Galaxy A72 and Redmi Note 9 Pro are mid-range phones from Samsung and Xiaomi that are similar in terms of technical data: both feature 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, a big battery, and a quad-camera. However, they have differences in terms of additional features and display. Learn, in the following paragraphs, what changes between the devices.
Galaxy A72 vs Redmi Note 9 Pro
|Specifications||Galaxy A72||Redmi Note 9 Pro|
|Launch||March 2021||June 2020|
|Current price||$438.72||From $249.99|
|Screen||6.7 inches||6.67 inches|
|Screen resolution||Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels)||Full HD + (2400 x 1080)|
|Screen Panel||Super AMOLED||IPS LCD|
|Processor||Snapdragon 720G (octa-core up to 2.3 GHz)||Snapdragon 720G (octa-core up to 2.3 GHz)|
|RAM||6 GB||6 GB|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB or 128 GB|
|Memory card||microSD up to 1 TB||microSD up to 512 GB|
|Main camera||Quad camera: 64, 12, 8 and 5 MP||Quad camera: 64, 8, 5 and 2 megapixels|
|Front camera (selfie)||32 MP||16 MP|
|Operating system||Android 11||Android 10 |
|Battery||5,000 mAh||5,020 mAh|
|Telephony||Nano SIM||Nano SIM|
|Dimensions and weight||165 x 77.4 x 8.4 mm; 203 grams||165.75 x 76.68 x 8.8 mm; 209 grams|
|Colors||Black, white, blue and violet||Gray, green and white|
Screen and design
The phones are very similar. Both bring a screen with thin edges and retire the notch, as the front camera is in a hole in the center of the display. The rear cameras of the Redmi Note 9 Pro are arranged in a box in the center of the smartphone, while the Galaxy A72 brings the photo array in a box on the right, with the lenses lined up vertically.
Xiaomi’s phone has the advantage in industrial construction. The device has the back and front parts made of glass, while Samsung’s phone has the back made of plastic. Both come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The Galaxy A72 also comes with IP67 protection, which guarantees resistance to dust and submersion in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
As for the display, the Galaxy A72 has a 6.7-inch screen, Full HD+ resolution (2400 x 1080), 394 PPI density, and Super AMOLED technology. The phone also takes advantage of a 90 Hz refresh rate and a maximum illumination capacity of 800 nits, promising sharper images. The device also comes equipped with Eye Care to ease eye fatigue by automatically reducing the color temperature. Today there is research questioning the effectiveness of the feature.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro also has a 6.67-inch screen, Full HD+ (2400 x 1080) resolution, 395 PPI density, and LCS IPS technology. The device is capable of 450 nits of illumination and comes with TÜV Rheinland’s low blue light emission certification.
The Galaxy A72 is available in black, blue, white, and violet colors. The Redmi Note 9 Pro, on the other hand, comes in gray, green, and white finishes.
Photo capability is another differentiator between the phones. The Galaxy A72 has a main camera with up to 64 MP, plus a 123° ultra-wide camera, a macro lens to capture details up close, and a depth sensor for Portrait Mode. The smartphone also features 3 times optical zoom, up to 30 times digital zoom, and an optical image stabilizer.
The set is composed as follows:
- 64 MP main sensor (f/1.8).
- 12 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 8 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
- 5 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
- 32 MP (f/2.2) front camera
The Redmi Note 9 Pro also has a quad-camera with a 64 MP main sensor. However, the sensor uses artificial intelligence to combine four pixels into one, compensating for any lack of ambient brightness. The device still allows you to capture photos in RAW format and has a scanner mode but takes disadvantage in the other lenses.
The set looks like this:
- 64 MP main sensor (f/1.9)
- 8 MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2)
- 5 MP macro camera (f/2.4)
- 2 MP depth sensor (f/2.4)
- 16 MP front-facing camera (f/2.48)
Both smartphones feature LED flash, Night Mode, Panorama Mode, Portrait Mode, HDR System, and face detection. On the camera side, both record in 4K at a rate of 30 frames per second (fps). The Redmi Note 9 Pro takes advantage of slow motion, which is 120 fps versus 240 fps for the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Performance and storage
The technical data sheet of the phones is very similar. Both come with an 8-nanometer Snapdragon 720G chipset, eight processing cores of up to 2.3 GHz speed, Adreno 618 GPU, and 6 GB of RAM.
With such specifications, the promise is that both can get superior graphics performance, which directly impacts performance in games and photo and video editing applications. The 6 GB RAM also makes it easier to open multiple apps at the same time.
The Galaxy A72 also comes with Game Booster, a feature that learns the user’s usage patterns during games to optimize battery, temperature, and memory.
As for storage, the Galaxy A72 has 128 GB and the possibility of expansion by microSD up to 1 TB. The Redmi Note 9 Pro, on the other hand, has 64 GB or 128 GB of memory and allows expansion up to 512 GB.
The big battery is one of the big draws on both devices. The Galaxy A72 comes with a 5,000 mAh component, which is enough for up to two full days of use. Samsung estimates a range of 19 hours of 4G browsing and 23 hours of video playback. The device comes with a 25 W fast charger in the box.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 5,020 mAh component, enough for up to 16 hours of continuous browsing and 13 hours of gaming. The phone comes out ahead for the more powerful 33 W charger.
The Galaxy A72 already came out of the factory with Android 11 and the One UI 3.1 interface. The latest version of Google’s system allows you to use native features such as bubble-shaped notifications, screen recording, and scrollable screenshots.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro left the factory with Android 10 and the MIUI 11 interface. Xiaomi has already promised the new version of the system.
The Xiaomi phone brings a fingerprint sensor on the side, face unlock, and infrared, a feature that allows you to turn the phone into a universal remote control for various electronics such as TV, stereo, and air conditioning. The Galaxy A72’s fingerprint sensor is located under the screen.
Both come with a USB-C port, a P2 headphone jack, and NFC communication. The Redmi Note 9 Pro has dual speakers, one on the top and one on the bottom. The Galaxy A72 comes with Quick Share, which allows you to instantly send content such as videos and photos via Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth.
Both feature Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 5 GHz wi-fi on 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac bands, and LTE internet. However, the A72’s 4G internet reaches 800 Mbps speed, while the Note 9 Pro’s reaches 600 Mbps.
Price and Availability
Announced in June last year, the Redmi Note 9 Pro is available for purchase on Amazon for $249.99
The Galaxy A72 is also available for purchase on Amazon for $438.72.