELL)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
720p @ 240 fps

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor model--Sony IMX320 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSICMOS
Sensor format--1/3.6"
Pixel size1.14 µm
0.001140 mm
-1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
Aperture--f/1.7
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent--2.95 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view80.5 °-80 °
Image resolution32 MP32 MP3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video FPS60 fps60 fps30 fps
FeaturesHDR
Face unlock
HDR
Face unlock
-
--Available also with Samsung S5K3H1
Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
2 stereo speakers
harman / kardon
Hi-Res Audio
Dolby Atmos
4 stereo speakers
harman / kardon
Hi-Res Audio
Dolby Atmos
Qualcomm WCD9341 DAC
192 kHz / 24-bit

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioYesYesYes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningA-GPS
BeiDou
GPS (L1+L5)
GLONASS (G11)
Galileo (E1+E5a)
QZSS (L1+L5)
A-GPS
BeiDou
GPS (L1+L5)
GLONASS (G11)
Galileo (E1+E5a)
QZSS (L1+L5)
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11ax
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
2x2 MIMO2x2 MIMOVHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.25.25.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNoYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
WAV
LDAC
LHDC
aptX-Adaptive
PCM
AMR-NB
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
aptX HD
eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
WAV
LDAC
LHDC
aptX-Adaptive
PCM
AMR-NB
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsMKV
MP4
WMV
M4V
WEBM
3GP
3G2
ASF
MKV
MP4
WMV
M4V
WEBM
3GP
3G2
ASF
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity4500 mAh4600 mAh3500 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Ion
2G talk time--29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
3G talk time--29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
Charger output power--5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
Quick charge technologyXiaomi Surge Charge 2.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, Power Delivery 3.0Xiaomi Surge Charge 2.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, Power Delivery 3.0-
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Wireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
67W fast wired charging
50W wireless charging
10W reverse wireless charging
Xiaomi Surge P1 charging chip
50W wireless charging
10W reverse wireless charging
Qi/PMA wireless charging

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (USA)--0.16 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)--0.46 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features--SM-G955N - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.160 W/kg; body - 0.460 W/kg
SM-G955U - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 0.220 W/kg; body - 1.010 W/kg
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