The Prime smartphone, an expansion of very popular Samsung J7 was launched last month. It has a price of approximately 19 thousand in the Indian market. The phone comes with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and a 5.5-inch touchscreen display, which is pretty much impressive.
→ Performance and Battery Life
The Samsung J7 Prime is powered by 1.6GHz Octa-core processor and it comes with a 3GB of RAM at such a price range this feature is an absolutely add on. The phone has 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to a surprisingly 256GB by a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a 13-megapixel primary camera, the rear camera with an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfie with LED on both the sides.
Comparing it to the previous Samsung smartphones within a higher price range provided by the Samsung Company – are providing with such premium features. Galaxy J7 prime has been designed with great specifications and features.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime runs on Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3300-mAh non-removable battery. The mobile has the dimensions as 151.50 x 74.90 x 8.10 (height x width x thickness). It is a dual SIM mobile phone with both as GSM. It is a smartphone that accepts Micro SIMs.
→ Connectivity Options
Connectivity panel includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with supports for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). The phone has various features which include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. The basic introduction to the mobile is not enough to judge it. For further detailed reviews the bellow points will clarify the loopholes and advantages of the mobile.
Above is the detailed specification of the new Galaxy J7 Prime, now it is very important to talk about the new S Power saving and S Secure features that have been designed smartly by the Samsung Company. S Power Planning makes its debut on the new J7 series smartphones, and seems targeted at young users who are usually distracted by the important calls when they are on their way by vehicles.
As mobile cameras play an important role in choosing a phone in the “selfie clicking “generation. The 8-megapixel camera promises to provide a clear picture. The 13-megapixel primary camera does not have an impressive megapixel range according to the price so it can deliver a decent picture with a good clarity.
→ Add-on Features
Samsung has introduced several new features with this phone which are absolutely fresh ideas and user-friendly. These features are surely not to be missed out. These additional features making this Samsung smartphone smarter even more. Yes! All the features are very helpful on daily basis and the uniqueness surely needs an applaud.
S Power Planning includes mainly has three layered features: It Reserves Battery Capacity for calls, which allows the user to allocate and save a certain percentage of the battery for calls and messages beforehand. It has an extended battery time, which has three layered power saving levels to choose from. First is the Call forwarding feature, where the calls are forwarded to another number when the phone runs out of power. Extend Battery Time can give mobile user approximately twice the usual amount of battery life. It does not double up the power exactly but it surely boosts the power whereas. Several phone features are disabled which is a drawback of this feature. S Power Planning could perfectly come in handy for everyday use, as there are always situations when we forget or are unable to charge our phones urgently or on a very busy day.
→ S-Secure and S-Bike
The second feature is S Secure is focused and designed for security and privacy. It includes options to lock and hide apps efficiently, secure folders with the user’s fingerprint and encrypt data being transferred by public Wi-Fi hotspot.
Samsung has also included a very useful and vehicle rider friendly S Bike mode on the new smartphone. It is a fresh idea to keep the riders safe. It is based around the major idea that two-wheeler riders should not get distracted by incoming calls and messages. This feature has been getting a lot of positive response because of its uniqueness.
For fast and convenient access, Samsung has provided the S Power saving, S Secure, and S Bike mode features in the Quick Settings panel.
→ Build and Design
What attracts the most in a smartphone is its look at first sight. The smartphone has an impressive look. Although it looks almost similar to the other smartphone range the Samsung Company has launched previously. This hardly has any difference in its look. Although it has a metal finished body case with a premium looks. Overall it is easy to handle and operate the phone.
The all-metal Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a classy look. It feels slightly heavy .The J7 Prime weighs 167 grams. The front of the phone is 2.5D rounded-edge Corning Gorilla Glass which gives a classic and premium touch to it. The signature home button is upfront placed between the Recent and Back buttons. The home button on the phone is also embedded with a fingerprint scanner giving it an edge over other phones. It has its power button on the right and volume rocker on the left for a convenient and quick start.
The 3.5mm audio jack and Micro-USB charging port are placed at the bottom. There is a company logo embedded on the top above phone's display, more branding is provided at the back. The phones' curved edges provide with easy holding without any hassle.
The phone has a good primary camera, accompanying LED flash on both the sides. There are two lines running across the top and bottom of the back panel.
→ Operating system and User Interface
It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Galaxy J7 Prime use Samsung's own TouchWiz skin, and they come with the usual apps provided by Google. It also has a Microsoft suite of apps including Office apps and several daily used pre-installed apps. The user is free to delete the Microsoft apps to save the memory space if required. This is a very flexible feature provided by the Samsung Company.
The icons for the dialer, contacts, messages, and browser are placed on bottom of the display. The app drawer is to their right. The quick settings panel includes the usual toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular data, torch, power saving, flight mode, and a lot more. Samsung has made a drastic cut down on the number of its own apps but a few are still pre-installed and have made it to the device, including the other mobiles launched by the company.
→ Should you buy this Samsung smartphone?
The Samsung J7 prime smartphone comes with premium features at a decent price. At this price range, the smartphone provides with the newly launched features by Samsung which are commendable. The phone has a highly sensitive touch, fingerprint sensing home screen buttons and 8-megapixel front camera which is quite difficult to get at this price range.
This Samsung metal body smartphone has no major setbacks as such, other than its usual and the same look that Samsung Company provides with its every smartphone model. Its metal body surely gives a premium look. The phone is a value for money product.
|Features||Dual SIM, Indian 4G LTE, Android Marshmallow, Fingerprint Security|
|Design||Metal, 169 grams weight, 8.1mm Thickness; 73.32% Screen-to-body ratio|
|Display||5.5-inch, 401PPI, TFT|
|CPU||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 Chipset; 1.6GHz, Octa Core Processor, 64bit, Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, 3GB RAM, 16GB Internal Memory, 10.3GB user memory|
|Camera||13MP, CMOS image sensor, Auto-Focus, 1.9F Aperture, LED Flash, ISO Control, HDR, Full HD Recording; 8MP Front facing camera|
|Battery||3300 mAh; Li-ion|
|Connectivity||1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, Mobile Hotspot, GPS, Wi-Fi, FM Radio|