Thursday, March 18, 2021

Bucket Tech: Samsung Galaxy A52 & A72

Yesterday saw the global release of Samsung's new Galaxy A devices, the A52, A52 5G and A72. As always with the Galaxy A series, the devices are aimed at the youth, giving the user a quality device with features that normally are reserved for high-end flagship devices but at half the price! The brands marketing ploy worked really well, with making the A stand for awesome, and after watching the launch, seeing what these phones come with and the capabilities of them, they really are awesome devices!

So lets take a quick run down the features, both devices are the same apart from the sizes, with the A72 giving you a larger display but everything on the inside is virtually the same. Both are powered by a Octa-Core (dual 2.3GHz + Hexa 1.8GHz) processor with memory of up to 8GB RAM with internal storage of 128 and 256GB, there's also external storage via MicroSD of up to 1TB so you're never going to run low on space, if you do there is always Google drive to backup your data. Both devices are LTE enabled with only the A52 getting a 5G variant. The devices are IP67 rated making them water and dust resistant. The A52 comes with a Super Fast Charging 4,500mAh battery while the A72 has a 5,000mAh both of which Samsung claim a two-day single charge lifespan, but it comes with intelligent settings that pick up patterns when you don't use your devices, example when you're sleeping it will swap over into battery saving mode to conserve life until you wake up again. 

Now, the most important thing for the youth are the camera and Samsung definitely are going all out for this one, with the A52 and A72 getting Quad rear cameras. Main camera is a 64MP high res lens with OIS (optical image stabilization), Ultra Wide 12MP,  5MP Depth sensor camera, 5MP Macro camera. True power in the main camera is when making videos, with the OIS it ensures your content is smooth and clear all the time. The A72 camera swaps out the 5MP depth sensor camera for the 8MP tele photo lens with 3x Optical Zoom, letting you see things further than ever before. Front facing camera is a 32MP F2.2 lens which ensures awesome selfies all the time. 

Staying connected is more important right now than ever, which is another big gameplay by Samsung with these devices. With seamless ways to share content with devices, adding restrictions to the content and even giving the user the ability to delete sent content off other peoples devices. The devices also have music share so you and friends can listen to music off a single device with multiple buds. The phones displays are FHD flat, with 800 nits brightness with eye comfort shield which ensures the eyes are protected at all times from the harmful blue lights. The quick refresh rate makes for super smooth scrolling. 

Both the A52 and A72 are available in four awesome colours, being Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue and Awesome Violet. Local pricing as confirmed by Samsung are as follows:

Galaxy A52 - R7,999

Galaxy A72 - R9,999

Galaxy A52 5G not confirmed for local market as yet. 

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