Samsung Galaxy A72

Launch Date : 19 March, 2021
Samsung Galaxy A72
34,999
Highlights
  • 128GB, 256GB Storage / 8GB RAM
  • 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 5MP Quad Primary Camera, 32MP Front Camera
  • 6.7 inches 1080 x 2400 pixels, Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (8 nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
128GB ROM

Samsung Galaxy A72: Specs Score

  • 3.7
    Camera
  • 3.6
    Battery
  • 3.8
    Display
  • 3.6
    Value for Money
  • 3.5
    Performance
Rated at 74.75%
  • Display: 3.8/5
    FHD AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate
  • Camera : 3.7/5
    Quad-camera with 64MP primary sensor and telephoto lens
  • Processor : 3.5/5
    Efficient processor
  • Battery : 3.6/5
    Big 4500 mAh battery with fast charging
  • RAM : 3.8/5
    Offers 8GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.9/5
    Offers 128GB internal storage with support for memory expansion
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

Samsung Galaxy A72: Benchmark Scores

  • AnTuTu
    335123 (v9)
  • GeekBench
    551(Single Core) - 1745(Multi Core) (v5)

Samsung Galaxy A72: Price

Samsung Galaxy A72: Review

Pros
  • Big 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display
  • Game-centric Snapdragon 720G processor
  • Fast charging supported battery
Cons
  • Slightly higher price tag
  • Hybrid SIM card slot

Samsung Galaxy A72: Design

Samsung has added two devices to the mid-range Galaxy A series called the Galaxy A52 and the Galaxy A72. The latter is the high-end model which brings a subtle looking design with a single-tone gradient back panel. The device has a rectangular camera module with four camera sensors and an LED flash. The device comes with IP67 certification which makes it splash-resistant and also protects it from dust. The device flaunts a slim bezel profile and packs a big 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display for high-resolution output. The Infinity-O panel supports an FHD+ resolution that delivers a 90Hz refresh rate. It is well equipped for high-resolution video playback and the 90Hz refresh rate makes it suitable for gaming as well.

Samsung Galaxy A72: Hardware Performance

The Samsung Galaxy A72 gets its power from the Snapdragon 720G processor. The octa-core Qualcomm processor is gaming-oriented which is paired with Adreno 618 GPU to take care of the graphics. The device employs 8GB RAM for swift multitasking. The handset can be selected from 128GB and 256GB internal storage capacity. This is sufficient to store data for regular usage. You can go for the 256GB storage model if the storage crunch issue has been troubling you in the past. The smartphone will perform well with gaming. The higher screen refresh rate will enhance the gaming experience. The device wouldn’t have any lags or stutters while switching apps or using multiple at a time.

Samsung Galaxy A72: Price To Specs Ratio

The Samsung Galaxy A72 is a premium mid-range smartphone that will cost you Rs. 34,999 if you go for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration. If you are planning to buy the high-end 256GB storage model, then you need to shell out Rs. 3,000 extra. The Galaxy A72 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be sold at Rs. 37,999. The pricing is a bit on the higher end of the spectrum. The Chinese brands such as Xiaomi, Realme, and others are offering devices with upgraded processors and 5G connectivity for cheaper prices.

Samsung Galaxy A72: Camera Performance

The imaging setup on the Galaxy A72 comprises four cameras at the rear and a single front camera. The rear panel has a 64MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP sensor for macro photography with an f/2.2 aperture. There is an 8MP telephoto sensor as well which comes with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) support and has an f/2.4 aperture. The company has upgraded the camera hardware for better output. The 64MP main lens is capable of capturing crisp and clear images in broad daylight. The camera will be able to capture minute details with the 5MP macro sensor, whereas the dedicated wide-angle lens will let it capture bigger frames.

Samsung Galaxy A72: Important/ Highlight Features

The Samsung Galaxy A72 runs on the Android 11 OS and has the OneUI 3.0 user interface. The device has all the Android 11 goodies along with the dark mode. The device is packed with a big 5,000 mAh battery which is powerful enough to drive the unit for a day. The device has 25W charging support as well for quick refuels.

Samsung Galaxy A72: Verdict

The Galaxy A72 is a feature-packed offering by Samsung for the Indian masses. The device is well loaded in every aspect which makes it a perfect handset for multimedia consumption and photography on-the-go. The pricing is slightly higher if we compare it with the competition. But, that doesn’t make this device any less competitive in the market.

Samsung Galaxy A72: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android 10
Custom UI Samsung One UI 3.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Hybrid Dual Sim
Colours Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, Awesome Violet
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March, 2021
Indian Release Date 19 March, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm
Weight 203 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.7 inches
Technology Super AMOLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
Refresh Rate 90 Hz Refresh rate
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB (UFS 2.1) Storage
RAM 8 GB RAM
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 64 MP (f/1.8, rear) + 12 MP (f/2.2,ultra-wide) + 8 MP (f/2.4, telephoto) + 5 MP (f/2.4, macro) Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 32 MP (f/2.2) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player WAV, AAC+, AC3,
Video Player 3GP, ASF, M4V, H.263, H.264
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors In-Display Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Other Features 25W Quick Charging, Faceunlock, NFC, Water resistant, Samsung Pay
Videos

Samsung Galaxy A72: FaQs

  • What is the Android version on the Samsung Galaxy A72?

    It runs on Android 11 with One UI 3.1 on top.

  • How many RAM variants are there in the Samsung Galaxy A72?

    The phone comes in single 8GB RAM variant.

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy A72 has OIS?

    Yes, the smartphone has OIS on the main lens.

  • What is the screen refresh rate of the Samsung Galaxy A72?

    The smartphone features 1080p AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy A72 waterproof?

    No, but it is water resistant, the smartphone is IP67 rated for dust and water resistant.

  • Does the Samsung Galaxy A72 support 5G?

    No, the smartphone does not support the 5G network.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy A72 worth buying?

    Yes, the Galaxy A72 offers impressive features including huge battery, 90Hz display, official IP rating, 64MP quad cameras with OIS at an attractive price point.

  • Is there is a microSD card slot on the Samsung Galaxy A72?

    Yes, the storage of the smartphone is expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card slot.

  • Is the Samsung Galaxy A72 heavy in Weight?

    The smartphone is quite heavy in weight. It weighs about 203g.

  • What is the capacity of the battery on the Samsung Galaxy A72?

    The Samsung Galaxy A72 is fuelled by a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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