Samsung has perfected its mid-range offering with the Galaxy A series. It is a company that brings devices for every price range as well as region-specific devices. The A series is the culmination of entry-level to premium mid-range devices with incremental spec upgrades as well. The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is Samsung’s highest-end A series device.
This latest Samsung A series phone also boasts the best overall specs from the line The A73 5G was released on 22nd April 2022 after Samsung’s Global Unpacked event. Here we tell you about the pros and cons of the device so that you can make an informed decision.
The choice of design has been quite consolidated by Samsung over the past few years. The Galaxy A73 finds itself in the mix of the S21 and S22 series. The device features a unified rectangular camera housing that is slightly raised to make the camera bump more prominent. The quad camera setup is definitely the most differentiating feature on the back of the device.
The A73 5G is a plastic phone. For the price it comes at, the material choice is quite unacceptable. But this has always been the case with A series devices. The frosted finish on the back gives it a kind of premium feel. But it’s only a saving grace.
Port and button preferences remain the same. The in-display fingerprint sensor felt a little slower this time. But that’s mostly due to animation rather than mechanics.
Apart from that, the headphone jack is missing on the A73. Again, this is nothing new as currently only the entry-level A03 and A23 series devices have headphone jacks.
A key feature this year is dual stereo speakers. Samsung has always ensured superior sound quality in their devices. The A73 earpiece takes it up a notch by greatly improving the speaker. The result is a crisp and loud sound experience that doesn’t distort or break at high volumes.Overall, the A73’s design follows Samsung’s long-established standards. The plastic build can be a letdown but overall, it’s a nice package.
The main strength of any Samsung device is always its display. From entry-level to flagship, from LCD to Super AMOLED, Samsung brings quality and calibration unlike any other on 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 have to select anyone between 60 Hz to 120 Hz. Constant 120 Hz will impact battery life, but that’s the tradeoff for a buttery smooth experience.
The display also supports Widevine L1 encryption for secure video playback. Not much to say about the quality. It is 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.
The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G is stacked when it comes to cameras. The rear has a quad camera setup with a 108MP main sensor, 12MP ultrawide and a pair of 5MP macro and depth sensors.
While the macro and depth sensors may seem a little gimmicky, the 108MP main and 12MP ultrawide are brilliant. The main sensor can capture great details thanks to the large aperture. Images look sharp with full dynamic range. Quality is not lost even in low light. In addition to a dedicated night mode, Samsung boasts variable shutter speeds to capture the best possible images even in the darkest settings. Artificial light exposure also impresses because it neither overexposes nor underexposes the subject.
Post-processing from Samsung has always been great. The A73 takes it up a notch. This is undoubtedly the best camera experience on any mid-range spec device. There is a 32 MP sensor on the front. It’s a decent shooter that’s a carry-over from the previous generation.The main camera supports 4K videography at 30 fps. Videography is also amazing thanks to the onboard gyro-EIS. Overall, the A73’s camera system is capable of the likes of the company’s flagships.
The A73 5G is a mid-range device after all. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 778 5G chipset. The octa-core processor features 4 2.4 GHz Kryo 670 and 4 1.8 GHz Kryo 670 chip designs with Adreno 642L to complement the graphics.
778 5G is a very capable processor. Of course, it won’t challenge the likes of the 8 Gen 1 but it does make a place for casual users. Everyday use like video streaming and browsing is a breeze with a high refresh rate display. Beyond that, the processor can also handle graphics-intensive titles quite well. Games like PUBG and Free Fire run on medium settings without any frame drops The balanced processor also helps keep the device stable during long gaming sessions. In short, users will not find any thermal throttling in this device.
For an upper mid-range device, the A73’s performance-related value proposition is certainly commendable.
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G has a 5000 mAh battery. The large battery is coupled with 25W fast charging. Users can expect around 7 to 8 hours of SoT from the device which is pretty standard for an upper mid-range device.
The official price of Samsung Galaxy A73 5G in Bangladesh is Rs 77,499. Price depends on sellers and offers given at the time of purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy A73 5G brings Samsung reliability with almost flagship-level performance. The display, camera and processor all shine in their respective categories. However, the only downside is the plastic body. Now the question remains, will users be interested in buying a mid-range device at such a high price when there are other, proper flagship options?