The Samsung Galaxy A72 is the latest challenger in the mid-range smartphone classification that offers many premia attributes other smartphone companies tend to avoid on. The Galaxy A72’s pricing starts at Rs 34,999 and in return Samsung gives you attribute such as an IP rating, a great display, a premium design, and a telephoto lens.
Design and Display :
The standout attribute of the Galaxy A72 is its fresh new design that is very similar to other Galaxy A models which got launched this year. In my opinion, the smartphone offers a stylish and graceful design with a pastel color layer. It’s a very minimalistic design that stands the test of time, unlike other garish designs. The frame of the smartphone feels premium in the hand even if it has a polycarbonate body. I would have chosen a glass back design to be honest; however, in return, you do get a lighter phone.
Generally, the design of the Galaxy A72 feels more premium than other devices that use a similar design. The camera module perfectly mixes up with the rest of the body and maintains a constant look with the very least branding. If you are looking for a smartphone that looks smart, the Galaxy A72 fits in perfectly.
It’s also wise to mention that the smartphone has an IP 67 rating for dust and water resistance which is quite infrequent to find in this price part. The Samsung Galaxy A72’s IP 67 rating means that the smartphone has been tested to work for at least 30 minutes while under 15cm to 1m of water.
In terms of display, the Samsung Galaxy A72 has a 6.7-inch AMOLED display that has a resolution of fullHD+ and a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also supports HDR content which is now becoming the standard for devices in this range of price. In my belief, Samsung makes some of the best displays for its smartphones and the same holds true for the Galaxy A72. The display on the phone is far more lively and sharp-edged when compared to displays to smartphones that cost around the same.
The 90Hz refresh rate also offers an even map-reading occurrence in menus and apps. Generally, the A72’s display is far superior to devices that often do not use the same standard of the console in order to cut costs, that is not the case here.
Performance of Samsung Galaxy A72 :
The Samsung Galaxy A72 is charged by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G SoC which is not as powerful as the latest SoCs being used in Samsung’s contestant devices. However, in my experience, the smartphone performed well for most of the basic tasks such as internet peruse, social media, taking pictures with the camera, and email.
Scrolling through news websites, app lists and social media was smooth thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate and thanks to OneUI 3.1’s animations. OneUI is becoming one of my favorite Android skins in recent times and in my opinion, is currently a match for other top Android skins such as OxygenOS. I was surprised to see how well the OS was developed for the Galaxy A72 with the exception of facing a slight strangle when multi-tasking.
In the test, the Galaxy A72 scored 551 (single-core) and 1745 (multi-core) on Geekbench 5 and a reputable 3,36,278 points in AnTuTu. The Galaxy A72 was able to hold games like BGMI, Genshin Impact quite well where I could run the games in high settings with minimal frame rate drops.
Finally, the Galaxy A72 is powered by a massive 5,000 mAh battery that can be last up to an entire day with average usage. Continuous gaming or watching videos on the smartphone will surrender a total battery backup of around 16 hours. The smartphone is also tied up with a 25W charger that can fast-charge the battery from 0 to 50 percent in 32 minutes. The smartphone also supports PPS PD charging which means you can use any third-party charger that supports the agreement.