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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

7.5/10 AVG.
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7.5/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.9 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gadgets Now

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) checks nearly all the right boxes when it comes to the specs and performance. But, there are a few hits and misses, especially when compared to other Samsung smartphones

- Riyana Lama, Gadgets Now
Digit

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a well designed smartphone with good battery life. However, it does have its weaknesses, and isn't always dependable. The OnePlus 3T and Moto Z are faster, with better cameras. The Galaxy A7 is for those who put good looks above all else.

- Prasid Banerjee, Digit
GSMArena

There seems to be a definite trend with Samsung's new Galaxy A series. We said it in the A5 (2017) review and we'll say it here again - the formula is just unique. Sure, EUR 450 is a bit pricey for a mid-ranger with no 4K recording. Sure, you can probably get more power for the buck. But an elegant,...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
Cnet

If you're looking for a cheaper pared-down version of the Samsung Galaxy S7, this is it.

- Aloysius Low, Cnet
PhoneArena

Apart from the much larger display, the A7 will last you almost twice as much on a single charge, which is important if you are out and about, and can't babysit a charger. All in all, if you are in need of a long-lasting big screen phone to consume media, browse or game on the go, the A7 will fit yo...

- Daniel P., PhoneArena


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Samsung released the Galaxy A7 (2017) on January 13, 2017.



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Screen Size
5.7"

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)'s screen size is 5.7 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.9 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7 7880 Octa core 1.9 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 1380 minutes, 1020 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy A7 (2017) Specs

Overview
Release date January 13, 2017
Regions available USA, Canada, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7 7880 Octa core 1.9 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.24 W/kg
Body: 0.71 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1200 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 1020 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 960 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.8 x 0.8 cm (6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 186 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 386 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.9
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Exposure value, Hyperlapse, HDR, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI, MKV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-A720F

Also available in dual-SIM variant.

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Critic Reviews


Gadgets Now

Fabulous screen, not the CPU

from Gadgets Now

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) checks nearly all the right boxes when it comes to the specs and performance. But, there are a few hits and misses, especially when compared to other Samsung smartphones

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) checks nearly all the right boxes when it comes to the specs and performance. But, there are a few hits and misses, especially when compared to other Samsung smartphones

Read full review

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Digit

Isn’t a phone for the enthusiast, neither is it for geeks like us

from Digit

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a well designed smartphone with good battery life. However, it does have its weaknesses, and isn't always dependable. The OnePlus 3T and Moto Z are faster, with better cameras. The Galaxy A7 is for those who put good looks above all else.

Read full review

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a well designed smartphone with good battery life. However, it does have its weaknesses, and isn't always dependable. The OnePlus 3T and Moto Z are faster, with better cameras. The Galaxy A7 is for those who put good looks above all else.

Read full review

Less

GSMArena

Marathoner with a punch

There seems to be a definite trend with Samsung's new Galaxy A series. We said it in the A5 (2017) review and we'll say it here again - the formula is just unique. Sure, EUR 450 is a bit pricey for a mid-ranger with no 4K recording. Sure, you can probably get more power for the buck. But an elega...More

There seems to be a definite trend with Samsung's new Galaxy A series. We said it in the A5 (2017) review and we'll say it here again - the formula is just unique. Sure, EUR 450 is a bit pricey for a mid-ranger with no 4K recording. Sure, you can probably get more power for the buck. But an elegant, well-built phablet, with a Super AMOLED panel, amazing battery life, Samsung-brewed OS features and best of all, one that will survive an occasional dip in water - you can't really find that combo elsewhere. If it just clicks for you, don't hesitate in picking up the A7 (2017). You won't be disappointed.

Read full review

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Cnet

A strong midrange choice

from Cnet

If you're looking for a cheaper pared-down version of the Samsung Galaxy S7, this is it.

Read full review

If you're looking for a cheaper pared-down version of the Samsung Galaxy S7, this is it.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

Excellent battery life, good call quality

from PhoneArena

Apart from the much larger display, the A7 will last you almost twice as much on a single charge, which is important if you are out and about, and can't babysit a charger. All in all, if you are in need of a long-lasting big screen phone to consume media, browse or game on the go, the A7 will fit your mid-range budget, and then some.

Read full review

Apart from the much larger display, the A7 will last you almost twice as much on a single charge, which is important if you are out and about, and can't babysit a charger. All in all, if you are in need of a long-lasting big screen phone to consume media, browse or game on the go, the A7 will fit your mid-range budget, and then some.

Read full review

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finder.com.au

Not afraid of a dunking

from finder.com.au

Users looking for a robust handset that will get them through the day should consider the Galaxy A7. It's not the most powerful phone, so mobile gamers or video editors will be underwhelmed. But it's a perfectly capable device for anyone who just watches the odd video, browses Facebook or Twitter and sends and receives email.

Read full review

Users looking for a robust handset that will get them through the day should consider the Galaxy A7. It's not the most powerful phone, so mobile gamers or video editors will be underwhelmed. But it's a perfectly capable device for anyone who just watches the odd video, browses Facebook or Twitter and sends and receives email.

Read full review

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