Full review Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A7 price in India: INR 33,490
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Specification Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor: 1.9 GHz Octa Core
Dual SIM: Yes
4G ready: Yes
RAM: 3 GB
Memory: 32 GB, 22 GB user available
External Memory: Yes, up to 256 GB with microSD card storage
Camera: 16 MP, F/1.9, LED Flash, 27mm, auto focus
Video’: 1080p at 30 fps
Front camera: 16 MP, F/1.9 with NO LED Flash, 1080p video rec
Battery: 3,600 mAh removable
Thickness: 7.9 mm
Display: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED
Screen resolution: 1080 x 1920, Full HD
Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2
FM radio: Yes
Samsung Pay: Yes
The A7 comes with a 5.7 inch full HD super AMOLED display, an octa core processor, 3 GB RAM, fingerprint sensor and a 3,600 mAh battery which I must say is a much needed battery life nowadays.
The device is marked at MRP of Rs. 37,300 but you’d probably get
it off the shelf at about Rs. 33,000 at the Samsung India eStore or Flipkart.
The Galaxy A7 is powered by a 64 bit octa core processor and 3 GB RAM with internal memory of 32 GB. The A7 is a dual SIM device and supports expandable memory of upto 256 GB using microSD card.
The best part, from a hardware perspective, is the battery at 3,600 mAh which is sure to last you through the day with an extremely active usage. The glass on top is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 which is currently the best protection that you can get- however, it still doesn’t mean it’s unbreakable.
To charge or transfer data, you have a USB Type C port and hence a standard microUSB wire won’t work. However, Samsung does provide a USB type C to microUSB converter that you can simply attach to the phone & any microUSB wire would work just as well.
At the back you have a 16 MP camera with LED flash and F stop of 1.9 capable of shooting Full HD videos while in the front you have again a 16 MP camera & capability to record full HD videos. We’ll talk more about the camera features and quality later in the video.
The entire unit is a single piece with no access to the battery or to anything else inside. It’s IP 68 certified, so it’s water resistant and dust resistant. You can pretty much dip it in water and it will withstand from being affected up until 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
The good thing is Samsung does not bloat your smartphone with much of its own software. It does give you some basics such as Radio, Smart Secure folder, Opera Max browser and then a couple of really nifty apps like Voice recorder, S health, a really awesome email client and then you have the entire suite of google apps including Google Photos and some important Microsoft apps like Word, excel, powerpoint, onenote and skype. You’ve also got Samsung Pay which is probably the most talked about introduction with the release of the A7 and A5 2017 models and we’ll talk more about it in the video ahead.
Overall, the Galaxy A7 for its price is a pretty amazing smartphone! I think it looks gorgeous & quite premium for a smartphone that’s in the range of Rs. 34,000. Now, while it does look like the Galaxy S7 it does not quite have the camera quality of that smartphone. But that’s alright – it’s still pretty decent. With 3 GB RAM, octa core processing and a massive 3,600 mAh battery – the phone would not leave you gasping for performance. The display is gorgeous while massive at the same time – but trust me you’d get used to this size fairly quickly and wouldn’t want to downgrade from this size ever.