SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy A73 vs Galaxy A72: A great upgrade with a catch

Phone
By 

Last updated: March 17th, 2022 at 20:44 UTC+02:00

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A73 today. It is the highest-end smartphone in the Galaxy A lineup for 2022. It features a big Super AMOLED display with a high refresh rate, a huge camera sensor with OIS, and a big battery.

But is it worth upgrading from the Galaxy A72 that was launched last year? Let’s find out.

Galaxy A73 is a better phone for gaming, thanks to its faster processor

Both smartphones feature 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O displays with Full HD+ resolution, but the Galaxy A73 has a 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy A72 was limited to a 90Hz refresh rate. This means that Samsung’s new phone should offer smoother visuals. Both phones have an in-display fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, and an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.

The Galaxy A72 has a Snapdragon 720G processor, which is slower than the Galaxy A73’s Snapdragon 778G chipset. So, you can expect much faster performance in day-to-day tasks and gaming. Both phones have 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, and a microSD card slot. Since Snapdragon 778G is a 5G chipset, the Galaxy A73 is a 5G compatible phone. The Galaxy A72 is limited to 4G networks.

Galaxy A72 has a dedicated telephoto camera; Galaxy A73 has 8K video recording: pick one

The Galaxy A73 has a 108MP primary camera with OIS, which uses a bigger sensor than the Galaxy A72’s 64MP OIS camera. Both phones have 12MP ultrawide cameras and 5MP macro shooters. There’s one area where the Galaxy A73 is a definite downgrade: it lacks a dedicated telephoto sensor, something that the Galaxy A72 has. The older phone has an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS and 3x optical zoom. Samsung seems to have cut the cost and removed the telephoto camera to fit a 108MP camera on the Galaxy A73.

Galaxy A73 offers longer software support

Samsung’s new phone runs Android 12-based One UI 4.1 out of the box, and it has been promised four major Android OS updates (up to Android 16). In comparison, the Galaxy A72 debuted with Android 11-based One UI 3.1, and it will get three major Android updates. So, Samsung’s new phone has the advantage of longer software support.

Love the headphone jack? Galaxy A73 isn’t for you

Both phones are powered by the same 5,000mAh battery and support 25W fast charging. The Galaxy A73 lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it doesn’t come with a charger or earphones in the box. So, if you love the headphone jack or the telephoto camera, the Galaxy A73 isn’t for you.

So, who’s the winner?

Well, there isn’t a clear winner in this battle. If you want faster performance and longer software support, the Galaxy A73 is the pick for you. But if you value things like a telephoto camera and a headphone jack, you’ll be happy with the Galaxy A72. Hopefully, Samsung will do better next year with the successor to the Galaxy A73.

You can view the complete specifications comparison of the Galaxy A72 and the Galaxy A73 in the table below.

General Information

  • Model Name

    Galaxy A73 5G

    Galaxy A72

  • Model type

    Bar

    Bar

  • Colors

    Black (Black)White (White)Peach (Peach)Blue (Blue)

    Black (Black)White (White)Violet (Violet)Blue (Blue)

  • Announced

    2022, March

    2021, March

  • Released

    2022, April

    2021, April

Physical specifications

  • Dimensions

    Bar: 163.7 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm

    Bar: 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm

  • Weights

    181g

    203g

Operating system

  • Operating system

    Android 12

    Android 11

  • One UI version

    4.1

    3.1

Networks

  • SIM

    Dual SIM model

    Dual SIM model

  • SIM card sizes

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

    Nano-SIM (4FF)

  • Networks

    2G3G4G5G

    2G3G4G

  • eSIM support

    No

    No

Display

  • Kind

    Main Display

  • Name

    Infinity-O Display

  • Technology

    Super AMOLED Display

  • Size

    6.7 inch / 170.18 mm

  • Resolution

    FHD+ / 2400x1080 pixels

  • Pixel density

    394 PPI

  • Refresh rate

    90Hz

Join SamMobile’s Telegram group and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get instant news updates and in-depth reviews of Samsung devices. You can also subscribe to get updates from us on Google News and follow us on Twitter.

Phone Galaxy A72Galaxy A73
Load 2 comments

You might also like

Galaxy A72’s June 2022 security update rollout starts with Asia

Just two weeks after getting the May 2022 security update, the Galaxy A72 has started getting the June 2022 se …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 2 weeks ago

Galaxy A73 gets June 2022 security update in Asia

The Galaxy A73 has started getting a new security update. Samsung was the first Android smartphone brand to re …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 weeks ago

Galaxy A72 gets the May 2022 security update in Asia, Europe

Samsung has released a new software update to its most premium mid-range phone from last year, the Galaxy A72. …

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy A73 review: Pricey excellence

Last year’s Galaxy A72 had something of an identity crisis. Except for a slightly larger screen, bigger …

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 months ago

The Galaxy A73’s got something the Galaxy A72 sorely missed

The Galaxy A52 was Samsung’s best overall mid-range handset last year. The Galaxy A72 was a close second, wi …

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 2 months ago

Galaxy A73 goes on sale in India with some attractive offers

Samsung opened up pre-reservations for the Galaxy A73 in India some time ago. Those who pre-reserved the smart …

  • By Anil Ganti
  • 2 months ago