Samsung’s Galaxy A line has been a runaway success since it got revamped two years ago. And this year the distance between the premium Galaxy S21+ and the Galaxy A72 is as small as ever.
The Galaxy A72 has a high-refresh rate AMOLED screen, stereo speakers, IP68 protection, a quad camera and a big battery – there’s an uncompromising package if we ever saw one.
We have the Snapdragon 720G-powered Galaxy A72 4G at the office today. It comes with a 25W charger and USB cable. We wish Samsung would bundle a case with its Galaxy A series phones, though, but odds are next year we won’t even get a charger so we are not holding our breath.
But as far as phones without cases go – the Galaxy A72 is one of the best-looking, without a doubt. If you forgo the glossy Black model, you’ll have a lovely matte-finished phone in either White, Violet or this Awesome Blue.
The frame is glossier than the rear panel, which takes away a bit of the allure, but the feel of the Galaxy A72 in the hand is just lovely.
It is a big phone, though, so consider carefully where your comfort lies – a smaller option would be the Galaxy A52 4G, which has a shorter and narrower overall frame and matching specs.
But going big nets you a big screen. In this case it’s a lovely 6.7-inch Super AMOLED of 90Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy A52 5G, on the other hand, gets a faster 120Hz screen, along with a zippier Snapdragon 750G chipset. We fully expect to see a Galaxy A72 5G with the same specs later on.
The camera setup covers all bases with a 64MP main camera, a 12MP ultrawide snapper and an 8MP 3x zoom unit. You get a bonus 5MP macro snapper as well.
Capping the no-compromise package off is a 5,000mAh battery with 25W charging, which should provide ample runtime. We’ll discuss all of that and more in our full review, stay tuned!