Samsung Galaxy J7 2017
Hello, Guys! Today, I’m going to take a look at Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 review. Sometimes you just need a good mid-range phone to have your back. The 2017 updates the Samsung Galaxy J7 series is out and it looks like a strong contender for the job. However, last year’s model is still out in kicking is the new update really worth the bump in price. So, let’s find out-
Design & Display: –
Design wise the J7 2017 has bumped up a class compared to last year’s model. Its premium aluminium unibody feels comfortable and solid in hand. There is no camera bump and I’m loving the matte black despite the fact that it’s a single print magnet. The always-on fingerprint reader is a welcome edition too. As confirmed by the IP54 rating there’s an enhanced resistance to dust and splashes.
Sadly, Samsung also abstained from upgrading the port to a USB-C and it still has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Samsung placed the J7 speaker in an unusual spot, it works well to prevent accidental muffling in landscape orientation. But another position we often covered it up without noticing. The J7 2017 has a single SIM version and a Dual SIM.
It has Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution and offers great contrast and high brightness for sunny scorching days. The phone also features Samsung’s always-on display so, this convenience comes at the cost of reduced battery life. Without the feature the J7’s endurance rating kept at an amazing 108 hours, this is possible only because of power efficient chipset. And a relatively large battery is always on enabled the endurance falls down after 72 hours which is still good and it is a noticeable job.
Of course, that’s an extreme case as they always-on display were usually drastically them itself if you put it away.
For a mid-range phone, the J7 2017 has a solid rear camera. It uses the same sensor as last year’s model but Samsung announced it’s behind a brighter at the F/1.7 lens. It captures good shots for the mid-range device. There is enough detail and colours are accurate. It’s slightly toned-down but there’s not a lot of noise though we could spot the noise suppression slip up around edges. The J7 2017 dynamic range is very low. HDR mode helps remedy the situation without going overboard and ruining the contrast of the shots.
The Selfie camera has a huge resolution bump from last year and it produces pretty good images. However, it lacks autofocus and has a relatively shallow depth of field so you might need a few takes to get a sharp selfie. At this price point, we don’t expect 4k and the J7 makes good use of what it has. It can shoot full HD video with good colours in detail and low noise.
The chipset is last year’s model, it can handle heavy loads surprisingly and the phone was quite responsive. That said we’re surprised that Samsung didn’t provide the option to play games on lower resolutions. Although, gaming engines have improved a lot and most games optimise graphics automatically. You might run the risk of the slowdown with more obscure graphics heavy titles.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 ships with Android Nougat 7.1. The User-interface has been upgraded and it clearly looks related to the Galaxy S8. The icons have been updated. There’s an online library of themes at your disposal and of course, there’s that awesome multitasking. The J7 2017 also includes an FM radio perhaps to always allow you access to music despite the music storage.
It has 3600 mAh Li-Ion battery which is 10% more capacity than the last year’s model J7 2016. this device does not support fast charging so, it can only charge this device from 1 to24% in half an hour.
Overall, With it’s an excellent battery life, great screen and decent performance this looks like a really good mid-range phone. Just remember to buy some expandable storage or you’re going to run out of space really fast on this thing.
Here’s the big question, is this year’s model really worth a bump in price over last year’s? So, I just want to tell you that if you really want that all-metal body, the fingerprint reader and the improved screen then you have to go with this otherwise you’ll just be a better off saving the cash.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Samsung Galaxy j7 2017||Rs. 15,990|
|Samsung Galaxy J7 2017||$ NA|
|SIM||Single (Nano) or Dual (Nano Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||152.5 x 74.8 x 8mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED, 1080 x 1920p (401 PPI)|
|CAMERA||Rear||13-MP, F/1.7, LED flash, autofocus|
|Front||13-MP, F/1.9, LED flash, 1080p|
|Features||Touch focus, geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Chip||Exynos 7870 Octa|
|CPU||Octa-Core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Internal||3GB RAM, 16GB (Global)
3GB RAM, 32GB (SWA/LATAM/SEA)
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, NFC & Radio Available|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3600 mAh|