Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G compare

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A72 and Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

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Smartphone 1

Samsung Galaxy A72

Samsung Galaxy A72

Smartphone 2

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

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Samsung Galaxy A72 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 5G

What is the difference between the Samsung Galaxy A72 and Samsung Galaxy S20 5G? Which one is better? The answers to these questions and many more can be found here in this detailed comparison of the two phones. Discover the differences in specs between these two desirable devices, from screen size to battery life, in the table below. We have all the information you need to choose the best phone for you.


Common specs

Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A72 Samsung Galaxy S20 5G
Rating (+7) (+2)
Release date 2021, March 17 2020, February 11
Dimensions (HxWxD) 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm | 6.5 x 6.5 x 3.05 in 151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm | 5.97 x 5.97 x 2.72 in
Weight 203 g | 7.16 oz 163 g | 5.75 oz
Body Build Glass front, plastic back Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
Colors Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable 4000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price 500 EUR 899 EUR


Technology Super AMOLED Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M 16M
Screen size 6.7" inc 6.2" inc
Screen area 107.8 cm2 93.8 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width) 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio 84.4% 89.5%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px 1440 x 3200 px
Screen PPI /points per inch/ 394 PPI 563 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Other specs - 90Hz
-800 nits (peak)
-Always-on display
- HDR10+
-Always-on display
-120Hz@FHD/60Hz@QHD refresh rate

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 64 MP, Quad 64 MP, Triple
Camera specs -64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
-8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
-5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
-12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
-64 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 3x hybrid optical zoom
-12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS 4320p@24fps, 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, dual-video rec., stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS & OIS
DxOMark Main Score 105
DxOMark Photo 112
DxOMark Video 92
Front camera, selfie 32 MP, Single 10 MP, Single
Specifications 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8'', 0.8µm 10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.2", 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Functions HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps


Operating system - OS Android 11, One UI 3.1 Android 10.0; One UI 2
Chipset - Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) - Exynos 990 (7 nm+)
- Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) - USA
Processor CPU - Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver) - Octa-core (2x2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2x2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) - Global
Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 585) - USA
Graphics processor GPU Adreno 618 Mali-G77 MP11 - Global Adreno 650 - USA
External memory microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM 128GB 12GB RAM
Antutu 9 score 622990
Antutu 8 score 285632 503328
GeekBench 5 Single Core 508 787
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 1555 3038

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM and/or eSIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps; 5G (2+ Gbps DL)
GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes (market/region dependent) Yes
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go 3.2, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation
SAR EU - 0.23 W/kg (head)     1.17 W/kg (body)    
SAR - 1.07 W/kg (head) 1.03 W/kg (body)
SAR EU - 0.38 W/kg (head) 1.52 W/kg (body)

Music and Audio

Radio No FM radio (USA & Canada only)
Headphone jack Yes No
Others - 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Dolby Atmos sound
-Tuned by AKG

Other features

Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass - Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Other extras
- Fast charging 25W
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

- ANT+
-Bixby natural language commands and dictation
-Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
- Fast battery charging 25W
-USB Power Delivery 3.0
-Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
-Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 9W
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

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