Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 Review

Samsung is one of the biggest Smartphone manufacturer company in the world. There were hardly any brand that gave touch competition to the smartphone company. But until recently till the entry of smartphone companies like Xiaomi, Lenovo, LeEco, had made an huge impact to the South Korean Giant especially for there mid-range smartphones.

To gain its roots again in mid-range Smartphones, Samsung recently launched the new Galaxy J Series in the market. The J Series is launched in three variants, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 respectively.

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Image Source: GSM Arena

The new Samsung Galaxy J7 Smartphone is the most advanced and expensive among all the three variants. Here is a quick review of the Galaxy J7.


The Galaxy J7 comes in a strong metallic frame with curvy edges that enhances the quality and feel of the smartphone. The device does not have full metal body, though it gives a good feel when you start using it. The back of device is made of hard plastic. The design is bit sturdy and the device is also bit heavy.


If you’ve been using the Samsung handsets for the past couple of years, the design language seems to be quite similar to older handsets. There is nothing unusual and different on Galaxy S7 apart from the 3.5 mm audio jack which is now placed at the bottom of the device.


The Galaxy J7 features a 5.5-inch display with 720 p resolution at a pixel density of 267 ppi (pixel per inch). The display of Galaxy J7 is not good as per its price tag as the smartphones of such category are expected to feature 1080 p resolution. So, even with featuring Super AMOLED Technology, the Galaxy J7 does not meet the requirements in terms of Display to compete with other smartphones of the same category.

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Image Source: Phone Arena


The Galaxy J7 features Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS that comes with TouchWiz UI. The software experience on Galaxy J7 is quite consistent. It offers a pretty good experience that Users can rely on it with less probability of lagging or crashing.

The smartphone also features Samsung’s S-bike mode. This feature mutes the phone automatically when the user is riding a two-wheeler and sends a text to the caller to call later.

Hardware and Performance

The Smartphone is powered by an Exynos 7890 octa-core CPU which is clocked at 1.6 GHz. The device comes with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB inbuilt memory that can be further expanded to 128 GB via microSD card. The performance of the Galaxy J7 is not good when compared with other Smartphones of same category.

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Image Source: GSM Arena

The 720 p resolution on a 5.5-inch display gives a poor gaming experience. CPU clocked at 1.6 GHz can manage the battery efficiently but as for the performance, the processing speed of the device is much effected while multi-tasking. The Smartphone is not featured to compete with the likes of Smartphones such as LeEco Le 1s Eco and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.


As far as the camera specifications of Galaxy J7 are concerned, the device features a 13 mega-pixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5 mega-pixel front camera for taking selfies.

The rear camera features a good image quality in both bright and dark light conditions. There is no focusing issue on the Galaxy J7. However, sometimes the pictures clicked with the rear camera of the device are quite brighter than the real conditions.

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Image Source: Tech Times

The front camera of Galaxy J7 also features LED flash. Which means you can click good selfies even in low light conditions. The selfie experience of Galaxy J7 is good and you get various modes to enhance the photography experience.

Battery and Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy J7 is backed with a 3,300 mAh battery which is quite decent as per the price category of the device. The device can easily last for a full day on more than average use of the device. The device is also equipped with various connectivity features like Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, micro-USB port and NFC support.

Price and verdict

The Samsung Galaxy J7 is  priced Rs 15,990 (approx $240). Now for this price tag, the Galaxy J7 surely lacks many features like lower display resolution, camera and hardware performance as when compared with other smartphones such as LeEco Le 1s Eco, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and newly launched Moto G4 Plus. There is no such reason so as to buy Galaxy J7 as there are many other Smartphones that features better specifications and performance and too with the same price tag.

Source: Phone Radar