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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) Specs

Release Date in Philippines
ModelSM-A720F
DateJan 2017
Processor
Processor frequency1.9 GHz
Processor cores8
Display
Display diagonal14.5 cm (5.7")
Display resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
TouchscreenYes
Orientation sensorYes
Screen shapeFlat
Display typeSAMOLED
Display number of colours16.78 million colours
Touch technologyMulti-touch
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Second displayNo
Ports & interfaces
USB portYes
USB connector typeUSB Type-C
Headphone connectivity3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)No
ANT+ enabledYes
Weight & dimensions
Weight186 g
Width77.6 mm
Depth7.9 mm
Height156.8 mm
Networking
3GYes
4GYes
Wi-FiYes
SIM card typeNanoSIM
2G standardsGSM
3G standardsUMTS,WCDMA
4G standardLTE
BluetoothYes
Wi-Fi standardsIEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth version4.2
Bluetooth profilesA2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, Pan, PBAP
2G bands (primary SIM)850,900,1800,1900 MHz
2G bands (secondary SIM)850,900,1800,1900 MHz
3G bands supported850,900,1900,2100 MHz
4G bands supported700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 MHz
Tethering (modem-mode)Yes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Near Field Communication (NFC)Yes
Storage
RAM capacity3 GB
Internal storage capacity32 GB
Compatible memory cardsMicroSD (TransFlash)
User memory23 GB
Maximum memory card size256 GB
USB mass storageYes
Navigation
Position locationYes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS)Yes
GPS (satellite)Yes
GLONASSYes
BarometerYes
Wi-Fi positioningYes
Software
PlatformAndroid
Operating system installedAndroid 6.0.16
Camera
Rear camera typeSingle camera
Rear camera flashYes
Auto focusYes
Rear camera resolution (numeric)16 MP
Front camera typeSingle camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)16 MP
Zoom capabilityYes
Face detectionYes
Video recordingYes
Video recording modes1080p
Maximum frame rate30 fps
Resolution at capture speed1920x1080@30fps
Flash typeLED
GeotaggingYes
Sensor typeCMOS
Battery
Battery capacity3600 mAh
Talk time (3G)23 h
Browsing time (Wi-Fi)17 h
Browsing time (3G)13 h
Browsing time (4G)16 h
Continuous audio playback time59 h
Continuous audio playback time (display off)94 h
Continuous video playback time20 h
Design
Form factorBar
Colour of productPink
Colour namePeach Cloud
International Protection (IP) codeIP68
Fingerprint readerYes
Performance
Video callYes
Personal info management (PIM)Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Flight modeYes
PersonalizationIcons, Menu, Themes
Support for contact groupsYes
Microphone muteYes
ThemesWallpapers
Subscription
Subscription typeNo subscription

Samsung A7 Price Philippines and Specs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017

How much is Samsung A7 in the Philippines?

The official price of the Oppo A5s 32GB in the Philippines starts at ₱23,990 with a drop in price to ₱11,000 on March 9, 2020 3:40 PM. This phone comes in Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud, and is available on Shopee and Lazada.

Is Samsung A7 2018 waterproof?

The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 doesn't come with IP68 dust and waterproof ratings. It can get damaged by accidental spills or even a small splash of water. To keep your device in tip-top condition, make sure you take extra care of it after being exposed to the elements.

Is Samsung A7 2018 good?

The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 is a decent mid-range smartphone, as it comes with a vibrant display, IP68 dust and water resistance, expandable internal storage, and long battery life. At an affordable price of P11,000, the Galaxy A7 is a great budget mid-ranger.

Does Samsung A7 have wireless charging?

Like its rivals, the Samsung Galaxy A7 doesn't have a wireless charging capability. However, Samsung will soon bring wireless charging to its mid-range A-series and J-series phones. As of this writing, only Samsung flagship phones have wireless charging capabilities. The feature was first supported on the Galaxy S7 and is now available on the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra.

Is Samsung Galaxy A7 fast charging?

The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 has a fast-charging capability such as Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. This allows the device to effectively utilize the amount of power it requires from the charger based on the current battery charge level. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is fitted with a fairly large 3,600mAh battery which is bigger than some competing phones like the OnePlus 3T.

How long does Samsung A7 take to charge?

The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 takes about 2 hours to completely charge from 0 to 100%. Performing intensive tasks while charging might extend its charging time to 6 hours to get a 100% battery charge level.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Full Specs and Official Price in the Philippines

SPECS SAMSUNG GALAXY A7 2017
OFFICIAL PRICE ₱23,990
PRICE DROP ₱11,000 in March 2020
WHERE TO BUY ONLINE Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 on Shopee and Lazada
LAUNCH DATE January 2017
COLORS Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
INTERNAL STORAGE 32GB internal storage
STORAGE EXPANSION Expandable via micro SD card
RAM 3GB
DISPLAY SIZE 5.7 inches Super AMOLED display with 16:9 aspect ratio
RESOLUTION 1080 x 1920px, 386ppi
REAR CAMERA 16MP
SELFIE CAMERA 16MP
CHIPSET Exynos 7880
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo)
CPU Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP3
BATTERY CAPACITY Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
SIM Dual SIM
WEIGHT 186g
DIMENSIONS 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm
MATERIAL Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
SENSORS Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass, barometer
BIOMETRICS Fingerprint Scanner
FM RADIO Yes
AUDIO 3.5mm audio jack
USB PORT MicroUSB 2.0
USB OTG Yes
POSITIONING A-GPS
BLUETOOTH Bluetooth 4.2
NFC Yes
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot


Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Review: Affordable Phone with Vibrant Display

Crisp and vibrant display, no heating issues, and good battery life make this a great successor to the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016.

