The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a recently launched premium mid-range device that is part of the Galaxy A range.
It offers some of the best features you will find on a mid-range device and is part of Samsung’s 2015 strategy of providing premium smartphones at a Competitive Price Point.
Here is what the Samsung Galaxy A7 has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy A7 Technical Specifications
Display Size: 5.5-Inch
Display Type: Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 401 ppi
Screen Protection: –
The Samsung Galaxy A7 display is by contrast, one inch and about half an inch larger than the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 respectively. The Galaxy A7 is also the only devices from the Galaxy A Line to feature a 1080 x 1920 pixels Full HD display.
Everything about the Galaxy A7 display does look awesome, but its kinda mean Samsung did not include a Corning Gorilla Glass Layer. Screen protection is a now more of a standard for most mid-range devices and the feature is present even in the Microsoft Lumia 535, a budget Windows Phone Smartphone.
Frame Dimensions: 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm
Weight: 141 g
The Samsung Galaxy A7 is one of the most beautiful Samsung devices around. It was to some extent inspired by the Galaxy Alpha and thus it was by all standards expected to be gorgeous.
The Galaxy A features a super slim profile that is just 0.4 thicker than that of the iPhone 6.
Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
CPU: LTE: 1.8GHz Quad-Core + 1.3GHz Quad-Core | LTE/3G Dual SIM: 1.5Hz Quad-Core+ 1.0GHz Quad-Core
RAM: 2 GB
Internal Memory: 16 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to 64 GB
The Samsung Galaxy A7 will come in two variants, an LTE variant that sports a 1.8GHz Quad-Core + 1.3GHz Quad-Core CPU and a LTE/3G hybrid that boasts a 1.5Hz Quad-Core+ 1.0GHz Quad-Core CPU.
With 4G internet now a reality in Kenya, the hybrid variant will probably be the best option for most buyers. It isn’t hard to miss the 2GB RAM that powers the device.
The powerful technical profile of the Samsung Galaxy A7 is to not only handle the super-fast LTE speeds, but also most importantly powers all of the user’s favorite apps and media.
The Galaxy A7 is designed for the millennial who needs to multi-task between data intensive Social Apps swiftly.
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Secondary Camera: 5 MP
LED Flash: Yes
Smartphone vendors have heard the grievances of the selfie generation and you now just to include a fancy selfie snapper if you want to beat your rivals.
The 13 MP camera is fine and looks just fine on the Galaxy A7, but as I stated above it’s all about the Selfie camera. The Galaxy A7 selfie camera comes with advanced selfie features that includes an Ultra Wide Shot and Auto Selfie.
The two features allow selfie enthusiasts to capture selfies through a wave of their hands or better yet through a simple voice command.
Battery and Extras
Battery Capacity: 2,600mAh
It was rather obvious that Samsung will include a powerful battery to power the powerful multi-core CPU of the Galaxy A7.
Ultra Power Saving Mode, Changeable Theme, Private Mode and Multi Screen.
As Samsung puts it, “the Galaxy A7 designed for those who want to express effortlessly their unique style.” Samsung had in the past put much of its focus on its high-end devices and paid little attention to its mid-range and entry-level offering.
The emergence of decent mid-range devices from new comers has renewed the company’s focus on this segment. The Galaxy A7 could, therefore, be just the first of many more fantastic Samsung mid-range devices to come.
Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy A7
A 5.5 Inches Full HD Display
Cons of the Samsung Galaxy A7
Lacks screen protection
Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy A7
Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy A7 include the Galaxy Alpha and Huawei Ascend P7
Price in Kenya
The Samsung Galaxy A7 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 44,000 in Kenya.