Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Price List July, 2021 & Specs in Philippines
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The Samsung Galaxy A7 is, for the most part, a great mid-range phone. It delivers a punchy screen for the price and a solid user experience, while the camera system is really versatile. It also has great battery life and plenty of storage. Having said that, it does feel a touch hollow, with the plastic frame paling, micro USB port and lack of fast charging being disappointing. If none of that phases you though, you can pick up the Galaxy A7 with confidence.
- Great Screen
- Generous Amount of Storage
- Versatile Camera System
- Micro USB charging port
- Body feels hollow
- Poor low-light camera performance
Sporting a glass front and back coupled with a plastic frame, the Galaxy A7 2018 features a mix of mid-range and flagship materials. It does, however, feature an impressive Super AMOLED screen, amongst the best you can get. The 1080 x 2220 resolution is perfectly respectable and the 6-inch size is big, without being overly cumbersome.
The A7 is running Android 8.0 Oreo; it’s a shame it didn’t get Android 9 Pie, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, although app support will still be excellent thanks to Google Play store support. It will get Pie, but no time frame has been given by Samsung. The Exynos 7885 chipset powering the A7 is distinctly middle-of-the-road and is paired with 4GB of RAM.
As for the cameras, the triple-camera system on the rear of the phone is a first from Samsung, with one wide, one ultra-wide and one-depth sensing camera. With 3,300mAh of battery on tap, the screen to battery ratio is promising too. Connections and biometrics are also fair, thanks to the inclusion of a headphone port, 4G, face unlocking and a fingerprint scanner.
Priced at the upper end of the mid-range spectrum, the A7 2018 is competing with the Huawei Mate 20 Lite, Motorola One and Nokia 7.1. Like the competition, the Samsung A7 features a glass back and front. It looks good, but has a slightly hollow feel, so is bested by the beautifully designed Nokia 7.1 in this respect.
Still, at 7.5mm, it’s slender and the AMOLED screen tech separates it from the pack, while you have a good choice of color options, with the A7 available in black, blue, pink and gold. It’s a clean design, interrupted only by a couple of logos and a slight camera bump around the back. Two volume buttons and a flat, recessed, easy to hit power button are on the right-hand side of the phone, while on the left is the SIM tray, with the dual-SIM version supporting two SIM card and a microSD card.
The power button doubles as the fingerprint scanner, a design decision borrowed from Sony phones of old. While it’s not as quick as flagship fingerprint scanners, it works reliably, not even requiring a full press to unlock the A7 securely- and there’s also Face Unlock to work in tandem and get you into your phone fast.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 also delivers a solid battery life. The 3,300mAh capacity is plenty big, able to keep the mid-range internals going for a full day, and if you’re careful with your screen brightness you could even get a day and a half out of this phone with light to moderate use. Samsung also loads up a bunch of power-saving options for those times when you want to stretch the battery life, and even if you don’t use them, screen-on time is competitive.
The triple-camera system on the Galaxy A7 is a first from Samsung, as is the quadruple-camera system on the Galaxy A9. There’s a primary 24MP sensor (f/1.7, with phase-detection autofocus), a 5Mp depth sensor for better portrait mode pictures, and an 8MP sensor (f/2.4, 13mm equivalent focal length) for wide-angle shots.
In good light, the 24MP sensor fares really well, capturing bags of detail. Samsung loves to process its pictures heavily, and pictures taken on the A7 are no exception- colours are boosted, as is contrast, and these images don’t leave a huge amount of scope for editing once taken, although they’re generally social media-ready.
Storage and Connections
An impressive feature here is that Samsung gives you 64GB of storage on the Galaxy A7, the same capacity found in flagships like the Galaxy S9, Razer Phone 2 and Sony Xperia XZ3, not to mention the entry-level model of the new iPhone XS. There’s also a microSD slot, so you can bump up the internal storage by an additional 512GB, plenty for any movie buff or music hoarder. The 4GB RAM likewise matches many flagships, while the A7 offers 4G connectivity up to Cat. 6 (301Mbps).