Samsung Galaxy M12 vs Realme Narzo 30A: price in India, specifications, design compared

  • The Samsung Galaxy M12 starts at Rs 10,999, whereas the Realme Narzo 30A starts at Rs 8,999
  • The Realme Narzo 30A offers specifications like the MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, a 6,000mAh battery, and dual rear cameras
  • Key Samsung Galaxy M12 specifications are: Exynos 850, has a 48MP quad rear camera setup, and a 6,000mAh battery

The Samsung Galaxy M12 launch in India earlier this week saw the entry of the brand’s latest shot at the budget segment. The phone is the successor to last year’s Galaxy M11, and brings in some good upgrades. Samsung Galaxy M12 specifications such as the 90Hz refresh rate display, a 6,000mAh battery, and 48MP quad rear camera setup make it a great option in the budget segment. Another similarly priced smartphone was launched late last month in India by Realme. The Realme Narzo 30A appears to be the perfect competitor for the Samsung model. Hence, we decided to compare the Samsung Galaxy M12 and Realme Narzo 30A prices in India, specifications, and features to see which one is better value for money.

Samsung Galaxy M12 vs Realme Narzo 30A prices in India

ModelPriceOffer price
Samsung Galaxy M12 4GB + 64GBRs 10,999Rs 9,999
Samsung Galaxy M12 6GB + 128GBRs 13,499Rs 12,499
Realme Narzo 30A 3GB + 32GBRs 8,999N/A
Realme Narzo 30A 4GB + 64GBRs 9,999N/A

The Samsung Galaxy M12 price in India is Rs 10,999 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The base variant of the Realme Narzo 30A is priced at Rs 8,999, but is available with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. So even though you’re paying more the former, you’re also getting more value

The Realme Narzo 30A is also available with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, which costs Rs 9,999. Technically, you’re only paying Rs 1,000 more for the same RAM+storage variant of the Galaxy M12. The Samsung phone is available with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage as well, which will set you back by Rs 13,499.

However, Samsung Galaxy M12 buyers will get a Rs 1,000 instant cashback on purchasing the phone via ICICI Bank cards, bringing down the prices of the 4GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants to Rs 9,999 and Rs 12,499, respectively. 

While the Realme Narzo 30A is already available for purchase in India, the Samsung Galaxy M12 sales in India begin on March 18th. Going by the pricing and value for money, the Samsung phone seems like a better deal. 

Samsung Galaxy M12 vs Realme Narzo 30A specifications

Design and display

In the design department, both the Samsung Galaxy M12 and Realme Narzo 30A are pretty standard looking phones. They have plastic, textured rear panels and a waterdrop notch on the front screen. Of course, these are affordable phones, so design isn’t really a priority for the companies. The Realme Narzo 30A features a fingerprint scanner, and a square camera module at the back. Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy M12 has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, but also comes with a square rear camera bump. 

Samsung Galaxy M12

Moving to the front, both phones use a 6.5-inch HD+ resolution display, but Samsung Galaxy M12 is slightly better as it offers a higher refresh rate of 90Hz compared to 60Hz on the Narzo model. For the price, the Samsung Galaxy M12 is one of the first in the segment to offer a high-refresh rate display, which customers will definitely enjoy. 

Hardware and battery

When it comes to specifications, both phones are well equipped internally with the biggest difference being in the camera department. Samsung Galaxy M12 is powered by the Exynos 850 chipset, which is coupled with a maximum of 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone comes with a microSD card slot for storage expansion with support for up to 256GB capacity cards. On the other hand, the Realme Narzo 30A is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which is paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Once again, storage is expandable via a microSD card. 

Realme Narzo 30A

Moving to the camera setup, both phones have a square shaped camera bump at the back, but Samsung Galaxy M12 has two extra sensors when compared to the Realme Narzo 30A. The former comes with a 48MP primary sensor, a 5MP ultra-wide sensor, and two 2MP lenses for depth and macro sensing. The Narzo 30A has a dual rear camera setup with a 13MP main sensor and a monochrome sensor. Both phones feature an 8MP camera up front for selfies and video calling. 

Both devices also house a large 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support on the Samsung Galaxy M12 and 18W on the Narzo 30A. They both get USB Type-C port, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, and all the other standard connectivity features. 

In conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy M12 is definitely a better deal when compared to the Realme Narzo 30A. You’re not only getting a better display and a 48MP quad rear camera setup, but it’s also not that much more expensive. If you’re confused between the two, go for the Samsung Galaxy M12.

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