Samsung has unveiled the highly rumored Galaxy E series smartphones – Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 and have released them in India. Of the duo, the Galaxy E7 is an advanced model with better specifications and it carries a price tag of Rs 23,000 that is reasonable. If you are interested in this new lineup of smartphones, here is a quick review on the Galaxy E7 to help you decide about buying the mid-ranger.
Camera and Internal Storage
The rear camera comes with a 13 MP sensor at its back supported with LED flash and capable of recording full HD 1080p videos. Samsung has given the handset a capable 5 MP camera at the front to handle video conferencing and selfies. These imaging aspects are pretty decent and hence, we can expect a good performance in this regard.
Internal storage is 16 GB that is standard among smartphones in this segment and this can be extended further by another 64 GB using a micro SD card.
Processor and Battery
The Galaxy E7 makes use of a Snapdragon 410 chipset with a quad core processor ticking at 1.2 GHz clock speed. This processor gets teamed up with 2 GB of RAM that should be rendering swift multitasking. With these hardware aspects, the handset would definitely performance efficiently without much clutter as expected from a mid-ranger.
Battery capacity is 2,950 mAh and it is supplemented with the Ultra Power Saving Mode feature that will enhance the backup pumped in by the battery. However, the exact duration that the battery can stay active is undisclosed for now.
Display and Features
The display in the Galaxy E7 is pretty large measuring 5.5 inches and it is a Super AMOLED panel as the numerous other Samsung smartphones. But, the resolution is definitely annoying at 1280×720 pixels, but it should be acceptable as it is a mid-ranger. Anyways, we hope that this resolution does not affect the basic tasks that a display is used for.
On the software front, the handset runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI on top. Furthermore, there are connectivity aspects such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and dual SIM functionality. Also, the Vodafone subscribers buying Galaxy E7 will receive 2 GB of free 3G data for two months.
The Galaxy E7 with the aforementioned aspects and pricing will definitely find a direct rivalry with the other mid rangers in the market including Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Micromax Yureka, HTC Desire 816, new Moto G, Asus Zenfone 6 and others.
|Model||Samsung Galaxy E7|
|Display||5.5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expendable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||13 MP/ 5 MP|
What we Like
- Capable imaging department
- Impressive battery
What we Dislike
- Low screen resolution
- Lack of Gorilla Glass protection
Price and Conclusion
The Galaxy E7 is priced reasonably for a mid-ranger as there are several similarly specced smartphones in the Rs 20,000 price range. It takes advantage of its imaging hardware and battery capacity with power saving mode. But, when it comes to competition, its challengers with relatively lower pricing arrive with better displays, improved chipsets and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Anyways, the Galaxy E7 will not be missed by the Samsung loyalists who are looking for a capable mid range smartphone.