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.
|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||
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|
|Special protection||Water Resistant, Splash Proof, Dust Resistant|
|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|
|Pixel Density||386 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|System on Chip||Samsung Exynos 7880 Octa|
|CPU||1.9 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory Upto||256 GB|
|Expandable Memory Slot||Dedicated MicroSD|
|No. of SIMS||2|
|No of sensors||1|
|Autofocus type||Phase Detection|
|Os version||v6.0.16 Marshmallow|
|USB||USB Type C|
|Fast Charging||Yes hours|
|USB||USB Type C|
|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|
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.
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.
The 2017 Samsung Galaxy A7 gets Android v6.0.16 Marshmallow out of the box with the brand’s own TouchWiz UI.