Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Specs & Price

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Samsung is back with a refreshed version of its Galaxy A7 smartphone for the year 2016. The new Galaxy A7 phablet comes with a Full HD display, an improved main camera, a bigger battery and an octa-core processor.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 2016


Build and Display

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) showcases an attractive design, much like what you’d ordinarily expect from a device from its Korean maker. It features a svelte profile at a thickness of only 7.3 millimetres, but it tips the scale at a rather high 172 grams.

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The new Samsung Galaxy A7 crams in a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD (1080p) resolution and a pixel density of approximately 401 ppi for awesome viewing experience. Samsung offers you four colours to choose from, including black, white, gold and pink (or rose gold).

Camera and Storage

On the camera front, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) packs a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper, both of which have an aperture size of F1.9. In addition to the usual features, the main shooter now boasts optical image stabilisation (OIS) – a feature you’d ordinarily expect to see on high-end smartphones.

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You get onboard storage of 16GB for your pictures, videos and other files. Storage capacity can be extended further by up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

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Power and Performance

The Galaxy A7 (2016) is powered by an octa-core Exynos processor delivering speeds of up to 1.6 GHz for smooth user experience. The CPU is married to a generous 3 GB of RAM – similar to the one on the new Infinix Zero 3.

Like the other phone, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system will also run the show here. Juice is supplied by a more generous 3300mAh battery.

Additional Specs and Features

You will be able to enjoy lightning fast browsing and downloading speeds on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) with its 4G LTE-A (Cat. 6) support. Connectivity options also include microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, ANT+ and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n. The phone also packs a fingerprint scanner for added security and Samsung Pay.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is not yet available in Nigeria. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. When available, Samsung Galaxy A7 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N90,000 to N130,000 at launch.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: 1.6GHz Octa-core Processor
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Numerous
  • Dimension: 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 172 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM


  • Display: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1280 pixels (401ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, OIS, HDR, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB Storage
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE models only)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300Mbps (LTE model only)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes (LTE Model only)
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 3300 mAh Battery (non-removable)
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: June 16th, 2021

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