Growing revolutionary against the China phones in India, the Samsung tried to make an impression with the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, calling it as for making in India phone. However what matters is the phones ultimate performance paired with an excellent camera. Let’s see how it really works in this review.
Let's start with the design and built quality of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, it comes with a unibody design flaring a 5.7-inch large display. The device is obviously similar to those of the Oppo F3 and the Vivo V5s. The fingerprint sensor implanted on the bottom edge makes it similar to other phones. The two navigation buttons are on the either side of the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor alone acts as the home button which is a simple touch.
There are no visible antenna lines on the rear or sides which are kind of unique. However, this is not so beautiful design and the squarish edges are quite a bit boring. The device feels very light and sleek. On the right edge, you will find the power button alone. On the left edge, it is crowded with the volume keys, SD card, and SIM card slot. It is available in gold and black colors. To the rear panel, you will find a camera and the LED flash and the branding just below it.
The camera is placed perfectly that there is no bulging out. The rear panel is non removable kind. The dimensions of the device are 156.70 x 78.80 x 8.10mm. The weight of the phone is 179 grams. At the bottom end, you will find the power and headphone jack. The power slot is the usual USB port but not the type “C”.
ON BOX CONTENTS:
The box consists of Handset, Battery, Data Cable, Adaptor, User Manual and Warranty Card
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is supplemented with a 5.7-inch FHD TFT multi capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920pixels. The best part of the phone is the display. It is bright and the contrast levels are picture perfect. The minimal bezels on the sides give it a streamlined look.
NETWORK & CONNECTIVITY:
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is a dual sim smartphone with it comes with 4G Cat 4 connectivity which is the fastest networks in 4G versions and Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n connectivity. Features Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, and GPS. Supports USB OTG.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is powered by 1.6 Octa-Core MediaTek processor. It is provided with a 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max packs a Rear 13 MP (f1.7 + Flash) + primary camera on the rear and a Front 13 MP (f1.9 + Flash) front shooter for selfies.
The device runs on Android v6.0 marshmallow and is powered by a 3300mAh user nonremovable battery. Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope sensor are available. Running on OS Android Nougat v7.0. Additional features are Samsung Pay Mini mobile wallet and social sharing camera.
It is quite surprising that the phone is running on Android Marshmallow. Talking about the performance details, the display is good and got basic resolution. The stereo speaker is loud but has a bit of noise. It comes with an 8 GB internal storage and not much user memory is available and you have to depend on the external memory card.
The 1GB RAM is almost basic and no much use. Heavy games are not supported. The battery provides almost a day juice on normal usage. Its advanced Octa-Core processor with 4GB RAM allows you to multitask faster than ever before. Talking about the software, Nougat in the budget device is encouraging and more than welcome. However, there is a customized UI TouchWiz running above it.
Talking about the scores, it scored around 44000 on the AnTuTu test which is near to the Redmi 4 available at a price of Rs 9000/- The problem comes with the MediaTek processor where it has its ups and downs during the performance while compared to the Snapdragon chipsets.
The touch response is well. The fingerprint sensor allows the best response and also acts as the home button. Speaking of the performance it managed to pull the tasks without lag or any stutters. And even while gaming it didn’t get any unwanted heat but it misses some frames while rendering heavy graphic games like Asphalt 8. The battery seems to give the best giving around 1-day usage on mid to high-level usage.
Running a set of 13MOP on both rear and front is a nice. The aperture on either side is decent and felt impressive. The details are clear when a photo is taken. But little shack makes the pictures blur. If you are not a stable handed than this is not the best camera for yours. Once the phone set on the tripod,
it can capture some incredible pictures. Even the front camera has the same effect. It has LED flash for low light photography. The camera can record full HD videos but every time you move you need to keep your hands still because of the lack of the EIS and OIS stabilization.
TALKING ABOUT THE PROS AND CONS:
ü Wonderful bright display
ü Loud stereo speaker
ü Good battery
û Not so interesting for gaming
û Phone Design looks like other phones
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is a nice midrange phone with incredible performance, with decent battery life and the Nougat version is cool. However, the phone design is just like copied and makes you a bit down thrown.
Gaming is also not the best thing but you can handle heavy games at medium graphic settings. Once you look over these two things the phone is one of the decent devices at an entry level of Rs 18K.