Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Review
Look and feel:-
The Samsung has made a few changes in terms of design in the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, It sports a physical home button just below the display, with capacitive recent and back buttons placed on either side. With the addition of the metal rear panel, the new Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime looks solidly built, and its rounded sides make it easier to hold the device. At 8mm the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime prime is slightly thick, though it feels light for the 5.5inch phone at 167grams. The 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB port are on the bottom. A Samsung logo is embossed on the phone's display plus there's more branding at the back.
There's also 2.5D Corning gorilla Glass spread across the front, giving it a premium feel. With a screen size of 5.5inches, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime isn't ideal for one-handed use, the metal rear panel also made the handset slightly slippery, especially with sweaty hands. The Power is placed on the right and is accompanied by a single speaker grille. On the left, you'll find the two distinct volume buttons as well as the SIM and microSD card slots Samsung has emphasised that the j7 prime features separate SIM and microSD card Slots which force users to choose between using two SIMS or one SIM and a microSD card.
The rear panel of j7 prime sports a mini Malistic design and house the primary camera accompanied by an LED flash. It's worth pointing out that the back panel isn't entirely metal, there are plastic panels at the top and bottom, through the paint job gives them a metallic feel.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button and was always easy to use fingerprint recognition was quick for unlocking the device. Double-tapping the home button launches the camera instantaneously and this even worked with the phone locked. The j7 prime features a 5.5inch full-HD 1080×1920 pixel display, which is quite bright and vivid with no legibility issues even under sunlight. Colours looks and black levels are also decent. The 480ppi pixel density means that even text sharp. The j7 prime is great for watching videos and games.
Specification and software:-
The new Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime prime is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7870 processor clocked at inbuilt storage, while microSD cards of up to 256GB are also supported. This dual-sim phone supports two Nano-sims with 4G connectivity on both, though one can connect to 4G at a time. There's a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash.There is also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone has a non-removable 3300mAh Battery. Connectivity options on the galaxy j7 prime include GPRS/EDGE,3G,wifi 802.11b/g/n/ac,GPS/A-GPS,Bluetooth.
Running Android 6.0 marshmallow the galaxy j7 prime comes with Samsung's own TouchWiz UI layered on top. One of the biggest changes is the reduction in the amount of bloatware. The j7 prime also comes preloaded with a number of Microsoft apps including word, excel, one Drive, one note, Powerpoint and Skype. The home screen features a Google folder which includes Google apps such as Gmail, Chrome, Google search, YouTube, Drive, play music, play movies and TV, Hangouts and photos.
Apart from Google and Microsoft the j7 prime also comes with a folder packing a variety of Samsung apps including the phone's default mail app and web browser,s health, galaxy apps and s planner.On the software front, the biggest highlights of the j7 prime are new S Power planning and S secure features. There is also an ultra-data saving mode and s bike mode, though both these features basically offer consumers three ways to get more out of the remaining battery life.
The three options include reserve battery for calls, which allocates a certain percentage of the battery for calls and messages,extend battery time,which offers three power saving levels to user to choose from,and forward calls, which as the name suggests, forward calls to another number when the phone runs out of power.S power planner is a different take by Samsungs to extend battery life on the j7 prime.There is also a way to limit the use of WiFi and mobile data in the background.
Another highlight features of the software on the j7 prime is the secure folder which focuses on security and privacy. The feature lets the user lock and hides apps with a fingerprint.
The Galaxy j7 prime sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a decently large f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash.The large aperture lets the handset capture more light per shot, resulting in detailed photos during the daytime.Most of the shots taken by the smartphone have good colours and are crisp.we noticed that the handset was able to lock focus quickly, which is an advantage.In artificial light or low lights, the shots taken with the galaxy j7 prime is still looking crisp. Overall the rear camera performed well in varied conditions. we, however, wish that Samsung could have offered few more options for video.The phone can record videos at full-HD resolution.The 8-megapixel front camera also sports a f/1.9 aperture which means selfies were detailed. In low-light conditions, the front camera took some shots with a lot of noise and we wish this had been better.
The octa-core processor performed really well and we had no complaints.It handles on the j7 prime was fine and apps launched quickly.While using the device, you can notice that there was almost 1.3GB of memory free at any time which was impressive.The 5.5-inch screen is ideal for watching videos and playing games.The sound quality from speakers was surprisingly good and we didn't notice any distortion at higher volumes.The j7 prime was able to latch up to 4G connectivity decently and we were able to use a 4G Sim at all times.In standard benchmark tests, the Samsung galaxy j7 prime performed well with scores of 45795 in AuTuTu. However, the phone managed just 11fps.
It is backed by a non-removable 3300mAh battery. In our loop test, the handset ran for 14hours and 50minutes, which is not bad for a phone at this price, with medium usage the j7 prime lasted for 36hours after which we reach to charge it.The reserve battery for calls features was one of our favourite Power saving options and was of help a few times when we were unable to charge the phone.
The Samsung galaxy j7 prime has a lot of features such as metal body,3300 mAh battery, S power planning, and superb screen. S planning and secure folder are both added in software. Despite featuring a large 5.5-inch screen, the j7 prime is easy to manage.At this price point, the phone is a pleasure to use.
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