Samsung A72 Review And Rating: The new best midrange king?

Samsung , the Korean tech giant, has introduced the successor to the Samsung A71 and it is Samsung A72 . The Korean giant has provided some intriguing specifications. Let’s see how it performs and where it stands in comparison to its predecessor.

Release date

The Samsung A72 was released in Indian markets on March 18th, 2021, and went on sale on March 26th, 2021. This is the successor to Samsung’s successful mid-range king, the A71. The price of Samsung A72 is marked less than ₹40,000 which is very interesting keeping in mind the brand Samsung carries from years .

Specs

The Samsung A72 features a 6.7-inch super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz. It has a glastic back with four distinct patterns that differ from one another. It has 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 2.1 internal storage. It includes a hybrid sim.

It also packs a dual speaker and doesn’t misses out usb jack and also comes with IP67 dust and water resistance which misses out in Samsung A71 and also has 90Hz refresh rate which the former misses out. So in specs there is definitely an upgrade.

It has a good rectangular quad camera arrangement with a 64MP primary sensor incorporated with OIS, an 8MP telephoto sensor also included with OIS, and a 12MP Ultra wide sensor with a 123-degree field of view and a 5MP Macro camera. It has a 5000mAh battery. It ships with Android 11 and One UI 3.1 as the skin.

All sensors are provided, such as an optical fingerprint scanner under the display, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and proximity sensors.

Inside the Box

Handset, USB Type A to Type C Cable, 25W USB Power Adaptor, SIM Ejector Pin, and User Guide are inside the box.

Design

The Samsung A72 has a similar design to the Samsung A52 and is available in Awesome white, Awesome black, Awesome violet, and Awesome blue colors. The Samsung’s current pastel color trend looks impressive and the way the camera island is smoothed out and blended with the back panel; it all looks rather cohesive in the hand. There’s a small centered hole punch on the front and bezels are decent. It is not sleek due to the huge 5000 mAh battery and it weighs 203 gms.

Samsung A72

Display

The Samsung A72 has a 6.7-inch super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz, with a pixel density of 394ppi (pixels per inch). It has a maximum brightness of 800nits. It has good viewing angles and punchy colors as output for media consumption.

Software

The Samsung A72 runs Android 11 with the One UI 3.1 software skin. Unlike M31s or M51, which use One UI 3.1 core, we get a real UI here. The One UI 3.1 with Android 11 is incredibly smooth and appealing, and it’s the frosting on the cake when you consider the specifications and price.

Samsung has promised Android updates for three years and security updates for four years.

Performance

Samsung A72 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC with 8nm technology. It’s very good chip to give class performance with the given set of hardware. But at this price range more powerful chipset could have been used by Samsung.

The AnTuTu scores are around 280000 , GFXBench are 15 fps.

Battery

Samsung A72 comes with 5000mAh battery with 25W adapter given inside the box. It takes around 90minutes to charge from 0-100%. The mobile on screen time is around 8 hours.

Camera

The Samsung A72 has a quad camera setup a 64-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilization, an 8 megapixel telephoto camera with optical image stabilization and 3x zoom, a 12-megapixel ultra wide camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera.

Samsung A72
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Primary Camera

The day images are nice but not stunning; yet, the dynamic range is excellent and the colors are vibrant with very less noise. There were numerous details, and the colours were generally good and vibrant.

Ultra wide

ultrawide camera captures good pictures for the class and the photos have nice colors here were also cooler than on the main camera and were actually closer to reality. Dynamic range and details are good in ultrawide.

Telephoto Camera

Telephoto camera with 3 times zoom has good details and dynamic range. The software distortion correction for tele camera acquired images performed great as well, and it’s well worth the money.

Macro Camera

Macro shots are impressive for the price, the focus is wide and good and shots came out nice and detailed

Selfie camera

Selfies are captured with a 32 megapixel camera in the punch hole; the images are of good quality, with plenty of information and little noise, despite the lack of autofocus. The camera also has a forgivingly wide focus plane.

Camera performance in night mode

The primary camera with auto does a great job and gives details than its peers in the price range. Using the auto night mode on all cameras, we were able to get very good low light shots out of the primary camera. Noise is kept at bay better than on the Samsung A52, and the colors are fairly nice.

The dynamic range is better than most, and the highlight reproduction was exceptional. Using the special night mode, on the other hand, does not help anything. It takes longer to take a photo, and the photographs are chopped to 12 megapixels. So stick to auto rather than dedicated night mode.

In auto night mode We got some good low-light shots with good detail, vivid colors, and a wide dynamic range. Portraits are acceptable but not perfect. The subject separation and background blur are excellent, albeit we had some focus issues, with only a few faces coming out in focus.

Other impressions on camera

The camera setup is almost similar to its predecessor in terms of setup with bit changes like inclusion of Telephoto lens instead of depth camera and OIS support for Primary and Telephoto camera, which is the first Samsung A series getting OIS support. Few things got better totally a good camera setup supported by the software too.

Video

Aside from the macro, the Samsung A72 can shoot film in 4K at 30fps on all of its cameras. The video with the main camera was balanced and had great processing; there was lots of detail and a broad enough dynamic range with less noise, and everything was sharp.

The video shot with the ultra wide camera had a little smaller dynamic range, but still looked fine and had bit cooler tone as compared to the primary lens. 4K and selfie camera lacks video stabilization.

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The telephoto had fantastic detail at 4k dynamic range was good, as did the degree of detail overall amazing performance for a mid-priced mobile. The telephoto stabilization works on all three cameras at full HD but the primary camera includes OIS so it already has some stabilization still the super steady mode is a step up though you’ll have to determine if the extra crop of the field of view is worth it.

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Video Reference

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Samsung A72 Rating
Verdict
The Samsung A72 is a unique phone in the mid-range. The display , the stereo speakers, the large 5000 mAh battery, the cameras are versatile and the promise of three major OS updates can't be ignored and makes it a promising Mid range mobile and a good successor to Samsung A71. However, a 120 hertz refresh rate rather than 90 would have been preferable in this mobile and it misses out 5G which should have been supported, however a 5G variant of this mobile will be out soon in few months with new SoC pricing will vary for the 5G variant.
Design
80
Display
81
Performance
70
Battery
85
Software
80
Camera
80
Value For Money
75
Visitor Rating2 Votes
71
Pros
Great looks with pleasing color options
90 Hz refresh rate
Good Full HD display
Stereo Speakers
Good Camera setup
One UI
IP67 rating
3.5mm jack
Cons
Misses out 5G
Misses out HDR 10
Could be given more powerful processor than 720G at this price point
Video stabilization in 4K and selfie camera has scope of improvement
No extra slot for memory card
80
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