Image: GSMarena

Pros:

  • Premium metal chassis with thin bezels
  • Vibrant and customizable display
  • Micro SD card support
  • No heating issues when multitasking
  • Crisp and vibrant images in bright lighting conditions
  • Great selfie shots in good lighting
  • Sizable 3,600mAh battery capacity
  • Power Saving Modes

Cons:

  • Slightly unresponsive fingerprint scanner
  • Images lack vibrancy in low light
  • It lacks extra processing power for graphics-intensive gaming
  • Preinstalled software makes the interface clunky


The Galaxy A7 2017 is one of Samsung’s affordable mid-range options, which boasts a premium design, impressive full-HD display, and a decent battery capacity of 3,600mAh. What makes it stand out from competing phones is its IP68 dust and water resistance rating that protects the device from ingress of solid foreign particles and water at up to 1.5 meters of (4.9 feet) for up to 30 minutes. In addition, it delivers smooth performance when multitasking and running small-to-moderate apps and games.

Design

  • Sleek metal chassis
  • Thin bezels


The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 stands out as one of the most stylish phones from Samsung Philippines, although it’s lacking the firepower of competing smartphones on paper. It is encased in a sleek metal chassis which is solid and sturdy.


The Galaxy A7 2017 has a slightly bigger build than the A7 2016, as the former weighs 186 grams as compared to the A7 2016 at 172 grams. Its screen size also got augmented to 5.7 inches from the A7 2016’s 5.5-inch display. The display also boasts thin bezels which makes it a worthy option for smartphone users on a budget who are looking for a bezel-less experience.

Display

  • Good viewing angles and color reproduction
  • “Adaptive Display” mode helps improve color saturation
  • “Always On Display” feature allows users to customize their phone screen


The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920px resolution and a 386 PPI pixel density. The display has good viewing angles and offers vibrant colors that appear very nicely. It is bright in good lighting conditions where there is direct sunlight. To optimize its sharpness, color range, and saturation, the “adaptive display” mode is already enabled which you can change to either to “Basic”, “AMOLED cinema”, or “AMOLED photo”.


The A7 2017 is one of the Samsung A series phones that offer the Always On Display (AOD) feature. What makes this feature handy is it keeps up with notifications without having to unlock your device from time to time. It shows the battery percentage, date, and time. It will also allow you to change the content to display on the screen.

Performance

  • Micro SD card support
  • No heating issues when multitasking
  • Pre-installed apps make the interface clunky


The Galaxy A7 comes with a mid-range Exynos 7880 chipset which works with Mali-T830MP3 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It is available in 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded for extra memory via a micro SD card.


Performance-wise, the Samsung A7 allows users to browse web pages in multiple tabs while opening a few apps in the background, without exhibiting signs of heating. The device is capable enough to handle multiple opened tabs in Chrome and a few app and game windows in the background, without any substantial heating issue. Graphics-intensive mobile games such as Asphalt 9 may experience a slow response and a little bit of heating. So, if you are not into multitasking or gaming, the Galaxy A7 will get the job done without any issues.


When it comes to the fingerprint sensor, it doesn’t respond super quickly and sometimes falters when the screen is turned off. You won’t experience this erratic performance with other competing phones such as the Huawei Honor 7.


The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 runs on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with the Samsung TouchWiz interface. It has a slew of software features including device maintenance, blue light filter, Secure folder, S Bike Mode, and much more. The Galaxy A7 also has two built-in browsers – Google Chrome and Samsung Internet Browser, as well as gallery and music apps. It is also bundled with Microsoft applications. With this assortment of apps from Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, it makes the device’s interface a bit clunky.

Camera

  • It takes crisp and vibrant images under good lighting
  • It produces great selfie shots


Samsung Galaxy A7 is fitted with a 16MP rear sensor with an aperture of f/1.9 and autofocus. It now comes with better features compared to the Galaxy A7 2016.


In good lighting conditions, the rear camera on the Galaxy A7 2017 works well enough, producing sharp and vibrant images with the right amount of color and detail. However, in low light, the images taken lack vibrancy which can be disappointing to users who are into mobile phone photography. Nevertheless, the camera comes with a slew of features including Pro, Panorama, HDR, Food, Auto, and Night modes.


As for the selfie camera on the Samsung Galaxy A7, it can take vibrant images that will entice selfie lovers. The A7 can also record Full HD videos.

Battery Life

  • Decent 3,600mAh battery capacity
  • It comes with power-saving modes that conserve battery life


The Samsung Galaxy A7 of 2017 is fitted with a sizeable 3,600mAh battery which is bigger than some competing phones like the OnePlus 3T. It can go all day on a single charge and can be further extended using power-saving modes that optimize its performance by stopping apps from running in the background and lowering CPU speed. In addition, it comes with a decent battery backup that conserves the battery life of the device in an emergency.

Verdict

Compared to the Galaxy A7 2016, the A7 2017 is an upgraded version that offers more improvements than one would expect. All in all, this is a nicely crafted phone with a remarkable display, topped with a commendable IP68 dust and water resistance. Opt for this device if you want a good mid-range phone with a premium design and a great display. Otherwise, you may want to look for a much better device in the same budget segment.