Samsung Galaxy J7 2016
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix F/1.9, pictures up to 2.576 x 1.932 pixels, video recording up to 1.920 x 1.080 pixels
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016
New edition. Samsung's mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy J7, has undergone a facelift. The result is the Galaxy J7 (2016), which comes with a more stylish case, more performance and a larger battery compared to its predecessor. Our review shows whether the upgrade has been worth it.
Source: Tom's Guide
If you're looking for a sub-$250 phone that has the look, feel and features of Samsung's Galaxy line, the Samsung Galaxy J7 sounds like a strong choice. Price-sensitive shoppers will appreciate the large display, quality camera, promising battery life and special Samsung features. However, users who want a sharper screen should consider the Huawei Honor 5X, which packs a 1080p display for less than $200. Those who want a Samsung phone with a gyroscope, better audio quality, water resistance or a high-res screen should expand their budgets for the Galaxy S7 or consider getting a refurbished Galaxy S5.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2016
Priced at Rs 16,000, the Galaxy J7 (2016) improves upon its predecessor. It comes with a sturdy metal frame, rich OLED screen, and great battery life. Samsung's software too brings a few neat features to the table. However, in terms of raw power and camera, it is nowhere near the similarly priced phones. In fact, the more affordable phones such as the Le Eco Le 2, Lenovo ZuK Z1, and even Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 outperform it on many fronts. Add the silly omission of the ambient sensor to the list, and I would advice to give this handset a miss.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2016
Source: Tech Nave
The Galaxy J7 (2016) is not really a bad phone, I think most Samsung fans will definitely enjoy using it especially for its amazing battery performance, nice additional memory storage and maybe the ultra saving modes features too for those who are watching their Internet quota. You also get fairly nice looking metal frame Samsung phone and everything else that comes with it such as the Galaxy Life vouchers and various other apps (bloatware).
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2016
Source: KL Gadget Guy
Make no mistake, with an asking price of RM799 for the J5 and RM999 for the J7, you're pretty much paying a premium for the Samsung brand instead of actual performance. If you're one of those people that wouldn't be caught dead with a phone that isn't from a well recognized international brand, the J5 and J7 can be considered. However, if the Samsung name doesn't mean all that much to you, then you should probably opt for one of the many entry/mid-level smartphones that come from brands located in mainland China.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 75% features: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Mag
For $230, the Samsung Galaxy J7 is a very capable phablet held back only by mixed camera performance and lackluster call quality. Unless you're keen on a stylus, the J7 is a better buy than the $180 Stylo 2, thanks to its more powerful processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and NFC support. It's also a better deal than the aging ZTE Boost Max+ ($199.99), which has outdated hardware and software. Short of an expensive, high-end phone like the Apple iPhone 6s Plus$299.99 at Best Buy, you won't find a better phablet on Boost Mobile.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: GSM Arena
So, Samsung have a new meal on the menu but it's the good old recipe. In fairness, the Galaxy J7 (2016) isn't one of the chef's best, so anyone can understand why it doesn't feature on the specials and why it isn't especially creative with the ingredients. Yet, it sure has some premium dressing. The Galaxy J7 (2106) has finally joined the club and benefits from the design language introduced by last season's flagships. The result is great build quality and looks that most people would enjoy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2016
Source: Phone Arena
After all is said, it’s time to draw the line and see how good the Galaxy J7 6 really is. It’s an improvement in terms of design in the affordable segment, with its metal frame, but the plastic back cover feels cheap and not on par even with cheap Chinese Android phones these days. The lack of a fingerprint scanner is also surprising these days. The display on the J7 6 also falls short of expectations: its colors are off, its a bit on the dim side, and - shockingly - lacks an auto-brightness setting. Audio quality via the loudspeaker is also a disappointment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 65%
Source: Think Digit
The Samsung Galaxy J7 has great battery life, but that's not enough to recommend the device. It's underpowered, has a sub-par camera and doesn't look good. It's not an ideal buy. The Gionee Marathon M5 has better battery life, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 offers better performance. The Moto G4 Plus has a better camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Laptop Media
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is a great example of what a 2016 mid-range device should be. The smartphone offers pleasant and elegant design, Super AMOLED display with HD resolution that still provides bright and contrasty colors, and an octa-core Exynos CPU that not only ensures high performance but also keeps temperatures exceptionally low. Apart from that, it is very easy on the 3300 mAh battery that impressed us with its amazing results. An undeniable advantage is the latest Android version which is supplemented by some additional features of Samsung’s UI. Additionally, camera performance is decent, the photos taken with it are good considering the price-range, and it also provides a settings menu with manual options and modes. In a nutshell, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is a mid-range device with no drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2016
Source: Computerhoy ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Positive: Decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; poor display; average hardware; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2016
Source: Recensione.biz IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is an affordable smartphone despite high-end specification: and 1.6 GHz octa core CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and a microSD card slot, which supports up to 128 GB. The Android 5.1 Lollipop system supports GSM / HSPA / LTE network technology. Its 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive multi-touch touchscreen features a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density). It measures at 151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm (5.97 in x 2.99 in x 0.31 in) and weighs at 170 g (6oz) only, which is very light for a 5.5-inch phone.
For camera, it features a 13 MP primary camera with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR function, which is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps. The secondary camera features a resolution of 5 MP and LED flash. As for wireless connectivity, it features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, NFC and FM Radio. Its removable lithium ion battery rated at 3300 mAh is capable to deliver up to 23 hours talktime with 3G and up to 96 hours music playback.
ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
7870 Octa: Exynos 7 Soc with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz and manufactured in a 14-nm process. Includes the GPU ARM Mali T830-MP2 as well as a dual-channel memory controller (LPDDR3-1866).» 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.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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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.
72.1%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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