Review Of Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 (SM-A710F) |March 12, 2016
- Android 5.1.1
- The screen is 5.5 inches, 1080h1920 pixels (401 ppi), SuperAMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, with effect 2.5D
- 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal (10.7 GB user available), MicroSD memory card up to 128 GB
- 8-core processor Exynos 7580, the frequency up to 1.6 GHz, graphics coprocessor Mali T720
- Battery Li-on, 3300 mAH, quick charge for 110 minutes to 100 percent, video playback – up to 15 hours, in the LTE or 3G – up to 14 hours talk time – up to 17 hours
- The front camera of 5 megapixels (f / 1.9), 13-megapixel main camera (f / 1.9)
NFC (for models with LTE support)
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Two nano SIM-card instead of a SIM-card, you can insert the memory card
- USB 2.0, BT 4.1, ANT +, 802.11 a / b / g / n 2,4 + 5,0 GHz, HT40
- Color: Gold / Black / White
- Sensors – an accelerometer, a geomagnetic sensor, a Hall sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
- SAR value for Europe – 0.414 W / kg (head), 0.547 W / kg (body)
- Dimensions – 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm and weight – 172 grams
Contents of delivery
- Clip tray to retrieve SIM-cards
- Wired stereo headset
Inside the line of A-series model, A9 is the superior to others, and This series is released in an Asian market. If we compare other A-Series Phone like A5, the difference was not only Screen but also RAM and other features as well.
But the majority of consumers will watch it on the screen because they think its major assets to a smartphone. A7 have 5.2 Inch screen which is good in size. But there is a drawback is that the size of the device does not fit all. It features the better time, as it is a larger capacity battery. But otherwise, it’s the same in other A5 Series.
Unfortunately, the market is almost gone for Galaxy Note 4, and it can be found only in isolated networks or in gray sellers. Prices vary in the range of 45-50 thousand, which makes it certainly more expensive, so its alternative is Galaxy A7 2016.
The market also has a large number of Phablet models, it is worth looking at a diagonal 5.5 inches. This model is worth paying attention to anyone looking for a good PHABLET with quality materials familiar from the flagship design and reasonable cost, which is lower than that of the flagships.
Design, size, controls
All A-Series is built from the same materials, models look the same, even the colors as well. The only difference is their size, body thickness is also same.
Design line directly borrowed from the company’s flagship – Galaxy S6. The metal case in which the glass is closed not only the screen, but also the back panel. The glass has a slight curvature, it was in fashion from the last year of 2.5D, the glass itself – Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Given that the device is intended for the widest possible audience, it comes in three colors – gold, black, white.
Each color has a metallic shade. On the back there are traces of the hands, in the room they are clearly visible.
The phone’s dimensions – 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm and weight – 172 grams. For its class device fits in your hand is compact and confident, even though it might seem too large for women.
In the upper and lower ends is on the microphone, there is a noise reduction system, which works well in noisy environments.
Two separate volume buttons are on the left side, on / off button – on the right. There – a slot for two SIM-cards (nano), instead of one of them, you can insert the memory card.
On the back you can see a 13-megapixel camera, it acts on the body that does not interfere in the life of a drop. Next – LED flash. At the bottom end – 3.5 mm jack for headphones, as well as the opening speaker.
The proximity sensor and ambient light you see on the screen, but under it – the physical key on the sides – two touch. They have a blue backlighting. The center key is fingerprint sensor, it responds to touch and works well, although wet hands does not recognize, as, indeed, and other companies.
Another point – is the lack of LED events, then it is not there. A trifle, but would like to see such a sensor, it can be useful in different situation
Technical characteristics of the following screen: 5.2 inches, 1080h1920 pixels (424 ppi), SuperAMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, with the effect of 2.5D. Let me remind you that the year 2015 has become interesting from the point of view of the fact that virtually all the notable players were installed in their flagship AMOLED-matrix, since Samsung started selling them on the side. But the gap from their own screens Samsung has been for several generations, although it has not stopped manufacturers, they saw it more pluses than minuses.
