Samsung Galaxy J7 Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Samsung Galaxy J7 at a Glance:-

With a Great battery backup Samsung Galaxy J7 is other mid Range affordable Smartphone that is available only online. With superior specs like 5.5 inches display, 13 MP/ 5 MP camera, 4G enabled, 1.5 GB RAM/ 16 GB ROM with 128 GB expendable Memory, Dual SIM and 3000 mAh battery.
The design of phone is just like other galaxy series Smartphone; it does not have metallic body like Galaxy A7. The plastic body with metallic chrome frame which is susceptible to scratches. Power button is placed at the right edge while the volume rockers are at the left. The micro-USB port headset and Headphone jack is placed at the bottom and top edge respectively.

5.5 inches display has HD (720p) resolutions with 267 ppi display density; without AMOLED display screen doesn’t look so crisp but reflecting oversaturated vivid colours and great viewing angles. Overall the display is good to average but it does not have any special kind of protection for display such as Gorilla Glass.
J7 is powered by 1.5 GHz Exynos Octa-core processor for Indian customers along with Mali-T720MP2 GPU which can deliver a smooth Gaming performance. The handset doesn’t show any kind of lag in running any application. Overall it has smooth processing.
13 MP camera is fine for outdoor and sufficient lightening while in low light condition picture quality is just OK. Photo taken from this Smartphone is depending on user otherwise we think it has great quality pictures. The front facing 5 MP camera with F1.9 aperture is sufficient for taking wide angle selfies; it also has front flash but we don’t think it is useful anyway.
3000 mAh battery is one of best spec in this phone that can give battery backup for 2 days if you are not a heavy user; other cool thing about this device is that it does not heat up as many other Smartphone.

Specification of Samsung Galaxy J7

Operating System
OS- Android
OS Version- v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPU- Qualcomm Snapdragon 615/ Exynos 7580
Clock Speed- 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53/ 1.5 GHz 
Core- Octa-core
GPU- Adreno 405/ Mali-T720MP2

Screen and Display
Type- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size- 5.5 inches
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels
Display Reinforced- 
Display Density- 267 ppi

Rear- 13 MP
Front- 5 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 152.2 x 78.7 x 7.5 mm
Form- Bar
Weight- 171 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) - J700F
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - J700F, J700H
Bluetooth- v4.1
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5 mm

Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes
Light- No
Gyroscope-  No

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 16 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB

SIM Type- Micro-SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM 

Capacity- 3000 mAh
Stand By-
Talktime- 18 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- White, Black and Gold

Pros of Samsung Galaxy J7

  • Touch response is excellent.
  • 5 MP front facing camera with front flash.
  • Both SIM card support 4G.
  • Battery is Removable .
  • You can use both SIM cards and SD card separately.
  • It supports OTG Cable.
  • Battery is Removable.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy J7

  • It does not have any display protection such as Gorilla Glass.
  • It doesn’t have pre-installed music player.
  • No LED Notification Light.
  • Low speaker volume.
  • Problem with connecting WiFi.
  • No light sensor; Hence the screen brightness adjustment is manual.
  • Does not support NFC.

Solution of Problems in Samsung Galaxy J7

Low sound from speakers 
How to Increase Sound on Android Smartphone

Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Galaxy J7

If you are searching for a smartphone having great spec in affordable range from Samsung brand; J7 is one of the great choice because of Stunning 13 MP Camera, Clear 5.5 inches HD display and a huge 3000 mAh battery backup the only associate disadvantage this phone has is low sound from the speaker but it is so clear without any distortion. 

Minimum Price in Online Stores- Flipkart Snapdeal Amazon(USA)
Rs. 14249
Rs. 14249 Rs. 14248
$207 USD

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  1. how about the battery back up of the samsung j7?

  2. I own one and i don't like at all, they forget to mention, it also got so warm after few minutes of using it, nevermind the high radiation it emits hence it's very uncomfortable.

    1. Dear Bailin Hadji Cosain, Most of the mid to entry level phone have heating problem it can be corrected to some extent by following these simple steps check @ How to Solve Heating Issue in Android

  3. little bit confused with moto g4 plus and samsung j7. Which one is better

    1. On the basis of overall performance Motorola Moto G4 Plus is better one Go for it, however some people are complaining about the Heating Issue. But Phone warm up to acceptable level.

  4. Contrasting to what you mentioned, the headphone jack and usb port are on the same side, the bottom. Also, mine heats up easily. Additional to the cons, you cant change the background in the message and cannot post memos in the homescreen.

    Hence, I'm still loving mine because unlike other samsung phones, it doesn't hang or lag much

  5. Which is a better alternative smartphone to the Samsung J7?

  6. Ok thanks. One last question, in your opinion which one is better, The Motorola moto G4 plus or the Samsung J7 2016?

    1. If Camera is your preference go for Motorola Moto G4 Plus otherwise for better design you can go for Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

  7. I am all confused to pick from the following 4: 1)Moto G4 plus, galaxy J7, vivo v5 & asus zenfone 3 max. Please suggest!