Samsung Galaxy A7 is a 4G LTE smartphone which comes Gorilla Glass 4 on front and back side of the phone. This is a 5.7-inch handset with stylish feel but what does it have on the inside and how well does it perform and that is what we are going to find out in this review.
The frame of Samsung Galaxy A7 is made out of metal, it is fairly slim having a solid feel in hand, very well built. And the back is made out of Gorilla Glass 4 and the same thing is on the front, which is also Gorilla Glass 4. The A7 feels monolithic in hand and reassuringly solid. This phone looks every bit of stylish and well-made as the top phones out there.
It is also so impressively compact for the 5.5-inch phone. It has extremely thin bezels on the sides. It features hybrid sim card tray on the right. The phone looks nice. It is a dual sim device. The back is metallic and the device has NFC support. It has chamfered edges. Getting into the physical overview, On the top of the display, there is a 5MP camera.
The controls are available on the right side. A secondary noise cancellation mic and 3.5mm headphone jack reside at the top. The branding comes on the back side. On the up of the rear panel, you see a 16MP camera. At the bottom comes the USB power slot, a speaker, and a mic. The dimensions are 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm and having a weight of 186 g.
Samsung Galaxy A7 is 5.7 inches FULL HD super AMOLED display. It is a 10 point multi-capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (FHD) pixels. It displays around 16M colors. The web browsing is pretty good with very good contrast details.
Samsung Galaxy A7 runs on OS Android™ Lollipop version powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 true octa-core 1.9 GHz processor. Consisting of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory with user space of 23GB and an expandable memory available up to 256GB. Rear camera with 16MP CMOS with auto focus allows FULL HD video recording with a single LED flash.
It features autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, FULL HDR. Having a 5MP front camera with fixed focus. One Stereo speaker and a 3.5mm audio jack are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. Sensors such as Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor, and RGB Light Sensor are supplemented.
The device is provided with a 3600mAh battery. Which provides active playback time of 59 hrs, talk time of 3hrs, video playback time of 20hrs, internet usage of 13 hrs. The smartphone is provided with dual sim slots. The sim slot is nano Sims with hybrid slot style. The phone supports all gear applications for a smartwatch.
By default, Samsung Galaxy A7 uses the adaptive display mode and you can change it by going to settings display and screen mode. But we prefer it to use it with the basic mode which is much more color accurate and in fact, it is one of the most accurate phones that we have tested. Now outdoors this is not the brightest display I measured it with iPhone 6s plus. I founded in many cases it is actually easier to see outdoors. So good job.
Now interface and Touch wiz feels outdated and ships with Android Lollipop instead of marshmallow. And we are not sure it is gonna update to Marshmallow sooner. The touch wiz has been improved comparing to the prior Samsung devices but that is not a big deal. The Samsung can do a better job but this is not the best one. It does not have any LED notification light so this is a bit downside for some people who are habituated for the LEDs. The picture clarity is very good.
Samsung Galaxy A7 has Samsung’s regular camera interface. The camera is not that great and generally missing many colors. Up front you have 5MP camera for selfies and it takes selfies in a very wide format and a lot of the image is coming to the view which we don’t expect and this is certainly not great. But if you are trying to fit a group of people it is fairly useful. Overall the front camera is also good and giving the best selfies.
ü Best battery
ü Corning gorilla glass 4 on both the sides
ü Wonderful display
û No LED lights
û Outdated Touch Wiz UI
The Samsung Galaxy A7 is an excellent smartphone with impressive battery life and design. It has a wonderful user interface that seems very attractive. The design is way more impressive than you expected. Especially it has this NFC feature. The display resolution and quality is wonderful. The camera is average and not the best. It is available at price of around 14,000/-.