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Comparison between Realme 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A72: mid-range struggle

The trend towards smartphones with AMOLED screens and quad rear cameras has spread this year. More and more brands have launched mid-range phones to meet the increasing demand in the market. Some are now equipped with faster charging capabilities, more memory and more internal storage, just like Realme 8 Pro andSamsung Galaxy A72. Which phone will give you the best value for money? Check out our comparison review below to find out.

Realme 8 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy A72
Realme 8 Pro VS Samsung Galaxy A72


The back of the Realme 8 Pro is made of polycarbonate with a matte design, but it is mirror-reflective which can be seen when the device is under the sun. The smartphone comes in three colors: black, blue, and yellow

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A72 has a rather beautiful design that has a glossy finish that attracts more fingerprints. Unlike the Realme phone, the phone comes in black, white, blue and purple color options.

Both smartphones feature a punch hole in order to house the front camera. Although both have thinner side bezels, the Realme 8 Pro has a thicker chin than the Samsung Galaxy A72.

On the back of both phones is the manufacturer's brand name at the bottom, and both phones have quad rear cameras.

The positions of the buttons on smartphones are different from each other. Realme 8 Pro has the volume rocker button on the left side.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy A72 keeps the power button on the right side, the same goes for the Realme 8 Pro in terms of the power button.

The usual ports are also available on the bottom of the smartphone, including a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port. The Samsung Galaxy A72 microphone is located between the USB C port and individual speakers while it is next to the USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack of the Realme 8 Pro.

In terms of weight, the Realme 8 Pro is lighter. It is 1mm thicker and 3g heavier than the Samsung Galaxy A72. The front and back edges are also more rounded when compared to the Samsung Galaxy A72. But the latter provides a more comfortable grip even in one hand. In this aspect, we will choose the Samsung phone.


Both smartphones are equipped with a FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. However, the Samsung Galaxy A72 comes with a larger 6.7-inch screen, while the Realme 8 Pro comes with a smaller 6.4-inch screen.

Both phones are equipped with high-resolution screens ideal for watching videos and games. Both provide vibrant colors. However, the colors on the Realme 8 Pro are more intense while the Samsung Galaxy A72 features cooler colors. The feature that suggested the Samsung phone is the refresh rate, as the A72 comes with a 90Hz refresh rate for the first time in Samsung phones in the middle class, while the Realme phone screen comes with a standard 60Hz refresh rate.


Both phones pack a quad rear camera, where the Realme phone comes with a 108-megapixel main camera with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens and two 2-megapixel macro and depth sensors, while the A72 packs a 64-megapixel primary camera with an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor that supports real optical zoom up to x3 along with a 12MP ultra-wide lens and 5MP macro sensor.

When it comes to selfies, the Realme 8 Pro produces clearer photos and has a better focus than the Samsung Galaxy A72. However, the Samsung phone produces more accurate colors while the former has more intense colors.

However, Samsung Galaxy A72 has better beautification properties. At maximum settings, photos taken with Realme phone look more artificial. While the Galaxy A72's selfies look more natural with preserved skin tone, more noticeable eyebrows, and better color contrast.

Both devices perform well in low light environments. However, the performance of the Samsung phone was the best overall, we also have diversity in terms of the photography experience of the Samsung phone, where we have a telephoto sensor capable of supporting a real optical zoom, a feature we see for the first time in a phone in the middle class, so the winner in that The side of the comparison is pretty straightforward.

Internal hardware

Both phones are powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, so do not expect big differences between the two phones in terms of performance. The Realme phone comes with 6 or 8 GB RAM options, while the internal storage space does not exceed 128 GB, while the lower version of the A72 starts from 6 + 128 GB up to the highest version 8 + 256 GB.

The only noticeable difference in the experience of use may be the user interface, where the cuff is tilted in favor of the Samsung phone, which comes with the new One UI 3.1 interface, which features many features and characteristics that the user will definitely like.


The Realme 8 Pro phone comes with a 4500 mAh battery versus a 5000 mAh cell that powers the Samsung phone. Realme gets the privilege here because its phone battery supports 50W fast charging where half of the phone battery can be charged in just 17 minutes! While Samsung remains committed to 25W.

