Samsung Nepal has launched its another mid-range smartphone, which is none other than the Galaxy J7 2016 version. The Galaxy J7 is the successor to its previous J7 model which was launched a year ago. The smartphone can be purchased from various Samsung distributors in Nepal for the price of Rs. 27,990 .
The Galaxy J7 2016 features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display resulting a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Inside, the phone is powered by Samsung’s Octa core Exynos 7870 chipset with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. The phone is integrated with 2GB RAM and features 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card slot.
Coming to the camera, the Galaxy J7 2016 features a 13MP camera on the back with an aperture rate of f/1.9, which is similar to its younger brother – Galaxy J5 2016. The phone sports a 5MP selfie shooter on the front with LED flash alongside 120 degree wide angle lens The whole phone rocks a 3,300mAh battery and runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop on top of the infamous TouchWiz UI.
In case you are wondering, the phone comes with a dual SIM slot and supports 4G LTE, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS as well as NFC which will help user to activate the new safety feature from Samsung known as S Bike Mode – it automatically replies to your call with pre-recorded message, when enabled.
Should you buy it?
The Galaxy J7 2016 is just another mid-range smartphone and we must say that Samsung has disappointed us with their new J7 since there are no noticeable changes when compared side by side to its previous J7 model. When compared with other smartphones with similar price tag like the Redmi Note 3, the phablet from Xiaomi clearly edges out the Galaxy J7 in each and every department as the new J7 is missing out some important features like fingerprint scanner, gyro sensor, secondary noise cancelling microphone and most notably a 1080p display as the J7 2016 features a 720p display (seriously Samsung?). Considering the price tag and feature it offers, we don’t recommend this phone to anyone as there are lot of other smartphones available in the market with similar price tag but better features, most notably from brands like Huawei, Xiaomi and even OnePlus. With the dominance of Chinese smartphone brands increasing in Nepalese market, Samsung needs to push out something great, otherwise we can see the smartphone giant sinking in the water in terms of mid-range smartphone sales.