The A-series of smartphones launched by the brand is Samsung's attempt to launch premium mid range devices in India. These handsets take cue from the Galaxy Alpha smartphone launched last year when it comes to specifications and design. Samsung launched Galaxy A7 as the first device in the lineup and subsequently the first to come with an all metal body after Galaxy Alpha. This is a brief overview of the handset for the reading benefit of our readers.
Samsung got the inspiration for the Galaxy A series from its first ever metal body device, Galaxy Alpha. This handset comes with an all metal sleek body that gives it a premium feel and increases its style quotient.
Samsung has equipped the device with a moderately big 5.5-inch display to ensure that viewing experience offered by the handset is on par with most handsets in the market. Moreover, the display boasts of full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels that ensures stunning visual quality.
Samsung has launched the Galaxy A7 smartphone with the last generation Android 4.4 Kitkat operating system. However, the device happens to be upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and will provide enhanced user experience.
Performance and Battery Life
It is clear that the brand has designed the Galaxy A7 to be performance powerhouse when you take a look at its specifications. The handset comes with an Octa-core processing unit that has been clocked at 1.5 GHz and coupled with 2 GB of RAM. The device comes backed by a 2600 mAh battery that can easily last a day on mixed usage.
The South Korean handset maker has equipped the device with a powerful 13 MP camera on the rear panel that captures some impressive images. Moving on to the front panel of the handset there is a 5 Megapixel snapper for selfie lovers.
The connectivity options on the Galaxy A7 includes support for both 4G LTE and 3G connectivity to support high speed Internet connectivity. It also comes with the likes of Near Field Communication (NFC), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS.
Samsung has launched a stellar handset in form of Galaxy A7 that combines both good looks and power-packed performance in a single package. However, the device has been priced surprisingly high by the brand and it fizzles against the competition against the likes of OnePlus Two and Sony Xperia C5 Ultra.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||February 14, 2015|
|Color||Black, Gold, Pink, Silver, White|
Nano + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v4.4.4 (Kitkat)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal|
|Dimensions||151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.5 GHz Octa core 64 bit (1.5 GHz Quad + 1 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||72.31 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Front Camera Features||Wide Angle Selfie|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2600 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||17 hr|
|Music Play Time||54 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MPEG4, WebM, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 64 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|