In the last days of March of last year, Samsung unveiled three mid-range phones called Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72, which, while applying a new design in areas such as camera quality and body resistance standard, differ from Samsung's previous experiences in this class. They were. Unlike the A52, the Galaxy A72 has never (at least so far) been included with the 5G version, and despite the superior screen size, zoom camera and battery capacity, it still comes without the 5G version. This phone, however, has been relatively well received, and so this time we will review the views of reputable technology sites about this model and its strengths and weaknesses.
Let's get a little more familiar with this model; The Samsung Galaxy A72, just like its smaller siblings in the A52 family, uses a matte plastic body on the back, in which the rectangular area of the camera protrudes and is the same color as this part and has a spectacular appearance. The screen of the device is larger than the A52, but there is not much change in the size of its side edges, and the central selfie camera still fits nicely in the hole at the top of the screen. Display of this 6.7-inch Super AMOLED model with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, which has a refresh rate of 90 Hz similar to the A52 and less than the A52 5G with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The phone's selfie camera has a resolution of 32 megapixels and can capture 4K video at 30 frames per second. The 64-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 and OIS-like features like the 12-megapixel Ultraviolet f/2.2 camera and the 5-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera are common between the A72 and two members of the A52 family, but what sets this model apart is the 8-megapixel camera. It does not have the A52 and supports phase-detection autofocus and optical image stabilization, and its field of view is similar to that of an image with 3x optical zoom.
Apart from the absence of 5G in terms of processing and graphics, it did not appear very extraordinary, and for example, comparing it with another phone in Samsung's product portfolio, Galaxy S20 FE 5G (which has a similar price in the domestic market of Iran these days) shows a world of difference. The A72 is also available in international markets with 6GB of RAM, but in the domestic market we are mainly faced with 8GB of RAM and two internal memories of 128 or 256GB (with the possibility of upgrading via a microSD slot). The battery of this phone has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and its mobile charger has a power of 25 watts.
With this introduction, it is time to review the opinions of the reputable media regarding the Galaxy A72. GSMArena
GSMArena Media sees the new A-Series handsets as examples that can hardly be ignored, and the A72 is equipped with features that bring it closer to the realm of flagships than ever before. The media described the design of the phone as "impressive and fashionable" and despite the premium and not advanced body material, the consideration of the IP67 resistance standard is commendable. "Attractive colors and excellent brightness" are the descriptions of this media from the screen of this phone, and in the field of camera, the variety and simultaneous presence of ultraviolet and telephoto cameras have been mentioned. GSMArena also praised the software part of this phone and considered the device update for the three main versions of Android and 4 years of security support as other positive points in this part.
Summarizes the following:
Stylish and prominent design, IP67 degree of resistance, Gorillaglass glass AMOLED clear display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz Stable and reliable battery. One UI with Android 11 and support for 3 major Android updates and 4 years of security updates. A set of versatile quad-camera cameras with OIS for the 64-megapixel main camera. 4K video capture with all cameras at all zooms. Fingerprint is good but a bit slow by today's standards HDR video capabilities for the screen Access to chipsets much faster than Snapdragon 720G at this price Lack of color stability between images recorded on the three main cameras The lack of 4K
GSMArena image stabilization system in relation to the camera of this phone is as follows: The main camera of the Galaxy A72 Even if we do not consider it excellent, it can well be called "reliable". The media praised the camera's wide dynamic range, vibrant colors (without exaggeration), and the main HDR auto-proper performance (except when it doesn't turn on automatically and needs to be activated manually). Proper details and good color quality in low light environments and at night have also added to the positive points of this camera. On the downside of the main camera is the poor quality of the night mode, which only slightly brightens the image without much effect on the details. The telephoto camera produces high detail and sharpness in daylight, but the noise is slightly higher than the main camera and the dynamic range is lower. From the point of view of this medium, the device's ultraviolet camera is a normal camera among Samsung's recent handsets, and despite creating acceptable colors and dynamic range, it is still not comparable to the main camera like the telephoto camera. AndroidCentral
AndroidCentral Media, under the heading of the Galaxy A72 review, considers it a good enough model, however, that the two models A52 and A52 5G have overshadowed it. The media found the A72 suitable for users who needed a large 90Hz display, regular software updates, and water resistance, but instead expressed dissatisfaction with the price of the phone for its features, adding: "The Galaxy A72 with just over $ 500 It is offered in most of the retail markets in the world and you do not really get much value for the requested price. "This phone has good hardware, but you will find many other options that give you much more [features] than what you are paying for here." Android Central points out that there is a lot of pre-installed bloatware that even after disabling them will show you ads in daily use.
