Top 7 things to know about the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016

After launching the upgraded version of the Galaxy A series, Samsung has recently launched the upgraded 2016 edition of the Galaxy J series, & in this post we are going to discuss about the Galaxy J7, the device comes out with lot of improvements which includes design, hardware, O.S,  battery, etc, but also has some flaws. The Galaxy J7 also features the muck talked about S bike mode.Samsung will be putting the Galaxy J7 against the likes of OnePlus X, Moto X Play, Xiaomi Mi5, Lenovo K4 Note, etc, currently, the device is being sold in India via Flipkart at a price of Rs 15,990, so in this regard, we are going to the mention the top 7 things which you must know about the new Galaxy J7 2016.


So, here are the top 7 things which you might wanna know about the Galaxy J7-


The device sports the same 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display, offering a resolution of (1280×720 p), which is kind of setback because now all the devices in this mid-range segment feature a full HD display. The display also misses out Gorilla Glass protection. Coming to the screen quality, the display looks quite vivid, and also offers good viewing angles.


Under the hood, the device packs a new upgraded Exynos 7870 octa-core processor coupled with 2 gigs of RAM, for gaming, the device gets an ARM Mali-T830 GPU, so even if you do heavy multitasking or gaming you’ll get a smooth experience.


The Galaxy J7 2015 had a Mali-T720 GPU, whereas, the 2016 edition packs a more powerful Mali-T830 GPU, so games like Nova 3, Modern Combat 5, Riptide GP2, Asphalt 8, NFS, etc can be played on this device without facing any kind of shutters or frame drops. Another good thing is that the device doesn’t heat up, even if you do gaming for a long duration.

4.Sensors missing

The device misses out the Ambient light sensor, as a result, you have to manually adjust the brightness of the device, other than the ambient light sensor, it all misses out important sensors like  Magnetometer, Gyroscope, etc, which is quite unacceptable for a device having a price point of Rs 16K.


At the back, there is a large 3300 mAh battery, which offers a usage of 1-2 days for a moderate user, another feature which Samsung has added in the Galaxy J series of 2016 edition is the ultra-power saving mode, which on being turned converts the display into a black & white display, which can be a very helpful feature when you are outdoor, and the battery is quite low, so the ultra-saving mode feature will help the device last for 4-5 hours.

Also, read top 7 things to know about the Galaxy J7 2015


At the rear, the device gets a 13 MP camera, whereas, and the front gets a 5 MP camera, both the front & rear camera is also getting supported by a LED flash, coming to the camera quality, both the camera takes sharp crisp images with good amount of detailing and color accuracy, images taken in low-lighting conditions also comes out with decent amount of detailing.

7.Value for money

The Galaxy J7 2016 edition comes out with lot of improvements, but still misses out some important features like full HD display, metallic body, fingerprint sensor, which are now easily available on other smartphones in this price segment, so if you want a Samsung smartphone with good gaming & camera performance then, the Galaxy J7 should be your pick, but if you want a smartphone loaded with features under Rs 16K, then you should give a look at other smartphones.


Device name Galaxy J7
Company Samsung
Released Date March 2016
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro
Weight 170 g
Dimension (5.97×2.99×0.31)inches
Colors available in Gold, White, Back
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Display Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 720×1920 pixels
Pixel density ~ 267 ppi
O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v6.0.1(Marshmallow)
Custom UI TouchWiz
Processor 1.6 GHz Octa-core
Chipset Exynos 7870
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
Internal memory 16 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 128 GB
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Primary Camera 13 MP
Resolution 4128×3096 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features front & rear LED flash,panorama,touch focus,
HDR,face detection,Geo-tagging,f/1.9 aperture
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v 4.1,A2DP
3G Yes
4G Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Capacity 3300 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable Yes
Talk Time up to 22+ hrs(3G)
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 15,990Click here to buy


    • Ayan