Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

price Rs. 16,499 onwards | launch Sep, 2016
magic score ?
61.0
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#23
of 75 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 3 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Full metal unibody design, and good build quality
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Samsung's UI over Android 6.0 is neat and simple while adding a number of additional features like one-handed operation mode, smart alert makes the phone vibrate when you pick it up to notify you about missed calls and messages, easy mute, S bike mode, Ultra data saving mode, and locking/privacy options
  • Decent all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Video recording quality is decent too and audio is also crisp
  • Decent loudspeaker output
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use

What We Didn't

  • Lacks ambient light sensor, gyroscope and magnetic sensor
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.6 GHz, Octa Core, Exynos 7870
GPUMali-T830MP2
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs
  • Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
Dimensions
Weight167 gm
Thickness8 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Geo-tagging
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
FM RecordingYes
More
  • S Bike Mode
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB On-The-Go
  • ANT+ Support
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
3.08/5
(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