Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Samsung’s high-end smartphones have managed to impress us with their performance in recent times. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the mid-range handsets from the company, which have been unable match the competition in their respective price bands. One of the reasons has been the entry of new Chinese vendors who are offering better features at each price level.

For Samsung, the arrival of the Galaxy J-series was a turning point. According to an IDC data released in August, the Galaxy J-series has been received well in the Indian market and has driven a large proportion of Samsung’s smartphone shipments in Q2 2016. Samsung has launched a number of smartphones in this series in the last quarter including the Galaxy J2 (2016), Galaxy J3 (6), Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016). Capitalising their popularity, the company also recently launched the Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime smartphone was launched in September 2016. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 401 pixels per inch.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3300mAh non removable battery. It measures 151.50 x 74.90 x 8.10 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 167.00 grams.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a lot of features such as a metal body, large 3300mAh battery, S Power Planning, and superb screen. S Power Planning and Secure Folder are both neat value additions in software. Despite featuring a large 5.5-inch screen, the J7 Prime is easy to manage. At this price point, the phone is pleasure to use.

DesignTechnical characteristics
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, August
Status Available. Released 2016, September
BODY Dimensions 151.7 x 75 x 8 mm (5.97 x 2.95 x 0.31 in)
Weight 167 g (5.89 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~73.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (market dependent)
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Exynos 7870 Octa
CPU Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP2
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP, f/1.9
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (region dependent)
Radio To be confirmed
USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– ANT+ support
– Xvid/DivX/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play Up to 84 h
MISC Colors Black, Gold
SAR US 0.65 W/kg (head)
SAR EU 0.40 W/kg (head)     1.40 W/kg (body)
Price group 6/10

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