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Samsung has a long history of reusing components in its budget devices. He’s done it with varying degrees of success in the past, and we’ve seen several models of the Galaxy J series with horribly outdated hardware. The Galaxy J-series is now in its third generation and Samsung is finally taking action to solve the problem.Although the Galaxy J7 Pro is powered by the Exynos 7870 Octa – which debuted on J7 2016 – the company has implemented updates in other areas, the phone has a 1080p panel, a brand new metal case, Samsung Experience 8.1 UX based on nougat and integration with Samsung Pay. The last point is crucial, because the J7 Pro is Samsung’s first midrange phone to offer its digital payment service.
But is it enough to make the J7 Pro relevant in a segment that has features like the Redmi Note 4 and the Moto G5 Plus? discover
|Release date||June 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||152.40 x 74.70 x 7.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3600|
|DESIGN AND BUILD
|Operating System||Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Size (in inches)||5.5|
|Pixel Density||401 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Color Reproduction||16M Colors|
|Talk time||24 hrs (3G)|
|Wi-Fi||Yes with Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.1 with A2DP|
|USB||Micro USB v2.0|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||Yes|
|SIM Configuration||Dual SIM (Nano SIM)|
|No of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|
|Processor make||Exynos 7870|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128|
Samsung Galaxy J7 pro Details:
5.5 “AMOLED display can be dull or super precise
The Galaxy J7 Pro is equipped with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display: Samsung’s popular screen technology is firmly in the middle range. The panel has a FullHD resolution and a subpixel arrangement of Diamond Pentile, nothing fancy. We had expected the J7 Pro to post the same numbers in tests like J7 (2017), and so it went on. The maximum brightness in manual mode is reasonable, though modest, about 350 ns the same as the J7 outputs (2017). In automatic mode, the J7 Pro with 539 Nits gets a strong boost, surpassing J7 (2017) by about 60 Nits.
The contrast ratio remains infinite due to the very deep blacks of AMOLED technology.
Our research shows that the Galaxy J7 Pro is only available in two SIM variants (ours is certainly), so you can get some flexibility in terms of operators and plans. LTE is rated Cat.6 for a downlink of up to 300 Mbps.
As part of the expanded connectivity package this year, the J7 Pro offers Wi-Fi AC support, which means it can easily work in the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands. There is a GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou; Bluetooth is v.4.1, and there is also an FM radio receiver. NFC is also on board with a menu of configuration options.
Wired options include a micro USB port and a 3.5mm port. The microUSB connector can be used to connect an external accessory as it supports USB On-The-Go. We want Samsung to use USB C ports on all new products, not just high-end products, as this will help set the new standard faster.
Galaxy J7 Pro Camera
The image sensor of the J7 Pro (Sony IMX258) is the same as that of the Redmi Note 4, and the quality of the camera is very average. Like the rest of the software, the camera interface is almost identical to the one you get in a Galaxy S8, including options to share your photos on social networks with ease.
When it comes to pictures, however, the J7 Pro is not as fluid as the Galaxy S8. The phone takes too much time to focus on a subject, and tends to underexpose the pictures. Manual activation of the HDR solves the problem, but slows down the device even further. As far as shots with low light are concerned, most of the pictures were full of mud and noise.
Although the Exynos 7870 14nm is not the most powerful chipset in this segment, it is certainly economical. Thanks to the economical chipset and the 3600mAh battery, the phone can easily last a full day and can extend battery life by enabling power saving modes.
The main drawback with battery life is the lack of a quick charge option: The J7 Pro takes two painful hours to fully charge.