Samsung Galaxy A7

price Rs. 18,900 onwards | launch Feb, 2015
magic score ?
<50
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#67
of 81 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 4 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • 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

What We Didn't

  • microSIM/microSD hybrid slot means that full-time dual-SIM users are stuck with only 16GB of storage

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • RGB Sensor
Processor/RAM
ProcessorOcta Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 405
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrs
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
Dimensions
Weight141 gm
Thickness6.3 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera5.0 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
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • ANT+ Support
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • S-Voice
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
3.12/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys