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Samsung Galaxy J7

The Samsung Galaxy J7 has got a bad rep in recent, but this lesser known brother of the Samsung Galaxy family is a one of a kind smartphone. If you’re looking for a smartphone that keeps up with the times but is moderate in pricing, you’re looking for the Samsung Galaxy J7. Read more below.

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Samsung’s signature design in the Samsung Galaxy J7

An acquired taste – that is the most adequate description of the Samsung Galaxy J7. Not catered to everyone, the Samsung Galaxy J7 is choc-a-block full of nifty little gadgets that make the J7 a unique smartphone to use. If you love Samsung Galaxy models, the J7 sheds some light on what Samsung is all about. Design-wise, the Samsung Galaxy J7 uses the same coatings as the Samsung Galaxy S series. A glass screen with a plastic back cover provides for Samsung’s signature design. A physical home button lets you get to your favourite apps with one touch. The volume rockers to the left and power button to the right make it easy to navigate. The Samsung Galaxy J7 boasts a Super AMOLED 5.5 inch HD display that makes colours warm and vivid. The downside to the size is the fact that you can’t operate this device with one hand.

All your favourite Samsung Galaxy specs

When it comes to specs, the Samsung Galaxy J7 is powered by a 1.5Ghz Octa-Core processor with 16 GB of internal storage. For its size and function, this processor gives a speedy response and a smooth transition between apps and programs. 1.5GB of RAM allows for a quick processing and external storage can be added up to 128GB. For those of you who love taking photos, the Samsung Galaxy J7’s back sports a camera of 13MP while the front camera is 5MP, perfect for all your selfies! A flash comes in the form of an LED light which is turned on manually. Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities all come standard with the Samsung Galaxy J7 and you’ll find the price of this Android mobile is worth it for its class and specs. Overall, the specs of the Samsung Galaxy J7 are much higher than expected for a budget Samsung model. So why not compare prices of the Samsung Galaxy J7 with other models of Samsung smartphones? You’ll be amazed to find that the value of the Samsung Galaxy J7 exceeds your expectations.

