realme 8 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A72: Specs Comparison
Two smartphone brands have recently released their new mid-range smartphones, we have the realme 8 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A72. Both have Super AMOLED screens, quad-rear cameras, big batteries, and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. Which one looks better on paper? Find out in the specs comparison below.
|realme 8 Pro||Samsung Galaxy A72|
|6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 411ppi||6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 394ppi, 90Hz refresh rate|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU|
|6GB, 8GB RAM||6GB, 8GB RAM|
|128GB storage||128GB, 256GB storage|
|microSD card (dedicated)||microSD card (hybrid)|
• 108MP F1.9 main
• 8MP F2.3 ultra-wide
• 2MP F2.4 macro
• 2MP F2.4 depth
• 64MP F1.8 main
• 8MP F2.4 telephoto
• 12MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 5MP F2.4 macro
|16MP F2.5 front camera||32MP F2.2 front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|3.5mm audio port||3.5mm audio port|
|Fingerprint scanner (in-display)||Fingerprint scanner (in-display)|
|realme UI 2.0 (Android 11)||One UI 3.1 (Android 11)|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 50W fast charging||5,000mAh w/ 25W fast charging|
|160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm||165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm|
|176 g||203 g|
Summary of advantages
realme 8 Pro:
• Slightly higher pixel count
• Dedicated microSD card slot
• Higher main camera resolution
• Depth-sensing camera
• Faster charging rate
Samsung Galaxy A72:
• 90Hz refresh rate
• 256GB option
• Telephoto camera
• Higher ultra-wide camera resolution
• Higher macro camera resolution
• Higher front camera resolution
• Stereo speakers
• Larger battery capacity
When it comes to the display, the two sport above 6-inch screens with Super AMOLED panels, so you can expect immersive viewing experiences with rich colors and deep blacks. While the realme 8 Pro has a slightly higher pixel count, the Samsung Galaxy A72 has a slightly larger screen and 90Hz refresh rate for some smooth animations and transitions.
The realme 8 Pro is only available in 128GB, while the Samsung Galaxy A72 comes in either 128GB or 256GB. However, the realme device features a dedicated microSD card slot for easy expansion without sacrificing dual-SIM capabilities.
The two are equipped with quad-rear camera setups. The realme 8 Pro has a significantly higher 108MP main camera resolution and a depth camera. However, the Samsung Galaxy A72 offers a telephoto lens and a higher camera resolution for ultra-wide and macro cameras.
For the front camera, the Samsung Galaxy A72 also has a higher 32MP resolution for more detailed selfies, compared to the realme 8 Pro’s 16MP.
Both units feature similar specs like 4G LTE, WiFi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 NFC, USB-C, 3.5mm audio ports, and fingerprint scanners. However, the Samsung Galaxy A72 features stereo speakers for a more immersive sound when watching videos or playing games.
The Samsung Galaxy A72 has a bigger battery capacity compared to the realme 8 Pro’s 4,500mAh battery. However, the former only has 25W fast charging, which is slower than the 50W fast charger on the latter. While the Samsung Galaxy A72 might last longer, the realme 8 Pro can replenish its battery faster.
Chipset and RAM
Both sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G SoC with Adreno 618 GPU. The two also sport the same RAM options at 6GB and 8GB, so we expect the same level of performance.
Which one to get?
We don’t have the local price yet for the realme 8 Pro, so we can’t judge them yet based on affordability. But based on the specs, if you want a device with a high refresh rate, bigger storage option, a telephoto camera, a higher camera resolution for the ultra-wide, macro, and selfie cameras, stereo speakers, and a larger battery, the Samsung Galaxy A72 is the right one to get.
But if you’re looking for a dedicated microSD card slot, a high main camera resolution and depth-sensing camera, and faster-charging rate, you should opt for the realme 8 Pro.
What do you guys think? Which smartphone is the best choice? Let us know in the comments below.