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During its latest Unpacked event, Samsung launched its new line-up of Galaxy A devices which include two new midrange smartphones – the Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72.
Between the both of them, we were given the opportunity to take the A72 out for a lengthy test run, and will return with our thoughts on the device within the next week-and-a-half or so.
But while you wait for the review, there’s still plenty to note about the new midrange contender that supposedly comes with an “awesome screen, awesome camera, and long-lasting battery life”.
Plastic is in.
The first thing anyone will note about the Galaxy A72 will probably be its design, and also the lack of a glass back. Taking a cue from previous well-received models like the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, Samsung decided to go with a plastic rear cover for all of its new Galaxy A series devices.
Whether or not it’s received well by buyers is still yet to be seen, but there are always pros and cons to such a move. Hopefully, the value shaved off by opting for a cheaper enclosure is repurposed elsewhere on the device.
The rest of the device looks and feels decent enough for a phone that will supposedly sit beneath the market’s budget flagships, and there’s quite a bit to appreciate about its minimalist aesthetic, even if it won’t be winning any beauty contests soon.
The A72 has a sizeable 6.7-inch display featuring FHD+ Super AMOLED, meaning that media consumption will be considerably colorful and plenty bright, and the included 90Hz refresh rate will mean a satisfactory experience in the very least. Personally, we found extended periods of watching Netflix and YouTube on the device pretty much par for the course.
Of course, with this being a mid-ranger, Samsung opted to include a Snapdragon 720G chipset packaged with between six to eight GB of RAM. These specs make no world-beater, but you can expect that the Galaxy A72 will run everything you need for daily use, and perhaps quite a bit more.
With the Galaxy A series of devices, Samsung has always promised strong battery life. The Galaxy A72 should be no different with its pretty sizeable 5,000mAh power pack and 25W fast charging (no wireless charging here, as expected).
This should, in theory, provide users with approximately two days of life, although your mileage may vary depending how how much games you play, or how much videos you watch on the regular.
Not camera shy.
The Galaxy A72 boasts enough camera specs to position itself as the mid-range option that most people will look at if they want a good camera system.
In the front, there is a single hole-punch camera sitting above the screen featuring a 32MP lens. Samsung has traditionally always included decent selfie cameras, and the one included here should follow suit.
The module at the back contains four different lenses – a 64MP wide lens, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 5MP macro lens – which combine to offer a well-rounded photography kit.
While we’ve still yet to put the camera through its paces, we expect that the inclusion of Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) will offer up a satisfactory photography experience in most lighting conditions, whether it be bright or dark.
Expect more awesome?
From the outset, the Galaxy A72 appears to have all the ingredients that could probably fulfill Samsung’s boast about it being an awesome all-rounder. Despite some compromises found in some areas, I expect it to be a more than capable performer for a market segment that really just wants a great value proposition to consider for their next purchase.
If you’re interested in the Galaxy A72, stay tuned to our review releasing shortly.
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ที่มา : Mashable