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Full Comparison of Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72: Which One is Worth More?

The Galaxy A72 is what Samsung called the most advanced A series from this year's lineup. And this is a true claim, considering the extra features and upgrades the Galaxy A72 has compared to Galaxy A32 and Galaxy A52.

The Galaxy A72 is proved to be a big leap from the A32 specs-wise but apparently there isn't much of differences between the A72 and the A52. Then, is it still worth to get a Galaxy A72 if it doesn't differ that much from the A52?

To answer this question, we will compare both phones in order to see the better aspects the A72 has. From that, we could decide whether or not they are worth the price gap.

So, without any further fuss, here's a list of comparison for Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72

Samsung Galaxy A52 Vs Samsung Galaxy A72

Galaxy A52 vs Galaxy A72
Galaxy A52 vs Galaxy A72

Release Date

Announcement Date 17 March 2021
Release Date 26 March 2021

The A52 and the A72 was announced during the Galaxy Awesome Unpacked event on 17 March 2021. They both were available for order at the same day of the event and released on 26 March 2021.

Operating System and Processor

OS Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618

The A52 and the A72 have been preloaded with Android 11 and OneUI 3.1 right when you unbox the phone. Samsung had also guaranteed to support its phones for the next three to four years through security and OS updates.

The processing power of both A52 and A72 are relatively the same as they are both using the same chipset. Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, both Galaxy A52 and A72 will perform daily tasks smoothly without any problem.

Both phones will also handle pretty much any popular games like COD Mobile and PUBG Mobile extremely well. Though in some demanding games like Genshin Impact and Fortnite, you might want to adjust the graphic quality in order to play more comfortably.

Screen

Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A72
Technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Size 6.5 inches 6.7 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels (FULL HD+) 1080 x 2400 pixels (FULL HD+)
Refresh Rate 90hz 90hz
Brightness 800 nits (HBM) 800 nits (HBM)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Corning Gorilla Glass 5

One of the better aspects which the A72 has is the screen. Even though A52 and A72 are pretty much using the same screen features, the A72 features a slightly larger screen than the A32. One fifth inch difference surely doesn't look like much, but it is enough to take your viewing experience up to another level.

Other than that, both phones uses the same awesome AMOLED panel, 90hz refresh rate, FULL HD+ resolution, 800 nits level of brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A72
Main Camera 64 MP, f/1.8, PDAF, OIS 64 MP, f/1.8, PDAF, OIS
Ultra Wide Camera 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ 12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚
Macro Camera 5 MP, f/2.4 5 MP, f/2.4
Additional Camera 5 MP, f/2.4 (depth) 8 MP, f/2.4 (telephoto)
Front Camera 32 MP, f/2.2 32 MP, f/2.2
Video Recording 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps (60 FPS Back Camera Only) 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps (60 FPS Back and Front Camera)
Camera Features OIS (Main Camera), HDR, Ultra Steady, Pro Photo Mode OIS (Main Camera), HDR, Ultra Steady, Pro Photo Mode, Pro Video Mode

Camera is one of the aspect that the Galaxy A72 surpasses the Galaxy A52. There are two differences between the two and those are the additional camera and the features that is brought within the camera itself.

While the A52 uses a depth camera for its additional camera, the A72 instead uses a telephoto camera which features 3x optical zoom. The camera which the A72 brings, also come with better features such as 60 FPS on front camera and Pro Video Mode that as far as we know only present in the A72. This features are particularly useful if you are a creator who loves to get creative around the camera.

Battery and Charging

Camera Galaxy A52 vs Galaxy A72
Battery Galaxy A52 vs Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A72
Capacity Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Capability Fast charging 25W - 50% charged in 30 Minutes (advertised) Fast charging 25W - 50% charged in 30 Minutes (advertised)
Cable Type USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Battery Life Internet Usage (LTE) Up to 17 Hours
Video Playback Up to 21 Hours
Internet Usage (LTE) Up to 19 Hours
Video Playback Up to 23 Hours

Despite having the same charging capability of 25W, the A72 has a larger battery capacity than the A32. This 500 mAh difference could extend your phone usage for around two hours even with the A72's larger screen. Even though the A52 and the A72 do not support wireless charging, both phones use USB Type-C 2.0 and support USB On-The-Go (OTG).

