Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Review

Today we are going to review one of the popular Samsung android mobile, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016). The phone named Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is an Android smartphone produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) was launched in March 2016. This device is the successor of Samsung Galaxy J7 which was launched in June 2015 along with other devices of J Series 2016 edition. The device has been launched with many new features which were lacking in its predecessors.Also, the device was the predecessor of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been built up with body design as of other devices of J Series 2016 edition which helps the device to look stylish and attractive than its predecessor. The device, comparing to predecessor Galaxy J7, is a little bit thin and may be little low-weighted too. Just like Samsung’s other smartphones, Galaxy J7 (2016) has got the same look. The device, in the forepart features an earpiece on the top, a front facing camera and has sensors alongside. There is a home button, a recent app button and a back button featured under the display of the gadget and the two recent app and back buttons lacks back-lit.

The device, just like other smartphones of Samsung Galaxy J Series, features power button on the right-hand side of the device and the speaker has been placed at rear next to camera. Furthermore, the volume adjusting keys have been placed on the left-hand side of the device. Besides, the bottom part of the device features a USB Type-B port, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a mic. The SIM card slots and microSD card slot has been placed beneath the battery, which means the rear panel can be opened.

Comparing about the display both with its predecessor Samsung Galaxy  J7 and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has got 5.5 inches Super AMOLED screen and 720 x 1280 pixels with 312. And because both devices have been featured by SAMOLED display technology and light sensor, the devices can be used under intense lighting.

Besides, talking about software of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.     The device, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been packed with Exynos 7870 Octa Core 1.6 GHz Cortex –A53 processor, Mali-T830MP2 graphic processor and 2GB of RAM. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can later be expanded upto 128 GB with the help of external microSD card. Moreover, it’s a huge success over its predecessor J7 which had only 1.5 GB of RAM.  None of the device features fingerprint protection.

Talking about camera, the Galaxy J7 and J7 (2016) has got same rear camera. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and Samsung Galaxy J7 comes with 13 MP rear facing camera having f/1.9 aperture. Users can take good pictures in the bright light. Furthermore, both devices features 5 MP front facing camera, however, J7 has got f/2.2 aperture lens whereas, J7 (2016) has been equipped with f/1.9 aperture lens. Both devices have got front facing LED flash light for better self-portraits.

Talking about batteries, both devices have got different batteries. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been furnished with 3300 mAh removable battery whereas, Samsung Galaxy J7 comes with 3000 mAh removable battery. None of these supports fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Price in Nepal : Rs. 26,490 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Specification


Size  5.5 inches
Resolution  1280 x 720 (HD)
Color Depth  16M


CPU Speed  1.6GHz
CPU Type  Octa-Core


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


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up to 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF)
 2G Sim  GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 4G TDD LTE  B40(2300)


 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  No
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  Yes


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  White, Black, Gold, Rose Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  151.7 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm
Weight  169 g
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  No
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  No
 Barometer  No
 Temperature Sensor  No


 Standard Battery Capacity  3300 mAh
 Removable  Yes

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@60fps


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