The Samsung A12 is a sleek Android smartphone made by Samsung Electronics. The smartphone was formally announced in November 2021 as a replacement for the then recently released Samsung Galaxy A11. In this review we take a look at some of the features of the phone and how it may be used. It also looks at some of the cons and the benefits of owning such a phone. The review is intended as a user review – we do not claim to be experts on the matter. If you have any questions, concerns or tips for the Samsung A12, feel free to drop us a line in the comment section below.
As Samsung has made great strides in terms of their software capabilities on other recent smartphones, the company has not held back when it comes to their own Bazaar – or marketplace – of applications. You will find games, productivity apps, travel apps, messaging apps, and so much more on the Samsung A12. What is perhaps most interesting, however, is that these apps appear to operate cross platform; meaning that consumers will be able to use these apps on either iOS or Android devices. This is quite a remarkable achievement for a smartphone.
One of the first tasks that users of the Samsung A12 will face is that of finding and installing their own applications. Of course, there are plenty of paid apps available for download on Samsung’s website and there is no shortage of third party apps available through various sources online. But what about the software built into the Samsung phones themselves? Fortunately, the manufacturer has taken care to ensure that it is easy to get the software on the phone. With all of the features on the Samsung A12, it is easy to get confused and miss out on some functions. Thankfully, once you have uninstalled the preinstalled software, it will go back on the phone.
Another challenge faced by owners of the Samsung A12 is that of finding good apps. Just like with other manufacturers, Samsung has made it very difficult to find great apps. There are a few places where you can look, but you want to be careful. For example, the Play Store – which is part of the Samsung Experience – is limited and there are probably only a handful of apps of any real quality.
You also want to be sure that you take a good look at the marketplace. This is what is known as the Samsung Store and it really does offer everything you are looking for. This is how you get to access a bunch of apps without having to go through the Samsung Experience. There are certain app categories and they are organized in such a way that it makes sense to browse through them if you have never used them before. samsung a12
The final consideration is one that has to do with the developer. Many developers have created stellar software and even though their apps will not work on the Samsung A12, they can work on anything. This is something you need to keep in mind when choosing an app. If you like something but it doesn’t work on this device, you are going to be less likely to continue using it. It is always a good idea to double check a developer’s credentials before you download an app.