Samsung has unveiled the successor to its successful mid range phone Galaxy J7. The new phone is named as the Galaxy J7 Prime. It comes with interesting upgrades as compared to its predecessor. Galaxy J7 Prime has a Fingerprint sensor which was missing in the previous variant, it has full HD display as compared to HD in the latter, moreover, it comes with 3 GB RAM instead of 2 GB with 16GB storage and a higher 8 MP front camera instead of 5 MP. We got to spend some time with the device and here is our hands on experience with the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime.
Samsung J7 Prime Specifications
|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|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 MP with LED Flash|
|FHD Video recording||Yes|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP|
|SIM card type||Dual|
|Dimensions||151.7 x 75 x 8 mm|
Design and Built
Samsung J7 Prime has a 5.5 inches display with 73.3% screen-to-body ratio. It has a 2.5 D curved corning gorilla glass 4 on the top and a metal unibody design with a non removable battery. On the back side it has a good looking 13 MP camera and it has a fingerprint sensor which is inbuilt in the home button. The dimensions of the phone are 151.7 x 75 x 8 mm and it weighs around 167 grams. The build quality is premium and the feel is also luxurious because of the all metal body. It can be a little slippery at times but still at 167 grams with a 5.5 inch display it is quite handy.
Let us take a look at the phone from different angles
Front Top features a loudspeaker grill, Proximity and Ambient light Sensors and front camera.
At the bottom there are 2 navigation keys and a home button with inbuilt fingerprint sensor
On the right side there is a power button and a loudspeaker grill on top of it
On the left there is a volume rocker
On the top there is a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro USB port
J7 Prime has a 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with Corning gorilla glass 4 on the top. It has a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD) and a pixel density of 401 ppi. The viewing angles are good, and the overall display quality is also good.
It is equipped with a 13 MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm lens, autofocus and LED flash. It features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. It supports Full HD video recording @ 30 fps. On the front it has an upgraded 8 MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and front flash.
Hardware and OS
It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Octa-core (Cortex-A53) processor with Exynos 7870 Octa chipset and Mali-T830MP2. It has 3 GB RAM and 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card through a dedicated slot.
It comes with the latest Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow).
Price and Availability
Samsung J7 Prime is priced at Rs. 18,790 and it is available via offline stores and Samsung online store.
As we discussed earlier Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is a newer variant of the J7 (2016). As compared to the predecessor, J7 Prime comes with a Fingerprint sensor, more RAM, metal build, better front camera and a Full HD display and it is priced around 3000 more than the former. But, if you are not a big Samsung fan then you can go for Moto G4 Plus, One Plus X and Lenovo Vibe X3 in the same price segment or you can wait for Moto Z Play. You can also go for LeEco Le 2, Redmi Note 3 in the lower price segment if you are not fond of Samsung.