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Samsung Galaxy J7 Hands On, First Impressions


A few days ago, we’ve shared our experience with the Samsung Galaxy J5, the selfie centric affordable smartphone from the Korean tech giant.  The Galaxy J5 has a bigger sibling named Samsung Galaxy J7 which has a large 5.5-inch display. We go hands on!



Samsung Galaxy J7:

  • 1.4GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
  • 5.5-inch HD TFT display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash (f/1.9 aperture)
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
  • SRP: P12,990
  • Status: Available at Samsung Experience stores and retailers


Related article – Samsung Galaxy J5 Hands On and First Impressions


Compared with the Galaxy J5, the Galaxy J7 has a larger display, bigger battery and LTE capable. Aside from that, they are almost the same. If you are fans of a plastic body and removable battery with an option for expandable storage, then the Galaxy J7 should be on your list. We noticed that the Galaxy J7 has almost the same body size of the high end Galaxy Note 5 despite having a smaller screen.

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The display looks decent and has good viewing angles but we have yet to test if it can survive the harsh outdoor light. The large 5.5-inch display is perfect for multimedia use. Overall performance looks pretty good too. We are pretty sure that the 3,000 mAh battery would do last longer than the Galaxy Note 5 because the Galaxy J7 has a lower resolution screen and a low power processor.

If you own one please do share your experience with us at the comments section below. 🙂