Samsung has unveiled two of its much awaited budget smartphones today in India, the 2016 Edition of the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 have been announced for sale. Samsung Galaxy J7 is the elder one among the two and comes with a bigger display, faster processor and heavier battery. The Galaxy J7 (2016) has been priced at INR 15,990 and will be available exclusively on Flipkart from May 10 onwards.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Pros

  • Good camera
  • Lightweight
  • Premium design and build
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Dual-SIM 4G
  • Big 3300 mAh battery
  • Crisp display

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Cons

  • 2 GB RAM
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • No ambient light sensor

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Hands-On/First Impression [Video]

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Quick Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
Display5.5 inches super AMOLED
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 6.0
Processor 1.6 GHz Octa-Core
ChipsetExynos 7870
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3300 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight170 gms
Price INR 15,990

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The Samsung Galaxy J7 comes with a metal frame build, with rounded edges for a better hold, chrome finish on the corners, and a removable back. The phone’s build quality does look really good, with a great feel in the hand. The phone does not feel slippery at all because of that plastic back on the phone. One handed usage is not very convenient but grip is very good.

Galaxy J7 2016 Picture Gallery

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual-SIM slots.

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it supports microSD card up to 128 GB.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- There is no word about the type of display glass protection on this phone.

Question- How is the Display of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- It comes with a big 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display which looks good in terms of colours and clarity. It looks sharp and crisp which makes HD videos look amazing on this screen. It is a 720p panel, but we expected it to have at least full-HD display. It has decent viewing angles and the outdoor visibility is also good.

Question- Does it support VR headset?

Answer- No, you cannot use VR accessory with this smartphone.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- No, it does not offer adaptive brightness option.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, it does not have backlit navigation keys.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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

Answer- No, it does not have a fingerprint sensor on board.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- No, quick charging is not available in this phone.

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

Answer-10.8 GB out of 16 is available on first boot.

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer-Yes, the apps can be moved to microSD card.

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

Answer-Around 800 MB of RAM was free out of 2 GB on the fist boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- No, it does not come with pre-loaded theme options.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- We did not test the Galaxy J7 speaker at the event, we will update this section once we get the review unit.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is really nice, we did not notice any issue in between the call.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- Camera quality on Galaxy J7 is really good, it has a 13 MP camera on the back and it is capable of clicking some good looking shots in the natural light. We tested the camera in low light as well, and the low light pictures looked better than other 13 MP cameras in this range. We will do a detailed camera test later and update you with the samples very soon.

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- It comes with a HD display (720 x 1280p) which supports video resolution up to 720p. So, it can play HD videos but the resolution will be restricted under this 720p.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, it cannot record slow motion videos.

Question- How is the Battery Backup on Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- It comes with a 3300 mAh battery and it sounds enough for a device with such specifications.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- White, Black and Gold variants are available for Samsung Galaxy J7.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- Yes, it comes with ultra-data saving mode which is very effective for data saving.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- It has accelerometer and proximity sensor.

Question- What is the Weight of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- It weighs around 170 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)?

Answer- Not available.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake commands.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Have Heating Issues?

Answer- As far as our initial hands on experience is concerned; we did not notice any heating issue with the device.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

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

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- Galaxy J7 is a decent phone for gaming, although we have not tried gaming on this till now. As far as the expectations are concerned, it has enough power to run basic 3D games and light weight games without any issue. Playing games like Nova 3 and GTA may not sound like a good idea.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, it supports mobile hotspot internet sharing.

Conclusion

Samsung has come all prepared this year, as we have seen some amazing devices from the beginning of 2016. Galaxy J7 is also one of the better phones that has company released so far, it comes with a decent looking specsheet but the quality of performance, build and the camera add value to this smartphone. It has few drawbacks as well, but they can be ignored looking at the brand value Samsung offers.