Samsung has unveiled the new version of its popular mid-range device Galaxy J7 in India. The all new Galaxy J7 Prime is the successor of the old Galaxy J7 and comes with a lot of worthy upgrades. The major upgrades includes a full-HD display, fingerprint sensor, metal body, 3GB of RAM and a higher 8 MP selfie camera instead of 5MP.

This time the AMOLED display has been changed with TFT display and 2.5D curved is a nice addition. Samsung J7 Prime is priced at Rs. 18,790 and it is available via offline stores and Samsung online store.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Pros

  • 3300 mAh battery
  • Solid build
  • Full-HD display
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Cons

  • Overpriced
  • Only 16GB Inbuilt memory

Samsung J7 Prime Specifications

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Key Specs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Display 5.5 inch IPS LCD display
Screen Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor 1.6 GHz Octa core processor
Chipset Exynos 7870 Octa
Memory 3GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, up to 256 GB
Primary Camera 13 MP with LED Flash
FHD Video recording Yes
Secondary Camera 8 MP with front flash
Battery 3300 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual
Weight 167 grams
Dimensions 151.7 x 75 x 8 mm
Price Rs. 18,790

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Question: How is the design and build quality?

Answer: This time around the material has been changed from plastic to metal mostly. The back is metal apart from the top and bottom part. Its feels good in hand and also looks quite good and premium. It feels solid in hands but now the battery isn’t removable.

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Question: Does the Galaxy J7 Prime have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots; both support micro-SIM cards.

Question: Does the Galaxy J7 Prime have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the Galaxy J7 Prime has a dedicated microSD card slot which supports up to 256GB of card.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Golden and Black

Question: Does the Galaxy J7 Prime have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

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Question: What all sensors does it have?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Prime comes with accelerometer, proximity sensor and light sensor.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Prime comes Exynos 7870 which is an Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 processor.

Question: How is the display of the Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a 5.5 inch TFT display with Full-HD (1080 x 1920p) resolution. It has a pixel density of ~401 ppi. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and has got a 2.5D curved glass. Display is quite good and colours looks quite natural.

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Question: Does the Galaxy J7 Prime support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Question: Does it has physical buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: Yes it comes with a physical button. Two buttons are touch capacitive, and there’s one typical Samsung home button which also doubles as Fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer: Yes

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer:  We will confirm that later

Question: How is the Fingerprint Sensor?

Answer: The Fingerprint sensor is quite fast and accurate.

Question: How much space is free out of 16GB on the Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer:  Almost 10GB of memory is free out of 16GB.

Question: Is there any Notification LED on the Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer:  Yes there is a notification LED on the top.

Question: How much RAM is free out of 3GB on the Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer:  Almost 1.5GB of RAM is free.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No, it does not have a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, it isn’t waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: No, it does not have NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer: It comes with an 13MP camera on the back with f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash and a 8MP camera on the front. Picture quality from both the cameras are pretty good. We got pretty good pictures in the day light.

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Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the camera does not have OIS support.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of Galaxy J7 Prime?

Answer: The device weighs 167 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: The loudspeaker on the phone is loud. It just has one loudspeaker at the right side above the power button which is not a very usual place we get to see on Samsung devices.

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Question: Can the Galaxy J7 Prime be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

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

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

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

Conclusion

This phone has been upgraded in terms of many things. The extra 1GB of RAM helps a lot on Touchwiz UI and with day to day usage. The new metallic build is also a fresh welcome and makes the phone look solid and premium. Overall the phone packs a very good sets of specification and also performs really good in day to day usage. The only thing which lets the phone down is its pricing. The Motorola G4 Plus, LeEco 2 and Redmi Note 3 provides similar features at lower price tag. With the price tag of 18,790 the phone feels priced bit high.