Samsung Galaxy A72 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy A72 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy A72 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2021, March 17
  • Dimensions: 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 203 g
  • Screen: 6.7", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Quad, 64 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 32 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy A72
Release date 2021, March 17
Dimensions 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm (6.5 x 3.05 x 0.33 in)
Weight 203 g (7.16 oz)
Body build Glass front, plastic back
Colors Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue
Battery 5000 mAh, Li-Ion, non-removable
Approximate price500 EUR
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.7" inc
Screen area 107.8 cm2
Screen format 20:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio84.4%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2400 px
PPI /points per inch/ 394 PPI
Other - 90Hz
-800 nits (peak)
-Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 64 MP, Quad
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)
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
DxOMark Main Score105
DxOMark Photo112
DxOMark Video92
Front camera, selfie 32 MP, Single
Specifications 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8'', 0.8µm
Functions HDR
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Operating system OS Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset - Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 618
External memory microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal memory 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
Antutu 8 score285632
GeekBench 5 Single Core508
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1555
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.23 W/kg (head)     1.17 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast charging 25W
- IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

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Samsung Galaxy A72 Review

The South Korean company Samsung is one of the manufacturers on the market that can offer consumers devices in any price range. This policy is highly valued and therefore the brand enjoys long-term followers. If we have to show you a model to focus on now, it is the Samsung Galaxy A72.


For many, the Galaxy A series consists of smartphones with a very similar look. One of their key differences is the dimensions. Therefore, when we look at the Samsung Galaxy A72, we immediately notice its size. It is quite large. It weighs 203 grams. In other words, you can't fit it into the definition of a compact smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy A72 is available in a body of several colors - black, white, purple and blue. They are all formulated as Awesome. All buttons on the body are positioned in a way familiar to users. So they can work with the phone intuitively. The large size of the Samsung Galaxy A72 in no way complicates the interaction with it. On the contrary, they are a big plus.

On the plus side of the smartphone, we must point out the protection against water and dust according to the IP67 standard and the difficulty of leaving fingerprints on the case.


Samsung Galaxy A72 are worth having, as it has a display with a diagonal of 6.7 inches and a resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels. The aspect ratio is 20: 9 at a pixel density of 394 inches. The protective glass is Gorilla Glass 5. The screen refresh rate is 90 Hz, which has an excellent effect on smoothness when viewing pages and in games. If you want to save battery, you can reduce the frequency to 60 Hz.

In the Samsung Galaxy A72, like other modern smartphones, we find scanners for facial recognition and fingerprint. In the first case, the user must use the front camera. The method works quickly and accurately.


Samsung Galaxy A72 is based on an 8-core processor from Qualcomm - Snapdragon 720G, combined with Adreno 618 graphics. RAM, depending on the configuration is 6 or 8 GB. The internal storage is 128 or 256 GB, and you can expand it with a memory card.

Another important point of the technical characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy A72 is the operating system. It is Android 11 in combination with OneUI 3.1 interface.


Samsung Galaxy A72 has an interesting block of cameras. The main module comes with an ultra-wide angle, telephoto and macro camera. This solution allows you to create good shots even in low light. The main wide-angle module has a resolution of 64 GB and an aperture of ƒ / 1.8. The ultra-wide angle is 12 MP, 123-degree. The camera is 8-megapixel and the macro photo module is 5-megapixel. All of them are equipped with optical image stabilization, which has a positive effect on the final results.

Tests of the ultra-wide-angle camera show that the Samsung Galaxy A72 is able to inspire fans of mobile photography to experiment with it for long hours.

The front camera is 32-megapixel with an aperture of ƒ / 2.2. The quality of the photos is a matter of user experience. Lack of light will sometimes be a challenge. On the other hand, the portrait photos are perfect. Impressive detail.

Autonomous work

Samsung Galaxy A72 is a smartphone with a battery capacity of 5000 mAh. You can work with it actively - with Always On Display, navigation, etc. turned on, about two days before reaching for the charger. If you use the device less often, you can count on even more time.

To make your smartphone more enjoyable, Samsung has provided 25 W fast battery charging technology.


If you need a smartphone with a large screen, don't forget about the Samsung Galaxy A72. It not only offers a quality picture, but is also equipped with a lot of memory and a telephoto module. The big screen can't help but appeal to users who like to play games and watch videos or movies.

In general, the smartphone has more pros than cons. When comparing it with other models, pay attention to the price and the set of strengths.


  • Design
  • Protection against water and dust
  • Screen refresh rate 90 Hz
  • Great sound
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Facial recognition scanner
  • Decent performance
  • Quality cameras
  • Satisfactory autonomous work


  • You may want more than the quality of the video recorded with the phone
  • Sometimes the fingerprint scanner runs slower than expected

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy A72 was around 500 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2021, March 17.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy A72 is 203 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy A72 is 6.7" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy A72 is 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Quad main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.