Samsung has perfected its mid-range offering through the Galaxy A series. This is a company that brings devices for every price range as well as region-specific devices. The A series is the culmination of devices from entry-level to premium mid-range devices with the spec also seeing incremental upgrades. Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is the highest-end A series device from Samsung.
This latest Sasung A series phone also boasts the overall best specs from the line. The A73 5G was released on 22nd April 2022 following the global unpacked event by Samsung. Here’s us telling you the good and bad of the device so that you can make an informed decision.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
Design and Build Quality
The design choice has been quite unified by Samsung in the last few years. The Galaxy A73 finds itself in the mix between the S21 and the S22 series. The device has a unified rectangular camera housing which is slightly raised to make the camera bump more prominent. The quad camera setup is certainly the most distinguishing feature of the back of the device.
The A73 5G is a plastic-built phone. For the price it comes at, the material choice is quite unacceptable. But that’s how it's always been with the A series devices. The frosted finish on the back gives it some form of premium feel. But that’s just a saving grace.
The port and button choices remain the same. The in-display fingerprint sensor felt a little slower this time around. But it's mostly due to the animation rather than the mechanism itself.
Other than that, the headphone jack is missing on the A73. Again, this is nothing new as only the entry-level A03 and A23 series devices come with the headphone jack currently.
One of the important pros this year is the dual stereo speaker. Samsung has always ensured superior sound quality in their devices. The A73 takes it up a notch by vastly improving the earpiece speaker. The result is a crisp and loud sound experience that doesn’t distort or break at high volume.
Overall, the design of the A73 follows long-established standards by Samsung. The plastic build might be a letdown but overall, it’s a nice package.
The core strength of any Samsung device has always been its display. From entry-level to flagships, LCD to Super AMOLED, Samsung brings quality and calibration unlike any other in the market.
The Galaxy A73 features a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. This is a bump up from last year’s 90 Hz panel found on the A72. The A73 also removes the adaptive refresh rate. So, users will have to select anyone between 60 Hz and 120 Hz. The constant 120 Hz will have an impact on the battery life, but that’s the tradeoff for the smooth buttery experience.
The display also supports Widevine L1 encryption for secured video playback. There’s nothing much to say about the quality itself. It’s a Samsung panel and users will get excellent output from it. Overall, the display impresses through and through making it the perfect media consumption device in the upper mid-range section.
The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is stacked when it comes to cameras. The rear features a quad camera setup with a 108 MP main sensor, 12 MP ultrawide, and a couple of 5 MP macro and depth sensors.
While the macro and depth sensors might feel a bit gimmicky, the 108 MP main and 12 MP ultrawide shines out. The main sensor can capture great details thanks to the large aperture. Images look sharp with full dynamic range. The quality doesn’t falter in low light as well. In addition to the dedicated night mode, Samsung also boasts variable shutter speed to capture the best possible image even in the darkest settings. The exposure to artificial light also impresses as it doesn’t suffer from over or under-exposing the subject.
The post-processing from Samsung has always been great. The A73 takes it up a notch. This is undoubtedly the best camera experience in any mid-range spec device. The front features a 32 MP sensor. It’s a decent shooter which is a carry-over from the previous generation.
The main camera supports up to 4K videography at 30 fps. The videography is also amazing thanks to the gyro-EIS onboard. Overall, the camera system on the A73 is capable of the likes of flagships from the company.
Processor and Performance
The A73 5G is after all a mid-range device. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 778 5G chipset. The octa-core processor has a 4 2.4 GHz Kryo 670 and 4 1.8 GHz Kryo 670 chip design with Adreno 642L to complement the graphics.
The 778 5G is a very capable processor. Of course, it won’t challenge the likes of 8 Gen 1 but it makes a space for casual users. Day-to-day usage like video streaming and browsing is a breeze coupled with a high refresh rate display. Beyond that, the processor can also handle graphics-intensive titles pretty well. Games like PUBG and Free Fire run at moderate settings without any frame drop. The balanced processor also helps to keep the device stable in long gaming sessions. In short, users won't find any thermal throttling in this device.
For an upper mid-range device, the value proposition concerning the performance of A73 is definitely commendable.
Battery and Charge Time
The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G features a 5000 mAh battery. The large battery is coupled with 25W fast charging. Users can expect to get around 7 to 8 hours of SoT from the device which is pretty standard for an upper mid-range device.
Price of Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
The official price of the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G in Bangladesh is TK 68,500. The price is dependent on the vendors and offers provided at the time of purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G brings the reliability of Samsung with near flagship-level performance. The display, camera, and processor all components shine in their respective department. However, the only letdown is the plastic body. Now the question remains, would the users be interested to buy a mid-range device at such a high price when there are other, proper flagship alternatives?