Samsung is one of the biggest players in the field of smartphones. Recently it has developed smartphones running on Tizen OS, an alternative to its smartphones based on Android. Samsung redesigned itself and that gave the A-series a chance for success. It is a combination of new design from the S-phones and mid-range price. It has perfect size for a phablet – neither too big to become unhandy nor smaller to lose the benefit of big screen.
Features and Specs
The slimmest metal body phone launched in India at a price Rs 30,499 a way less expensive than Galaxy Alpha (at Rs 39,990). Galaxy A7 has a built in storage of 16GB and expand via microSD card. It has a non-removable battery of 2600mAh much larger when compared with Galaxy Alpha’s 1860mAh power pack. It also features high resolution rear and front camera, a full HD screen but function on slower octa-core processor.
Samsung Galaxy A7 is designed as tall thin phone with shiny gold dust finish at its back and little less shiny in the front which is covered with glass. The rear side has an extending camera lens skirted by LED flash and speaker. The speaker on the rear side doesn’t affect the sound output when kept on a surface though volume was little underwhelming but it didn’t distort at high volume. And yes, have oblong home button and recent button on either side that stays unlit and invisible, a Samsung’s trademark. Micro-USB port and 3.5mm audio jack are also present in the bottom side of the phone, volume rocker on left and microSD and sim card on right side.
A7’s display has very good viewing angles and color vibrancy as it has Super AMOLED panel however, it is not as bright as it is expected to be at full brightness but it is easily acceptable in lit room. The response of touch was also perfectly fine and there were no complaints while playing games and typing. Although in short time, Galaxy A7 was unable to put it through any benchmarks, but it showed no lag while flipping through its interface and even did not halt while loading apps. The Galaxy A7 uses Touch Wiz UI and no verdict is given on Lollipop upgrade.
Galaxy A7 has rear camera with 13 MP resolution while the front camera with 5 MP resolution. No noise was observed when clicked under dim environment. Some of the finer details were ignored while working excessively on noise-reduction algorithm. Options of customization are also there and let us choose our own shortcuts for different functions. It also has auto selfie and ultra wide shot feature for its selfie centric customers.
The main disadvantage in A7 is that it has no 4K video or 1080p@60fps, 32 GB version is also not there and no MHL but supported by USB OTG.
In conclusion I would like to say that Samsung did a very decent job I hoped for some more features at this price but its slim metal rimmed light body gives additional edge to the phone.