After the Galaxy Word 7 fiasco, Samsung has been actually cautious about their subsequent smartphone launches. The upgraded A7 (2017) has a few new options that its predecessor lacked. As well as, the corporate lately refreshed the C-series by launching the C7 Professional and C9 Professional as effectively. All these smartphones have kind of related specs, and the costs do not differ that a lot both.
We spent a while with the Galaxy A7 (2017), which has a price ticket of Rs 33,490, to see the way it’s completely different from the A7 (2016) and what new options it comes with. Here is the remainder of our evaluation.
Design and show
Decrease finish Samsung trying virtually the identical to at least one one other is just not a brand new factor, the Galaxy A7 can also be only a refined model its predecessor. The Galaxy A7 (2017) has rounded curved edges with a matte-finished body and a shiny 3D glass again panel. The antenna bands are neatly positioned on the body, with the combo SIM 2/microSD card tray positioned on the highest. The SIM 1 tray is positioned on the decrease left aspect of the body, aligned vertically with the quantity controls. On the appropriate is the facility button with the speaker grille. As for the underside, it is the place a USB Kind-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack are positioned. As for the entrance panel, it has a 5.7-inch show, beneath which there is a House button with an built-in fingerprint sensor. The selfie digicam and earpiece, as anticipated, are positioned above the show.
The A7 is mud and waterproof, however nonetheless manages to look stunning with a flush 3D-glass physique. It has a sure weight to it which makes it really feel good and premium when held within the hand. The one drawback is that you probably have sweaty fingers, it’d slip out of your fingers very often.
The 5.7-inch Tremendous AMOLED show of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is sensible, and makes watching Full HD movies a delight. Color copy of the show is correct and viewing angles are on level as effectively.
The Galaxy A7 (2017) is powered by Samsung’s personal Exynos 7870 octa-core processor, clocked at 1.9GHz. That is backed up by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inside storage, with help for microSD playing cards of as much as 256GB in measurement.
Out-of-the-box, the smartphone runs dated Android 6.zero Marshmallow nevertheless it’ll most likely get the Android 7.zero Nougat replace someday later this 12 months.
The rationale why the Galaxy A7 (2017) is heavy is as a result of it packs a sizeable 3,600mAh battery. It is also IP68-certified, which signifies that you will not have to fret about it getting splashed with water every so often. As well as, the smartphone can resist the entry of international strong/liquid objects for as much as 30minutes at 1.5m.
Throughout our time with the gadget, we ran a number of benchmark assessments. The Galaxy A7 (2017) scored 785 (single-core) and 4,262 (multi-core) on GeekBench 4, whereas AnTuTu rating was 58,976.
On the efficiency entrance, we discovered the Galaxy A7 (2017) to be respectable. We tried a bunch of heavy video games like WWE: Immortals and Justice League, they usually all ran easily. Nonetheless, the cellphone did warmth up a bit of throughout extended gaming. Searching with a number of Chrome tabs open and random app switching wasn’t an issue both. That mentioned, some apps like Fb and Instagram crashed too usually.
We discovered the fingerpint sensor to be fairly snappy. Simply place your finger on it and the cellphone unlocks tremendous quick. Name high quality was fantastic throughout our testing too, and the one time it dropped was in areas with weak community protection. The smartphone comes with twin nano-SIM help.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) packs a 3,600mAh battery with Adaptive quick charging know-how. And sure, it is certainly quick. Even when there’s simply 5% of battery left earlier than you need to depart for work, simply plug it in for about 15 minutes and the smartphone may have sufficient juice to final for about 3-4 hours.
As for the software program, the TouchWiz UI layer appears and works equally on the A7 (2017), because it does on some other Samsung smartphone. There are rounded, vibrant icons, in addition to a bunch of preloaded apps that may’t be uninstalled, simply disabled. The one factor is that the UI immediately makes the A7 (2017) recognizable as a Samsung smartphone, because it’s nothing like inventory Android. Other than that there is nothing distinctive that the TouchWiz brings to the desk.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) helps the corporate’s Samsung Pay digital funds answer, which was lately launched in India. However for the reason that service is in its preliminary section, we could not check it out.
Lastly, let’s discuss concerning the cameras. The Galaxy A7 (2017) has a 16MP rear digicam with f/1.9 aperture that may document Full HD (1080p) decision movies at 30fps. Throughout our testing, we discovered the digicam to be nice. It takes impressive-looking footage with sharp and vibrant colors. Even in low-light settings, the main points captured are fairly good.
The selfie digicam is equivalent to the first one and ha the identical 16MP decision and f/1.9 aperture. We discovered the images taken from the entrance digicam to be respectable. It form of flushes the pure colors and makes the Whites past pure. However general, it is good for informal pictures.
Priced at Rs 33,490, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) checks practically all the appropriate packing containers in the case of the specs and efficiency. However, there are a number of hits and misses, particularly when in comparison with different Samsung smartphones such because the C7 Professional and C9 Professional, all of that are practically the identical with minimal variation(s) in value. The C9 Professional is notably’s Samsung’s first smartphone to have 6GB of RAM.
Our level is that when you’re already going to spend about 33okay on a smartphone, you must somewhat go for the top-end (128GB inside storage) variant of the OnePlus 3T, which not solely has 6GB of RAM, but in addition a flagship Snapdragon 821 processor and a near-stock Android-like expertise.
But when what you need is a Samsung, you may even go for the Galaxy C7 Professional, which has the identical show because the A7 (2017) and slightly-more RAM, all at a cheaper price of Rs 27,990.