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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Specs and Price

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Smartphone
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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is the latest iteration of the J7 series from its Korean maker. The mid-ranger, the regular variant of the slightly bigger Galaxy J7 Max, features a Full HD Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos processor, and 3GB RAM.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Key Specs & Features

  • 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Always on Display
  • 1.6GHz Octa-core Exynos 7870 Octa CPU, 3GB RAM
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 16GB or 32GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 13MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 4G LTE Data (up to 300 Mbps download)
  • 3600 mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

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Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) parades a relatively slim metal body, coming in at 8 millimetres in thickness. It will be available in gold, pink, silver or black finish. The phone is a bit bulky at slightly over 180 grams.

You get a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, a tad smaller than the 5.7-inch unit on the J7 Max. But this one promises better image quality when you consider the higher pixel density of roughly 401 ppi.

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Camera and Storage

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) appears to offer similar cameras as its bigger sibling. On the rear you will find a 13 megapixel unit with an aperture size of f/1.7 and autofocus. This shoots Full HD videos at 30 frames per second.

You get another 13 megapixel shooter with flash for selfies. Built-in storage stands at 16 GB, of which around 10 GB is available to you. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) also supports up to 256GB microSD card.

Performance and OS

There is also an octa-core processor on the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) like the Max version. But Samsung opts for in-house Exynos 7870 chip with a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU here.

The RAM has lower capacity of 3 GB of RAM, compared to the 4 GB its larger brother offers. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) boots Android 7.0 Nougat operating system promising rich user experience.

Other Specs and Features

The Secure Folder feature that is typically available only on flagship devices from Samsung is built into the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017). This means that you can use two instances of similar social networking apps, such as WhatsApp, on the device.

Juice supply is the duty of a 3,600mAh non-removable battery rated to offer talk time of up to 24 hours. There is also a fingerprint sensor for added layer of security.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) supports 4G LTE with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps. In Nigeria, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) supports LTE on Glo Mobile, Etisalat, NTel, MTN, Smile, and InterC.

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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is not officially available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. However, you may be able to buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 80,000 Naira to 150,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

Its price in Ghana starts at around GH₵ 1,269. Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Price in Kenya starts at around 26,690 KSh.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: 1.6GHz octa-core Processor (Exynos 7870 Octa)
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
  • Dimension: 152.5 x 74.8 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 181 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi), Always on Display
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, 1080p Full HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 13MP Camera, 1080p HD Video, LED Flash

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
  • Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No

Battery

  • Battery: 3600 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Talktime: up to 24 hours
  • Standby Time:

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Specs and Price was written by NaijaTechGuide Team. The article was last modified: July 29th, 2017

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