Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 Pros and Cons Review

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 is the latest smartphone which is launched in India recently. It has premium build and upgraded specifications compared to its predecessor. Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 price in India is Rs.32,500.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 which is launched in India is a true dual sim smartphone. In this device you can use 2 sim cards along with microSD card. Which is a welcome upgrade from its predeccessor as it was having a hybrid sim card slot.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 Dual sim

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 sports 5.5 inch Super AMOLED screen with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 401 ppi pixel density. The device comes with different colour modes such as  Adaptive display, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo vivid etc. Galaxy A7 display delivers vibrant colours, great viewing angles and excellent sunlight legibility. Another feature of display is its thin borders which gives it an edge to edge look.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 has 13MP primary camera with optical image stabilisation and LED flash. Camera performance on outdoor and in an artifical lighting conditions came out well. However, in low light conditions, it takes couple of seconds to focus. The video recording on the device is also very good. However, it record videos at max resolution of full HD and it cannot record 4K videos. The 5MP front facing camera does decent job but considering the price, it could have been better.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 is powered by 64 bit 1.6GHz Octa Core Exynos 7580 Soc with 3GB of RAM and Mali T20 GPU. This is the same SoC used in Galaxy J7. In regular day to day performance, it does perform decently. However, high end gaming experience is just average. The connectivity features of the device are 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1 and GPS. The fingerprint scanner on the device is mediocre.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 comes with non-removable 3,300mAh battery. The battery lasts comfortably for more than a day with moderate usage such as  couple of hours of phone calls, some casual gaming and internet browsing.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Pros of Galaxy A7 2016

  • Premium design and build quality.
  • Excellant battery life.
  • Vibrant Display screen.
  • Good primary camera performance.

Cons of Galaxy A7 2016

  • No physical LED notification light.
  • No Gyroscope sensor: Gyroscope sensor is required to use the device with VR headset and watch 360 degree videos.
  • Mediocre SoC.
  • Average Fingerprint scanner accuracy.
  • Average GPS navigation performance.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 Specification

  • 64 bit 1.6GHz Octa Core Exynos 7580 Soc with 3GB of RAM.
  • 16GB of internal storage and support for microSD card.
  • 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1 and GPS.
  • Fingerprint scanner.
  • 13MP primary camera with optical image stabilisation.
  • 5MP front facing camera.
  • non-removable 3,300mAh battery.




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1 comment… add one
  • refo Jul 13, 2016, 8:56 am

    a7 doesn’t have gyro

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