We start the new year with a highly anticipated release. They have been talked about ad nauseam, but the truth is that until now they had not been made official . They are the new members of Samsung's A series , today made up of the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017, Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 . But we're not here to talk about all of them, but to take an in-depth look at the best in its class. The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 is presented with specifications very similar to its little brother, the Samsung Galaxy A5 201 7, although in this case we have to talk about a larger screen (5.7 inches) and a more powerful battery(3,600 milliamps) .
In addition, like the rest of the members of the series, the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 boasts an all-metal architecture and a rear part finished in glass. This makes it very similar to the flagship members of the Samsung catalog , the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge , a detail that will be appreciated by those who do not want to give up the aesthetics and elegance that a high-end smartphone can provide them. The most important novelty of this device and of all those in its family is that it is, for the first time in its short history, resistant to water and dust, thanks to an IP68 certification. They also include USB Type-C port, fast charging system and the famous Always On Displa y function. Do you want to know him more closely? Below, we thoroughly analyze the new Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 .
An elegant design, finished with glass and metals
Today, most mid-range terminals already opt for the use of materials and designs characteristic of the high-end. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is not far behind in this regard, showing a design very adjusted to what Samsung has proposed lately for the Samsung Galaxy S7 . Thus, the equipment is presented with a metal frame, combined with 3D glass on the back. Probably one of the biggest surprises in this field is that Samsung has endowed these devices with an IP68 certification , which makes them resistant to water and dust.
The screen is one of its most important elements and, indeed, in the case of the Samsung Galaxy A7 201 7 can talk about the biggest family: 5.7 inches with a resolution FullHD 1080 x 1920 pixels and density resulting in 386 dots per inch . The screen is made with Super AMOLED technology , so with this set, good results are guaranteed.
Super selfie camera
The Samsung Galaxy A7 does not have a double camera that mobile phone manufacturers are giving us lately. In its place, we find a single 16 megapixel sensor, whose potential will allow us to obtain good photos and videos. This same camera features LED flash and is able to offer us a video capture FullHD of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels . It has an f / 1.9 focus, with phase detection, image stabilizer (OIS) and other classic complementary options, such as geotagging, touch focus or face detector. But this main camera is complemented by a second very important sensor, which we find located on the front of the phone. Yes, the camera for selfies is 16 megapixels, which will allow us to enjoy captures of very good quality, something that is not usual in most smartphones, whose front camera is usually more limited.
A very powerful heart
How could it be otherwise, the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 boasts a very powerful machinery. Thus, users of this device will have the opportunity to enjoy good performance, thanks to an eight-core processor, prepared to run at a clock frequency of 1.9 GHz . This same chip combines its operation with 3 GB of RAM. This means that, in principle, its potential will be more than correct when it comes to managing the different operations and applications. It is also expected that it can offer good support to those users who usually enjoy video games on their mobile. With regard to internal memory, it should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017It is not short either, since it enjoys 32 GB of internal storage , always expandable with microSD cards of up to 256 GB . This will be great for you if you are one of those who usually store countless photos, videos and applications in the memory of your terminal.
More energy and fast charging system
One of the points in which this Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 improves the most , without a doubt, is in the battery. And is that the device is presented with a 3,600 milliamp battery , a little more powerful than the one that at the time brought the previous model ( 3,300 milliamps ). The autonomy has not been confirmed, but taking into account the characteristics of the equipment and the capacity it has, it would not be strange if the terminal could guarantee more than two days of autonomy at full capacity. In any case, we will have to confirm this information when we have the opportunity to see the device in our test bench. We hope it will be soon, to be able to detail its performance in this regard. It should be noted, on the other hand, that the phone has a fast charging system , which will allow us to obtain more energy in less time, an ideal feature for all those who are always in a hurry from one place to another.
Price and availability
Samsung Spain has not yet confirmed the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 in our country, but everything indicates that the launch will take place shortly, coinciding with the landing of the other two members of the A family. In fact, the previous corresponding model 2016 arrived without any problem . The price has not been confirmed either, but everything indicates that it will be above 400 euros . We will remain attentive to confirm all this information as soon as they become official.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
|Model||Samsung Galaxy A7 2017|
|Resolution||FullHD 1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Dimensions||156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 millimeters (height x width x thickness)|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Blue, Peach|
|Waterproof||Yes, water and dust (IP68)|
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Video||FullHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels @ 30fps|
|Features||f / 1.9|
Phase detection autofocus
Image Stabilizer (OIS)
|Front camera||16 megapixels, f / 1.9|
|Formats||MP3, AAC LC / AAC + / eAAC +, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, WMA, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus, MPEG4, H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), H.263, VC-1, MP43 , WMV7, WMV8, VP8, VP9|
|Operating system||Android 6.0.16 (Marshmallow)|
|Extra applications||Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, S-Voice|
|CPU processor||Eight cores at 1.9 Ghz|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|Internal memory||32 GB|
|Extension||Yes, with MicroSD cards up to 256 GB|
|Mobile Network||LTE Cat.6|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
|Connector||USB Type C|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
Create WiFi zone
|Capacity||3,600 mAh (milliamp hours) with fast charging system|
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||January 2, 2017|