Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to do a full specifications review of Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime. Now, we’re only a month into 2018 and we’ve already seen a whole bunch of brand new smartphones launched in India in the mid-range segments along this is the Samsung On7 Prime and this is kind of a big deal for Samsung since it debuts the Samsung Mall app. The Galaxy On7 comes in two variants the 32/3GB and the 64/4GB and this device is available online only and available exclusively on Amazon. So, how good is this device for the pricing and specifications so let’s find out-
The Galaxy On7 Prime comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD TFT display. It is powered by Exynos 7870 Octa-Core chipset coupled with either 3 or 4GB RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage. The Galaxy On7 has a 13-megapixel rear camera f/1.9 aperture, 13-megapixel front camera f/1.9 aperture, a 3300 milliamp-hours battery, Android 7.1.1 and Samsung Experience UI. So, that is a specification of the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime.
Design & Build: –
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime has the same design and looks aspect of the Samsung J7 Prime announced in 2016. The Galaxy On7 uses the metal unibody chassis which feels pretty sturdy and robust when you hold it. Now, the back doesn’t really attract any fingerprint so it’s easy to keep clean, however, the front does and looking at it from the front it does look pretty attractive because of the 2.5D curved glass. The overall design is a bit boring and it also dresses reminders of the J7 Prime, in fact, if you take a look at all the layout of the ports and the buttons they’re pretty identical to the J7 Prime. The only thing that’s really different here is the fonts on the capacitive buttons.
The power and volume buttons line up pretty well against your fingers hold it and they are pretty comfortable to use. On the left side, we have two slots for the two SIM cards and a dedicated slot of a microSD so you don’t have to compromise on a second SIM. The speaker is placed on the right side on the top so there are fewer chances you blocking it when you’re using the phone in landscape view for gaming or watching a video. Now, the capacitive buttons in the front aren’t backlit, unfortunately, which is a bit annoying but you do get a fingerprint sensor in the home button and that works pretty well. The speaker isn’t great but with headphones audio is good.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime has a 5.5-inch Full HD display so images and text look quite sharp and the colours are very saturated. However, the phone does lack an ambient light sensor it means you will have to adjust the brightness manually, each time you go from a light to dark environment. The 16 by 9 aspect ratio display will soon seem a bit dated with 18 by 9 aspect phones becoming more popular but it’s still good for watching videos. We didn’t have any issues playing back high-quality Full HD videos either.
The Galaxy On7 Prime has a 13-megapixel sensor on the front and the back of the phone, both having f/1.9 aperture lens. Now, autofocus for the rear camera is quite sluggish even under good lighting so capturing moving subjects stuff details are decent in landscapes, but the camera often fails to get the exposure right leaving you with burnt out portions in the image. It is HDR but the end results aren’t very good.
In close-ups, the wide aperture lens does help and getting good depth of field but colours aren’t very accurate, subtle hues and finer details in the textures are often lost.
The quality of recorded video is strictly average and there’s no electronic stabilization so you do end up with shaky videos if you move.
Low-light performance is often subpar the blurry details and landscapes and slow autofocus.
The front camera is decent in daylight but not so good under low-light conditions. You also get a palm gesture for capturing selfies and a fun little stick-up pack. The selfie focus is a feature that mimics portrait mode effect but it doesn’t really come out too well all the time.
The camera app also has a social feature which lets you share pictures you’ve taken directly to Facebook or contact and Whatsapp, It works pretty seamlessly as well. The Geo Live feature basically overlays a sticker on your photos depending on the location they are shooting at.
Processor, Memory & Performance: –
The Galaxy On7 Prime is powered by Exynos 7870 SoC which clocked at Octa-Core up to the 1.6GHz processor with 3/4 gigabytes of RAM and 32/64 gigabytes of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 gigabytes via microSD card.
