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Compare the Samsung Galaxy A72 to the A52

In March 2021, Samsung announced 2 new mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy A72 and A52. Both devices have impressive specifications for their price. The A72 has a more complete camera setup and a larger battery. The A52 is also available in a 5G version. In this article, we'll have a look at all the similarities and differences between these smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy A72

Gratis databundel t.w.v. € 52,50,-
128GB storage capacity | 6.7-inch Full HD screen | Android 11
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  • This device is powerful, so you can switch smoothly between different demanding apps.
  • With the large 5000mAh battery, your battery won't run out quickly.
  • You can zoom in up to 3 times with the telephoto lens without your photos becoming less sharp.
  • The large 6.7-inch screen is hard to operate with one hand.
  • Since this device doesn't support 5G, you won't have the maximum internet speed in the future.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

128GB storage capacity | 6.5-inch Full HD screen | Android 11
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  • This device is powerful, so you can switch smoothly between different demanding apps.
  • You're assured of security updates until March 2025.
  • Thanks to the optical image stabilization, your photos won't soon be blurred.
  • The large 6.5-inch screen is hard to operate with one hand.
  • This smartphone doesn't have a telephoto lens with optical zoom like the Samsung A72.

Comparison Samsung Galaxy A72 and A52

Samsung Galaxy A72 Samsung Galaxy A52
Camera quality Very good Good
Telephoto lens Yes, with 3x optical zoom No
Battery capacity 5000mAh 4500mAh
Fast charger included Yes No, sold separately
Speed class Very good Very good
Internet options 4G only 4G, or 4G and 5G
Screen quality Very good Very good


Samsung A72 vs Samsung A52 camera

Samsung A72: complete camera setup, 3x optical zoom

The Samsung A72 has a striking complete camera setup for its price. With the 64-megapixel standard camera, you can not only take sharp photos during daytime, but also in low light. In addition to a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, the smartphone also has an 8-megapixel telephoto lens. With this lens, you can zoom in up to 3 times without your photo becoming less sharp. This optical zoom is unique for a smartphone in this price range. The A72 also has a macro lens to capture objects like a flower from up close.

Samsung A52 or A72 camera

Samsung A52: the same main camera, no optical zoom

Compared to the A72, the camera set of the Samsung Galaxy A52 is less complete. This is because you don't have a telephoto lens to zoom in far without loss of quality. The device does have the same macro lens and a 64-megapixel standard lens. Thanks to the optical image stabilization, your photos are less likely to become blurry. As a result, they're sharp. The 12-megapixel wide-angle lens is also the same as the A72. You can use this to capture large buildings in your photo in their entirety. For lack of a telephoto lens, the depth sensor provides a depth of field effect in portrait photos.


Samsung A72 vs A52 battery charging

Samsung A72: large battery, no need to worry about charging

The Samsung Galaxy A72 has a large battery with a 5000mAh capacity. With this, you can easily make it to the end of the day with average use without charging. On top of that, you can charge your A72 fast with the included 25W fast charger. Your device is fully charged in just over an hour.

Fast charge Samsung A52 or A72

Samsung A52: slightly smaller battery, charge just as fast

With a 4500mAh capacity, the battery of the Samsung A52 is slightly smaller. You'll usually still make it to the end of the day on a full charge, unless you use the device very intensively. The A52 comes with a 15W charger from Samsung. With a separately available 25W fast charger, you can charge the device just as fast as the A72.


Samsung A72 or A52 processing power

Samsung A72: powerful device, no 5G support

The Samsung Galaxy A72 has 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 720G processor. This processor is quite powerful, so you can smoothly switch between different apps such as YouTube, Netflix, and Spotify. The 128GB storage is expandable with a memory card of up to 1TB. The A72 doesn't support the new 5G network. This means you won't benefit from the higher internet speed from 5G in the future.

Samsung Galaxy A52 vs Samsung A72 performance

Samsung A52: just as powerful, choice of 4G or 5G

Samsung released the A52 in both a 4G and a slightly more expensive 5G version. The 4G version has the same 720G processor as the Samsung A72. Both the 4G and 5G version have 6GB RAM and 128GB storage capacity, which you can expand with a memory card. The 5G model of the A52 has a Snapdragon 750G processor. The biggest benefit of this processor is that it supports 5G.

Screen and size

Screen size Samsung Galaxy A72

Samsung A72: 6.7-inch Full HD screen

With a 6.7-inch screen, the Samsung A72 is a large device. This means it's hard to operate with one hand. On top of that, the smartphone won't fit every pocket comfortably. You see a lot of detail of your movies and series on the Full HD screen. Because the screen has 90Hz refresh rate, movement looks smooth. This means your screen won't stutter when you scroll through your timeline.

Screen size Samsung A52

Samsung A52: 6.5-inch Full HD screen

The 6.5-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy A52 is slightly smaller, but still very large. This device is also hard to operate with one hand, but it does fit your pocket better. Just like the A72, the screen of the A52 has a Full HD resolution. This means you can watch movies and series in high quality. With a 90Hz refresh rate, movement and animations look smooth.


The main difference between both devices is the camera setup. With a telephoto lens and optical zoom, the A72 offers a camera setup we normally only see on more expensive high-end devices. The A52 doesn't have this telephoto lens. In addition, both the screen and the battery of the A72 are larger. In terms of processing power, both smartphones are equal. A big benefit of the A52 is that you can choose a 5G version. With this, you're assured of the highest internet speed in the future.

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