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Samsung Galaxy A72 review: unboxing and first impression

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After unpacking the A52 at the beginning of this week and describing my first impressions, I would also like to unpack the slightly better Samsung Galaxy A72 in this article and then report on my first impressions after a few days of use.

On paper, the A52 and A72 are very similar. They have the same display, the same ProThere are some similarities between the processor and the camera, but also the first difference: the A72 offers a telephoto camera that enables a 3x optical zoom. In addition, the battery of the A72 is slightly larger at 5.000 mAh. In a few weeks you will find out in my detailed test report whether these advantages justify the high surcharge of around 100 euros and how the smartphone performed in everyday use. But first we want to unpack the device.

Samsung Galaxy A72 unboxing

As you know it from Samsung from the A series, the packaging of the A72 is white and on the front with the Proadorned with the product name and the smartphone. In addition to the Galaxy A72 itself, you will also find a 25 watt power supply unit and a suitable cable from USB-C to USB-C in the scope of delivery. Otherwise, the usual paperwork and a SIM needle are also included. Unfortunately, Samsung does not include headphones or a case to protect the smartphone. You will also look in vain for a pre-installed protective film to protect the screen.

First impression of the Samsung Galaxy A72

I've been using the Samsung Galaxy A72 for a few days now and what becomes clear when I use it is its enormous size. With dimensions of an impressive 165 mm in height and 77,4 mm in width, it is definitely one of the largest smartphones on the market today. Those who prefer large smartphones will of course get their money's worth here, but I would recommend everyone to pick it up before making a purchase. Added to this are the weight of 203 grams and the thickness of 8,4 mm, which also make one-handed operation difficult.

So far, the display has made an excellent first impression, which shouldn't really surprise anyone, because Samsung has always been one of the best here. They install a 6,7 inch OLED panel with an FHD + resolution and a small punch hole in which the front camera can be found. In addition, the screen supports a smooth refresh rate of 90 Hertz, which is definitely noticeable in everyday life, whereby you could have expected 449 Hertz for an RRP of 52 euros and compared to the cheaper A5 120G.

Considering the price, one could have expected a little more from the performance. There is only a Snapdragon 720G under the hood, which is supported by 6 GB of RAM. Don't get me wrong, the Snapdragon 720G is a good mid-rangeProprocessor that does an excellent job in the Realme 8 Pro performs well, but there are always minor stutters with Samsung, which are particularly noticeable in the gesture control and in the camera app. For the price I expect a little more, but it's still okay. Battery life and camera have made a very good first impression so far, especially the 3x optical zoom shots. Hardly anyone offers that in this price range.

These were my first impressions of the Galaxy A72 after a few days of use. This will follow in a few weeks TechnikNews my detailed test report and then we will take a closer look at the A72 and compare it with other smartphones.

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Fabian Menzel

Fabian has been part of since mid-September 2020 TechnikNews and regularly provides the site with various news, but also with some test reports on smartphones. It's a lot of fun for him and he's extremely grateful to have such a great team at his side. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and occasionally taking photos with his Huawei P50 Pro.

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