Test Samsung Galaxy A72

Samsung Galaxy A72 is a representative of the middle shelf of smartphones, which this year was richly equipped by the Korean manufacturer. Here we find numerous solutions so far characteristic only of flagships. Does this mean that A72 is the best position among phones up to 2000 zł? You will find out from our review.

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Galaxy A72 is a “classic” Samsung In the good sense of the word. One glance is enough to determine that this is a phone produced by the Korean giant. But this is not trivial equipment – some components and equipment elements have been taken out of the flagship alive. This makes the A72 is a representative of the middle shelf, which is very close to the much more expensive brothers of the Galaxy S family.

Appearance and build quality

Samsung Galaxy A72 is a very youthful phone. It has its original style, although not everyone will like it. The first thing that strikes the eye is the colorful (in the case of the test unit – lilac) housing. Of course, there are also versions in more subdued colors (black and white), but the blue and purple seem to be the most fashionable.

The casing is plastic, although this is rather standard in this segment. This makes the smartphone quite light (203 grams) and more durable than glass models. A72 is very slim (8.4 mm thick) and fits comfortably in the hand. And this despite the fact that it is not so small at all – the dimensions of the phone are 165 x 77.4 mm. The housing is matte and practically no fingerprints accumulate on it at all. The fit of the materials is decent, although the casing in some places (mainly the back) bends under pressure.

The frame that fastens the case is made of plastic, but it seems to be solid. On the right side we will find two buttons – Power and volume control, while the top edge is reserved for the hybrid dual-SIM slot (two SIM cards or SIM + memory card). On the bottom edge, we will find a USB-C port, a mini-jack input for headphones and one of the two speakers. It is worth mentioning at this point that the sound played on the A72 is of pretty good quality by competition standards. It will work well for occasional music playback and movie watching.

Galaxy A72 meets the IP67 standard, which means it is dust- and waterproof. You can take it with you to the pool or the Sahara without any problem.

Screen

Samsung Galaxy A72 has one of the best screens among mid-range smartphones. It mounts a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 90 Hz and running at 1080 x 2400 pixels (20:9 aspect ratio). Yes, the A72 doesn’t have as good a display as the Galaxy S21, but among direct rivals it is unrivaled.

The display is very bright (800 nits) and there is no problem with readability in daylight. The screen generates images of excellent quality, with adequate saturation and contrast. The user can choose one of two modes: vivid and natural.

As befits an AMOLED, we find here Always on Display, a feature that allows you to display the most important information on a blank screen. This feature increases battery consumption, but slightly – it’s at most 1-2 hours less on a fully charged battery.

The selfie camera is located centrally, but it does not interfere with the readability of the screen. The fingerprint reader has been placed under the display and usually works well. However, there were situations in which it did not recognize my finger – it had to be placed at a slightly different angle or held a fraction of a second longer. Nuances, though, may annoy some people.

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Camera

Galaxy A72 It takes really good pictures. It is not strictly a photography smartphone, but it stands out from the competition. The island with the main camera is somehow “blended” into the case and slightly protrudes above its plane. Placing the smartphone flat on a table is not possible, but it does not wobble so much that it can irritate.

The camera has four lenses – main 64 MP, tele 8 MP, wide-angle 12 MP and macro 5 MP. The standout from the competition is undoubtedly the presence of optical image stabilization. The very appearance of a telephoto lens should be considered a bonus from Samsung. Such a rich set of cameras is often not found in more expensive smartphones.

Photo taken with Galaxy A72

Quantity is also followed by quality. Photos taken by the A72 are typical of Samsung. Colors are slightly boosted, which may not be to everyone’s liking, but the end result can be somewhat offset by selecting the natural screen mode. The tonal range is also decent, although the sky sometimes looks burnt out. The maximum zoom is 30x, although the noise is already considerable. Night shots come out satisfactory.

Performance and battery

Samsung Galaxy A72 is powered by a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G with Adreno 618 graphics.On board you will also find 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in data space (expandable via microSD card). This specification allows you to use the smartphone without problems – during daily activities the system does not stutter, and the phone runs smoothly. With games A72 also copes decently.

Samsung Galaxy A72 received the following results of synthetic tests:

  • AnTuTu – 296,878 pts.
  • Geekbench – 1648 pts. (Multi-Core), 551 pts. (Single-Core)

For comparison:

OnePlus 8T had an Antutu score of 586,120. in Geekbench – 893 (Single-Core), 3126 (Multi-Core).

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE had a score in Antutu – 564,650 points. Geekbench 5.0: 895 pts. (Single-Core), 3009 pts. (Multi-Core).

Oppo Reno4 Pro 5G had a score – Antutu – 323,613 pts. Geekbench – 1801 pts. (Multi-Core), 670 pts. (Single-Core).

Battery

Samsung’s smartphone is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. With the screen refresh rate of 90 Hz enabled, it will discharge after at least 2 days of use. Certainly, there will be users who can do without an outlet and three days. This is a very good result, being a consequence of proper power management. In the package we will find a 25-watt charger, which will charge the battery to the end in less than an hour. The phone does not support inductive charging technology (due to the casing).

Summary

Samsung A72 in the tested version 6/128 was priced at £999.

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