Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

Launch Date : 15 March, 2017
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • 32 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 16 MP Primary Camera, 16 MP Front Camera
  • 5.7 inches 1080 x 1920 pixels Display
  • Exynos 7870 Octa, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017): Overview

  • Water-dust resistant (IP68 rating)
  • Built-in Samsung Pay support
  • Vibrant Super AMOLED screen
  • No 4K video recording support
  • A bit Bulky
  • Software could use some improvements

The Samsung Galaxy A7 was launched on 15th March, 2017 in India. The device features powerful 16MP front & rear cameras with f/1.9 aperture lenses giving the pictures an added depth and detail they deserve. With 3D Curved glass combined with Zero camera protrusion on the 14.43cm (5.7) [A7] or 13.22cm (5.2), the display is an unmatched thing of beauty. The Galaxy A7 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3600 mAh non removable battery, weighing 186 grams. Equipped with IP68 to withstand the elements of nature, it shields out everything from water to dust in most situations. The smartphone is available in Black Sky and Gold Sand.


The device comes with a 5.7 inches capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and display type of super AMOLED.


The smartphone makes use of an octa core Exynos 7870 Octa that is coupled with Mali-T830MP2 GPU, 3GB RAM and 32GB default memory capacity. This storage can be expanded up to another 256GB with the help of a microSD card.


For imaging, the smartphone sports a 16MP camera with 1080p@30fps, Geo Tagging, HDR and auto focus. Up front, the device makes use of a 16MP selfie camera.


The connectivity aspects include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, with A-GPS and dual sim (Nano + Nano).


The smartphone packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mah battery, with fast charge. The battery provides talk time up to 23 hours, audio playback time up to 94 hours, video playback time up to 20 hours and audio playback time up to 59 hours.


The smartphone runs Android 6.0(Marshmallow), out of the box.


The sensors are Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall Sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor.


The Samsung Galaxy A7 price in India starts from Rs. 24,900 for 3GB and 32GB variant.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017): Specifications

Operating System Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim (Nano + Nano)
Status Available in India
Global Release Date March 2017
Indian Release Date 15 March, 2017
Dimensions 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight 186 g
Screen size 5.7 inches
Technology Super AMOLED
Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
Chipset Exynos 7870 Octa
CPU Octa Core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP2
Internal Storage 32 GB Storage
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Call Records Unlimited
Primary camera 16 MP Camera
Front Camera 16 MP Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo Tagging, HDR
Audio Player MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Video Player MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Stand by NA
Talk time NA
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Facility with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor, Water and Dust Resistant Body, NFC

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.


Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.


Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.


The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.


This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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