Samsung Galaxy A7 (4GB RAM, 64GB, 2018)  +1 variation

price₹ 21,699 onwards

launchSep, 2018

58.7

excellence score

75.9

value for money score

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Design

  • Premium design and build quality - features an all-glass design with Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the front and back - one of the best looking phones in this price bracket
  • Great to hold in the hand thanks to its 2.5D curved glass coupled with its 7.5mm thin form factor.
  • The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the power button - while this placement is pretty ergonomic (if you are right handed) - the authentication speed of the scanner is a bit on the slow side
  • Face unlock, too, is a bit slow and not the most accurate

Display

  • Impressive 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and no notch - vibrant, punchy colors, with deep blacks that make the smartphone ideal for content consumption - the display gets bright enough for it to be visible even in direct sunlight and the viewing angles are also pretty great
  • Relatively thick bezels for a tall aspect ratio phone

Software

  • Samsung's Experience UI is one of the better Android UIs, with some useful features, and not too much bloatware

Performance

  • Good, solid performance with a Exynos 7885 SoC – one of Samsung’s own processors that lies somewhere between the Snapdragon 636 and the Snapdragon 660 in terms of performance - will reliably handle most things you throw at it, except the most heavy games - in case you’re looking for a smartphone to play a lot of games on, then you should probably consider the Poco F1 (Snapdragon 845) or the Vivo V11 Pro (Snapdragon 660)

Camera

  • Very good set of triple cameras (24MP+8MP+5MP) on the rear - the first mainstream phone to feature a triple camera set - the device performs very well in most scenarios and would definitely appeal to people who’re looking for a mid-range smartphone with a strong camera - takes very good images in good lighting conditions, delivering detailed shots with great color reproduction and high dynamic range - and low light shots are decent too
  • The Galaxy A7 makes use of its 5MP lens for depth perception and the smartphone is capable of delivering some very good portrait images, especially in good lighting conditions - Samsung has also included a few cool portrait mode features, like the new Portrait Dolly feature, that further enhance portrait shots captured using the device
  • The 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide angle lens on the Galaxy A7 also allows users to click some unique wide-angle photos
  • The 24MP selfie shooter is good too, capturing a good amount of detail in good lighting conditions - the device also includes a software-enabled portrait mode feature on the front camera, which works more or less like the portrait mode implementation on the rear camera
  • Overall, the camera performance of the Galaxy A7 is pretty solid, and especially with the slew of software features it offers, puts it right on par with the 2 best camera phones in the upper mid-range - the Poco F1 and the Vivo V11 Pro

Audio

  • Decent, single downward firing speaker - gets fairly loud at max volume
  • Audio output from the 3.5mm headphone jack is pretty decent too, with the device featuring some great software optimisations - though you should probably use your own earphones - the ones that are included in the box are not very good
  • Good call quality

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 3300mAh battery - lasts a full day, even with heavy use
  • No fast charging support - takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes to charge the device up to 100 percent

More

  • Overall, the Galaxy A7 is one of the better mid-range phones from Samsung in a long time - the highlights are an impressive 6-inch Super AMOLED display, a very good triple camera setup and premium design and build quality - if these features appeal to you then the Galaxy A7 is a solid choice - but in case you’re looking for the best price to performance ratio, then you should probably consider getting the Poco F1 which is powered by a flagship Snapdragon 845 chip
  • Uses the old micro USB port for charging, instead of a modern USB-C port

Expert Reviews

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  1. In the end, the Galaxy A7 (2018) has a lot going for it...However, it's handicapped in key areas that make it hard to wholeheartedly recommend
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. One of the best multimedia phones in this price bracket...the only trade-off is with performance
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you are looking for a phone with versatile cameras, then the Galaxy A7 (2018) is worth considering for the price
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A decent mid-range smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you hold an affinity towards Samsung devices then, by all means, you can opt for this device, as it is the best by the company in this price range
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. A great mid-ranger
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  9. indianexpress.com hands-on Read Review »
  10. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  11. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (4GB RAM, 64GB, 2018) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2280 pixels (~ 420 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
  • Always-on display
  • Infinity display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Geomagnetic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Exynos 7885Ranked #19 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G71
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)19.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 12 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 14 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 14 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: upto 17 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: upto 48 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: (Always On Display Off): upto 74 hrs
Dimensions
Weight168 gm
Thickness7.5 mm
Camera
Primary Camera24MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 24MP: F/1.7 Aperture
  • 8MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length (120° Ultra Wide)
  • 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture
  • PDAF
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Live Focus
  • AR Emoji
Secondary Camera24.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Samsung Pay
  • Dolby Atmos
  • ANT+ support

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