Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

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2017 Samsung Galaxy A7


2017 Samsung Galaxy A7 packs more punch in terms of power and performance than its outgoing version that came in 2016. The A series is the company’s premium offering that sits under the top tier Galaxy S series. One of the important highlights of the latest 2017 Samsung A7 is that it carries IP68 certification that makes it dust proof and capable of surviving a dip in water (1.5m) for about 30 minutes. Along with the newly introduced special protection to the series, the phone comes with Exynos 7880 Octa, 3GB RAM and 16MP main and front camera.

Phone Display Phone Processor Phone Ram Phone Memory Phone Camera Phone Battery Phone Color
Display Processor Ram Storage Camera Battery Colours
5.7 Inch Super AMOLED Display (386 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass Octa Core 1.9 GHz Samsung Exynos 7880 Octa 3GB 32GB internal expandable upto 256GB via Dedicated MicroSD Rear Camera: 16MP f/1.9
Front Camera: 16MP f/1.9
Non-Removable 3600 mAh Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud

Design and Construction

Dimensions (Inches) 6.17 x 3.06 x 0.31
Construction materials Metal
Special protection Water Resistant, Splash Proof, Dust Resistant
IP certification Yes
Colour Options Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud


Screen Size 5.7 Inches
Screen to body ratio (%) 73.6%
Screen Type Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution FullHD
Pixel Density 386 ppi
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass


System on Chip Samsung Exynos 7880 Octa
CPU 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP2
Internal memory 32 GB
Usable memory MB
Expandable Memory Yes
Expandable Memory Upto 256 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Dedicated MicroSD
No. of SIMS 2

Primary Camera

Megapixels 16 MP
No of sensors 1
Aperture size 1.9
Image stabilization None
Autofocus type Phase Detection

Front Camera

Megapixels 16 MP
Aperture size 1.9


OS Name Android
Os version v6.0.16 Marshmallow
UI TouchWiz


Capacity 3600 mAh
Type Non-Removable
Fast Charging Yes hours




Music formats MP3, AAC LC/AAC+/eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus
Video formats MPEG4, H.265(HEVC), H.264(AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9


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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Design

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A7 gets a sleek design. As compared to its predecessor, the new A7 comes with more rounded corners and edges. So we have a metallic unibody construction with a metal frame and 3D glass back. It is available in four colors including Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud. On the front is a gorgeous 5.7inch FullHD Super AMOLED display. This unit though gets a lower 386ppi pixel density instead of the 401pp on the previous version.

The fingerprint sensor is front mounted and the other sensors include an Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, RGB Light, Hall, Barometer, and Gyro. Samsung offers IP68 certification for the A7 for water and dust resistance that allows it to withstand the elements, including rain, sweat, sand and dust.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Hardware

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A7 is fitted with the company’s own Exynos 7880 Octa SoC. This Octa-Core Cortex A53 unit is clocked at 1.9 GHz. Unlike the previous version, this one will be available with Exynos SoC only and no Snapdragon SoC will be offered. It comes equipped with 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. This internal storage can be expanded upto 256 GB via microSD card. A battery of 3,600 mAh capacity has been fitted in the A7 and it supports fast charging.

The A7 is fitted with a 16MP camera with f/1.9 aperture on either side. the phone gets USB Type-C port. Other features include MST technology(Samsung Pay), Samsung KNOX, S-Voice, Dual SIM option.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Software

The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A7 gets Android v6.0.16 Marshmallow out of the box with the brand’s own TouchWiz UI.