Samsung Galaxy A73
Display: Super AMOLED Plus, 120Hz, 800 nits (HBM)
Camera: Quad, 108 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide) 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) 5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Storage: 128GB, 256GB
RAM: 6GB, 8GB
CPU: Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
OS: Android 12, One UI 4.1
Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Samsung Galaxy A73 was launched alongside other 4 Galaxy A series in March 2022. The A73 Samsung beats all others and emerges at the forefront among the in the mid-range segment.
However the Galaxy A73 5G doesn’t differ that much from its smaller sibling, the Galaxy A53 5G, as well as last year’s A72 and its 5G version. Still, compared to the Galaxy A53, the A73 has a better and broader display technology along with a Snapdragon 5G chipset instead of using Samsung’s in-house Exynos 1280.
Samsung Galaxy A73 Price and Accessibility Review
The price attached to each Samsung’s phone makes it quite accessible depending on your budget. In fact there is a Samsung phone for that you budget.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is not an exception, sold at $465 which is very much pocket friendly considering the properties it possess.
The smartphone is available on Amazon and other retail stores.
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G Design Review
The design of the Galaxy A73 5G isn’t any different from its other Galaxy A siblings. Heck, it’s even harder to distinguish if you place it beside Galaxy A72.
The Samsung Galaxy A73 phone weighs 181g and is only about 7.6 mm thick which means that the device is very comfortable to hold and handle despite it being a large screen device.
It is rather plastic which makes it looks less fragile than other glass like phones. The phone does have a fingerprint scanner which help to identify the owner.
The device in general is quite subtle and unostentatious.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G Camera Review
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G features a quad camera setup.
The main camera is a 108Mp sensor with f/1.8 aperture and images are shot at 12Mp by default thanks to pixel binning. Photos taken in daylight or under good lighting conditions come out well and not much to complain about here. You can toggle between 0.5x zoom which uses the ultra-wide sensor and 1x zoom on the main sensor.
As long as there’s enough source of natural light (whether you’re indoors or outdoors), this phone can produce picture-perfect super-wide shots.
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G Performance Review
The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor and is paired with 8GB of RAM, there’s a choice of 128GB or 256GB.
The 778G is not a bad processor, it is a great chip for midrange 5G phones and is based on the TSMC 6nm node. It is a slight downgrade from the Snapdragon 780G which is based on 5nm.
The A73 does not lag or stutter by any means, and it performs well, once UI has been optimized.
Samsung Galaxy A73 Battery Life and Charging Review
The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G’s 5000mAh built-in battery can last an entire day with heavy usage with 120Hz refresh rate enabled and can go longer if with 60Hz and heavy usage.
It takes around an hour to charge fully its 5,000mAh battery from 50% with the 25W “fast charging”.The Power saving feature lets you turn off Always On Display, down-clock the CPU to 70%, disable 5G, and background app activity with a single setting.
Wireless Charging is not available and would have been nice to have taking into consideration the audience the device is made for.
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G Software and Special Features Review
Some incredible software features that the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has includes:
- Android 12
- One UI 4.1
- Four years of OS updates
- Five years of security updates.
The interface is snappy and fast, but it comes pre-loaded with several apps such as Amazon Shopping, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Byjus, Josh, PhonePe, Snapchat, Dailyhunt, Truecaller, Samsung Free, Glance, Moj, ShareChat, MX TakaTak, Samsung Max, Microsoft Apps and more.
If you are a lover of Samsung mid-range phones 5G device, the A73 is a reasonably good option.
|Announced||2022, March 17|
|Released||2022, April 22|
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A73|
Models: SM-A736B, SM-A736B/DS
SAR: 1.14 W/kg (head)
SAR EU: 1.28 W/kg (head) 1.42 W/kg (body
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 &amp;amp;amp; SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66|
|5G Network||1, 3, 5, 7, 28, 40, 41, 66, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A|
|Dimensions||163.7 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm (6.44 x 3.00 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||181 g (6.38 oz)|
|Build Type||IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)|
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||Super AMOLED Plus, 120Hz, 800 nits (HBM)|
|Size||6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)|
|Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||6G , 8GB|
|Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||128GB, , 256GB|
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Call Record Memory||Yes|
108 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Camera Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video Resolution||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS|
|Video Resolution||4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)|
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 670)|
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||Adreno 642L|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 12, One UI 4.1|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.|
|Facebook <strong>Facebook</strong> is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.|
|Youtube <strong>Youtube</strong> is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.|
|Audio Jack Type||No|
|SMS <strong>SMS</strong> (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.||No|
|MMS <strong>MMS</strong> (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.|
|Email <strong>Email</strong> (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.||Yes|
|IM <strong>IM</strong> (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.||Yes|
|Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||5000mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 25W|
|Wireless Charging <strong>Wireless Charging</strong> (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.||Yes|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||
Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
|Colors||Gray, Mint, White|
Models: SM-A736B, SM-A736B/DS
SAR: 1.14 W/kg (head)
SAR EU: 1.28 W/kg (head) 1.42 W/kg (body
- The phone wrapped in a protective sheaf of plastic
- A USB-C charging cable
- A SIM eject pin
- An easy quick start literature(Manual)