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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The device has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display. New variants of this mobile are Galaxy J7 Prime, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro. It comes with a 13 MP primary camera with LED flash and a 5 MP secondary camera. The phone is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor with 2GB RAM. It has 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a microUSB 2.0 port. The device is powered by Li-Ion 3,300 mAh battery.
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Best Price: 12,900

Key Specifications

  • Exynos 7870 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 3300 mAh battery
  • 13 M.Pixels rear & 5 M.Pixels selfie
  • 5.5 inch screen
  • Dual SIM (Micro SIM)
  • Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Price in India

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Price starts at Rs. 12,900. The lowest price of Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is at TataCLiQ, which is 7% less than the cost of Galaxy J7 (2016) at Ebay (Rs. 13800).

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016): Pros & Cons

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  • Good Stuff
  • Front camera is packed with LED flash
  • Exynos 7870 provides fluid and smooth performance
  • Comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box
  • Phenomenal battery backup provided by 3,300 mAh battery
  • Bad Stuff
  • Ambient light sensor is missing
  • Rear-facing camera does not come with phase detection autofocus
  • No fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Details

Unique features
  • S Bike Mode for tension free ride on road
  • Front camera flash
  • Ultra Power Saving mode for extended battery life
  • Ultra Data Saving mode for upto 50% less data usage
Introduction & Design
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is an upgraded variant of last year's Galaxy J7. One of the major change from its predecessor is the inclusion of the metal frame and a all new processor. The Galaxy device has brushed metal back with and diamond cut finish to the metal frame. The device comes in Black, Gold and White colour variants. The device weighs 170 g and measures at 151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm.
Display & Camera
The smartphone features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full-HD display resulting in deeper black levels and vibrant colours. The screen offers on of the best viewing angels and good legibility even when it is placed under direct sunlight but the device does not come with any kind of protection to the display such as Gorilla Glass. In terms of imaging, the smartphone comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera equipped with an LED flash for capturing images and recording videos, but the device misses out on phase detection or laser auto focus technology, which makes this device a tad slow to focus and capture images back to back. The image quality is good under normal conditions but isn't the best in its price range.The smartphone sports a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with LED flash which is great for low-light situations. The LED flash is a unique feature that is found on very few devices.
Software & Performance
The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung s custom TouchWiz UI. The device also features Multi-Window that enables you to run two applications simultaneously, one above the other. As far as performance is concerned you shouldn't be worried as the Galaxy J7 (2016) is equipped with a 1.6 GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset to deliver flawless performance, It is built on 14nm FinFET technology, that consumes very less battery compared to the processors of 28nm technology. Users can also expect to work on multiple apps at the same time as there is 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. The graphics are handled by the Mali-T830MP2 GPU with 2 graphic cores that can deliver smooth gaming performance. The Galaxy J7 (2016) has 16GB of internal storage which can further be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
Battery & Connectivity
The Galaxy J7 (2016) is backed by a 3,300 mAh battery that keeps the smartphone powered for more than a day with moderate to heavy usage. The battery performance is among the best in its price range. There are host of connectivity options that tag along with the device which includes dual-SIM card option and both the SIM cards can work on 4G LTE simultaneously. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a microUSB 2.0 port.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Specifications

Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Display Type Super AMOLED
Size (in inches) 5.5
Pixel Density 267 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Color Reproduction 16M Colors
Screen to body percentage 72.3 %
Design and Build
Dimensions 5.9x2.9x0.3 inches
Weight 170 grams
Operating System Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Rear Flash Yes
Selfie Flash Yes
Primary 13 M.Pixels
Front 5 M.Pixels
Video 1080p(HD)@30fps
Internal 16GB
Expandable MicroSD, 128 GB
Type Li-Ion
Talk time 23 hrs (3G)
Capacity 3300 mAh
Turbo Charge No
Wi-Fi Yes with Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP
3G Yes
USB Micro USB v2.0
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
2G Yes
4G Yes
SIM Configuration Dual SIM (Micro SIM)
NFC Chipset Yes
Infrared No
Variant Exynos 7870
Architecture Cortex A53
No of Cores 8 (Octa Core)
Frequency 1.6 GHz
Make Samsung
GPU Adreno 510
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope No
Ambient Light No
Fingerprint sensor No
Loudspeaker Yes
Headphones Yes

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Which display is better between Super AMOLED and TFT?
TFT is a screen material of toughness, and super AMOLED denotes screen quality of colour production (vibrant colours compared to AMOLED). The mobiles have TFT with super or TFT with AMOLED display. SuperAMOLED is better with TFT.
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Super AMOLED is the best, and you can use it roughly with a screen guard.
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The quality of super AMOLED display is better than TFT.
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Super AMOLED is better as it is more colorful.
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Super AMOLED is a better display.
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Which one is best between Samsung galaxy J7 6 and Galaxy J7 prime?
Both are good mobiles. J7 Prime has 3GB RAM, TFT display, fingerprint scanner, Gorilla Glass and a metal body, but no front flash. Whereas J7 2016 has a 2GB RAM, AMOLED screen and a front flash.
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Both are superb as per the price, but J7 2016 is 1-star better than Prime because of the better quality of J7 than J7 Prime.
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J7 6 has performed much better than J7 Prime. But if you want more RAM then J7 Prime is good.
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If your budget is between 10 to 15 k, I suggest you go for J7 Prime. j7 6 is outdated.
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Galaxy J7 6 is the best as it comes with a stylish look and sturdy metal.
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What is NFC Chip?
Near-field communication (NFC) is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within a distance of 4 cm.
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Near-field communication (NFC) is a set of communication protocols that enable two electronic devices, one of which is usually a portable device such as a smartphone, to establish communication by bringing them within 4 cm.
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NFC is merged in the back cover of the mobile; it is used for faster transfer of files with one touch. Moreover, it is mostly used for payment in shopping malls via net banking or any NFC Pay enabled App.
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An NFC chip operates as one part of a wireless link. Once it's activated by another chip, small amounts of data between the two devices can be transferred when held a few centimetres apart.
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It's very useful feature for today as well as for the future. You can share or connect with other devices by just tapping the phone to the other devices.
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Does it have a remote sensor?
No, it doesn't have a remote sensor.
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Can we use two 4G sims simultaneously?
You cannot do that. Both SIMs can be 4G, but only one SIM will work on 4G and the other will be switched to 2G at a time. Dual SIM management is a mess on this phone.
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No, you cant use two 4G SIMs simultaneously. But you can switch to other by turning off one SIM or by making it in 3G mode.
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It supports 4G sims in both sim slots. But only one sim slot work as 4G at one time. Other as 2G.
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No, not possible to use two 4G sims simultaneously. Only one at a time.
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No, when you enble 4G at once, other sim will be 2G only.
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