Good camera, Elegant Design, Fingerprint Scanner(Security), Good Battery back up and strong over all Performance is how I will summarise Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime after using/reviewing it for a period of over 30 days.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime launch date in India is Sep 19, 2016 and is exclusively available for online purchase at Flipkart and Xiaomi Mi Max remains it’s biggest competitor.
Galaxy series have pumped in Billions of dollars in revenue to Samsung, Why? Because Samsung has integrated two most important ingredient (into Galaxy series including J7 Prime) that any Smartphone user will look at, Value for money Android Mobile with cutting edge technology.
So, what’s so unique about J7 Prime?
In my Review of Galaxy J7 Prime, there are basically 5 notable features that I have concluded and gives J7 Prime an edge over it’s competitors and these are:
- S Power Planning
- S Secure
- Elegant Design
- Superb Camera and impressing imaging
- Powerful Performance
Now, let’s take a look at each of the 5 Features of Galaxy J7 Prime one by one.
1. What is S Power Planning and what does it do?
S Power Planning has three features – “Extent battery time” which ensures that the consumer doesn’t run out of battery when in need, with this feature you can expand the usage time of the mobile up to twice the current “available” time, “Reserve battery for calls” which allows the user to distribute a certain percentage of battery for calls and messages, “Forward calls when no battery” will enable the user to Fwd all the calls to any number when the phone runs out of battery. I used all these features multiple time everyday and did not face any issue.
2. S Secure with fingerprint scanner
Samsung has bunch of specs that will turn your mobile into your “private phone”
S Secure also has four features – “Secure WiFi” will make sure that your phone is safe and secured for the internet browsing as Galaxy J7 Prime will Encrypt the data which is being transferred especially on a public WiFi, “Lock and hide app” will do exactly as it sounds, it will enable you to lock or even hide an app, “Secure folder” wherein you can increase the privacy and security of a selected or all folders, “Fingerprint sensor” to further boost your privacy, I used my thumb impression and it enabled me to lock or unlock the phone from the home button within a second. With J7 Prime you can select any of your 10 fingers BTW.
3. Galaxy J7 Prime Design
J7 Prime has a full brushed metal finish, I tried to make few scratches on J7 Prime but it left no visible mark. It also has a Gorilla Glass as screen protection with a curved design which is comfortable for single handed use.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with 13 MP primary and 8 MP front camera both with f1.9 aperture and has a brilliant image resolution of 4128 × 3096 pixels. Main camera will come with LED Flash and both the cameras will provide us with high resolution HD video recording at 30 frame per seconds.
Taking selfies or even groupfies with Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has been an awesome experience for me as it incorporates some of the best and unique sensors like Wide angle Selfie, Palm Gesture Selfie and Beautifying effects, I could not find such sensors in many mobile phones in this price segment.
Galaxy J7 Prime is equipped with 3 GB of Ram and an Octa-core processor giving an impressive clock speed of 1.6 GHz. I played Assassin’s Creed Pirates all through the day on and off for 30 days and many times I kept switching it over with FB app and Whatsapp, the phone did not hang and took me less than a second to switch over to a new app and come back to the game.
Other Important specs of J7 Prime:
- Body and Display
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime sports a medium 5.5 inchs of Full HD TFT display with a remarkable resolution of 1080 × 1920
HD FHD with 16M as color depth. It has a 401 ppi as pixel density which according to many experts in Smartphone industry is the best in class, I watched Gravity (Movie) in full HD mode in J7 Prime and I found the whole movie and gaming experience at par. J7 Prime consumed only 12 percent of battery for the entire movie.
The latest Samsung Smartphone the J7 Prime Weight is 169 grams and like I mentioned above it has full metal built (front and back).
- Battery and Storage
J7 Prime has a good battery life as it is loaded with a non removable 3300 mAh Li-ion battery, 2 hours of continues playing assassin’s creed consumed only 9% of battery in my test.
The company has said in the press conference of the launch of Galaxy J7 Prime in Delhi that the user will get up to 16 hours of Wi-Fi usage and 15 hours of internet usage in LTE VOLTE mode and consumer should expect up to 21 hours of non stop talk time and up to 84 hours of audio playback time.
In my test though, J7 Prime gave a talk time of 20 hours approx and an internet usage of 18 hours over JIO SIM which comes with volte technology. A good test with excellent result!
Galaxy J7 Prime has a 16 GB of internal memory and expandable capacity of up to massive 256 GB using a micro SD card and out of 16 GB of internal storage, the user will have 10.3 GB as “available” memory.
- Network and Connectivity
J7 Prime comes with a dual sim and supports all major 4G Indian bands in both the nano SIMs. I used the JIO SIM to test if there was any network issue but the Reliance sim worked fine with both the sim.
J7 Prime has the highest version of Bluetooth and is GPS enabled with A-GPS, Beidou and Glonass as it’s added feature. Hotspot inside the phone was also easy to connect and use.
Full Specifications of J7 Prime
- Network: LTE, VOLTE, GSM, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, GSP, Bluetooth
- Screen: 5.5 inches Full HD TFT display with capacitive touchscreen and multi-touch
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint sensor
- RAM: 3 GB
- Package: Charger, User Manual, Headset, Ejector Pin, Earphone
- CPU: Quad-Core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
- Chipset: Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
- GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
- Camera: 13 MP Rear with touch focus, CMOS, HDR, face detection, Interval Shot, Night, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, panorama | 5 MP Front with Anti-fog, CMOS, Beauty Face, Wide Angle Selfie, Palm Gesture Selfie, HDR. An aperture of 1.9 F on both the cameras
- Battery: 3300 mAh, Li-Ion |Non Removable
- Talk-time: Up to 21 h (3G WCDMA)
- SIM: Dual SIM
- OS: Android V6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
- Memory: 16 GB | Expandable up to 256 GB
- Colors: Gold, Black
- Price: 18499 Approx