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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Review

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5

Galaxy J7 Prime

Samsung is a most popular Android smartphone maker in the world, it launches devices for every market segment. The Galaxy Note 7 disaster can’t stop Samsung from launching smartphones, the company adds budget phones, mid-range smartphones and high-end devices in its portfolio. The Galaxy J7 Prime is another mid-range and premium device from the Korean Giant.

Galaxy J7 Prime Release Date and Price

The Galaxy J7 Prime was launched in November 2016; it is a gorgeous device comes with admirable specifications. The smartphone is available for approximately $336 which is quite affordable.

Galaxy J7 Prime Specifications

The Galaxy J7 Prime is an improved version of Galaxy J5 Prime, the latest model comes with 3GB of RAM while the Galaxy J5 Prime came with 2GB of RAM. Similarly, the J7 Prime is also improved in native storage; it offers 16GB/32GB storage with 256GB MicroSD card support, so you can choose a device according to your choice.

The device is powered by Exynos 7870 Octa, coupled with Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, and clocked at Mali-T830MP2. It supports a fingerprint sensor fixed on the home button of the device. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, and Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE. The device runs Android OS, v6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, the operating system comes with so many new features and improvements.

Galaxy J7 Prime Display and Design

The smartphone packs a 5.5 inch display with PLS TFT with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The smartphone is actually feels comfortable in hands while using. The display quality is good and you can enjoy games, videos and pictures of the device. It comes with good viewing angles and sufficient brightness. You can also turn Outdoor Mode on when you step out for better visibility.

The Galaxy J7 Prime is continuing  the trend of metallic body; it comes with a complete metallic unibody design. Though the design is recent and premium, it still keeps the old school Samsung charm and expertise. The volume rockers, SIM, and SD Card slot are placed on the left side of the device. The right side of the Galaxy J7 Prime only has the power key and a small slot for the loudspeaker. While holding the device in your hands, you can easily cover the speakers with your fingers, which doesn’t feel good.

Galaxy J7 Prime Camera

Samsung is known for quality camera set up. The Galaxy J7 Prime features a 13 MP rear camera with f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, and LED flash. It can shoot 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. The main camera can capture some very good looking shots in good lighting conditions.

The wider aperture supposed to allow more light to come in the camera and therefore get better the picture excellence in darker situation and in synthetic lighting. However, images captured in low light conditions or in night were noisy. The Galaxy 7 houses an 8 MP front facing camera with the same wide f/1.9 aperture. The camera captures decent group or random selfies.

Galaxy J7 Prime Battery

The device packs a 3300 mAh battery which provides enough power to light the J7 Prime up. If you are an average user and use the device for only whatsApp or FaceBook the Galaxy J7 battery will last for up to 24 hours.


If you are seem to buy a mid-range smartphone with decent performance, good battery life and camera quality, good build quality, the Galaxy J7 Prime is certainly a valuable option to reflect on.

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