Samsung Galaxy A52s vs A52 5G vs A72: What's the difference?

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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung announced the sub-flagship Galaxy A52s 5G successful August, pursuing connected from the Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 smartphones that were revealed astatine an lawsuit successful March. All 3 of these Galaxy A devices beryllium beneath the company's flagship S21 series, but connection a fewer of its large features and immoderate of its plan traits.

We've covered disconnected however the Galaxy A52 5G compares to the Galaxy S21 successful a abstracted feature, but present we are looking astatine however the Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A52 5G, modular Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 comparison to each different to assistance you enactment retired which Samsung Galaxy A instrumentality could beryllium close for you.

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Design

  • A52s 5G/A52 5G: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm, 189g
  • A52: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4mm, 189g
  • A72: 165 x 77.4 x 8.4mm, 203g

The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, A52 5G, Galaxy A52 and the A72 each stock a precise akin design. The Galaxy A72 is the larger and heavier of the 4 devices, but it besides offers a larger display.

All 4 connection a centralised punch spread camera astatine the apical of their screens and they each person a rectangular camera lodging connected the rear with a quad camera offering 3 ample lenses and 1 smaller lens. All 4 devices are besides IP67 h2o and particulate resistant and they each diagnostic level displays and under-screen fingerprint readers.

The Galaxy A52s 5G comes successful Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet and Awesome Mint. The Galaxy A52 5G, A52 and A72 travel come successful Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Violet and Awesome Blue.

Display

  • A52s 5G/A52 5G: 6.5-inch, Super AMOLED, Full HD+, 120Hz, 800nits
  • A52: 6.5-inch, Super AMOLED, Full HD+, 90Hz, 800nits
  • A72: 6.7-inch, Super AMOLED, Full HD+, 90Hz, 800nits

The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and A52 5G travel with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED show with a Full HD+ resolution. It's Samsung's Infinity-O show and it offers a 120Hz refresh rate, similar the Galaxy S21 series, though it isn't adaptive.

The Galaxy A52 LTE exemplary has the aforesaid size and solution show arsenic the 5G exemplary but it has a 90Hz refresh complaint instead. Both the 4G and 5G models person a maximum brightness of 800nits, arsenic does the Galaxy A52s 5G.

The Galaxy A72 meanwhile, has a somewhat larger 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display, which is besides Samsung's Infinity-O show similar the A52 models. It besides offers a Full HD+ resolution, 800nits maximum brightness and a 90Hz refresh complaint similar the modular A52 model.

Hardware and specs

  • A52s 5G: Qualcomm SD778G, 5G, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4500mAh
  • A52 5G: Qualcomm SD750G, 5G, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4500mAh
  • A52: Qualcomm SD720G, LTE, 4/6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 4500mAh
  • A72: Qualcomm SD720G, LTE, 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage, 5000mAh

The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G runs connected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, which is an upgrade to the A52 5G which runs connected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor. The Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72 some tally connected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset. The Galaxy A52s 5G and A52 5G are 5G-enabled, arsenic you mightiness person guessed, portion the A52 and A72 are some LTE.

The Galaxy A52s 5G, A52 5G and Galaxy A72 travel successful a prime of 6GB oregon 8GB of RAM with 128GB oregon 256GB storage. The Galaxy A52 has a prime of 4GB, 6GB oregon 8GB of RAM, with retention options of 128GB and 256GB. All 4 devices person microSD enactment for retention enlargement up to 1TB.

In presumption of artillery capacity, the Galaxy A52s 5G, A52 5G and Galaxy A52 4G person a 4500mAh battery, portion the Galaxy A72 has a somewhat larger 5000mAh capacity. All 4 devices person stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.

There's nary wireless charging connected committee immoderate of the models.

Camera

  • A52s 5G/A52 5G: Quad rear (64MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 5MP extent + 5MP macro), 32MP front
  • A52: Quad rear (64MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 5MP extent + 5MP macro), 32MP front
  • A72: Quad rear (64MP main + 12MP ultra wide + 8MP telephoto + 5MP macro), 32MP front

The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G, A52 5G, A52 and Galaxy A72 each travel with a quad rear cameras but their compositions differ.

The Galaxy A52s 5G, A52 5G and Galaxy A52 each person a 64-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS, a 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, a 5-megapixel extent sensor with f/2.4 aperture and a 5-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

The Galaxy A72 meanwhile, has the aforesaid 64-megapixel main camera, on with the aforesaid 12-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor and the aforesaid 5-megapixel macro lens. It swaps the extent sensor for an 8-megapixel telephoto lens though, offering 3x optical zoom, OIS and an aperture of f/2.4. 

All 4 devices person the aforesaid 32-megapixel beforehand camera with an aperture of f/2.2.

Price

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The Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G costs £409 successful the UK and goes connected merchantability 24 August, shipping from 3 September. Samsung's Galaxy A52 5G costs £399 successful the UK and €429 successful Europe. The Galaxy A52 LTE exemplary isn't disposable successful the UK but costs €349 successful Europe. 

The Samsung Galaxy A72 is somewhat much expensive, costing £419 successful the UK and €449 successful Europe.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy A72 is the astir costly of the 4 devices being compared successful this feature, offering the largest display, largest artillery and a telephoto lens for 3x optical zoom.

It misses retired connected a much precocious processor compared to the A52s 5G, arsenic good arsenic the A52 5G, 5G capabilities and the 120Hz refresh complaint show though, portion the A52s 5G and A52 5G commercialized the telephoto lens of the A72 for a extent sensor. 

Meanwhile, the modular A52 - which isn't disposable successful the UK - is simply a premix betwixt the A52s, A52 5G and the A72, offering the aforesaid camera, display, plan and artillery arsenic the A52s 5G and A52 5G, but with the LTE capabilities, 90Hz refresh complaint show (albeit smaller) and processor arsenic the A72. 

The determination betwixt these devices volition truthful apt travel down to which features substance to you most. Do you privation a accelerated refresh complaint and 5G? Then the A52s 5G is the 1 for you, particularly arsenic this offers a processor upgrade connected the A52 5G for lone a small much cash. If you privation a large display, large artillery and optical zoom capabilities, but you're blessed to suffer 5G and the faster refresh complaint display, you'll apt privation to wage the £10 other for the A72.

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 16 March 2021.

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