Samsung Galaxy J7 is Simply Not Inspiring

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 featured

Samsung Galaxy J7 is another awesome smartphone from Samsung that was released in 2016. It comes with amazing features but the design is off as it features an uninspiring and boring design and not so comfortable to grip.

Aside the design, the phone’s battery life is good and is can last through out the day on average usage.

The phone has cool camera both at the rear and the front, the front camera comes with an LED flash that gives support in both in the day and in low light condition. The snapping experience is not supported by a finger print sensor as the phone does not come with any.

The absence of fingerprint sensor is not so good as phones like Motorola Moto G4 Plus which happens to be in similar price range comes with fingerprint sensor for users convenience.

Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone runs on Exynos 5 processor with speed clocked at 1.6GHz coupled with a mali-T830 graphic processing unit whose performance can be compared to that of Apple iPhone 6; the device differs in RAM size, while iPhone 6 sports a 3GB ram, J7 has a 2GB RAM size because of this small RAM size,

As a side note, the Samsung Galaxy J7 mobile phone may experience lag while running.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Features

Resolution  720 x 1280 pixel
Display 5.5 inches
OS Android Marshmallow
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel
microSD Storage up to 256GB
Battery 3300 mAh
Design Aluminum frame, plastic back

Price: How much does Samsung Galaxy J7 cost?

You can get the Samsung Galaxy J7 in the US for $152 while the price on Canada starts at $199 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $199 but the price of Samsung Galaxy J7 in UK is £120 while the EU countries can buy Samsung Galaxy J7 for €139 .

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In Africa, you can buy the Samsung Galaxy J7 in Nigeria for ₦55,000 and Kenya for KSh 15,566 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Samsung Galaxy J7 is RS 9,620.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!


  • Front LED flash
  • Great battery life
  • Decent rear camera
  • Good gaming performance
  • Removable battery


  • Small 2GB RAM
  • No finger print sensor
  • Not so good quality back cover
  • Uninspired design
  • Low resolution of 720p


Samsung Galaxy J7 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display size at 5.5 inches with screen resolution at 720 x 1280 pixel and screen density, PPI at 267 pixel per inch. The super AMOLED screen has a small 720p resolution, despite this fact, it is still able to give off a colorful and bright display.


There is nothing inspiring about the design of Galaxy J7, the device is designed with brushed metal which looks very much like plastic quite difficult to tell what the material is actually is.

Another thing about the Samsung Galaxy J7 design that does not really go well with me is the huge 4G logo and the removable back that has a smooth and slippery texture which makes it a bit difficult to grip.

Samsung Galaxy J7 is quite slim at 7.8mm which is a plus to its design. The smartphone sports a volume key on the left, power button on the right, the primary microphone, microUSB 2.0 port and the headphone jack at the bottom.

The front has a physical home button, capacitive keys for back and recent applications and also the front camera accompanied with a LED flash.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 runs on Android Marshmallow operating system with performance backed by 1.5GB RAM and Quad – Core processing unit clocking at speeds of 4×1.6GHz and 4×1.0 GHz.

The Internal storage size of the Samsung Galaxy J7 is available at 16GB with expandable memory via microSD card up to 256GB. The Exynos 5 processor does not get much support from the 2GB RAM size but has an incredible speed that allows the device multitask and run faster.


Samsung Galaxy J7 has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera. Samsung Galaxy J7 comes with 13-megapixel rear or primary camera and 5-megapixel front or secondary camera for additional camera support.

The front camera is really cool and better than the rear camera. The front camera comes with an LED flash that supports snapping of photo during the night of in low light. The rear camera does not come with an LED flash but can still give off a decent photo when outdoor.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

Samsung Galaxy J7 powered by a removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh to power all the above features and more like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, 4G LTE and sensors like Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone can last throughout the day on average usage and ,may take longer time to charge 100%. The fact that the battery is removable is very good because this allows users replace the battery when they go bad.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Full Specifications

Smartphone Design  
Device Name Samsung Galaxy J7
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date March 2016
Dimensions and Size 151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm
Weight (in grams) 170 Grams
Colors White, Black, Gold, Rose Gold
Number of SIM Two
SIM Single or Dual SIM
Material Aluminum frame with plastic back
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Type Removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Talk time
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Screen Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 267 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection  
Operating System Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor Type or Chipset Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
Processor 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Internal Storage 16 GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 256GB
Front or Secondary 5-megapixel
Rear or Primary 13-megapixel
Features Autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus,face detection, panorama, HDR
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v4.1, A2DP
Infrared port No
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0 with Charging and Mass Storage Function
USB On-The-Go Yes
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Network Technology GSM / UMTS / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint No
Gyroscope No
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer No
Geomagnetic No
Hall Censor  No
Ambient Light No
Light Sensor No
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