The realme phone offers a better battery life, but not by a large difference because of its screen that supports a standard refresh rate, unlike the Samsung phone, whose battery life is affected by the refresh rate of 90 Hz.

The rest of the specifications

Both phones support 4G networks only and we do not have 5G support, both also support the installation of two SIM cards with the ability to install an external memory card in order to expand the internal storage space, we have a 3.5 mm port while the Samsung phone comes with stereo speakers and the Realme phone lacks that feature.


Realme 8 Pro comes at a price of $ 250 for the entry-level version that comes with 6 + 128 GB, while the Galaxy A72 was priced at $ 530, almost double the price for the 6 + 128 GB version. Both phones are currently available in limited markets to reach the global launch stage during the coming period.


The two devices are definitely great and the differences between them are not great, when we come to a dilemma related to the decision to choose to buy any of them, the decisive thing here is the price, the Samsung phone comes with twice the price of the Realme phone, because it comes with a telephoto sensor and a refresh rate of 90 Hz.

The Realme phone supports 50W fast charging, twice the charging capacity of a Samsung phone, while it comes with an exciting 108MP main camera, if you decide for yourself which one to buy, but bear in mind that the differences in favor of the Samsung phone do not require paying twice the price.

Product Name

Realme 8 Pro

Samsung Galaxy A72

Product Image Realme 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy A72
Our Rating 8.0 8.0
Brand Realme Samsung
Category Specifications and Prices Specifications and Prices

Release Date

Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Announcement Date March 24, 2021 March 17, 2021
Launch Date March 31, 2021 March 2021


Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Dimensions 160.6 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm (6.32 x 2.91 x 0.32 in) 165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm (6.50 x 3.05 x 0.33 in)
Phone Materials Glass front (Gorilla Glass), plastic frame, plastic back -
Weight 176 grams 203
Phone Colors Blue, black, yellow Black, white, blue, pink


Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Display Super AMOLED touch screen, 16 million colors Super AMOLED touch screen, 16 million colors
Size 6.4 inches 6.7 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, a pixel density of 411 pixels per inch 1080 x 2400 pixels, with a pixel density of 393 pixels per inch
protection layer gorilla glass -
Screen-to-body ratio 83.3% screen-to-body ratio 84.9% screen-to-body ratio
Other Features 1000 nits
Always-on display

90Hz refresh rate
800 nits

Internal Hardware

Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G - eight nanometers Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G - eight nanometers
CPU Octa-core (2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold and 6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver) Octa-core (2 x 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold and 6 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver)
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618
Memory Card Yes Yes
RAM 6 - 8 GB 6 - 8 GB
Internal Storage 128 GB 128 - 256 GB


Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Main Quad Quad
1st Sensor 108 MP, f/1.9, (wide) 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
2nd Sensor 8 MP, f/2.3, (ultrawide) 8 MP (telephoto), f/2.4, x3 optical zoom
3rd Sensor 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
4th Sensor 2 MP (depth), f/2.4 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video Recording [email protected], [email protected]/60fps; gyro-EIS [email protected], [email protected]/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera Single Single
- 16 MP (wide), f/2.5 32 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Features HDR, panorama HDR
Video Recording [email protected]/120fps, gyro-EIS [email protected], [email protected]


Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Capacity 4500 mAh non-removable 5000 mAh non-removable
Type Lithium Polymer Lithium Polymer
Fast Charging 50W, reaches 50% in 17 minutes 25W


Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
Other features of the sound 24-bit/192 kHz audio
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers

Additional Features

Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Sensors Under-display fingerprint sensor - optical Under-display fingerprint sensor - optical
Other Features accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, ANT+


Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Model number SM-A725F, SM-A725F / DS
Phone Name Realme 8 Pro Samsung Galaxy A72

Phone Price

Realme 8 ProSamsung Galaxy A72
Price in US Dollar 248 dollars 536 dollars
Price in Saudi Arabia 930 SAR 2010 riyals
Price in Iraq 362450 dinars 783364 dinars
Price in India 17,999 Rupees 38,910 rupees
Price in Egypt 3910 pounds 8415 EGP