Samsung has been lately making some changes in its hierarchy of smartphones and while the Galaxy stays, the handset manufacturer is coming up with sub series like Galaxy A, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S and the most recent addition is Galaxy J. The South Korean handset maker has recently announced two new revamped devices under J series viz. 2016 editions of J5 and J7. Both these devices boasts of some serious specifications that make them a good option to consider in mid range. The Galaxy J7 (2016) is the higher end variant of the two and a powerful device to reckon.
Front Flash: Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is one of the limited budget segment smartphone that comes with front selfie snapper with an accompanying LED flash. It makes Galaxy J7 a better selfie smartphone with excellent low light selfie capturing.
Ultra Data Saving: This is a new feature added by the South Korean handset maker for those who are heavy Internet browser and would like to save on their data usage. The Ultra Data Saving feature compresses data and restrict background data usage to improve standby time and RAM usage.
Sharp AMOLED Display: The Super AMOLED display is the signature technology from Samsung, which makes for an ultra sharp and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has also been equipped with this display, which makes for a good viewing experience despite the low pixel density.
All New TouchWiz UI: The 2016 edition of Galaxy J7 comes with the improved Samsung Touchwiz UI, which is said to have lesser bloatware then usual. This means that the handset does not eat up RAM and lag on account of its interface.
S-Bike Mode: This feature has been newly introduced by the South Korean handset maker in the refreshed version of Galaxy J7. This feature allows the device owner to take calls while riding or avoid taking the same.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Slippery Metal build: The sleek metal chassis of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) might make it feel more premium but it also tends to make the handset quite slippery. In case you are not opting for a case to protect the device, you are more likely to drop it more than once.
No Gorilla Glass: One of the major drawback of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is that the display of this handset is not protected by Corning Gorilla Glass layer. So, in case of an accidental drop, you can expect the device display to shatter completely, 9 out of 10 times.
Overheating: This happens to be a common easy with most smartphones featuring full metal built. It usually happens since metal is a good conductor of heat and disperse it faster, as a result of which it feels hotter to touch.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||May 9, 2016|
|Model||Galaxy J7 (2016)|
|Color||Black, Gold, White|
|SIM Card||Dual Micro SIM|
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.6 GHz Tru-Octa Core 64 bit (Cortex A53)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||267 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||72.16 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.9|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/1.9|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3300 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||23 hr|
|Music Play Time||96 hr|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GA, AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, AVI, H.264, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, User Manual, Warranty Card|