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Samsung Galaxy A7 / A7 Duos (A710, A7100, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A7 / A7 Duos (A710, A7100, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and camera. The screen and design are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the usability and price.

performance, design, screen, camera, battery

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A7 / A7 Duos (A710, A7100, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

Samsung's new Galaxy A7 for 2016: Big phone, middling price (hands-on)

 

If you like your phone big, then the new A7 with its 5.5-inch display probably won't disappoint.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Richard Trenholm (cnet.com)

Slimline Samsung Galaxy A7 comes with eight cores, selfie mode and KitKat (hands-on)

 

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a svelte 4G smartphone, but doesn't include the latest Android software.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016 edition, aka A7 6) launches early in 2016 to set the tone for mid-range phones: those that are not as expensive as the finest Galaxy S series and iPhones, but also a level above the Moto Gs of this world.

Very stylish, eye-catching design, solid build quality ; Very solid battery life ; Super AMOLED display has pleasing colors ; Supports expandable storage via microSD cards

Performance is disappointing: inconsistent, phone often stutters and lags ; A bit too pricey for what it offers ; Poor for gaming, GPU performance is terrible ; Ships with Android 5.1, unclear when and whether it’d get updated

There are two ways to look at the Galaxy A7 (2016). A subjective and irrational one that completely disregards its slightly exaggerated price, and a more objective one that considers all the facts.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (androidcentral.com)

Galaxy A7 2016 review: Close, but not quite great

 

Samsung's Galaxy A7 2016 is an amazing device, but a few issues prevent it from being a standout offering in the mid-range segment.

Excellent Super AMOLED display ; Premium metal-and-glass design ; Great camera ; Long-lasting battery life

Occasional UI quirks ; No Marshmallow yet ; Glass back isn't durable

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review

 

What does the latest premium mid-range offering from Samsung bring to the table? We find out, in this in-depth Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review!

Premium glass/metal build ; Bright vibrant large display ; MicroSD expansion ; Fast charging ; Fantastic battery life ; Little bloatware

Performance can be sluggish ; Mediocre camera ; Only 16 GB internal storage ; High price tag

Offering a flagship level design and build quality, as well as certain useful features, the Galaxy A7 is a solid smartphone. However, given the current landscape in the budget-friendly category, the device does feel overpriced, especially when...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : View all posts by Sandeep Sarma (fonearena.com)

SAMSUNG GALAXY A7 (2016) REVIEW

 

When the Samsung first announced the Galaxy Alpha after the Galaxy S5 debacle, it seemed like the company was trying to head in a new direction. For years, it had been criticised about the build quality and plastic materials of its smartphones. The...

Beautiful Design and Brilliant Build Quality ; Great Screen ; Fast and Accurate Fingerprint Sensor ; DualSIM 4G LTE Capability with Dedicated microSD Card Slot ; Good Battery Life ; Good Camera Quality

A Bit Expensive ; Camera has difficulty taking close-up shots ; Feeble Loudspeaker

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative

 

The world is trying to move us away from laptops and toward 2-in-1 devices. Following Microsoft's original dalliance and the emergence of Window RT, there

The Samsung Galaxy Book has a great form factor. We like the look and the feel and on paper at least, there are two different devices here to appeal to different types of users. The Galaxy Book 10 will have ample power for those looking for mobile...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: We test out Samsung's mighty 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 2016, which packs loads loads of great features for just £350.

Great battery life ; Gorgeous screen ; Slick design ; Smart cameras

Rather big ; Performance lags behind rivals ; Old Android

Yet another excellent mid-range Samsung handset, the Galaxy A7 2016 is rather big but has definite appeal to media fans who demand a gorgeous screen for enjoying their movies and shows. The camera tech is dependable and solid for the price, although...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com.au)

Samsung's new Galaxy A7 for 2016: Big phone, middling price (hands-on)

 

Samsung's Galaxy A range of smartphones is designed for a younger, trendier crowd who can't afford its higher end flagships, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Announced late last year, the updated 2016 versions of these phones sport metal bodies...

The phone feels premium and luxurious, easily comparable to the company's higher-end phones. The specs of the A7 are certainly respectable, though I daresay phones from China will be the A7's main competitor, given their overall cheaper pricing. Check...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Light, a good option for budget-seekers

 

The Samsung Galaxy Light won't wow you, but it's an affordable, steady performer that will actually fit in your pocket.

The ; gives you 4G LTE, a decent processor, and a pocket-friendly form for under $250. Call quality is strong, too.

Camera images seemed dull and soft on the Light's 5-megapixel shooter, and the 4-inch screen makes the virtual keyboard feel cramped.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Light if you're looking for Android on a budget -- just be aware that you're trading price for performance.

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3300 / 3600
Battery performance:3300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):13 / 17
Browsing time (4G):14 / 16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):17
Continuous audio playback time:59 / 78
Continuous audio playback time (display off):94
Continuous video playback time:15 / 20
Talk time (3G):14 / 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
Camera Resolution:4128 x 3096
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution:4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):113 / 13 / 16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.547
Body SAR (EU):0.547 / 1.33
Head SAR:0.414
Head SAR (EU):0.21 / 0.414

Design

Brand color:Peach Cloud
Color of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product color:Black / Gold
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5 / 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
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

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, AMR, 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
FM radio:Y
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV
Video compression formats: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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
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:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA,UMTS / 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 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
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:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):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
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, 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 / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
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:Micro-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor cores:8
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1 / 6.0.16
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 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 / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.287 / 0.311
Height:5.96 / 5.98 / 6.17
Weight:6.07 / 6.56
Width:0.28 / 2.92 / 3.06
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