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Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy A7, its slimmest smartphone ever in India. It belongs to the new Galaxy A-series of smartphones, Priced at INR 30,499, the Galaxy A7 is significantly expensive .It is offering better specifications in many ways. It features higher-resolution front and rear cameras, a full-HD screen, and storage expandability via microSD card. It comes with 16GB of built-in storage; it has a non-removable 2600mAh battery which is great. Let’s deep dive into its technical specifications, features and more…

 Key Features:

  • CPU: Octa-Core, 1.5GHz, 1GHz
  • Display: Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 (FHD), 5.5-inch
  • Resolution: CMOS 13.0 MP
  • Front Camera:5-megapixel
  • Rear Camera:13-megapixel
  • RAM:2GB
  • OS:Android 4.4
  • Storage:16GB
  • Battery capacity:2600mAh

Premium metal design and stylish colours

The first Samsung smartphone with a full metal body, the Samsung GALAXY A7 boasts an innovative, luxurious design and a stunning 5.5inch FHD sAMOLED display. You can feel the premium quality of the sleek full metal body in your hand.

Smarter selfie shooting

Forearms weren’t meant to be a distraction in your photos. With the Samsung GALAXY A7 you don’t need to touch the button when taking selfies. Snap a selfie with your voice or palm and make your friends think your own personal photographer is following you around. With the latest image detection and voice recognition software, the Samsung GALAXY A7 is taking the selfie to the next level.

Fun selfie experience with animated GIF

Sometimes you need more than one photo to show what’s going on. The GALAXY A7’s Animated Selfie lets you record those longer moments by snapping up to 20 continuous photos and automatically creating a sharable GIF instead of a movie.

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Full Specification

NETWORK/BEARER

  • Multi-SIM-Dual-SIM
  • SIM size-Nano-SIM (4FF)
  • Infra-4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD
  • 2G GSM-GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
  • 3G UMTS-B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
  • 4G FDD LTE-B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B20(800)
  • 4G TDD LTE-B40(2300)

CONNECTIVITY

  • ANT+-Yes
  • USB Version-USB 2.0
  • Location Technology-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  • Earjack-3.5mm Stereo
  • MHL-No
  • Wi-Fi-802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40
  • Wi-Fi Direct-Yes
  • DLNA Support-No
  • Bluetooth Version-Bluetooth v4.0
  • NFC-Yes
  • Bluetooth Profiles-A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP

OS

  • OS-Android Kitkat 4.4

DISPLAY

  • Size (Sub Display)-N/A
  • Technology (Main Display)-Super AMOLED
  • Size (Main Display)-5.5″(139.3mm)
  • Resolution (Main Display)-1920 x 1080 (FHD)
  • Color Depth (Main Display)-16M
  • S Pen Support-No

PROCESSOR

  • CPU Speed-1.5GHz, 1GHz
  • CPU Type-Octa-Core

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Color-MIDNIGHT BLACK / CHAMPAGNE GOLD / PEARL WHITE
  • Form Factor-Touchscreen Bar

MEMORY

  • RAM Size (GB)-2 GB
  • ROM Size (GB)-16 GB
  • External Memory Support-MicroSD (Up to 64GB)

CAMERA

  • Video Recording Resolution-FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
  • Main Camera – Resolution-CMOS 13.0 MP
  • Front Camera – Resolution-CMOS 5.0 MP
  • Main Camera – Flash-Yes
  • Main Camera – Auto Focus-Yes

SENSORS

  • Sensors-Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Sensor

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATION

  • Dimension (HxWxD, mm)-151 x 76.2 x 6.3
  • Weight (g)-141

BATTERY

  • Internet Usage Time(3G) (Hours)-Up to 10
  • Internet Usage Time(LTE) (Hours)-Up to 10
  • Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours)-Up to 13
  • Video Playback Time (Hours)-Up to 11
  • Standard Battery Capacity (mAh)-2600
  • Removable-No
  • Audio Playback Time (Hours)-Up to 54
  • Talk Time (3G WCDMA) (Hours)-Up to 17

AUDIO AND VIDEO

  • Video Playing Format-MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
  • Video Playing Resolution-FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
  • Audio Playing Format-MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

SERVICES AND APPLICATIONS

  • Wearable Device Support-Gear Circle, Gear Fit, Gear
  • S-Voice-Yes
  • Mobile TV-No

 

ULTIMATE DESIGN AND VIBRANT COLORS

  • Housed with innovative, luxurious design and a stunning 5.5inch FHD sAMOLED display.

