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Samsung Galaxy J7 First Impressions – Price, Specs and Features

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This smartphone was launched in June, in India, but it didn’t receive as much as attention as it deserves, because everyone was more interested in the Galaxy flagships, the J7 is a mid-range phablet which costs Rs. 14,999 ($230) and it came along with the smaller J5, which whose price is Rs. 11,999 ($185). One of the biggest advantages of these phones is the gaming capability, because they’re using 4G LTE connectivity and the users can get of in-game credits from Gameloft.

In this article we’ll present you the Galaxy J7, which came loaded with Android 5.1.1. It has an anodized body and faux-metal side bezels which look cheap, and the design is similar to most of Samsung’s mid-range phones. The phablet doesn’t feel as comfortable to hold as the J5 because of its taller body, but at least it’s very slim, measuring 7.5mm. The phone is available in three variants of colors: White, Black and Gold, it weights 171grams and it has a Super AMOLED screen which measures 5.5-inch. The colors look pretty saturated and vibrant, but the screen is not too sharp because the resolution is 720×1280 pixels at 267ppi.

The phone is available in two variants of 64bit processors, so you can choose either the Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core with four cores running at 1.4GHz and four cores running at 1GHz, or the model with an Exynos 7580 octa core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. Whatever variant you’ll buy, you’ll get 1.5GB of RAM and a microSd card slot to expand the internal memory of 16GB up to 128GB.

You’ll take pictures with the impressive 13MP rear camera which has an aperture of f/1.9, but Samsung has added only basic features such as LED flash and autofocus, plus eight modes for Auto, Pro, Panorama, Continuous Shot, Beauty Face, Sound and Shot, Sports and HDR. When switching to the front camera (5MP), you’ll see more modes and one is for Wide-Selfie shots. The Continuous Mode and Pro mode don’t work as great as they should, but overall, the quality of the images is pretty good.

Its battery has a capacity of 3000mAh and it helps the device last longer than other competitors. Also, the unit is removable and according to ForeArena, it offers 33 hours and 19 minutes of talktime, 6 hours and 40 minutes of browsing over 3G, 8 hours and 20 minutes of WiFi browsing and 12 hours and 30 minutes of video playback.