- Harish Jonnalagadda , Android Central
The Galaxy A7 is a compelling alternative if you're looking for flagship-level hardware without a heavy price tag.
- Lanh Nguyen , Android Authority
Offering a flagship level design and build quality, as well as certain useful features, the Galaxy A7 is a solid smartphone.
As the most expensive device in Samsung’s 2016 A-Series lineup, you might expect some big differences. In reality, the A7 (2016) is more like an enlarged A5 (2016) with a couple extra features.
While the screen is larger--at 5.5 inches--it’s still the same 1080p resolution you’ll find in the A5. This means that technically, you’re getting a lower pixel density on the more expensive handset. Despite this, reviewers did not mention any noticeable differences in appearance.
The processor is slightly faster--a 1.6Ghz Octa-core Exynos--and there’s 3GB of RAM instead of the 2GB found in the A5. While reviews indicate that the RAM helps slightly with multitasking, the performance is largely unchanged from the A5.
If you travel often or want to consolidate work and personal phones, the A7 offers offers dual SIM support.
You’ll also find an larger 3300mAh battery which reviewers loved.
Buyer’s Tip: Many reviewers noted that at release the A7 is actually priced slightly higher than the comparable Samsung Galaxy S6. If you don’t mind a slightly smaller screen and don’t need dual SIM support or a microSD card, shopping around might land you a nearly identical phone for less!
Otherwise, the phone borrows from its smaller sibling. For full details on performance, camera quality and interface design, check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)!
Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)
A great phone, but no match for the cheaper, totally awesome Galaxy S6
Close, but not quite great
Good battery back up, good display
An outstanding mid-range device
Beautiful design and brilliant build quality
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. The A7 (2016) a... Full review
Samsung flagship style, in a mid-range package
Very stylish, eye-catching design, solid build quality
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