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Samsung Galaxy A7 / Samsung SM-A700F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 450 reviews of Samsung Galaxy A7 / Samsung SM-A700F. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and performance also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy A7 / Samsung SM-A700F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Marc Chacksfield (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 review

 

The A7 is Samsung's thinnest smartphone yet

Great look and feel ; Decent AMOLED screen ; Really thin

In-built storage just 16GB ; Set to be expensive

One of the best designed handsets that Samsung has released - not to mention the thinnest. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is a great-looking device but I will have to wait until our full review to see if it has the chipset power to help raise it above its...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: We test out Samsung's mighty 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 2016, which packs loads loads of great features for just £350.

Great battery life ; Gorgeous screen ; Slick design ; Smart cameras

Rather big ; Performance lags behind rivals ; Old Android

Yet another excellent mid-range Samsung handset, the Galaxy A7 2016 is rather big but has definite appeal to media fans who demand a gorgeous screen for enjoying their movies and shows. The camera tech is dependable and solid for the price, although...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy A7

 

Samsung Galaxy A7 Android smart phone : Samsung Mobile introduces Galaxy A7 equipped with premium hardware for an amazing social media experience. Combining powerful multitasking performance with sophisticated design, the new Galaxy A7 smart phone...

The Samsung Galaxy A7 Android smartphone will be available in selective market in Pearl White, Midnight Black, and Champagne Gold. As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this phone to the test and publish a Samsung Galaxy A7 review....

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Tablet Review

 

Compact. The particularly handy design bestows Samsung's new tablet from the 7-inch category with almost smartphone-like traits. However, tight 8 GB of storage and an entry-level SoC curb the fun. Our test will reveal whether the Galaxy Tab A7...

compact, lightweight design ; decent build ; non-slip back ; micro-SD slot with App2SD ; optional Kids Mode ; decent camera quality for a tablet ; viewing angle stable screen ; accurate touchscreen ; decent battery life

tight internal storage ; no MHL or Miracast ; WiFi only in 2.4 GHz networks ; long charging time ; sluggish browser performance ; no performance reserves ; minor throttling during load ; primary camera's moderate video quality ; pressure on screen...

Samsung uses such a compact, lightweight design for its Galaxy Tab A7 (2016) SM-T280 that it could be mistaken for a big phablet at first glance. Although the casing is completely made of plastic, it is appreciated thanks to its non-slip back. A bit...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone Review

 

3, 5, 7. Samsung's Galaxy A lineup is tailored more for the normal wallet than the wickedly expensive Galaxy S models. Now a small phablet is available in the series called Galaxy A7. We took a closer look at the classy smartphone.

Very solid casing, Slim and stylish, Decent speaker, Everyday-suitable battery life, Low temperatures, Superb color reproduction, Accurate input devices

Mediocre voice quality, Preloaded adware, Protruding camera could scratch..., ...and causes the smartphone to teeter

Samsung's Galaxy A7 is to be a mainstream smartphone, but it is also to satisfy even somewhat higher demands at the same time. Samsung masters this balancing act quite well: The high-quality casing is pleasant to hold, and its plain, classy looks let...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Shruti Dhapola (indianexpress.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 #ExpressReview: Top-notch performance, but price is too high

 

Samsung Galaxy A7 is no doubt a top-notch smartphone with a great camera, crisp display, but the price seems too high.

Samsung Galaxy A7 is no doubt a top-notch smartphone with a great camera, crisp display, premium design and a battery that will last. But again the price might just be too high for lot of users. If you’re a Samsung loyalist and don’t want to spend...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Sagar Bakre (mobigyaan.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is essentially a larger version of Galaxy A5 (2016). But is it better? Read this Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review to find out.

Premium design ; Sturdy build ; Good display ; Impressive battery ; Camera (should have been better though)

Still runs on Lollipop ; No smooth performance ; No LED indicator

So, time to end this Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review with our verdict. The phone sports a premium design with excellent build quality. The Super AMOLED screen on this phone is good and has good visibility under sunlight. The 3300 mAh battery is simply...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Sandeep Sarma (fonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7 Review

 

The design (materials used as well) is probably the most discussed and criticized aspect of Samsung phones for quite some time now. Ever since the Galaxy S3, every design has been more of an update/refinement rather than a revolution as we had come to...

Fresh New Design; Solid Build Quality; Great Screen with Really Good Sunlight Legibility; Good Audio Quality; Loud and Clear Speaker; Good Battery Life; Good Quality Front Facing Camera

No Notification Light; Slightly Noisy Main Camera; Non-Removable Battery (May not be an issue for everyone); Slightly priced on the higher side

The Galaxy A7 is something fresh from Samsung. Focus has been given to improve it’s design and build, two areas where they have been criticized for in the past. Overall the handset is something you would expect from a Note 4 Neo version if there was...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Abhinav Lal (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Samsung Galaxy A7: First Impressions

 

Samsung launched the Galaxy A7, its slimmest smartphone yet, in India over the weekend, and we had a chance to get our hands on it during the launch event in Bangkok on Monday.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy A7

 

Samsung Galaxy A7 Smartphone was launched in December 2015, comes with a 5.5-inch OLED Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 3300 / 3600
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 13 / 17
Browsing time (4G):10 / 14 / 16
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 17
Continuous audio playback time:49 / 59 / 78
Continuous audio playback time (display off):94
Continuous video playback time:12 / 15 / 20
Talk time (3G):14 / 17 / 23

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:4128 x 3096
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):16 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):113 / 13 / 16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.358 / 0.547 / 0.550 / 1.33
Head SAR (EU):0.21 / 0.283 / 0.410 / 0.414

Design

Brand colour:Peach Cloud
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Pink / Pink gold / White
Curved Design:N / No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Standard colour:White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:139.7 / 14 / 14.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MP3,OPUS,Vorbis,WMA / AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / AMR,AWB,FLAC,IMY,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF
FM radio:Y / Yes
Supported video modes:2160p
Video compression formats:H.263,H.264,H.265
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVCHD, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / H.263,H.264,H.265,MP43,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,VP9,WMV7,WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA, UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSF, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / AVRCP, HFP, HID, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack:N / Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Direct printing:Y / Yes
Exchange support:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A7
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1 / 1.3
Coprocessor model:M7450
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15 / ARM Cortex-A53
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor Model:5430 / 615 / MSM8x39

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.4 / 5.1 / 6.0.16

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048 / 3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256 / 64
RAM capacity:2 / 3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:23

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Voice Search

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.3 / 7.3 / 7.9
Height :15.1 / 15.2 / 151 / 151.5 / 156.8
Weight:141 / 172 / 186
Width:7.1 / 7.41 / 7.62 / 74.1 / 76.2 / 77.6