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Samsung Galaxy A7 / A7 Duos (2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A7 / A7 Duos (2017). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and battery. The design and screen also get good feedback, but there are mixed opinions on the usability and durability. Some have doubts about the performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A7 / A7 Duos (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Samsung has made a kickass midrange phone

 

Samsung's 2017 version of its affordable Galaxy A7 packs beauty and performance in one affordable package.

The A7 looks just like the Galaxy S7 and has a 22-hour battery life. NFC means you can use Android Pay.

The phone is a fingerprint magnet and accidental palm presses make it hard to use one-handed. It also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is... old.

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

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Review

 

Samsung released a pretty strong entrance in the mid-range Android segment with the waterproof 2017 A-series trio, and now we have the largest of them all – Galaxy A7 – to check out on. It shares specs with the A5, which we already reviewed – 14nm...

Excellent battery life ; Good call quality ; No need to restart and choose between a SIM/microSD card in the Duo version ; Polished, functional interface ; Water-tight chassis

Soft pictures ; Shaky video ; No 4K recording ; Big and fragile glass chassis ; Color temperature shifts when tilting the display

By now it must have become clear that we really liked this year's Galaxy A7 edition. Were it not for the many camera mishaps like the soft-ish pictures and shaky videos, it could have scored excellent on all counts.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)

 

Samsung Singapore has revealed availability and pricing details of its refreshed upper mid-range Samsung Galaxy A (2017) range. Available in 5.2- and 5.7-inch screen sizes, the A range now sports 16MP front and rear cameras, an IP68 build and always-on...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) review

 

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy S7 ( £448.00 at Amazon.co.uk ) , feels like the Samsung Galaxy S7, but isn't actually the S7. No it's the 2017 version of Samsung's midrange series, and it's a pretty good-looking phone at that. While it's no OnePlus 3T...

The A7 looks just like the Galaxy S7 and has a 22-hour battery life. NFC means you can use Android Pay.

The phone is a fingerprint magnet and accidental palm presses make it hard to use one-handed. It also runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is... old.

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

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Shruti Dhapola (indianexpress.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) review: Premium design, great camera

 

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) offers a premium design and look, but at a mid-range price. Read our full review

Yes, you can add this to your buy list, if you’re okay with the old version of Android. The highlight of this phone is the camera and the display, which is still unmatched by other players. The water and dust resistant capabilities are extra positives,...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is for those who put design above all else, but it has some way to go before it can be called the best in its class.

Great premium design ; Great battery life

Sub-par performance

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...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Paul Briden (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 Review: Galaxy S8 Style (For Half The Price)

 

Premium and waterproof design, Excellent display, Decent camera, Good battery life

Lacks high-end processor power, poor low-light photography

A very good mid-range smartphone with one of the best displays in this category.

Consumer review (cnet.com)

GOOD!

 

I am currently using the Samsung Galaxy S 7, which is inconvenient for the screen operation.It is because the screen is longer than the other screens next to the screen.

Galaxy A looks great, yes!I wanted to try it!

I don't think there's much of a disadvantage.

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3600
Battery performance:3600
Browsing time (3G):13
Browsing time (4G):16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):17
Continuous audio playback time:59
Continuous audio playback time (display off):94
Continuous video playback time:20
Talk time (3G):23

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):16
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:1.33
Body SAR (EU):1.33
Head SAR:0.21
Head SAR (EU):0.21

Design

Brand color:Black Sky / Blue Mist / Gold Sand / Peach Cloud
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:5.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OPUS, Vorbis, WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,OPUS,Vorbis,WMA / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,MP3,OPUS,Vorbis,WMA
FM radio:Y
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, H.265, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9, WMV7, WMV8
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265 / H.263,H.264,H.265
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,H.265,MP43,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV7,WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, Pan, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor cores:8
Processor frequency:1.9

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0.1 / 6.0.16

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:23

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311
Height:6.17
Weight:6.56
Width:3.06