Samsung is confidently rebranding its mid-range smartphone line in 2021. The newly released Galaxy A Series trio starting from the Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52, and Samsung Galaxy A72 all move up the class with a fresher look and are rich in features.
Premium signature design
The rear camera housing does not stand out too much, so it is still a sight to behold. You will probably need an additional case to protect the camera from scratches. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t provide a free case in the Galaxy A72 sales package.
The dimensions of this phone are 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm and weighs 203 grams. Although, relatively wide, this phone is still comfortable to hold with a large palm, so it will be too big for tiny hands. The heavy weight may be due to the jumbo battery capacity.
Samsung has provided a fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy A72 screen. Unfortunately, there is a lack of responsiveness, which is very slow. The sensor is long enough to recognize fingerprints to unlock the screen it takes up to 3 seconds. But, this matter can be helped by activating the Face Recognition sensor.
The position of the volume and power buttons is on the right side. The left side is completely empty. The top is a microphone and a hybrid SIM card slot. You can choose dual SIM card standby or one SIM card and MicroSD which can read up to 1 TB capacity.
Meanwhile, at the bottom there is a 3.5 mm audio jack , microphone, USB-C port , and main speaker . One thing we have noticed is that this phone supports dual speakers which are clear and comfortable for watching videos.
The disadvantage of the Samsung Galaxy A72 body is that if you tap on the back, you will feel that there is still a little empty cavity.
Samsung Galaxy A72 waterproof feature
Here are the new features that we think should be discussed specifically. Samsung dares to bring this waterproof feature to the latest Galaxy A Series phones, including the Galaxy A72.
In fact, this waterproof feature with IP67 certification was previously only available on Samsung’s flagship smartphones . The production costs to get IP67 certification are also reportedly not cheap, so Samsung has the right to give a thumbs up to present it in the mid-range cellphone line .
Standard performance but stunning
We discuss the performance of the Galaxy A72. Keep in mind, Samsung is not too good at the performance of this phone. So in our opinion it’s a natural thing, because the Galaxy A72 does have standard performance, but it is enough for daily needs.
Processor performance is also supported by 8 GB of RAM memory and 128 GB of internal storage. Then, the operating system used is Android 11 and the One UI 3.1 interface. Samsung has also promised that this phone will get security updates for the next three years.
AnTuTu Benchmark v9.0.1: Score of 341,596
3DMark for graphics: Wild Life Stress Test score of 1044 and average frame rate (FPS) of 6.30
PCMark 2.0: Work 2.0 performance score 7932
Geekbench 5: Single-Core 543 and Multi-Core 1632
From the results of benchmark tests , the Galaxy A72 is classified as having good performance, but not the best. It would be even better, in the future Samsung dares to use the latest Qualcomm series processors or even the 800 Series which have fierce capabilities.
To better see the actual performance, we use this phone to do many things, from using productivity applications to entertainment, such as playing games and watching movies.
This time we conducted a test to experience how to play the PUBG game: Mobile and Genshin Impact. The test results for each game get different results.
In the PUBG game , for example, the Galaxy A72 can use the maximum graphic settings, namely Smooth and High options. We can still play the game comfortably. Finger motion responses and results on the screen can be interpreted quickly and with high accuracy.
Meanwhile, when playing the best game on Android in 2020, Genshin Impact. The Samsung Galaxy A72 is able to display Balanced settings . The graphics are quite comfortable on the Super AMOLED screen. The gameplay movement is not too heavy or lagging . However, when encountering many monsters and fighting, you will feel lagging even if it is only for a moment.
The cellphone also doesn’t heat up too quickly and is still very comfortable to play games with for a long time. The audio quality with dual speakers feels clear and loud. The same experience is felt when watching videos on YouTube or streaming Netflix movies.
Now on to the camera, the Samsung Galaxy A72 features an optical image stabilizer (OIS) on its two lenses. Yes, it is rare for a mid-range HP to present OIS technology on its devices, let alone immersing in both lenses.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 camera also features Single Take, Portrait, Pro Video and most recently there is Fun which can produce photos with effects from Snapchat. Before discussing further, first know the specifications of the Galaxy A72 rear camera equipped with LED flash:
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 ).
Long lasting battery
we’ve directly proven the durability of the Galaxy A72’s battery with the use of middle to heavy use . When the cellphone battery is at the 100 percent level, then it is used for routine opening social media, such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Throughout the day, if you summarize the use of social media as measured by the Screen Time feature, it is 2 hours 10 minutes. Cellphones are also used to watch YouTube, don’t forget to use them to play games for about 1 hour if the total time is over. Besides listening to songs with the loudspeaker on Spotify.
The result is a durable battery and can last 16 hours with the middle to heavy usage conditions . Meanwhile, from the results of battery testing using the PCMark 2.0 benchmark application, the Galaxy A72 can last up to 18 hours 35 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 supports 25 W fast charging with the charging time from 20 percent to 100 percent taking 1 hour 50 minutes. The charger adapter provided uses a C-to-C cable.
Ranks of smartphone mid-range Samsung’s latest can not be underestimated, including the Galaxy A72. This phone can be a serious threat to match competitors with the jargon ” smartphone flagship killer “.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 can be a recommended cellphone for those of you who want to feel the sensation of a premium smartphone with a minimal budget.
The advantage of this cellphone is, of course, in the IP67 certification, which allows users to make content more exciting without having to worry about the device being damaged by water and dust. Premium designs with various colors, starting from Awesome White, Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Violet, really show the character of a young person.
One more thing outside of the device, Samsung has the strength of a good after-sales service and reaches many areas in Indonesia which are difficult to match. You can service the device easily.
Already IP 67 certified, it can be water and dust resistant.
Large Super AMOLED display.
The rear camera has two OIS-supported lenses.
There is NFC technology.
Long battery life.
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