Samsung Galaxy A72 review

Added by on 03.18.21 | Last update 05.21.22
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.

Samsung Galaxy A72 Specifications

  • Release date: 2021, March 17
  • Colors: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue
  • Dimensions: 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm.
  • Weight: 203 g.
  • Screen: 6.7" in, 1080 x 2400, Super AMOLED
  • Camera : Quad, 64MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Ion, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 11, One UI 3.1
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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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

Samsung Galaxy A72 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A72 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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