What are the Galaxy A72 4G vs A72 5G version differences?
Now, Samsung has released only the 4G-capable Galaxy A72, and we expect the 5G version to hit the US market sometime in the summer, similar to what happened with the Galaxy A71. The main differences between the two models are, of course, the presence of 5G on the A72 5G, which will most likely have a slightly faster processor, and possibly a 120Hz refresh rate, whereas the A72 4G has a 90Hz refresh rate. Still, keep in mind that a difference between 90Hz and 120Hz is hardly distinguishable with the naked eye, so right now, the only main reason why to wait for the Galaxy A72 5G is shaping to be the 5G connectivity.
So, having discussed the differences between the 4G and the 5G model, let’s jump straight into our Galaxy A72 hands-on preview.
Design and Display
Although the Galaxy A72’s display is the same 6.7-inch AMOLED display we see in the Galaxy A71, there is one substantial upgrade the A72 can now brag with: more precisely, we are talking about the 90Hz fast display refresh rate. This feature makes its first appearance in a budget-friendly Samsung phone to assure smooth scrolling and animations.
Surrounded by relatively thin bezels, the Galaxy A72’s screen sports 2400 x 1080 resolution with 394PPI, which, overall, is a good resolution for this price range. The Super AMOLED Plus screen that we have on the Galaxy A72 gives us those deep AMOLED blacks and rich, yet not oversaturated, colors, and is definitely a pleasure to look at. Overall, the screen quality on this phone is excellent, and you have Vivid and Natural color modes to pick from for the display.
The under-display fingerprint sensor makes an appearance on the Galaxy A72, and that is to be expected. The beloved-by-many headphone jack is also present on the device.
As far as the design is concerned, the phone comes in four fresh colors: Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet, and Awesome Blue. We are looking here at the Awesome Violet variant. These color options are all matte and look pleasing in a bit of an understated way. The phone features a plastic back and it feels a bit bigger than its predecessor but definitely not too heavy.
A notable improvement we see this year is the IP67 water and dust rating, which the A71 unfortunately lacked. This feature is an important addition, even to the mid-range phone segment, as we all probably know mid-rangers are as susceptible to water-spilling-on-phone accidents as any premium phone. For those of you who don’t know, the IP67 rating assures the phone can withstand for about 30 minutes under 15cm to 1m of water, and is protected against dust and sand.