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Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details

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.

In particular, we had the opportunity to directly try out the Samsung Galaxy A72 cellphone (HP), the highest series in the latest Galaxy A Series. This cell phone. At first glance, it doesn’t look like a middle-class smartphone , but it looks like a premium one.
It looks similar to the Galaxy S21 Series, Samsung’s flagship smartphone which was released in early 2021. But, that was only from the outside. We skin this Galaxy A72 smartphone , is it true that it has indeed gone up in class and is highly recommended to have. Keep up with the following review .
Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details

Premium signature design

Samsung has succeeded in making the appearance of the Galaxy A72 unlike the usual mid-range phones . Even though it still uses plastic material on the rear body, it is wrapped in matte finish , making it look elegant and most importantly it doesn’t leave fingerprints.
The device on which reviewed has a color called Awesome Black. This black color is indeed Samsung’s mainstay in 2021. Just look, the dark black color on the Galaxy A72 looks like the color on the Galaxy S21 Series.

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.

No doubt about the screen. The Samsung Galaxy A72 uses a Super AMOLED panel measuring 6.7 inches 1080 x 2400 pixels . The screen supports a 90 Hz refresh rate so it is smooth for scrolling and playing games . The screen brightness is also up to 800 nits , bright enough for outdoor use.

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 .

Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details
In the specifications of the Galaxy A72 can be resistant to water and can be taken to dive at a depth of 1 meter, for 30 minutes. we also tried to put this phone into a container filled with water, for 20 minutes. As a result the cellphone is still functioning normally.
However, when underwater, the screen responds less well. If you want to create photo or video content there is a special trick. For photos, the first setting makes the power button the shutter button to capture images.
Meanwhile, to create video content in the water or when it rains, you can start recording first. Make sure the phone goes into the water slowly, so that the incoming press doesn’t make unnecessary touches to the screen.
Once the phone is out of the water, make sure to wash it with a dry cloth. Do not charge the smartphone battery for a while. If you force, a notification will appear asking you to wait for the charging port to dry completely.

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.

The Samsung Galaxy A72 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (8 nm) octa-core processor . The appendix “G” is intended that this processor is designed for gaming and activities that require heavy performance. The graphics problem is supported by Adreno 618 which is capable of displaying awesome images .
Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details

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.

We’ve tested the performance of the Galaxy A72 using several benchmark applications , such as AnTuTu Benchmark, 3D Mark, PC Mark, and Geekbench. Here are the results:
  • 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

Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details

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.

Awesome camera

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 ).

Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details

The main camera of the Galaxy A72, which is 64 MP, is capable of providing quality photos. Image detail can be captured perfectly, especially in sufficient light conditions. Very bright saturation and dynamic range can still be tolerated.
The results of the photos for each lens are also quite consistent about the resulting color. The character of the photo is still sharp with striking color saturation and this may be the taste of many people. Ultrawide lenses are also not a gimmick to be able to photograph 123 degrees without making the object flattened.
Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details
The telephoto camera can maximize the magnification of photo objects up to three times the zoom . That is the best zoom result that can be produced, more than three zooms , the photo will appear blurry and blurry.
The portrait mode is also consistent in separating the object and background . You can adjust how much level of bokeh effect you want to get. The higher the photo, the less natural the bokeh effect will be.
Now for the part, the Night Mode which is able to increase the exposure and detail of the image when the light conditions are dim. The darker the condition of the photo object, the more visible the exposure will be. It should be noted, when you use this Night Mode, the photo will crop a little . This may be to reduce hand shake when taking pictures.
Samsung Galaxy A72 Review, Specs, Features & Details

Long lasting battery

The Samsung Galaxy A72 has a jumbo 5,000 mAh capacity battery. With this large capacity can it last a long time with many uses?

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.
  • Plastic body.
  • Not able to casing.

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