Network Technology

One of the aspects that makes the A72 and A52 different is the network technology. Although the A52 comes with 4G and 5G network variant, the A72 unfortunately only comes with 4G network. As of now, Samsung has not announced anything about 5G variant of A72 therefore we cannot confirm anything about the possibility of A72 5G in the future.

Storage and RAM

The A52 and A72 are packed with pretty much the same storage and RAM variants globally. The only variant that is only present in the A52 and not in A72 is the 128GB 4GB RAM variant. Please note that the availability of variants should vary depend on the region.

Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A72
128GB 4GB RAM 128GB 6GB RAM 128GB 6GB RAM 128GB 8GB RAM
128GB 8GB RAM 256GB 6GB RAM 256GB 6GB RAM 256GB 8GB RAM
256GB 8GB RAM

Phone Design

The design of Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 share a lot of things in common. Both Infinity-O display and seamless bump that highlights the camera, are present in both A52 and A72. Apart from that, both A52 and A72 are available in four color options: Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, Awesome White, and Awesome Violet.

Dimensions and Weight

Samsung Galaxy A52 Samsung Galaxy A72
Dimensions 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 in) 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm (6.50 x 3.05 x 0.33 in)
Weight 189 g (6.67 oz) 203 g (7.16oz)

To accomodate bigger screen, the A72 surely has a bigger dimensions and weighs more than the A32. Still, these differences are reasonable as it doesn't make the A72 too heavy but rather proportional.

Audio

The Audio quality of A52 and A72 are undoubtedly extraordinary. Featuring stereo speaker, either A52 and A72 will bring you an immersive audio experience while you're playing games, watching your favorite shows, and even listening to your music playlist. It is also delightful that both phones do have the audio jack 3.5mm so you can be sure that your wired headsets are still useful.

IP Ratings

Both Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 came with IP67 rating which means that both phones are dustproof and able to withstand water immersion for up to 30 minutes within depth of 1 meter (3 feet). This should make the phone safe while you're using it around dust-heavy area and survive raindrops, water splashes even spills of water. While it is safe around fresh water areas such as bathrooms or kitchen sink, you should instead be careful around oceans and swimming pools as the phone could be less resistant to salt water and chlorine water.

SIM Card Tray

The A52 and A72 both uses Hybrid SIM card slot which means that you could only either use 1 SIM card & 1 SD card or 2 SIM card simultaneously. Samsung's decision to use Hybrid slot for these phones is reasonable considering its massive storage. However, you could still always use an SD card with a size up to 1TB with an exchange of 1 SIM card slot.

Connectivity and Sensors

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes (market/region dependent)
Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, compass, Virtual Proximity

There is nothing that you should worry about as both A52 and A72 comes with great connectivity. With the presence of Bluetooth 5.0, WIFI AC, NFC (available in some regions), and wide range of GPS, you can be assured that each thing would connect easily, quickly, and accurately.

The extensive sensors that are also present would be sufficient for most occasions and its under display fingerprint sensor would make your experience of unlocking phone feels sophisticated and seamless.

Conclusion

Although both Samsung Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 share many things in common, the A72 offers a slight upgrade to what A52 had already done well. The Samsung Galaxy A72 offers bigger screen, extended battery life, and additional telephoto camera that are going to worth the extra price you pay. However, you could cut the extra features and still get most of A72's key features with the Samsung Galaxy A52

In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy A72 is going to worth more if you're willing to spend a few more bucks for a bigger screen, larger battery capacity, and an extra telephoto camera feature to play around with. Nevertheless, the Samsung Galaxy A52 is still a resonable choice and even going to worth more considering the amount of decent features it shares with the Galaxy A72 with a fairly lower price.

Abihu Haezer
Abihu Haezer Full-time learner, passionate writer.

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