The pros and cons of this phone from the point of view of Android Central can be summarized as follows: 5G low value compared to the features offered The presence of numerous pre-installed annoying software (bloatware)
Android Central on the A72 cameras is similar to the A52 family and the only difference between the two is the 8-megapixel TV camera, although a change It is considered "exciting" but can not cover the known weaknesses of this series, such as not supporting 4K/60fps video recording. The media mentions the A72's excellent performance in day-to-day scenarios in bright enough light, where we encounter "excellent dynamic range and vibrant colors." Telephoto camera photos are detailed up to 3x zoom and still usable up to 10x zoom. In low light, to minimize noise, images are taken at lower ISOs, resulting in low-light images in which more precise detail is lost. In this case, according to Android Central, although the photos are still usable, the Galaxy A72 is not able to compete with the competitors in this regard. PhoneArena
In the Arena media, the Galaxy A72 has been described as an economic model with flagship features. "Last year, the mid-range Galaxy A72 was a success [for Samsung] and it became quite popular," it said. "Now its replacement is here, bringing significant improvements to the table." VonArna mentions these significant improvements, including a 90Hz smooth screen, a powerful 5,000mAh battery and a versatile camera system, all integrated into the new look of the Galaxy A72 with fresh, youthful colors. From the point of view of this media in terms of processing, however, the conditions are not ideal and the processor capabilities and performance have not changed much compared to the A71. Despite all this, VonArna considers the Galaxy A72 a good investment for anyone who needs a "battery-powered Samsung phone" with excellent battery life and a powerful camera for an affordable price of $ 430.
And the downside of this phone is the following:
Large OLED display with 90Hz upgrade rate Versatile camera and good quality photos Very good weight adjustment for more comfortable holding More bulky Not supporting 5G Slightly low quality "The photos taken with the Galaxy A72 are quite good, realistic, with good dynamic range and pleasing colors," Von Arena said of the gaming performance. An important optical image stabilization (OIS) feature helps this medium to produce sharper and brighter images even in challenging lighting situations such as low light. In addition, the Galaxy A72 comes with a host of fun features like 4K Video Snap and AR Emoji [the former] lets you capture your favorite scenes from 4K video and [then] convert them to 8-megapixel images while the latter allows filters "Uses Snapchat to have a little fun with your friends on social media content." "The Galaxy A72 is even better than its current strong predecessor, and among other things [positive compared to the A71], it has a larger battery and better cameras." The media has taken the definition of the A72 to the point where it is somehow a standard in the mid-range that all other mid-range competitors this year have to compare themselves to! Compared to last year's A72 and A71, the Czech Notebook mentions a different processor, an increase in battery capacity from 4,500 to 5,000 mAh, and a set of four cameras (compared to the A71's three cameras), which is the latest imaging equipment for distance photography. Closes close (macro shot) to long distance (telephoto).
Checkbook on the pros and cons of the Galaxy A71 points to the following:
Clear OLED 90Hz microSD slot and 3.5mm jack GPS headset Precise quadruple viewfinders Updated for at least 3 years Certificate IP67 Long battery life Fast charging power supply with 25 watts Dual SIM card Combined dual camera 5G Camera Picture of the camera He mentions "very good image quality" most of the time, and although he considers the colors of the image to be a positive thing, it is natural. In some cases, their absence is not overlooked. According to the Galaxy A72, this media still produces surprising details and bright images in night mode, and only the 12-megapixel ultraviolet camera with inappropriate images and blurring on the sides is not among the positive points of this Samsung phone. SAM Mobile
The pros and cons of the Galaxy A72 from the point of view of the mobile include:
The case of the device's telephoto camera reads: "Telephoto camera The 8-megapixel 3x Galaxy A72 camera, according to Samsung, has the same sensor as the Galaxy S20 FE. This [camera] is capable of 3x digital zoom, and in my experience the image quality is similar to what is offered in the S20 FE. With the right light, you get good detail at up to 10x magnification, even [considering that] these images are not very sharp after quadrupling. In other words [to get the best quality from this camera] you have to shoot during the day and [or] in well-lit environments. "Low light environments create difficult conditions for any mobile phone's zoom camera, and this is no different here." Exclusively examined the camera section of the Galaxy A72 and with the title "attractive option in its class" finally gave a score of 105 for this phone. With this score, the A72 is in the middle of the table, slightly lower than the iPhone XS Max and a few steps above the Poco X3 NFC. DXOMark in the conclusion of the Galaxy A72, while talking about the inability of the A72 to compete with the best in the market (which is quite to be expected for a model in this price range), considers the relatively good performance of this phone compared to its counterparts in this price range. Points to a significant upgrade over last year's A71 5G (with a score of only 88).
Is 5 units less! DXOMark considers the Galaxy A72 a better choice for video recording compared to the A52 5G due to its more reliable autofocus; Where the A52 shows more autofocus instability, especially in low light environments, the A72 performs much better and often has a stable focus. On the other hand, the lighting and color performance of A72 images are worse in low light environments.
The DXOMark's main camera is of high quality in the right light, offering good sharpness and a wide dynamic range. In low light, the camera tends to receive less light for subjects and also creates more noise.
Pros and cons of the Galaxy A72 camera set from DXOMark's point of view include:
Proper exposure of the subject in photos and videos for scenes with good uniform dynamic light brightness High light, color and texture with stability in various images Low noise and neutral white balance in daylight conditions Effective video stabilization in still and inaccurate stilling scene Skin tonality and common pink cast radiation Severe noise in light Video disturbances called ghosting, ring disturbances Quantization of color Noise and lack of detail in low-light images of people with low light and strong color radiation in low-light videos Focus stability in indoor video clips