The era of Samsung smartphones still continues, and the South Korean manufacturer is all set to launch its latest offering – the Galaxy J7 Prime, very soon. The handset is believed to be a successor to the Galaxy A5, which garnered quite a bit of attention when it was first launched couple of years ago. The A5 definitely had the looks – a full metal body design with curved glass to accentuate its beauty. The Galaxy J7 Prime follows the same trend, although with few minor differences. The smartphone aims to please the hard-core mobile users of today, with an adequate amount of internal memory, excellent camera, a fingerprint sensor and a durable battery!
The Galaxy J7 Prime adorns a full metal chassis, giving it a premium look and feel. With smooth round corners and a home button, the device is available in two colour variants, black and gold. Also, in contrast with the 5.2-inch screen supported by Galaxy A5, the latter comes with a 5.5-inch screen, although with the same Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The screen completely gels within the bezels, giving the device an exquisite look. The IPS LCD screen has a maximum resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, and a satisfying pixel density of 401ppi (surprisingly, better than iPhone 7).
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes integrated with Samsung’s proprietary chipset brand, Exynos. Built to satisfy the need of diverse multitasking in the present day scenario, the Exynos chipsets offer faster speed, with relatively less power consumption. The chipset in use in this device is 7870 Octa, and combined with a 1.6GHz octa-core Cortex A-53 processor along with 3GB RAM, makes switching between numerous applications a breeze. The J7 Prime offers 32GB of internal memory, and allows users to add up to 256GB of external space. In addition, the phone supports Mali-T830MP2 as its graphical processing unit, thus ensuring that even the most graphic intensive games are rendered smoothly, and run without lags. The phone comes with Android 6 (Marshmallow) from out-of-the-box.
As is pretty much standard nowadays, the Galaxy J7 Prime also sports a 13MP rear camera. The unit however, has better specs than most of the devices in this category, with a length of 1.9. This allows for more light to get in, generating images with sufficient brightness and colour. The secondary camera is an 8MP unit, with the same focal length, making video calling better and more fun. The rear camera supports full HD recording (1080p) at 30 frames per second. For audio output, the phone features a 3.5mm jack, and almost all the standard audio and video codecs.
The J7 Prime comes with a large battery (3300mAh) that could run through a day with moderate use. In contrast to the AMOLED screen used in A5, the IPS LCD consumes relatively less power too. Here again, the Exynos chipset comes into play, and attributing to its low power consumption, allows the juice to be used by system resources when they require it the most.
Connectivity features include the standard Wi-Fi protocols, hotspot and Wi-Fi Direct for quick connection with supported devices. Also featured is A2DP and Bluetooth 4.1. The device employs A-GPS for navigation, and the microUSB 2.0 helps connect it to laptops and computers. USB on-the-go is an added feature in the phone.