In another attempt to fight off competition in the mid-range category, Samsung has come up with their latest product of the Samsung’s A-Series, the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G. It is the next-in-line of the Galaxy A72, which didn’t feature 5G support last year. However, despite the lack of some features, the A72 is still a good bargain for the money.
The Galaxy A73 is powered by the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, which is one of the best options for mid-range smartphones. So, if you are considering buying the device, here’s what you should know about it.
This Galaxy A73 is packed in a regular white box containing the device, USB Type-C cable, SIM ejector tool, and quick guides for new users. However, note that it does not come with a charger adapter, so if you do not have one, you must buy it separately.
Design and Price
The device weighs about 181 grams and is about 7.6mm thick, making it very comfortable to hold. In terms of color, the Galaxy A73 is available in gray, mint, and white. Besides that, the body is made with polycarbonate, which gives the device a premium look, and with a matte finish at the back of the phone to prevent fingerprints.
Just like most smartphones, the volume controls and a power button are at the side of the device. In addition, there is a microphone, charging port, and speaker at the bottom of the phone. Then, you will find four cameras and an LED flash at the back of the phone.
A plus point for the A73 is the extra protection from Gorilla Glass 5, where the phone is more durable and scratch resistant. The latest Samsung Galaxy A73 5G price in Kenya market starts from KSh 54,449.
This Samsung smartphone packs a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a 120Hz refresh rate. With HDR support, the screen shows more details with good vibrant colors. So, whether you are watching a movie on Netflix or just going through your social media, you will have a good viewing experience.
Besides that, there are options in the settings to adjust the display according to your needs. For instance, if you are under direct sunlight, you can increase the brightness level to 800 nits so you can see the screen. In addition, there are two screen modes; Natural Mode, which offers a good imitation of the natural colors, and Vivid Mode, which shows more vibrant colors.
As mentioned earlier, the Galaxy A73 used the Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, contributing to its fast and reliable performance. The thing about mid-range products is that sometimes you may experience lagging when opening the camera but not with this phone. With 8GB RAM and RAM Plus that provides an extra virtual RAM boost, it offers you super smooth navigation through the interface.
Apart from that, you can still enjoy playing games on this phone, such as Mobile Legends or PUBG. Although the back side of the phone does get warm after a while, it will not distract you at all. However, note that the device is not suitable for heavy games, so you might want to keep that on your HP laptop or gaming laptop.
The next thing is the camera, which does not disappoint either. Galaxy A73 offers 5 cameras with different functions.
- 108MP primary camera: Captures great detail in a picture with natural lighting.
- 12MP ultra-wide camera: Allows you to capture more area in a single frame.
- 5MP depth camera: Adds the bokeh effect to the picture.
- 5MP macro camera: Helps you to capture nice closeups shots even though it requires you to get very close to the object.
- 32MP selfie camera: Allows you to take nice selfies just by simply waving your hand to the camera.
Besides that, Samsung has increased its zoom ability to up to 10x, although the results may not be that impressive for this Galaxy A73. However, note that just like any other camera, the quality of the images will also deteriorate with poor lighting.
The main concern for many smartphone users is usually how good the battery life is because nobody wants to keep on charging their phone multiple times a day. However, the Galaxy A73 offers a strong battery life with a 5000mAh battery for longer usage with one single charge.
In addition, the device supports 25W Super Fast Charging, which will take more than 2 hours to fully charge. However, once it is 100%, the battery will not drain quickly, even after heavy usage with different apps. One tip for the users is, if you are only using the device moderately, you can change the refresh settings to 60Hz so the battery can last up to 2 days.
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