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Samsung Galaxy A72 Is A Great Alternative To The Usual Brands As It Offers More Premium Features


The Samsung Galaxy A72 is the latest contender in the mid-budget smartphone category that offers many premium features other smartphone companies tend to cheat out on. The Galaxy A72’s pricing starts at Rs 34,999 and in return Samsung gives you features such as an IP rating, a great display, a premium design and a telephoto lens. In my opinion, it’s a strong contender in an already crowded market and here’s why I think you should consider purchasing it:

Design and Display 

The standout feature of the Galaxy A72 is its fresh new design that is very similar to other Galaxy A models that launched this year. In my opinion, the smartphone offers a classy and elegant design with a pastel colour coating. It’s a very minimalistic design that stands the test of time, unlike other gaudy designs. The frame of the smartphone feels premium in the hand even though it has a polycarbonate body. I would have preferred a glass back design to be honest; however, in return you do get a lighter phone. 

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Overall, the design of the Galaxy A72 feels more premium than other devices that use a similar design. The camera module perfectly blends with the rest of the body and maintains a uniform look with very minimal branding. If you’ve been looking for a smartphone that looks smart, the Galaxy A72 fits that bill. 

It’s also prudent to mention that the smartphone has an IP 67 rating for dust and water resistance which is quite rare to find in this price segment. The Galaxy A72’s IP 67 rating means that the smartphone has been tested to work for at least 30 minutes while under 15cm to 1m of water.

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In terms of display, the Galaxy A72 has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of fullHD+ and a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also supports HDR content which is now becoming the norm for devices in this price range. In my opinion, Samsung makes some of the best displays for its smartphones and the same holds true for the Galaxy A72. The display on this phone is far more vibrant and sharper when compared to displays to smartphones that cost around the same. 

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The 90Hz refresh rate also offers a smoother navigation experience in menus and apps. Overall, the A72’s display is far superior to devices that often do not use the same quality of panel in order to cut costs, that is not the case here. 


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The Galaxy A72 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G SoC which is not as powerful as the latest SoCs being used in Samsung’s competitor’s devices. However, in my experience the smartphone performed well for most of the basic tasks such as internet browsing, social media, taking pictures with the camera and email. Scrolling through news websites, app lists and social media was smooth thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate and thanks to OneUI 3.1’s animations. OneUI is becoming one of my favourite Android skins in recent times and in my opinion, is currently at par with other top Android skins such as OxygenOS. I was surprised to see how well the OS was optimised for the Galaxy A72 with the exception of facing slight throttling when multi-tasking. 

In our test, the Galaxy A72 scored 551 (single-core) and 1745 (multi-core) on Geekbench 5 and a respectable 3,36,278 points in AnTuTu. The Galaxy A72 was able to handle games like BGMI, Genshin Impact quite well where I could run the games in high settings with minimal frame rate drops. 

Finally, the Galaxy A72 is powered by a massive 5,000 mAh battery that can last up to an entire day with moderate usage. Continuous gaming or watching videos on the smartphone will yield a total battery backup of around 16 hours. The smartphone is also bundled with a 25W charger that can fast-charge the battery from 0 to 50 percent in 32 minutes. The smartphone also supports PPS PD charging which means you can use any third-party charger that supports the protocol. 


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The Galaxy A72 comes with a 64-megapixel primal sensor, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor and a 5-megapixel macro camera. That’s one of the most versatile camera setups you can get on a smartphone that doesn’t come at a premium. In good light, the primary sensor is capable of taking some incredible images with great details, natural colours and awesome dynamic range. The ultra-wide sensor is also a delight to use as it is capable of capturing enough details worthy of sharing on social media. 

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The additional telephoto lens is a great addition to the camera setup of the A72 and has more use than the macro lens in my opinion. It is capable of taking clear images when zoomed in up to 3x. However, you will notice the image losing detail and have a sharper outlook when you zoom in further than the native zoom level. 

In low light, the Galaxy A72 takes impressive images when using Night Mode however when using with the mode turned off, I didn’t really notice any major difference. Having said that, taking images within Night mode should suffice for users. The camera app also comes with other modes such as Single-Take where the app creates different types of content using multiple shots from the primary sensor. In the video department, the Galaxy A72 is capable of shooting videos up to 4K/30fps which in my opinion is not at par with the competition. There is no optical stabilisation on the primary sensor either which doesn’t feel natural and feels a bit off. 

The Final Say 

The Samsung Galaxy A72 is an impressive offering by Samsung for customers who are looking for a device that comes with premium features and doesn’t cost a lot. If you’ve been looking for a device that has a classy and elegant design and offers a great experience, the Galaxy A72 is a great option to consider. Offering stereo speakers, a beautiful display, IP67 rating and capable cameras, the Galaxy A72 is hard to ignore right now. 

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