Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review

A Multi-national company Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd which has been servicing the world by producing and selling different types of electrical appliances and other military products for over 70 years, has introduced a new smartphone named the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) on March 2017 along with its small brother, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in Asian countries and had launched it on January 2017 regions too. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is the successor of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and A7 (2015) which were launched on December 2015 and February 2015 respectively. Like other devices, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is also an Android smartphone that comes up with many advanced characteristics/features that might have lacked in its predecessors.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), just like other devices of A Series 2017 edition, is made up of metal frame and glass. And just like other smartphones of Samsung Electronics, it also has got the same design. The device has got an earpiece on the top on its front part along with front facing camera and different sensors. The home button exists below the screen having recent app button and back button on each sides. The home button works as a fingerprint sensor. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) supports backlit functionality, but has not got notification LED light.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), just like other expensive devices of Galaxy Series, has received power button and speaker on the right-hand side of the device. The volume adjusting keys and SIM card slot are placed on the left-hand side of the device. However, the SIM2 card slot and microSD card slot have been placed at the top of the device alongside the extra mic. Furthermore, a mic and USB Type-C port has been placed at the bottom of the device.

Speaking about the display, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) has been equipped with 5.7 inches Super AMOLED screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels with 386 ppi pixel density. However, it’s predecessors had 5.5 inches on display. The device has got vivid display, viewing angles too are good and provide vibrant color output. The Galaxy A7 (2017) also features an ambient light sensor which helps the users to adjust the brightness. Furthermore, the device is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which protects the screen from scratches. Moreover, the device has got an option to change the screen system that helps you to optimize the color sharpness, saturation and range of the display. The display, furthermore, supports Always-on display functionality which was first featured in Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) has been packed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and Samsung has not declared when the device will get Android 7.0 Nougat update. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) has been furnished with Exynos 7880 Octa chipset and Octa-Core 1.9 GHz Cortex A53 CPU. Talking about the graphic processor, the device features MaliT830MP3. The phone comes with 32 GB of internal memory which is an advantage to the users and yes, it can be later expanded to 256 GB using a microSD card. The main attraction of this phone is that despites of being mid-range device, it comes with 3 GB of RAM. The device having the flagship of S7 Edge, is IP68 certified water and dust resistant.

Besides, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) has been endowed by CMOS 16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus rear camera. The device comes with single rear flashlight. The main camera has got different features like panorama, face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR and so on. The camera really captures good photos during daytime. Coming to the front camera, the device has been provided with CMOS 16 MP, f/1.9 front facing camera. The front facing camera features beauty mode to take perfect self-portraits.

Moreover, the device has been packed with 3600 mAh non-removable battery. The battery, as it has high capacity, can be used for a longer period of time. However, its predecessors A7 (2016) and A7 (2015) used to come with 3300 mAh and 2600 mAh batteries respectively. Just like other high-end devices, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) has been supported by the fast charging functionality. This means that the device won’t take long to get it’s battery charged.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Price in Nepal : Rs. 42,490 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Specification


Size  5.7 inches
Resolution  1920 x 1080 (FHD)
Color Depth  16M


CPU Speed  1.9 GHz
CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 16.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 16.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB
 ROM  32 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 256 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual- SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 4G TDD LTE  B38(2600), B40(2300), B41(2500)


 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  USB 2.0, Type-C
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  Yes


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight  186 g
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  Yes, IP68 Ceritified


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  NA
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  3600 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps


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