These days, Samsung is known more for its high-end offerings such the Galaxy S6 (including its Edge variant) and Galaxy Note 5. But the South Korean company has also been showing that it has not completely forgotten the budget-conscious buyers by releasing decent affordable devices, such as the Galaxy Core Prime, every now and then. Samsung Galaxy J7 is one of the newer offerings in the mid-range segment of the market with some impressive features, including a huge Super AMOLED display, powerful camera combo, an octa-core processor and 4G LTE support.
Design and Display
Samsung Galaxy J7 features a body made of plastic material – just what you’d expect to see in most devices around its price. However, the phone does look attractive, as you’d ordinarily expect one from its manufacturer to. It parades a svelte profile at a thickness of just 7.5 millimetres, while tipping the scale at 171 grams. Samsung Galaxy J7 comes in gold, white and black colour variants. You are in for impressive viewing experience with the massive 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display which an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The screen resolution delivers a pixel density of 267 ppi, which is manageable.
Camera and Storage
You should expect to capture images that help to preserve all the exciting memories with family and friends in superior quality. Samsung Galaxy J7 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture, LED flash and autofocus. The shooter can be used to record Full HD (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second. There is also a wide-angle 5-megapixel front-facing camera with flash for selfies and video calls. Samsung provided 16GB onboard storage, of which 11.6 GB is available to the user. However, you will be able to expand storage by up to 128 GB more via the microSD card slot.
Performance and OS
Samsung Galaxy J7 looks ready to deliver impressive performance for a mid-range smartphone with an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 processor running under the hood. With support supplied by RAM of 1.5GB capacity, the powerful CPU, clocked at 1.5 GHz, should enable enjoyable multitasking and relatively smooth gaming experience. The phone boots Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, which is arguably the best you can expect on a mid-ranger.
Sundry Specs and Features
Juice needed to get Samsung Galaxy J7 running is supplied by a large 3000mAh battery, which is rated to be capable of supporting up to 18 hours of talk time on 3G. In addition, an Ultra Power Saving Mode allows you squeeze more runtime out of the battery when running low on juice capacity. If you ever have access to a 4G LTE network, the Galaxy J7 allows you enjoy blazing-fast downloading speeds. It supports dual-SIM functionality as well as Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct.
Samsung Galaxy J7 sells for a price around $227, which is equivalent to a price in the range N45,000 to N50,000 in Nigeria. The price looks decent when you consider the phone’s huge display, octa-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity and Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Highlights
– 7.5mm thick
– 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display
– 13MP and 5MP cameras
– 1.5GHz, octa-core Exynos processor
– 1.5GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage plus microSD expansion (up to 128 GB)
– Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Dual SIM
– 4G LTE
– 3000mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode