Samsung Galaxy A72 Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 11 May 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Samsung Galaxy A72 Smartphone
Neoscore* 76%
  • Excellent performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • High-quality case
  • Good cameras
  • Low-light camera quality
  • Poor video stabilization


Samsung Galaxy A72 is an affordable alternative to the South Korean company's 2021 Galaxy S21 Plus: It even features the same 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display. The A72 might have ditched the depth sensor its A52 sibling has, but the dedicated 5MP, f/2.4 macro camera is still present. Low-light photo quality from the main 64MP camera on the Galaxy is above average overall for a mid-ranger.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Gsmarena have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A72 has a 6.7-inch, 90Hz display, an extra 8MP telephoto camera and a slightly bigger 5,000 mAh battery. In typical Samsung fashion, the Galaxy has two color profiles available in settings - Vivid (default) and natural. The Quad-Bayer main can is intended to produce 16MP binned shots for best results.
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  • Fantastic 90Hz display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Solid camera performance
  • Excellent video stabilization
  • High-light camera quality could be better
  • Poor battery life


Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A72 is a stylish, well-built smartphone with a considerably large display that makes it excellent for media consumption while ensuring that you are well-supported in terms of software updates over the next four years. The A72's screen is bright at 800 nits, and the fact that we have a 90 Hz refresh rate enabled all the time makes viewing content on the display a smooth experience. Images captured using the 64 MP main lens are good enough and the device works well at night.
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  • Great value for money
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Decent cameras
  • Performance is not the best


Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A72 is equipped with a different SoC (Snapdragon 720G), the battery capacity increased from 4,500 to 5,000 mAh and the camera now includes 4 instead of 3 lenses unlike the predecessor. Features like the 3.5 mm jack, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and the OTG-enabled USB-C port with USB 2.0 speed have been inherited from its predecessor.
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  • High-contrast OLED panel
  • Fast SoC
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera performance
  • Only one SIM card and one microSD card


Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Phonearena have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy A72 is expected to come in two variants, connectivity-wise: a 5G version and an LTE-only version. It will reportedly feature a quad-camera setup just like its predecessor with a main sensor of 64MP. To complement the main camera, we will reportedly be getting a 12 MP Ultra-wide shooter, and two additional sensors.
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  • Bright AMOLED display
  • 90Hz fast display refresh rate
  • Good battery life
  • Not as powerful as its predecessor


  1. 1. ^ Samsung Galaxy A72 review. Gsmarena. 2021-04-29. Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Galaxy A72 review: the new mid-range king?. Nextpit. 2021-05-10. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy A72 smartphone review - Fine tuning for the mid-range champion. Notebookcheck. 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  4. 4. ^ Samsung Galaxy A72 5G preview. Phonearena. 2021-02-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  6. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  7. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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