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The camera is the highlight feature on the Samsung Galaxy A72.

The Galaxy A series aims to have quality features at a lower price point than the flagship S series. Samsung promises outstanding camera efficiency, a massive battery, and a sleek style with the Galaxy A72.

Instead of the Exynos processor used on most Samsung phones in India, the Galaxy A72 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor. The 8GB RAM + 128GB model costs Rs 34,999, while the 256GB storage version costs Rs 37,999. I used the Galaxy A72 for two weeks before writing this analysis.

What's Good With the Samsung Galaxy A72?

It is unquestionably a fashionable handset with a modern build that is easy to carry. While the camera bump is visible, it pales in comparison to what other phones are capable of nowadays. The color I got for review, dubbed "Awesome Violet," is very subdued.

The Samsung logo on the rear is unobtrusive. The phone's back is made of polycarbonate, and although it does not feel cheap, it is quickly stained by smoothies, so keep your case handy. The phone also has an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, which is simple and provides some protection against spills.

A 6.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen is featured on the Samsung Galaxy A72. (Photo courtesy of Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

The handset has a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 6.7-inch full-HD + Super AMOLED Infinity-O camera. Samsung has not included a 120 Hz refresh rate, which is available on several other phones in this price range. The performance is still excellent, and I was able to get high refresh rates when using it on a regular basis. It's an excellent screen for watching videos, whether it's a bilingual Netflix show or surfing on a social media app. The monitor and content on it are clearly legible even in bright sunshine.

The handset is equipped with an 8GB RAM Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset. I had a 128GB capacity option version for the study. The handset isn't the best in this price range, but it's adequate for everyday use.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor powers the Galaxy A72. (Photo courtesy of Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

On this phone, I was able to easily run Asphalt 9 (at the maximum performance settings) and Jenshin Effect. During the gaming session, there was no visible lag or humidity. When I opened several tabs in Google Chrome or switched between applications, there was no stutter.

The 64 camera is impressive, producing images that are vibrant and detailed. Yes, they are heavily saturated, as is typical of Samsung mobile. Portrait mode still works well, but people seem a little rosy when the skin tone is a little more saturated.

To see all of the camera samples on Flickr, click on the image below.

The camera's low-light output is very impressive, particularly if you have a good light source nearby. Night Mode is included in the images, as well as plenty of imagery and color palette. The sensor fails to hold focus in low-light situations, but this is a weakness in virtually all mobile cameras that aren't flagships.

At a 10x zoom, this photo was taken with the Galaxy A72. The camera manages to catch some lychee information. (Photo courtesy of Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

Photos are taken from the Samsung Galaxy A72. (Photo courtesy of Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

Photos are taken from the Samsung Galaxy A72. (Photo courtesy of Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

For those who want to get up close and personal with their subjects, the Galaxy A72 has zoom choices of 4X, 10X, 20X, and 30X. When it came to saving data, I found that the 4X and 10X solutions were the most accurate. To keep the target in view while aiming at 20X and 30X, you'll need a really steady hand and maybe a tripod. The results were pixelated at such high zoom speeds.

The Samsung Galaxy A72 has a 10X zoom capability. (Photo courtesy of Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

The selfie camera works well, but I can lower the beauty filter's sensitivity to get a much more reliable version.

The Galaxy A72 has a 5000 mAh battery that can comfortably last more than a day, even though used heavily. Samsung has 25W rapid charging, which is far less than the competition. Many budget phones now give 33W more charge, putting it at a disadvantage in comparison. In around 2 hours, I can get a maximum fee, which is acceptable.

What's Not That Great About the Samsung Galaxy A72?

The macro camera, I discovered, is very bad. On the Galaxy A72, no amount of static can be removed using this option. Another problem would be the camera's handling of vibrant colors such as pink. On the phone, pink flowers like Loganville seem more processed and unnatural. It's a problem that affects the skin and has a strong pink undertone.

At this price point, the camera does not take a few extra seconds to process and display the final image.

The in-display fingerprint scanner was the other big problem I discovered on the Galaxy A72. It doesn't always fit, and I have to use the pin to open the computer.

A 5000 mAh battery powers the Samsung Galaxy A72. (Photo courtesy of Shruti Dhapola/Indian Express)

Should You Buy the Samsung Galaxy A72?

The Galaxy A72 is for those with a budget of more than Rs 35,000 and who want a phone with a decent camera. The handset is less expensive than the Vivo X60 (Rs 39,990) and OnePlus 9R, which are both mid-range flagships (Rs 39,999). The recently released Mi 11X, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 29,999, which highlights the A72's pricing.

The camera and battery life are where the Samsung Galaxy A72 shines. The output is adequate for everyday use, but gamers seeking more from their gaming experience will be disappointed. The issue will emerge for the A72 because the segment is flooded with options that provide identical requirements and performance.


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