Samsung Galaxy A7  Samsung Galaxy A8 
Samsung Galaxy A7 Samsung Galaxy A8
Buy Now Buy N/A
Excellence Score
19.8
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Value for Money Score
44.9
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Price Rs. 17,000 onwards N/A
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2015 Aug, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0 Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) Exynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-T628
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Snap a selfie with your voice or palm, Wide Selfie (merge three photos taken from the left/middle/right into one), Animated Selfie Full HD Video Recording, Wide-angle Lens (120 degrees)
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 64 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 6.3 mm 5.9 mm
Weight 141 gm 151 gm
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 3050 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 304 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 17.00 hrs 17.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 11 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): Up to 54 hrs Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Ultra Power Saving Mode; NFC; ANT+ Support; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Noise Filtration; S-Voice WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Solid build quality
  • Beautiful, slender metal frame design
  • Good in-hand feel
  • Brilliant Super AMOLED display, that can be tuned to your liking with "display modes"
  • Android interface with Touchwiz
  • Good speed/performance
  • Decent camera
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good battery life
  • Very good build quality
  • Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date
  • Very good design - the metallic edges and frame, along with the thin bezels, give it the kind of sophistication that you would expect from flagship devices
  • The phone's back is grippy and has a nice finish
  • Very good display - bright, sharp, detailed, and has vibrant color reproduction
  • New improved TouchWiz UI over Android is running lean and functional
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly
  • Good camera - images are sharp, and detailed and have good color reproduction
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • microSIM/microSD hybrid slot means that full-time dual-SIM users are stuck with only 16GB of storage

No Major Negatives!

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