Samsung has unveiled its newest Galaxy A series smartphones, the Galaxy A52 and the Galaxy A72. The Galaxy A72 is the better (and the costlier) phone of the two, and it is a huge upgrade over last year’s Galaxy A71. The new mid-range smartphone brings various high-end features such as stereo speakers, water resistance, and a zoom camera, which were earlier only available in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy smartphones. This makes the Galaxy A72 a great choice for those who want high-end features without burning a hole in their pocket.
If you missed Samsung launch event and want to know what’s great about the Galaxy A72, here are its best features.
A 90Hz Super AMOLED display
The Galaxy A72 features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ resolution, 800 nits peak brightness, and more importantly, a 90Hz high refresh rate. A higher refresh rate makes the screen appear smoother while scrolling and navigating through the UI, using day-to-day apps, and gaming.
A 64MP quad-camera with OIS, 3x zoom camera
At the rear, the Galaxy A72 features a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 5MP macro camera. While the 64MP camera is not new to Samsung’s mid-range phones, the sensor now comes fitted with OIS (optical image stabilization), allowing the phone to keep the camera’s shutter open for a longer period of time. This means that the Galaxy A72 can capture more light, resulting in relatively brighter and noise-free images in low-light conditions. The feature also helps in capturing smoother and shake-free videos.
Even the 8MP telephoto camera on the phone features OIS. It has a 3x optical zoom lens, which, combined with OIS, should offer some great zoom shots. It is the same telephoto camera unit that is used in the Galaxy S20 FE. This is the first time Samsung has launched a mid-range Galaxy phone with both OIS and a telephoto camera.
Pro video mode in the camera app
The Galaxy A72 also features the Pro video mode in the camera app, offering you more advanced controls while recording videos. You can change the ISO, exposure, focus, shutter speed, white balance, frame rate, and other settings, making the phone a good choice for camera enthusiasts and creators. This is the first time Samsung has brought the Pro video mode to a mid-range Galaxy phone.
Fun mode brings Snapchat filters on the stock camera app
Samsung has also teamed up with Snapchat to bring Snapchat lenses and effects to the Galaxy A72’s stock camera app. The phone’s Fun camera mode features 16 lenses, out of which nine popular effects come from Snapchat and are constantly updated. You can get higher resolution images and various other settings that you don’t get while using the Snapchat app.
Similar to most other high-end Samsung smartphones, the Galaxy A72 features stereo speakers. The combination of a Super AMOLED screen, stereo speakers, and a dedicated headphone jack makes the Galaxy A72 a great multimedia consumption device.
IP67 certification for dust and water resistance
The Galaxy A72 also features IP67 certification for dust and water resistance (up to 1 meter of depth for up to 30 minutes). It means that you don’t have to worry about dust or water damaging your smartphone while you are on the beach, by the pool, or stuck in the rain.
Snapdragon 720G processor
The Galaxy A72 comes equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G processor, which is an 8nm chipset featuring two high-performance Kryo 465 Gold CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz, six high-efficiency Kryo 465 Silver CPU cores operating at 1.8GHz, and the Adreno 618 GPU. It is a decently fast processor for all day-to-day tasks. You should also be able to play high-end games without any major issues. Those who don’t prefer using phones with Exynos processors can have peace of mind while buying the Galaxy A72.
Android 11 out of the box, three major OS updates
Samsung has launched the Galaxy A72 with Android 11 (One UI 3.1) out of the box. The phone will also get three major Android OS updates and an additional year of security patches. That’s four years of software support, which should be more than good enough for most smartphone users.
5,000mAh battery, 25W charging
The Galaxy A72 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery, which can last one whole day of heavy usage or up to two days of light usage. The phone is compatible with 25W super fast charging, which should be fast enough to completely replenish an empty battery in a little over an hour. You also get a 25W charger in the box.