Samsung Galaxy J7 2016, first contact

Samsung Galxy J7

After so many rumors and leaked images the Samsung Galaxy J7 is already among us. After the good results offered by its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy J5, it seems that the Korean company is betting on this phone format for its mid-range. Equipped with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with HD resolution (720 pixels), a  Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor  supported by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory.  His photographic equipment is no small thing: a main camera of 13 megapixels and a secondary 5 - megapixel . In terms of autonomy, it has a3,300 mAh battery that allows you to reach  up to 18 hours of conversation . Without any doubt we are facing a mid-range phone with features that make it stand out from the competition. Its price is placed at 300 euros .

An affordable phone with world-class features

Since the beginning of Android, the Korean giant Samsung has been characterized by being able to keep the quota of all the ranges covered. Currently the high-end cannot be better championed than with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge . In the case of the mid-range, we found the Samsung Galaxy J5, a phone that has covered this market niche perfectly, offering fabulous results. This is something that Samsung knows well and that is why they return to the charge with the second generation Galaxy J7 , a phone that takes a step ahead of the characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 .

Let's analyze the new Samsung phone from the outside to inside to see that we really find a terminal with interesting features.

Even bigger Super AMOLED display

The Samsung Galaxy J7 has a 5.5-inch screen, somewhat larger than the J5 that bets on 5.2 inches. A Super AMOLED Full HD panel with multitouch support and proximity sensor for auto-off, which promises impeccable quality, something that Samsung has been accustomed to for a long time and that signs 294 pixels per inch , good density figures that convert the experience of using this terminal in a very satisfactory experience. Playing games, watching HD videos and browsing the Internet with good visual quality is no longer just a matter of the highest ranges.

First-rate photographic equipment

Smartphone manufacturers have long realized that the market for "selfies" had to be taken care of and that is why the front cameras in the devices are increasingly being taken care of . In the case of the new Samsung Galaxy J7, the front camera is 5 megapixels that are accompanied by an LED flash.  The LED flash in the case of selfies, achieves remarkable results, since it softens the features and mattifies the darkest tones . No more grainy selfies from previous smartphones. As for the main camera, the phone has a  13 megapixel CMOS sensor also accompanied by an LED flashand autofocus system. And the two lenses with an aperture of f / 1.9, which ensures good images in low light conditions. In short, a fairly quality photography equipment for a phone priced at 300 euros.

Samsung Galaxy J7

Powerful processor, more internal memory

To fill the guts of the Samsung Galaxy J7 its creators once again bet on a Snapdragon octacore chip, specifically a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615  that is supported by 2 GB of RAM, something that the most gamers should be happy about, since with this processor the phone will be able to perform without downtime or slowing down despite extreme use. The graphics section is handled by an Adreno 405 processor . Also in internal memory it marks a good figure, since we have 16 GB of internal memory in the J7 that, as in other Samsung terminals, we can expand through MicroSD up to a total of 128 GB.Autonomy is another point that has not escaped them in this new phone either, since they increase the power of the battery to 3,300 mAh , which allows us greater autonomy and continuous use without charging for up to 18 hours. In addition to all this the J7 does not lack full connectivity up to LTE. Of course, with the absence of a dual SIM slot  , a point that is usually present in many mid-range and entry models. In addition, we have available the usual connectivity options: WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS.

Samsung Galaxy J7

Conclusions, price and availability

If you are thinking of getting a quality phone but do not want to tear your pocket too much , without a doubt the Galaxy J7 2016 will fulfill both characteristics. It is a phone that offers good performance thanks to the improvements implemented in its chip and battery with respect to previous models, in addition to offering us a screen and photographic equipment that we could well find in a higher-end phone. If there is a point that is perhaps less positive, it is the design, since in this Samsung model it has not racked its brains too much to innovate.What's more, we could say that it is a clone of the Samsung Galaxy J5 but with higher specifications, of course. The phone is already available in our country and can be found in the company's three star colors: black, white and gold. Its price is 300 euros and it is only found in a 16 GB version.

Samsung Galaxy J7

ModelGalaxy J7


Size5.5 inch
Resolution1280 x 720 pixels
Density294 dots per inch
TechnologySuper AMOLED


Dimensions151.7 x 76.0 x 7.8 mm
Weight169 gr
ColorsWhite / Black / Gold


Resolution13 megapixels
FlashYes, LED Flash
VideoYes, with Full HD recordings

Different camera modes

F / 1.9 aperture

Front camera5 megapixels, with front LED flash, f / 1.9 aperture


FormatsVideo formats: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM


RadioFM RDS radio


Operating systemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Extra applicationsSamsung Apps

Google applications (Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, etc.)


CPU processorQualcomm Snapdragon 615 octacore running at 1.6 GHz
Graphics processor (GPU)Adreno 405
RAM2 GigaBytes


Internal memory16 GigaBytes
ExtensionYes, with MicroSD card up to 128 GigaBytes


Mobile Network3G (HSDPA at 21 Mbps / HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps)


WifiWiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n
GPS locationGPS (GLONASS, Beidou)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.1
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0
Audio3.5 mm minijack
BandsGSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)

B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B20 (800)

Micro-SIM card compatible

OthersCreate WiFi zones


Capacity3,3000 mAh
Standby duration-
Duration in useUp to 18 hours in conversation

Up to 15 hours of Internet browsing

Up to 21 hours of video playback

Up to 96 hours of music playback

+ info

Release dateNow available
Manufacturer's websiteSamsung

Price: 300 euros