Samsung Galaxy A7

price Rs. 20,600 onwards launch Feb, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#23
of 37 phones in Rs. 20,000 - 25,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 4 expert review(s)

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

4 expert review(s)


438+ user reviews

video review

source: @technixmedia
OS
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!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys