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Samsung Galaxy J7 2017

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017
Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (Galaxy J Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR3, 933 MHz
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined headphone and microphone jack (3.5 mm), Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (SDHC, SDXC), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelleration sensor, geomagnetic sensor, scher, Hall effect sensor, proximity and G sensor, BeiDou, Ant+, OTG, Wifi Direct
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/GPRS/Edge (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 6 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 and 40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 152.5 x 74.8 ( = 0.31 x 6 x 2.94 in)
Battery
3600 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 24 h
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (Sony IMX258, f/1.7, auto focus, full-HD video)
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix (Samsung S5K3M3, f/1.9, fixed focus, full-HD video)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, modular power supply, USB cable, SIM tool, headset, QuickStart guide, security and warranty information, TouchWiz 8.1, 24 Months Warranty, Micro-USB, FM radio , head SAR: 0.567 W/kg, body SAR: 1.33 W/kg, fanless
Weight
181 g ( = 6.38 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
340 Euro

 

Average Score: 77.43% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 58%, features: 66%, display: 83% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J7 2017

83.2% Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Duos Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
It's not all roses. The Samsung Galaxy J7 is the larger version of the Galaxy J5. It has similar features, but a larger, 5.5-inch display. After the redesign of the entire series, the J7, too, now has a non-removable battery. To find out about other changes, take a look at our detailed review. Update: new firmware with bug fixes released.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Core officially launched in Philippines for PhP 9,990 + Hands On Video
Source: Manila Shaker English
Following this year’s release of a nightlife-centric smartphone, Samsung Philippines has launched the Galaxy J7 Core (called J7 Nxt/J7 Neo in other parts of the Earth). Considering that this is the lowest-spec’d J7 in the family, it goes for a very wallet-friendly PhP 9990.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2017
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) quick review – a perfect choice for a mid-range Samsung smartphone
Source: Laptop Media English
Galaxy J7 (2017) is a worthy successor to last year’s Galaxy J7 as it brings improvements in several different areas and we can definitely describe it as one of the best offers in its price range. The smartphone comes with a renewed design, which includes a metal construction and nice curves at the edges. What’s more, here we also have a fingerprint sensor. The display is again 5.5-inch but now with Full HD resolution and support of Always on feature.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2017
60% Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (AT&T) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The bottom line is this: if you’re particularly fond of what Samsung does with Android – and they do a lot right – but simply don’t want to spend more than $300, then the J7 2017 is really your only choice. But the handset simply doesn’t pack much dollar-for-dollar value. With so many solid options, often offering more features and better performance, there’s never been a better time to try something new.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) review
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung knows its way around the mid-range just as well as it dominates the top-end market. Maybe that's why we had such high hopes for the Galaxy J7 (2017) and we wanted to find good reasons to like it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/19/2017

Foreign Reviews

70% Eine Angenehme Überraschung
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Samsung Galaxy J7 2017, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Probamos el Samsung Galaxy J7 2017, más premium que nunca
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive design; great built quality; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2017
Galaxy J7(2017) Ventajas y Desventajas, Pros y Contras detallados
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; good hardware; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2017
Análise Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) – mais uma pérola na gama média
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Support both dual sim and microSD slot; solid workmanship; excellent display; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras; no notification LED; weak processor; low graphic performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy J7 e Galaxy J5 (2017), será que valem a pena?
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Great built quality; nice display; decent cameras; good hardware. Negative: Short battery life; relatively high price.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2017
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) & Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) – Review/Análise
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; stylish design; excellent cameras; good connectivity.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Recensione: Un Galaxy A Che Non Ci Ha Creduto Abbastanza
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Samsung Galaxy J7 2017, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 65% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
79% Recensione Samsung Galaxy J7 2017
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 79%
79% Recensione Samsung Galaxy J7 2017: completo e affidabile
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 73% features: 68% display: 82% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 75%
Smartphone Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
79% Recensione SAMSUNG J7 2017
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 72% display: 84% mobility: 89% workmanship: 79%
80% Test Du Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) : Une Jolie Surprise
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test du Samsung Galaxy j7 2017 : encore meilleur
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice screen; beautiful design; metal case; 3GB Ram; full connectivity; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price; only 16GB ROM.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2017
80% Recenzja Samsunga Galaxy J7 2017 – niska cena, spore możliwości
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Доступный фаблет: тест Samsung Galaxy J7 2017
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice display; support LTE; fast fingerprint sensor; good connectivity; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2017
Một tuần với Galaxy J7 Pro: Một trải nghiệm toàn diện trong phân khúc tầm trung
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; excellent cameras; solid workmanship; metal case; nice display; decent hardware; good performance; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2017
Ревю на Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) – перфектен избор за среден клас смартфон с марка Samsung
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Great built quality; metal case; fast fingerprint sensor; nice display; long battery life; decent cameras. Negative: Weak hardware; no USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/04/2017
Представяне на Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) – 5.5” екран, 8-ядрен Exynos и две 13MP камери
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Nice display; good hardware; decent cameras; metal case; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2017
80% Test Samsung Galaxy J7
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: The Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 is the latest annual edition of an already popular phone. The J series has already shaped up as a home to some solid midrange propositions, and the Galaxy J7 (2017) is meant to spice things up even further. The J phones have been enjoying a killer key-selling feature, and that's Samsung's Super AMOLED screens. The Galaxy J7 (2017) is no different; this time around it's a high-tier screen with 1080p resolution, but Samsung didn't stop the upgrades there. The new model builds on the 2016 model with a premium-looking unibody, a high-resolution selfie camera with a flash, more RAM, and a newer Android. The Galaxy J7 (2017) measures 152.5 x 74.8 x 8 mm - close to the Galaxy J7 (2016) footprint but slightly narrower thanks to the impressively narrow bezels. Samsung has been trying out the premium metal build across different segments of its portfolio. The new J7 has gained 11 g of extra weight though, attributed to the solid aluminum unibody. The seamless aluminum unibody is an instant eye-catcher, along with the signature antenna strip design, which Samsung has gone for. With a sturdy 2.5D glass at the front and metal all across the rest of the body, it is definitely a well built device and sets its self apart from all the budget oriented devices. The display glass on the front gets easily smudged with fingerprints and is tough to clean, so there is no oleophobic coating there for sure. The back, however, is not only fingerprint resistant, but its smooth matte surface actually makes for a secure grip. Above the 5.5" AMOLED screen is the earpiece flanked by the new 13 MP selfie camera and the front LED flash. Finally, the new 13 MP main camera with f/1.7 bright lens is on the back coupled with a single LED flash.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is powered by 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and it comes with 3 GB of RAM. The phone packs 16 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 256 GB with a microSD card. The Exynos 7870 chip was the only part which was passed up for promotion, still stuck in 2016. It's still a nicely power-efficient 14 nm chipset, so it should surely provide great battery life. Having an old-generation chipset takes its toll, the Galaxy J7 (2017) lacks 4K video capture. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) utilizes a sealed 3,600 mAh Lithium-Ion battery, which is a 10% increase in capacity over the J7 (2016). The only downside is that the phone does not support fast charging. The Galaxy J7 (2017) comes packed within a paper box accompanied by a cheap-looking pair of headphones, a regular micro USB cable, and a 5V/1.55A wall plug.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with one clusters (MP1) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
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.
0.181 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.


77.43%: 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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