Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

price Rs. 16,900 onwards launch Sep, 2016
current magic score ?
79.8
verdict BUY
very good value-for-money
currently ranked
#3
of 91 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 3 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Solid build
  • Well designed - the metal body and the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front, give it a premium feel
  • 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
  • Comes with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android, which is now lighter than before, and works well
  • Useful new features include S Power Planning (battery management) and S Secure (privacy), apart from Ultra-data saving mode and S bike mode
  • Good all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including heavy 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
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)

3 expert review(s)


1,271+ user reviews

video review

source: @Techniqued
OS
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!
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