The Samsung Galaxy A7 was released in 2015 in January. It served as another entry in the A-line up of the company, and utilized a metal body, which was previously released with Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Samsung Galaxy A7 brought in mid-high segment feature, and served as a good replacement to the Galaxy Note 4.
Design & Display
The Samsung Galaxy A7 boasts of a metal unibody, and resembles the Galaxy S III in several ways. The device uses one slot for both the second SIM and MicroSD card, which means only one can be inserted at a time. The device’s measurements is 151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm, with a weight of 141g.
The screen size of the device is 5.5 Inches, and has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, making it a quad-HD screen, with a pixel per inch density of 401. A Super AMOLED type of display is used in the phone’s screen, with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panel resting on the display. The screen appears sharp and crisp, thanks to the Super AMOLED display. The viewing angles are also decent from all angles.
Software and Hardware
The Samsung Galaxy A7 runs on the Android operating system, along with its own UI skinned on top of it. The device’s premium hardware paired up along with the latest Android OS is able to deliver a lag-free experience. The device is also expected to get the latest Android updates as soon as they are made public.
The phone will be running on the Android Lollipop v4.4.4 Operating system, further upgradeable to Android Lollipop v5.1 and will come powered with a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 (in A700FD) or Exynos 5 Octa 5430 (in A700F) chipset. The processor will be Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 (in A700FD) or Quad-core 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz & quad-core 1.3 Cortex-A7 GHz (in A700F). The graphical processing unit will be powered by an Adreno 405 (in A700FD) or Mali-T628 MP6 (in A700F) chipset.
The device becomes available only in one storage variant. The Samsung Galaxy A7 will have an optional MicroSD slot for expanding the storage up to 64 GB for storing media such as audio and video, but the dual-SIM slot must be sacrificed in doing so. The unlocked cellphone will come packed with a high size of RAM, which can help people multi-task without experiencing any shutters or lag.
The unlocked cellphone will be having 16 GB of internal storage for installing applications. 2 GB of RAM will be provided for running applications and multi-tasking between them.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 will come with a 13 Megapixel rear-facing camera, with an f/2.0 aperture. The camera is equipped with a LED flash, and autofocus capabilities. It will also be able record HD videos of 1080p at 30 fps. An 5 MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture will also be available in the device capable of recording video of 1080p at 30 fps.
The unlocked cellphone will be supporting a non-removable 2600 mAh battery, which will most likely be able to offer a battery backup of one day with moderate usage.