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Samsung Galaxy A72

Samsung Galaxy A72
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Category Mid-range
Announced March 2021
Release date March 2021
Launch price ~ 450 USD

Full specifications

Detailed specifications, tests, and benchmarks of the Samsung Galaxy A72


Type Super AMOLED
Size 6.7 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9
PPI 393 ppi
Refresh rate 90 Hz
HDR support Yes, HDR10+
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Screen-to-body ratio 84.9%
Display features - Always-On Display
Display tests
RGB color space 98.7%
PWM 367 Hz
Response time 4.8 ms
Contrast ∞ Infinity
Max. Brightness
841 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [1]

Design and build

Height 165 mm (6.5 inches)
Width 77.4 mm (3.05 inches)
Thickness 8.4 mm (0.33 inches)
Weight 203 gramm (7.16 oz)
Waterproof IP67
Rear material Plastic
Frame material Plastic
Colors White, Black, Blue, Pink
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display
Screen-to-body ratio


All specs and test Samsung Galaxy A72 in the benchmarks
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Max. clock 2300 MHz
CPU cores 8 (2 + 6)
Architecture - 6 cores at 1.8 GHz: Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
- 2 cores at 2.3 GHz: Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
L3 cache 1 MB
Lithography process 8 nanometers
Graphics Adreno 618
GPU clock 750 MHz
RAM size 6, 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X
Memory clock 2133 MHz
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 2.1
Memory card MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 1024 GB


Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Operating system Android 11
ROM One UI 3.1
OS size 25.8 GB


Capacity 5000 mAh
Charge power 25 W
Battery type Li-Po
Replaceable No
Wireless charging No
Reverse charging No
Fast charging Yes (54% in 30 min)
Full charging time 1:15 hr

Battery life tests

Web browsing (Wi-Fi)
15:06 hr
Watching videos (Player)
16:30 hr
Talk (3G)
40:00 hr


Specs and camera test of the Galaxy A72
Main camera
Matrix 64 megapixels
Image resolution 9000 x 7000
Zoom Optical, 3x
Flash LED
Stabilization Optical
8K video recording No
4K video recording Up to 30FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 240 FPS (1080p)
Angle of widest lens 123°
Lenses 4 (64 MP + 8 MP + 12 MP + 5 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 64 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 0.8 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.7" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens - 8 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
Macro lens - 5 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 32 megapixels
Image resolution 6528 x 4896
Aperture f/2.2
Focal length 26 mm
Pixel size 0.8 microns
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.8"
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) при 60 FPS


Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 b/g/n/ac)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 5
Bluetooth features PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C
USB version 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
NFC* Yes
Infrared port No
Number of SIM* 2
Type of SIM card Nano
Multi SIM mode Active
eSIM support* No
Hybrid slot Yes
LTE Cat* 15
2G network GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
3G network UMTS B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8 (900)
4G network LTE B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B20(800), B26(850), B28(700), B32(1500), B66(AWS-3)
5G support No


Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack Yes
FM radio Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
88.9 dB


Category Mid-range
Announced March 2021
Release date March 2021
Launch price ~ 450 USD
SAR (head) 0.23 W/kg
SAR (body) 1.17 W/kg
Sensors - Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
Box* -
*Disclaimer! Some specifications of the Galaxy A72 may differ by country or region

User ratings

3.6 of 5 points (335 votes)

User reviews (1)

Steve 02 April 2021 10:07
I recently upgraded from a Samsung A70 to a A72. The main problem is that on the A70 the SIM tray could hold two SIM cards and an SD card. The A72 has been downgraded insofar as you can have either 2 SIM cards or one SIM and an SD card. As I was using my A70 for both personal and business use this functionality was very useful. Had I decided to keep the A72 it would have meant that I would have to carry two phones with me. I cannot understand the thinking behind this from Samsung. By doing this they are removing useful functionality from the product and that is why the phone is being returned under the 28 day return scheme. If such functionality is important to you I would suggest you avoid this phone, which is a great shame. Own goal by Samsung
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