Samsung has launched two new A series phones, the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. Both the devices are re-designed with upgrades over the predecessors. Both the smartphones are almost alike, except for the display sizes and a few specifications. The Galaxy A7 will cost INR 33,400 and comes with a 5.5 inch full HD Super AMOLED panel and 3 GB RAM. We got to try our hands on the device and in that quick session, we tried to find out the answers to your common queries.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 Pros

  • Slim and Premium looks
  • Great display
  • Gorilla glass 4 protection
  • NFC support
  • 3300 mAh battery
  • Fingerprint sensor security

Samsung Galaxy A7 Cons

  • No slow motion video recording
  • Average Camera performance
  • Single LED with camera
  • Overpriced

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 Hands On, Good and Bad [Video]

Samsung Galaxy A7 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy A7 2016
Display5.5-inch, AMOLED
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor Octa-Core Processor
ChipsetExynos Octa 7580
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 2900 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight172 gms
Price INR 33,400

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Samsung Galaxy A7 has a 5.5 inch display, which leaves minimal space for the bezels and has 2.5D curved edges on the sides. It is majorly made up of metal and glass just like the Galaxy S6. The design is looks very premium and stylish in terms of build quality and dimensions. Due to the big display size, the phone is not easy to use with one hand. The build feels solid in hand, and looks like Samsung is going to focus more on design in coming year.

Samsung Galaxy A7 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy A7 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual SIM slots. One is on the top and the other one is on the right side of the body.

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Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy A7 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Samsung Galaxy A7 has a separate slot for microSD expansion, it can support up to 128 GB microSD.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A7 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The Samsung Galaxy A7 has Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- It comes with a 5.5 inch full HD (1920 x 1080 p) super AMOLED display with pixels packed at a density of 401 ppi. The display looks bright, crisp and the touch works flawlessly. Viewing angles are good, and outdoor visibility was also decent.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A7 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- Yes, there are capacitive navigation buttons on the body and they are backlit.

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Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, this phone has a fingerprint sensor on the home button.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- No, it does not support fast charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- 9.69 GB is available out of 16 GB at user end.

Storage

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- Yes, apps can be moved to SD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- It Yes, you will get Samsung ‘s suite of Google alternatives for messaging, calling, contacts storage, camera, email, calendar and so on, but unfortunately, some of the pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled. If you do not want to use them you can simply disable them from the settings.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 3 GB, 1.1 GB of RAM is free on the first boot.

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Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A7 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- No, Galaxy A7 does not offer theme options.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- We have not yet tested the call quality, we will update this sections once we receive the review unit.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- It comes with a 13 MP primary camera with OIS and 5 MP secodary shooter. The rear camera works fine in natural light but does not look like a flagship grade camera. However, we would like to reserve our comments until we do a full-fledged camera test.

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- Yes, it is can play full HD videos with a breeze.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy A7 record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, it cannot record either slow motion videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- It has a decent 3300 mAh battery which hould be able to provide enough juice on a long day. Again, we will not make any comments regarding the battery performance, wait till we test every aspect of it. We should also mention that it supports reverse charging function too.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer– It will be available in Gold, White and Black colours.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- Yes it features useful modes for power saving.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- It has Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

Question- What is the Weight of Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- It weighs 172 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Samsung Galaxy A7?

Answer- Not available.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support double tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy A7 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We have not yet tested the device for very long, but the device did not heat up much during our hands on experience.

Question- Can we connect Samsung Galaxy A7 to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- We cannot give any verdict about the gaming performance.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

It appears to be a great device in terms of display, design, 3 GB RAM and Fingerprint sensor. Samsung has designed this phone pretty intelligently and one can easily make this out while using the phone. The only thing that might work against the device may be the price. Looking at the competition in Indian market, Samsung is asking for a little extra from the consumers with the price tag of INR 33,400.