Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review

The Alpha Team is back with another hit device A7. The Samsung Galaxy A series is a line of upper mid-range Android smartphones produced by Samsung Electronics. These A-series look a lot like Samsung’s S-series but come with lower specifications and features. Which is why obviously they come under the category of “mid-range android smartphones”. Let’s look at Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review in detail.

Samsung is constantly battling to make A-series a big success. Therefore, many improvements have been made not just in the latest A7 but in the previous A-series as well. When looking for an upper mid-range and a budget friendly smart phone, it is definitely overshadowed by the Samsung Galaxy A7.

This premium phone A7 features a 5.5 inches AMOLED screen with a 1080 x 1920 full HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 386 dpi. The 5.5 inch super AMOLED screen is an ideal size for viewing media and playing games. There are very slim bezels to the right and left edge, making the screen look even wider.

On the other hand, the Galaxy A7 comes with a 16MP front and rear camera. As you’d expect, this amazing camera would definitely live up to your expectation level. It has great features like beauty mode and filters including; classic, cozy, deep, cream etc.

Additionally, the best thing about Galaxy A7 is that its powerhouse is packed with 3600 mAh battery. This powerful battery gives you unlimited battery life that can last for almost a whole day with normal usage.

Moreover, the device has a 3 GB RAM and a 32 GB ROM. However, Samsung decided to bring expandable storage capacity back in to action within A-series as well, allowing for an additional storage capacity via microSD card by up to 256 GB.

Want to know what more this newly-introduced phone has to offer you? We find out, in this in-depth Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) review.

Specifications of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

LAUNCH Released  March, 2016
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  156 x 75.3 x 7.3 mm
Weight  183 g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM
DISPLAY Type  Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size  5.5 inches (~69.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Protection  Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Multi-touch  Yes, 10-Point
2G Bands  GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-  SIM model only)
3G Bands  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900),  20(800)
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset  Exynos 7880 Octa-core
CPU  Octa-core 1.8 GHz Krait 400
GPU  Adreno 330
MEMORY Card Slot  microSD, up to 256 GB
internal  32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary  16 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama,  HDR
Video  1080p@30fps
Secondary  16 MP, f/1.8, 1080p
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS
NFC  Yes
Radio  FM radio
USB  v3.0, Type-C reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors  Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity,  compass
BATTERY  Non-removable Li-Po 3600 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.55,000/-
OTHERS Colors  Dark Gray

Pros :

  • 16MP Front Camera
  • 16MP Back Camera
  • 3600 mAh big Battery
  • 3GB RAM
  • Fingerprint Scanner

Cons :

  • No LED notification light

 Design and Display of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A7 has totally sleek and dashing design which is very eye-catching. The Galaxy A7 is equipped with 5.5 inches display screen with full HD IPS LCD that goes well with the display of 1080 pixels. The supportive pixel density is 420 dpi and Graphic processing unit (GPU) is Mali-T830 which increases its graphic power.

The A7 Galaxy is 5.5 inches device whereas the dimensions are 156 x 75.3 x 7.3 mm and the weight is only 183 grams although it carries big battery of 3600 mAh but still it is light weight and easy to carry device. Front screen has rounded corners which makes it very rocking.

Samsung Galaxy A7 has very smooth and sleek design moreover you feel very enchanting while carrying it in your hand. The front side has front camera lens of 16MP at its top side while the main home key is present at the down side. It has no LED notification light only ear piece is present at top.

Now let’s have a look at Samsung Galaxy A7 edges which are filled with connectivity ports because it has non-removable back cover. The right edge has speaker and power button while the left one has volume up and down key. At top side we have SIM jacket and mic while at down side we are having audio jack and type-C USB connector.

In the end of Design section let’s check the back body of Samsung Galaxy A7 which is simple and elegant. A lens of 16MP with powerful flash light is present at the top side while the Samsung name is resided below it. The back body has full plane metal cover body that is very unique and new invention.

Memory for Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A7 has 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM further the internal memory can be increased up to 128 GB with the access of memory card. Internal memory is satisfactory even without memory card but if you are pictures and games lover then you have to insert memory card.

3GB RAM is very good choice for efficient performance and multi-tasking. It works totally smoothly and fine while doing multi-tasking.

Camera within Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A7 is giving us the most advanced camera options because it’s both front and back camera are equipped with 16MP lens. Both cameras have flash light which is a very plus point because flash light is very helpful in low-lights. Cameras can record video in full 1080 pixels.