CAPTURES SMARTER SELFIES

  • No need to touch the button when taking selfies. Snap a selfie with your voice or palm.
  • With the latest image detection and voice recognition software, it has provided best selfie experience.

FLEXIBLITY IN TAKING GROUP SELFIES

  • To fit all friends in one shot new Wide Selfie function allows you to create a panorama-like selfie by merging three photos taken from the left/middle/right into one perfect group selfie.
  • Allows capturing all friends in one photo with up to 110° of range in portrait mode and 120° of range in landscape mode.

ADAPTIVE DISPLAY AND SOUND

  • The vital Super Amoled Display and the Adapt Display deliver true-to-life colors
  • It can intelligently adapt to our surroundings. With its automatic Adjustable Audio, It will automatically increase or decrease the volume in response to the background noise around you.

AMAZING INTERFACE AND SOUND

  • Offers newly designed interface offers a diverse range of changeable themes. Plus, new ringtones, startup, touch, and notification sound which will perfectly match your mood and style.

EFFICIENT POWER USE

  • Ultra Power Saving mode dramatically reduces battery consumption by shutting down unnecessary functions, ensuring your phone is available when user really needs it.

OUR VERDICT

Cons:

  • It’s pricey for the hardware offered
  • No Android Lollipop at launch
  • Non-removable battery
  • Extra SIM and microSD card share a slot, you can’t have both in the Dual-SIM version

Samsung has done an awesome job with the build quality in Samsung’s newest Galaxy A-series smartphone. A-Series is known for its slimness. A7 has thickness of 6.3mm. A thin, tall phone, the gold variant of the Galaxy A7 has a shiny gold-dust finish on its rear, and a slightly less shiny front panel that’s patterned and covered in glass. The rear panel features extending camera lens, flanked by the LED flash and the speaker is a smart placement Samsung did that doesn’t affect the sound output when the phone is placed on a hard surface. Speaker volume is a little displeasing, though sound quality did not appear to be greatly degraded at maximum volume.

Samsung’s conventional oblong physical Home button is the capacitive backlit Back and Recents buttons that stay unlit and invisible until touched. MicroSD and SIM card slots are on its right side, along with the power button, and the volume on the left. The Micro-USB port and 3.5mm audio jack are on the bottom. Great build quality A7 is offering. The phone feels fraudulently light weighted for its metal-rimmed build, though it does weigh in at a relatively healthy 141 grams.

Super Amoled panel has excellent viewing angles in addition to the color vibrancy this display type has become known for. Unlike most other Super AMOLED screens in Samsung’s lineup however, the Galaxy A7’s display – even at full brightness – is not as bright as we’ve come to expect. It is negotiable. The touch response is good. The Galaxy A7 uses Samsung’s familiar TouchWiz UI running on top of Android 4.4 KitKat with no word yet on a Lollipop upgrade

Galaxy A7’s 13-megapixel rear camera seemed to do an elegant job. The camera interface is simplistic; though it allows average amount of customization and lets you choose your own shortcuts from a variety of functions. The front-facing 5-megapixel camera also does a decent job, and the phone has some selfie-centric software features: Ultra Wide Shot and Auto Selfie which is also impressive part of the phone.

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Sandeep Likhar

Sandeep Likhar from Indore India, Blogger, eBook Designer and Founder of LetsDnD. Having five years of experience in industry as a Digital Publishing Expert and eBook Converter providing services to Authors, Publishers and distributors worldwide. Proficient in converting books into various formats HTML, epub, mobi, word, PDF including all major online platforms iTunes, Kobo, Kindle, Createspace, B&N, Smashwords and more.

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