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Reviewed on 2016-08-27
It's been two months now since the new Samsung Galaxy J series (2016) was revealed in Malaysia, the three J brothers - Galaxy J1 (2016) , Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) came out with a somewhat affordable price of RM449, RM849 and RM1049 respective...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-22
Well built phone with an attractive design, Super AMOLED screen is always a plus, Powerful enough for everyday use, The NotsoGood, Expensive for its class, Ultra Data Saving mode's usefulness varies on a case to case basis, Score, 75%, Usability, 75%, Fea...
It's hard to review an entry level phone when you're so used to its flagship counterpart. Such is the case when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7. I had to constantly remind myself that these phones are not a part of the S series, and as such, I sh...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-17
A couple of months back, Samsung launched in the country the Galaxy J7 (2016). As the date suggests, it's a newer version of the said smartphone packing upgraded internals, metal chassis, and a 5MP selfie camera with flash. Samsung is also boasting this m...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-09
Making up for the scarcity of its smartphones in the budget segment, Samsung started by launching the Galaxy J1, followed it up by the Galaxy J5 and J7, and then launched the Galaxy On5 (review) and On7 (review) as well. Availability of a top tier brand a...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-09
The Galaxy J7 for Boost Mobile is a classic mid-range handset from Samsung. The J7's looks resemble those of Samsung's high-end phones, but the J7 is far more affordable. If you're in the market for a solid performer that's a cut above the rest — and won'...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-24
Affordable, Solid performance, Latest Android software, Rich, bright display, Dual-band Wi-Fi and NFC, Replaceable battery and expandable storageMixed camera performance, Subpar call quality, Some bloatware
Boost Mobile has plenty of affordable smartphones to choose from, but the $229.99 Samsung Galaxy J7 is one of the better phablets of the bunch. Think of it as a bigger, more powerful version of the entry-level Galaxy J3, boasting the latest Android softwa...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-23
Samsung's J series of devices have always been aimed at budget consumers, and to that end, had plastic bodies and wallet-friendly price tags. This year though Samsung's thrown that recipe into the drink with the top end models for the J series – the J5 an...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-23
Brilliant battery life, Good build quality, OctaCore Exynos 0 nm SoC offers good performance, Android 0 (Marshmallow) is smoothLow resolution display, No ambient light sensor, gyroscope and magnetometer, Loudspeaker output is low, Average cameras
Samsung launched the Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphone in the new J series last month. Even though it retains the same 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, it has a faster processor, more RAM and a slightly bigger battery. Is the phone worth the price? Let us find...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-20
Samsung's J-lineup may be following the Galaxy S and A-series from a respectful distance - but is in prefect lockstep in terms of upgrades. While the flagship pair and the upper midrange A-series are understandably grabbing the global headlines, the Samsu...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-17
Samsung Galaxy J series (2016) with data saving feature and better specs than last year has been launched in Malaysia on 15th June 2016. The promotional bundle package with Yes 4G gives 30GB free mobile data in Malaysia.In this article, I will compare the...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-16
Thanks to Samsung Mobile Malaysia we managed to get some hands-on time with the new Galaxy J1 2016 , Galaxy J5 2016 and Galaxy J7 2016 . Priced respectively at RM449, RM849 and RM1049, the new Galaxy J 2016 series was launched yesterday and will be availa...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-15
Impressive battery life, Fairly smooth performance, Supports expandable storage via microSD cards, Quick to start cameraNo fingerprint scanner, Plastic back feels cheap, Somewhat pricey for what it offers, No 4K video option
The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016 edition, aka J7 6) represents the new generation of affordable Samsung phones: with a stylish look, a sturdy metal frame, and even with a few premium features like the Quick Launch camera shortcut. In a fiercely competitive An...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-11
Here is the review of Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 that houses the Exynos octa core processor and packed with 2GB RAM. This handset is running Marshmallow out of the box and the 3300 mAh battery does an amazing job. Read the review to know more.Box pack content...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-11
Refined looks, Good battery backup, LED flash on front camera works greatNo automatic brightness adjustment
Seven is Samsung's lucky number this year it seems. I wasn't surprised when rumors spread wide that it might launch a ‘Galaxy Note 7' instead of a ‘Galaxy Note 6' this September. Force awakens.After the Galaxy S7, I review the Galaxy J7 2016 – the big scr...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-06
Samsung has introduced the new Galaxy J (2016) series in India and we have witnessed the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) being the first smartphone from the new Galaxy J series with its S-bike mode feature. Later on, the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) lau...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-06
Great battery lifeSubpar camera, Looks cheap, Overpriced
The Samsung Galaxy J7 is perhaps more important to Samsung than its flagship phones this year. Why? Because its J series is the most selling smartphone series in India, Samsung claims. Mid-ranged and affordable devices are a high volume, low margin market...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-26
Thin and stylish design, Super AMOLED display with useful operation modes, Exceptional battery life, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow TouchWiz with many functions and preinstalled apps, Good performance for this class, provided by Exynos 7 Octa 7870, No overheat...
Samsung's Galaxy J lineup offers affordable devices ranging from low-end to mid-range models. The top smartphone of this series seems to be the Galaxy J7 (2016) which was announced at the end of March and is now available on the market. As a Galaxy J lead...
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Processor frequency

1.6 GHz

Processor cores



Display diagonal

14 cm (5.5")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


170 g


7.6 cm


7.8 mm


15.2 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

800,850,900,1800,2300 MHz

Wi-Fi Direct
Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

128 GB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Resolution at capture speed


Video capture resolution (max)

1920 x 1080 pixels


Battery capacity

3300 mAh

Talk time (3G)

23 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

15 h

Browsing time (3G)

11 h

Browsing time (4G)

14 h

Continuous audio playback time

96 h

Continuous video playback time

21 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call


Subscription type

No subscription