Rear Camera of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

The back camera of Samsung Galaxy A7 has 16MP lens with LED flash light. It can record videos in full 1080 x 1920 pixels that means it supports full HD system. The main modes of back camera are Auto, Pro, Panorama, Hyper lapse, HDR, Night and food.

Pro mode provides us professional camera options such as Exposure setting, ISO setting and White Balance. Hyper lapse is time-lapse technique in which the position of camera is being changed between exposures in order to create a new shoot. High Dynamic Range (HDR) in rich tone is also accessible for Samsung Galaxy A7 users.

Interface of Camera is very friendly and simple. The top side has camera switch button while next to it flashlight option and setting button are available. At down side we have gallery view option and clickable buttons of camera and video recording.

The result of back camera is extra ordinary because it has powerful lens of 16MP. It has faster and more accurate system other than any Samsung Device moreover it works awesome in dark lights and reduce handshaking in videos. The photos from Samsung Galaxy A7 are very detailed and almost no noise further contrast, color accuracy, sharpness are top-notch.

Front Camera of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

The front Camera of Samsung Galaxy A7 is no lesser than back camera because it has also 16MP lens with flash light. The front camera with 16MP lens is new and powerful invention of Samsung further it can record videos in full 1080 pixels.

Selfie camera has many different modes such as every day, maple, cream, deep, memory, and forest, cozy and classic. These all modes enhance your face beauty with different color modes moreover beauty mode has all these modes separately which is a new choice.

Front Camera is perfect selfie camera for selfie lovers because the exposure, the lights, and the color accuracy everything is perfect in Samsung Galaxy A7. Flash light is also available with it which works totally fine in low-lights. All I can say this is perfect selfie camera.

Connectivity of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is properly equipped with every connectivity. It supports all the bands of Pakistan in 3G and 4G connectivity. The speed limit over LTE network or 3G network is cat.4 450/50 Mbps.

The USB type for charging and data transfer is different. It has v2.0, type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB on-the-Go. Wi-Fi works at v802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth is 4.1.

We have dual sim option availability in the device. The sim jacket is available on top side for SIM 2 slot with microSD slot and SIM 1 slot is present on left edge. The design is little bit different as compare to other devices of Samsung.

Battery Performance of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A7 has non-removable battery of 3600 mAh which is present inside the back cover. As we know it has octa-core processor so it will automatically work as battery saver also further the big battery of 3600 mAh will provide us efficient timings.

Excessive usage of 3G/4G and 3D games can drain the battery little quickly otherwise it is totally top-notch device according to battery timings.

Interface of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A7 has a 5.5 inches AMOLED screen with full HD display. The device also has the latest version of android marshmallow 6.0. Moreover it has a fast fingerprint reader that recognizes the fingerprint in under a second. Additionally, the lock screen has an all-time appearing wallpaper that shows the date, time and battery percentage.

On the other side, the main screen has Google search bar placed slightly above the center of the screen. The main screen has 2 columns consisting of 5 icons on the upper column and 4 icons on the lower column which are set by default. The home screen has the same number of rows and columns 5 icons in each row and column.

However, the notification seems pretty busy by default. It starts sliding the notification bar towards downwards and a quick toggle bar appears on the top and then brightness adjustment level placed at the end of the notification bar. The brightness bar also lets you adjust it automatically. Right below the brightness bar, a search bar appears where you can look and scan for phones and devices nearby.

Processor of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Samsung Galaxy A7 is mechanized with advanced Octa-core 1.8 GHz Krait 400 processor which is based on the architecture of ARM-Cortex A53. Chipset of Exynos 7880 is featured which also supports 1080p Full HD displays, along with Full HD video recording and playback.

The device has no hanging issue at all because it is consist of 3GB RAM. A7 (2017) gets heat up while using the camera module that might be the issue of handling dual cameras. That was the reason that we were afraid of. Still it’s not a big issue that effects the smartphones’ performance.

Antutu Benchmarking of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Antutu benchmarking is one of the finest application to check the device performance in all aspects. We have tested Samsung Galaxy A7 and it has scored 60315 points. The total score has very good score as compare to all other devices.

Vellamo Benchmarking for Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017):

Vellamo benchmarking is used to check device performance. It is a scheme of test series which run and check your device efficiency in the field of metal, multi core and chrome browser. We have tested Samsung Galaxy A7 and it has scored 2557 points in multi core test further 1325 points in metal test and 3140 points in chrome browser test.


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Samsung Galaxy A7(2017) is giant device in features because it has 16MP front and Back Camera with 64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM. The device has worked brilliantly in all categories and it can easily win the hearts of users by its elegant design, powerful features and most of all it has big battery of 3600 mAh.


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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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