The new Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a metal body, supports 4G, includes a large battery and a fingerprint scanner. The company is also heavily marketed “intelligent” specific features of India called S, S and S safe bicycle mode energy planning, which were developed by its R & D centers in India. In our first impressions, the Galaxy J7 Prime seemed to be a strong competitor in its price segment, but can it meet our expectations?
Design, functions and screen
Measured at 6.0 by 3.1 inches (HWD) and 6.0 ounces, the Amazon J7Best price is essentially a larger version of the Amazon J3Best price (5.6 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches, 4 , 9 ounces), which looks like the Galaxy S4 $ 199.88 at Amazon. The phone has the standard design language of Samsung, which includes two capacitive controls and a physical home button on the front, a fake chrome plastic strip on the sides and the back of durable white polycarbonate.
J7 is about the size of the LG with Amazon 2 Pen Pen $ 129.96 (6.1-3.1 0.3 inches, 5.1 ounces), although heavier with an ounce. It is a bit difficult to use with one hand, but the relatively thin construction makes it easy to grab and store in your pocket.
On the right side you will find a power button and a volume control on the left side. A 3.5mm audio jack and port are installed on the bottom. The back is removable; When you pull it off, you can access the removable battery and card slot. There is also a microSD card slot that works with a SanDisk 200GB card, $ 76.95 at Amazon. Samsung disables transferring applications to Marshmallow device internal memory, but can save music, pictures, and videos to a card.
Samsung has always qualified in the manufacture of billboards and the J7 is no exception. It has a bright 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel Super AMOLED display. This 720p resolution is lower than I would normally prefer a phone of this size, but its pixel density is still pretty strong: 267 pixels per inch (), sharper than 2 5.7 inches pen (258ppi). The icons and graphics are clear, the viewing angles are excellent and the screen can be easily used outdoors thanks to the outdoor mode, which increases the brightness.
Specifications and software
The new Galaxy J7 Prime is powered by a Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz and 3 GB of RAM. There are 16GB of built-in memory, while it also supports microSD cards up to 256GB. This dual-SIM phone supports two Nano-SIMs with 4G connectivity in both, though only one can connect to 4G at a time. There is a rear-facing 13-megapixel autofocus camera with f / 1.9 aperture and a LED flash. There is also an 8 megapixel front camera. The phone has a non-removable battery of 3300 mAh. Galaxy J7 Prime connectivity options include GPRS / EDGE, 3G, WiFi 802.11b / g / n / ac, GPS / A-GPS, Bluetooth and Glonass.
With the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Galaxy J7 Prime is equipped with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Over the years, Samsung has been working on its TouchWiz interface and is now much lighter than it was a few years ago. One of the biggest changes is the reduction in bloatware. Like today’s high-end Samsung smartphones, the first J7 features multiple Microsoft, Word, Excel, Onedrive, OneNote, PowerPoint and Skype applications. The home screen also includes a Google folder that contains Google apps, such as Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Search, YouTube, Google Drive, Music, Movies & TV, Hangouts, and Photos. In addition to Google and Microsoft, the J7 Prime also includes a folder containing a number of Samsung applications, including the phone’s standard email application and web browser, S Health, Galaxy Apps, and S Planner.
Another important feature of the J7 Prime software is the secure file that focuses on security and privacy. This feature allows users to block and hide fingerprint applications. It should be noted that users need to block the device with a fingerprint to access the Secure Folder feature. The Galaxy J7 Prime also has what Samsung calls a secure WLAN that encrypts data transmitted over public Wi-Fi hotspots. The S-Bike mode feature of the J7 Prime smartphone has already been seen on the Galaxy J3 (6). It is based on the central idea that cyclists should not distract.
Processor, battery and camera
The J7 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor at a speed of 1.4 GHz and gets a solid score of 33,107 on AnTuTu, which evaluates the overall performance of the system. It’s much better than the Pen 2 with Snapdragon 410 (26,822) and the Galaxy J3 with the Exynos 3475 engine (17,284). Performance is smooth when it comes to launching apps and multitasking. I have noticed no delay, even when multiple applications are running in the background. With 2 GB of RAM, it is unlikely that the RAM usage limit will be reached. Premium games like Asphalt 8 and GTA San Andreas work with minimal control latency.
The duration of the battery is also good. The J7 recorded 6 hours and 21 minutes in our reduction test, in which we set the brightness of the screen to the maximum and transmitted the video in full screen via LTE. It’s almost the same as Pen 2 (6 hours, 6 minutes), though the smaller Galaxy J3 surpasses the two with an impressive 9 hours and 27 minutes. In any case, use throughout the day is no problem, and you can always change the removable battery.
The performance of the camera is not that strong. The 13 megapixel rear sensor can capture clear images, especially in the open air, but often loses fine details such as individual tree branches and leaves. By picking up several complex objects, such as a bush, the next bush seemed very detailed, but those in the middle of the cliché or on one side seemed to be loud. The reproduction of the color also tends to vary considerably. On the outside, colors such as red and green tend to take over while the colors inside are rendered more precise. On the plus side, 1080p video footage at 30fps constant. And the 5 megapixel front camera delivers good sharp images in all scenarios, except in low light conditions.
For $ 230, the Samsung Galaxy J7 is a high-performance phablet, which is maintained only by the mixed performance of the camera and bad call quality. If you are not interested in a pen, the J7 is a better buy than the $ 180 Pen 2 thanks to its more powerful processor, Dual Band Wi-Fi and NFC support. It’s also a better deal than the old ZTE Boost Max + ($ 199.99), which has outdated hardware and software. Unless it’s an expensive and high quality phone like Apple’s Best Price iPhone 6s on Amazon, you will not find a better phablet on Boost Mobile.