The benchmark performance is strictly average and this kind of shows an everyday use as well. Now, we have the 4GB RAM version with us and despite this, the UI still doesn’t feel too snappy, things like multitasking and scrolling through Bixby’s home screen can feel jerky which is something, we didn’t like. Now, you get 64GB of storage with this version compared to 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM with a base variant.
Now, one of the things we really like about the phone is that it doesn’t heat up easily, even with heavy camera usage or gaming we didn’t really find the phone getting too hot when using it outdoors. Talking about the games, casual games do run pretty fine, however, heavier titles like Asphalt 8 Airborne to have choppy frame rates.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is running on the older Android 7.1.1 Nougat and sadly the Android security patch hasn’t really been updated since August of last year. Now, not having the Android Oreo is one thing but Samsung could have at least kept the Android security patch up to date before launching the phone.
The Galaxy On7 Prime uses experience UI which should be familiar to anyone who’s used a recent Samsung smartphone. You get Samsung Pay Mini which works with UPI and digital wallets but not credit cards and the usual apps from Google and Microsoft.
Samsung Mall App: –
The Samsung mall is a real speciality of the smartphone. It’s basically an online shopping aggregator with the Bixby’s visual search engine backed in. Right now, Samsung has set up with online shopping portals like Jabong, Amazon India, TataCliQ. So, when you search for a product in the Mall app it will pull the relevant results from these sites. Now, the mall app itself doesn’t really store any payment or delivery information so when you want to make a purchase, you redirect it to that portals web checkout page.
Now, the mall app only shows some basic information like a product description and a few user reviews among other details. But if you want additional information like for instance if a product qualifies for Amazon Prime, you’d only get that information once you’ve checked out the mall app and you’re in Amazon’s webpage. Visual Search and Voice search is both support in the mall app. In my experience, the visual search turned out to be more from miss than a hit. It will manage to recognize some objects and throw up relevant results but most of the time it did not. You can also perform a visual search of the photos that are already there in your photos gallery. We can even access this feature while the camera app.
The Galaxy On7 prime connectivity is pretty basic too and Samsung has released skimped on the sensors and this phone as you only get an accelerometer and a proximity sensor. You don’t even get a compass so you can’t really see which direction you’re facing when using Google Maps. 4G and VoLTE also supported and the phone also has provision for Wi-Fi calling so you will be able to use this feature once your carrier supports it.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime ships with the 3300 milliamp-hours battery and you were able to go on an entire day on a single charge. However, there’s no fast charging here but charging the phone completely from 0 – 100% takes nearly 3 hours with bundle adapter.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime it does not make sense why Samsung chose this phone to debut it’s Mall app on because without it the Galaxy On7 Prime is simply is in the compelling enough offering. The 64/4GB version priced at 14,999 rupees in India or $250 in the and 32/3GB version priced at 12,999 rupees in India or $210 in the USA USA which is expensive for a phone that lacks some extremely basic features such as an Ambient Light sensor. Other than the decent battery life it’s really hard to think of any other area in which this phone excels which makes it difficult to recommend. Samsung mall is a neat idea but definitely feels more like a work in progress and the visual search feature that Samsung is boasting about still needs a lot of works. At 15,000 rupees or $250 is always the Moto G5s Plus or even the Xiaomi Mi A1.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime||amazon||Rs. 12,990|
|The USA Buyers|
|Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime||Coming Soon||$ 210|
|Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime||Coming Soon||Tk 16,800|
|Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime||Coming Soon||PKR 22,200|
|Technology||GSM / LTE / HSPA|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, Dual Standby )|
|BODY||Dimensions||151.7 x 75 x 8mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||PLS TFT, 1080 x 1920p (401 PPI)|
|Protection|| Corning Gorilla Glass
2.5D Curved Glass
|CAMERA||Rear||13-MP, f/1.9, 28mm, Autofocus, LED Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, HDR|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|CPU||Octa-Core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Mali T830 MP2|
|MEMORY||Internal||32GB, 3GB RAM / 64GB, 4GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.1, GPS & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3300 mAh|