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Samsung Galaxy A7


Samsung Galaxy A7
Samsung Galaxy A7 (Galaxy Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 8 x 1.7 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, S-AMOLED
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11.2 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 64 GB, Sensors: motion sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, compass, A-GPS, GlONASS, NFC
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS quad-band (850/900/1900/2100), FDD-LTE-hexa-band (800/850/900/1800/2100/2600); SAR rate: 0.41W/kg (head), 0.55W/kg (body)
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.3 x 151 x 76 ( = 0.25 x 5.94 x 2.99 in)
10 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2600 mAh, 3.8 Volt, non-removable, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 49 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Webcam: 5.0MP (front); 13.0 MP, AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/30 fps (back)
Additional features
Speakers: rear-sided speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, headset, S Voice, Flipboard, 24 Months Warranty
141 g ( = 4.97 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
500 Euro



Average Score: 81.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 68%, features: 64%, display: 89% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy A7

88% Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A7 review – beauty and power, fitted in a 6.3mm-thick smartphone
Source: Laptop Media English
Stylish and elegant design isn’t the only thing we liked about the Galaxy A7. The only drawback we saw was the screen flickering effect of the Super AMOLED display. However, it offers great contrast and covers the entire sRGB color gamut. We were pleasantly surprised by the long battery life, the high performance, the camera and, of course, the TouchWiz user interface, offering a handful of useful modes and features. In other words, despite the fact that we don’t align the Galaxy A7 side by side with the flagship phones on the market, it is definitely not far from them and in some aspects it’s even better. Samsung focused mostly on the appearance and construction reaching super-thin profile of 6.3 mm.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2015
Samsung Galaxy A7 review: Alpha leader
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy A7 and its two siblings offer a break from the usual Galaxy uniformity. But do they go far enough? The phablet will turn plenty heads with its slender, light but rigid metal frame and beautiful 5.5" Super AMOLED screen. Then some of those heads will sag a little when they see it's the familiar Galaxy picture drawn with more expensive paints. They will hang lower still when they find out that the internal hardware is closer to a midrange device rather than the high-muscle silicon inside the excellent Galaxy Note 4.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2015
Samsung Galaxy A7: First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
While we'd hesitate to make a judgement based on first impressions alone, Samsung seems to have done a decent job overall with the Galaxy A7. We would have hoped for some more power under the hood at this price. Then again with a slim form factor and a metal unibody, some trade-offs were to be expected. Stay tuned for our detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy A7 for our definitive verdict.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/17/2015

Foreign Reviews

Große Nummer, großes Smartphone
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2015
89% Samsung Galaxy A7
Source: Areamobile - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
85% Samsung Galaxy A7
Source: Computerbild - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
84% Gemütlicher Alu-Riese
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 79% display: 89% mobility: 89%
60% Samsung Galaxy A7
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%


Model: Available in Pearl White, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold; the Samsung Galaxy A7 is the latest metal build smartphone that oozes class. The metal construction is certainly a welcomed trend while the device remains familiar with the physical home button in the middle of the capacitive recent apps and back button. The rear cover comes in the faux leather coating with cut-outs for the flash, camera and speaker. The dual SIM smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Full HD touchscreen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

This is the only A model with a Full HD display. There are 2 main models of the Samsung Galaxy A7; a LTE/3G Dual SIM model and a pure LTE model. The first is powered with a quad-core 1.5 GHz plus 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 combination while the latter is powered by a quad-core 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz plus quad-core 1.3 Cortex-A7 chips. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a Adreno 405 or Mali-T628 MP6 GPU also depending on the model and all models come with 2 GB of RAM. Internal storage is fixed at 16 GB with an optional microSD slot to increase storage. There is a primary 13 MP rear camera and a secondary front-facing 5 MP camera. The Samsung Galaxy A7 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion cell rated at 2600 mAh.

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.


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.

0.141 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.

81.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2015-03- 1 (Update: 2015-03- 1)