Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) review

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.0"
Camera
24+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a phone of conspicuous techy parts and some half-hidden disappointments. A large, notch-free OLED screen is great for games and video, particularly late-night Netflix that shows off the great contrast. It doesn’t stinge on storage, the wide angle camera is fun to play with a...

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews
TechRadar

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is, for the most part, a great mid-range phone. It delivers a punchy screen for the price and a solid user experience, while the camera system is really versatile. It also has great battery life and plenty of storage. Having said that, it does feel a touch hollow, with the plas...

- Basil Kronfli, TechRadar
Digit

It certainly brings on board a whole lot of features borrowed from its flagships, but as far as the performance is considered and how well the features work, it doesn’t live up to the hype. What the phone offers is a choice to the user. While there are phones that can either take good photos using t...

- Subhrojit Mallick, Digit
AndroidPIT

So is having three cameras necessarily better? No, since each of them is dedicated to one thing in particular. However, this setup will give you more options than any other mid-range mobile device.

- Daniel Calvo, AndroidPIT
Softpedia

If you’re just looking for a phone that you can use for browsing the web, emails, chatting, and photos, the A7 2018 is a model you should definitely consider. But if you think you discovered a gem that can replace a flagship, this isn’t the case. It looks like a premium model, but it’s nothing more...

- Bogdan Popa, Softpedia


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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy A7 (2018) on October 31, 2018.


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Samsung backs up the Galaxy A7 (2018) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.0"

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)'s screen size is 6.0 inches with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
24+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 24+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3300 mAh battery.

Galaxy A7 (2018) Specs

Overview
Release date October 31, 2018
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Blue, Black, Gold, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.98 x 7.68 x 0.75 cm (6.3 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 168 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating Unknown
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels
Pixel density 411 pixels
Size 6.0 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.7
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Second camera(8 MP, f/2.4, 120° ultra wide), Third camera (5 MP, f/2.2)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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TrustedReviews

A pleasant mid-range Android, if not the very best choice for enthusiasts on a budget

from TrustedReviews

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a phone of conspicuous techy parts and some half-hidden disappointments. A large, notch-free OLED screen is great for games and video, particularly late-night Netflix that shows off the great contrast. It doesn’t stinge on storage, the wide angle camera is fun to play w...More

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a phone of conspicuous techy parts and some half-hidden disappointments. A large, notch-free OLED screen is great for games and video, particularly late-night Netflix that shows off the great contrast. It doesn’t stinge on storage, the wide angle camera is fun to play with and the CPU has a couple of faster cores than the competition. However, the main camera’s images do not hold up as well as hoped under close scrutiny and the GPU is disappointing.

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TechRadar

Three cameras, good looks and a great screen

from TechRadar

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is, for the most part, a great mid-range phone. It delivers a punchy screen for the price and a solid user experience, while the camera system is really versatile. It also has great battery life and plenty of storage. Having said that, it does feel a touch hollow, with the p...More

The Samsung Galaxy A7 is, for the most part, a great mid-range phone. It delivers a punchy screen for the price and a solid user experience, while the camera system is really versatile. It also has great battery life and plenty of storage. Having said that, it does feel a touch hollow, with the plastic frame paling, micro USB port and lack of fast charging being disappointing.

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Digit

For someone looking to maximise the smartphone imaging capabilties

from Digit

It certainly brings on board a whole lot of features borrowed from its flagships, but as far as the performance is considered and how well the features work, it doesn’t live up to the hype. What the phone offers is a choice to the user. While there are phones that can either take good photos us...More

It certainly brings on board a whole lot of features borrowed from its flagships, but as far as the performance is considered and how well the features work, it doesn’t live up to the hype. What the phone offers is a choice to the user. While there are phones that can either take good photos using the primary sensor like the Nokia 7 Plus. Or it can take a good enough wide-angle shot, like the Asus Zenfone 5z. Or take good portraits like the Poco F1. The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) offers all three options and for the most part, manages to do it decently enough.

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AndroidPIT

Covers practically every photographic need you'll have

from AndroidPIT

So is having three cameras necessarily better? No, since each of them is dedicated to one thing in particular. However, this setup will give you more options than any other mid-range mobile device.

Read full review

So is having three cameras necessarily better? No, since each of them is dedicated to one thing in particular. However, this setup will give you more options than any other mid-range mobile device.

Read full review

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Softpedia

Eager Beaver

from Softpedia

If you’re just looking for a phone that you can use for browsing the web, emails, chatting, and photos, the A7 2018 is a model you should definitely consider. But if you think you discovered a gem that can replace a flagship, this isn’t the case. It looks like a premium model, but it’s noth...More

If you’re just looking for a phone that you can use for browsing the web, emails, chatting, and photos, the A7 2018 is a model you should definitely consider. But if you think you discovered a gem that can replace a flagship, this isn’t the case. It looks like a premium model, but it’s nothing more than a mid-ranger that shows its limits every now and then.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

Display benchmark in the mid-range segment

from Notebookcheck

Display lovers will not get around the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) if they are looking for a suitable device in the mid-range price segment.

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Display lovers will not get around the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) if they are looking for a suitable device in the mid-range price segment.

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GSMArena

Great battery life, excellent display overall

In the end, the Galaxy A7 (2018) has a lot going for it, and we're talking smartphone pillars here - display, battery and camera. However, it's handicapped in key areas that make it hard to wholeheartedly recommend. Especially when the pillars above are covered similarly well by the competition.

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In the end, the Galaxy A7 (2018) has a lot going for it, and we're talking smartphone pillars here - display, battery and camera. However, it's handicapped in key areas that make it hard to wholeheartedly recommend. Especially when the pillars above are covered similarly well by the competition.

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Gadgets Now

It takes three to tango

from Gadgets Now

The Galaxy A7 (2018) checks almost all the boxes that one looks for in a smartphone. It has a sleek design, attractive display and delivers competent performance. The camera also delivers more than satisfactory results – especially the wide-angle lens.

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The Galaxy A7 (2018) checks almost all the boxes that one looks for in a smartphone. It has a sleek design, attractive display and delivers competent performance. The camera also delivers more than satisfactory results – especially the wide-angle lens.

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Fone Arena

Good cameras, decent build quality

from Fone Arena

The Galaxy A7 (2018) is a decent mid-range smartphone at a starting price of Rs. 23990. It has a glass back the gives a premium look, triple rear cameras, including a wide-angle lens, Full HD+ AMOLED screen and offers a good battery life as well. However, the SoC is not the best for gaming and t...More

The Galaxy A7 (2018) is a decent mid-range smartphone at a starting price of Rs. 23990. It has a glass back the gives a premium look, triple rear cameras, including a wide-angle lens, Full HD+ AMOLED screen and offers a good battery life as well. However, the SoC is not the best for gaming and the phone has a micro USB port without fast charging.

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PhoneArena

Looks… a bit boring

from PhoneArena

It’s a phone that has that glass look and style that comes with it, and it handles basic tasks mostly okay, plus it has a beautiful Super AMOLED screen, but for demanding users its performance is lacking, its camera is downright disappointing, the fingerprint scanner is slow and in a sloppy pla...More

It’s a phone that has that glass look and style that comes with it, and it handles basic tasks mostly okay, plus it has a beautiful Super AMOLED screen, but for demanding users its performance is lacking, its camera is downright disappointing, the fingerprint scanner is slow and in a sloppy place, you have the ancient microUSB, there’s no gesture navigation and overall this phone just lacks excitement and vigor! And that’s just unforgivable at the price that Samsung is asking for it.

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