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Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016
Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 (Galaxy Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

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Average Score: 75.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 76%, features: 80%, display: 84% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

80% Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
Yet another excellent mid-range Samsung handset, the Galaxy A7 2016 is rather big but has definite appeal to media fans who demand a gorgeous screen for enjoying their movies and shows. The camera tech is dependable and solid for the price, although performance and battery charging times lag behind rivals such as the OnePlus 3. And if you’re not fussed about an enormous screen, we’d say go for the Galaxy A5 2016 instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% A great phone, but no match for the cheaper, totally awesome Galaxy S6
Source: PC Advisor English
The new Samsung Galaxy A7 for 2016 is a great-looking upgrade over its predecessor, with outstanding battery life and a few other welcome tweaks, but there is no escaping the fact it is overpriced at £399. That’s even more apparent when you consider the better-specced, more fully featured and significantly faster Galaxy S6 is available for £40 less.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review
Source: Fone Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)is a beautifully constructed device especially for the price. You need to see and handle one in person to really appreciate the design and quality as the photos and videos don’t really do it justice. It is a powerful smartphone too overall but at the price of Rs 35,000, the smartphone is definitely costly. There are several options from Chinese OEMs that will get you flagship grade specifications (more powerful processor, higher resolution display etc) at a cheaper price but none of them offer the build quality and finish that the A7 offers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2016
85% Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review
Source: Android Authority English
For those considering picking up the device in other markets, the Galaxy A7 is a solid smartphone that brings a lot of flagship features to a more affordable package. From its premium design and build quality, to the availability of a fingerprint reader, the Galaxy A7 does tick the right boxes, but it is certainly far from a bargain. Considering how much the budget smartphone landscape has changed in just a short period of time, Samsung may have to reconsider a few things in order to allow the Galaxy A7 a fighting chance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 82% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review
Source: GSM Arena English
While people were wondering if tablets will kill the desktop PC, phablets snuck in and conquered the world. However, there are as many opinions on the perfect screen size as there are people. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) settles on 5.5", slinking in below the S6 edge+ and matching the iPhone 6s Plus. If that's not enough, the A9 (2016) comes in at 6" and we're expecting a new A8 too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/05/2016
65% Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review
Source: Phone Arena English
There are two ways to look at the Galaxy A7 (2016). A subjective and irrational one that completely disregards its slightly exaggerated price, and a more objective one that considers all the facts. Fact is that once you pick up the phone you will be tempted to judge it subjectively, it is in fact really that good looking and stylish, well built. It has a good looking display. Its battery lasts a long time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 65%
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2016) First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphones have been launched in India with price tags of Rs. 29,400 and Rs. 33,400 respectively. Both phones will go on sale starting February 15 and will be available in physical retail as well online through Snapdeal. To woo customers, Samsung also announced a bundled Airtel data plan which will give users up to 30GB of data free over six months.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/04/2016

Foreign Reviews

[Review] Samsung Galaxy A7 2016: um smartphone intermediário com visual premium
Source: Gizmodo Brasil Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Decent battery life; good cameras. Negative: Sim and microSD card are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2016
78% Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.172 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


75.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04- 3 (Update: 2016-04- 3)