Dual cameras has become very common on midrange smartphones and it was very interesting that Samsung has not offered any dual cameras until the arrival of the new Samsujg Galaxy J7+. So how does it fare on everyday use and is it worth buying.
Samsung Galaxy J7+ specs:
- Octa Core Mediatek Helio P20 processor
- Mali T880MP2 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB internal memory, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display (1920 x 1080 pixels) with Always On display
- Dual 13 megapixel (f/1.7 aperture) and 5 megapixel (f/1.9 aperture) with autofocus and LED flash
- 16 megapixel front facing camera f/1.9 aperture
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000 mAh battery
- Dimensions – 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm
- Android 7.1 Nougat
HARDWARE AND DESIGN
The Samsung Galaxy J7+ shares the same design from its best-selling and more affordable sibling, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro. Everything from the button placements, size and internals are the same. Just like we pointed out with the J7 Pro, it is curious to see the speaker grill at the right side of the device.
There’s no difference on its display as well. You get a full HD Super AMOLED display. It may not be the 18:9 aspect ratio that is the new trend today, the display is bright and colorful.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
Samsung”s UI has been trimmed down to make it feel more stock Android. On the daily grind the Samsung Galaxy J7+ has been pretty decent and can handle games pretty well.
We just find the 32GB of internal memory quite small nowadays with 64GB is now a standard on many midrangers. Good thing memory is expandable via microSD up to 256GB.
The 13 and 5 megapixel rear facing cameras work together to bring depth of field and wide aperture on your photos. In short you will achieve the much desired bokeh effects. Compared with the Huawei Nova 2i, bokeh shots are clean and blur is on point. But Huawei has better bokeh implementation. Selfies are brighter thanks to the bigger f/1.9 aperture of the front camera. Check out some sample photos!
All your necessary connectivity features are standard – fingerprint scanner, WiFi, Bluetooth and 4G/LTE connectivity. The competition from OPPO and Vivo are offering face recognition and we wish it could be present here but we think it is asking too much.
Overall battery life is decent. The 3,000 mAh battery is adequate enough to power up your phone for a day with moderate to heavy use. You can even stretch it a bit if you are not a power user.
The Samsung Galaxy J7+ is a great phone indeed – good camera, classic Samsung design, decent battery life and vivid display. But the some 2017 features like a tall 18:9 display and fancy facial recognition to unlock your phone are not there. Another challenge is the price – P19,990. It is quite hard to recommend but if you are a solid Samsung fan, the Samsung Galaxy J7+ is your phone.