Samsung Galaxy A72 Review

The Samsung Galaxy A72 a nice smartphone that falls under the upper midrange category and it comes with a high refresh rate, upgrades cameras, an IP-rating, and a large battery. The android phone is the successor of the Samsung Galaxy A71 device.

Samsung Galaxy A72

Samsung Galaxy A72

Samsung Galaxy A72 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi)
  • Android 11, One UI 3.1
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
  • 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage up to 1TB Memory Card
  • 64 MP + 8 MP 12 MP + 5 MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 32 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (under display, optical)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • IP67 Dust & Water Resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • Fast Charging 25W
  • Non-Removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh Battery

Design and Display

On the body design, the handset has a display with a centered punch hole while the back is home to the cameras with four sensors and an LED flash. The panel is built with polycarbonate and it has an IP67 rating making it water (up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) which is the same protection the IP68 rating on the Samsung S21 is offering.

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Samsung announced the phone in many colors like Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, Awesome Violet, and Awesome White.

On the front, the Samsung A72 has a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display coupled with a brightness of up to 800 nits, SGS Eye Comfort Shield, and a 90Hz refresh rate. The company claims that the phone has HDR10 support, but we are not sure it does.


The Galaxy A72 features quad rear cameras of 64MP  with optical image stabilization, a 12MP ultrawide angle camera with a 123° field of view, an 8MP telephoto sensor with OIS and 3x optical zoom, and a 5MP f/2.4 macro lens. The camera has a 30x Space Zoom while the front selfies camera is 32 MP.

Hardware and Software

On the hardware, the smartphone has a Snapdragon 720G instead of the Snapdragon 730 on the Samsung A71. The chip has an octa-core processor clocking at 2×2.3 GHz with Adreno 618 GPU for graphics.

It comes with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. There is a micro SDcard slot on the inside that allows you to expand the memory up to 1TB. As expected, it runs on Android 11 OS with Samsung One UI 3.1 on top.

Battery and Network

The Samsung A72 has a non-removable battery of 5000 mAh with 25W fast charging technology. The phone comes with a display fingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, an audio jack, a USB-C, and a 4G LTE network.

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Samsung Galaxy A72 Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A72 will sell for €450 which is about 210,000 Naira in Nigeria, 3,100 Ghs in Ghana, and 62,000 Ksh in Kenya.

Samsung Galaxy A72 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A72:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, One UI 3.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, Awesome Blue
  • Dimension: 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 203 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM or Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.7 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~394 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7X”, 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) Quad Cameras, [email protected][email protected]/60fps; gyro-EIS
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 32 MP Camera, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm, HDR, [email protected][email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
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Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display, optical)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes, Fast Charging 25W
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