A7 In 2016 the screen is almost impossible to find fault, it is a very high quality in all usage scenarios showing a good job, whether it be reading texts or working in bright sunlight. Traditionally, in the settings you can set different options for color display (Adaptive screen, the AMOLED film, the AMOLED Photography, main). Those who prefer muted, natural colors, can get them, and those who want a brighter picture, is also able to select it. It’s a question of your choice, rather than restrictions laid down by the manufacturer.
Automatic brightness control works correctly, I use it constantly and have no problems. Reproach, and it is only in theory, it is possible to screen resolution, FullHD – it’s not so much the more so in the flagship is QHD-resolution. On the other hand, you have this difference simply does not notice any point on the screen is not visible, even if they bring it close to the eyes.
Like it or not, but the screen in this unit is one of the best on the market, which is worth a lot because you have to work with him for a long time.
For me the crucial time of the phone, I think that the same can be said of anyone. Working time – this is the parameter that is important for each of us. This device battery capacity – 3300 mAh (Li-on).
It is understood that phone usage scenarios are very different in real life, we use the internet, social networks, and other features. My experience with the A7 says that it provides two or three days, depending on the load that what you have. For example, for those who use phone calls and SMS, sitting for long on the internet, it will be about 3.5 days of work during the whole hour of calls and up to two hours of the screen! As for me, it’s very, very good result. For the more active people will be released about two days of the phone 3 hours included screen and up to one hour of calls. That audience that buys such decisions will be very happy with how long the phone works. Compared to the A5 phone provides about 15-20 percent longer battery life, so you can only rejoice.
Traditionally, there are fast charging, which allows for 110 minutes to charge the battery up to a hundred percent. For half an hour you can get a little more than half of the charge, which is nice.
There is also a power-saving mode when the backlight limited, processor speed, in this mode, many will not experience problems with the operation of the device, but the time will increase by 20 percent to a minimum. In power saving mode, the maximum on the screen all painted in gray color and the machine even with a small charge can provide hours of operation.
Memory, RAM, performance
Daylight Exynos 7580 gave us the opportunity to dramatically increase the performance of the A7 in 2016, ie a model from this point of view has become interesting. Compare it with the predecessor meaningless, I would rather say that compared to other devices began to show results close to the maximum in this price range A7 2016. And it’s not bad. I was surprised that in spite of the 28-nm process, the voracity of the processor is low. It is almost not heated under load, it is noticeable only when transmitting data on LTE, there are heating the area around the camera.
The internal memory in the machine to 16 GB (10.7 GB user available), but also has support for memory cards than can not boast of any flagship from Samsung. This moment surprises me, because it is a competitive advantage, which voluntarily refused. However, in A7 it’s all right, so that you can insert the memory card of up to 128 GB and does not know any problems.
RAM 3 GB, it is sufficient for all tasks. Once again I want to emphasize that from the perspective of the chipset solution to get a balanced, powerful processor with good performance, it does not work like a stove and eats the battery.
It’s pretty typical, USB version 2, there is support for NFC, Ant +, 802.11 a / b / g / n 2,4 + 5,0 GHz, HT40, BT 4.1, a built-in modem supports LTE-LTE Advanced Cat.6.
The front camera has no auto-focus, but has a resolution of 5 megapixels, which is not bad, it is photosensitive (f / 1.9).
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Main camera 13 megapixels, it is similar in characteristics to the cameras that were in the flagship last year, it produces good quality pictures, as you can see for yourself. The main improvement over the previous season is the fact that in the dark pictures are quite good. No number of modes, which are on the flagship, not for full-resolution HDR mode (only 8 megapixels). But in general, the camera is compared with the previous generation increased by a head and will satisfy even the most demanding user.
The model went on sale in the Android 5.1.1, but in late spring will receive an upgrade to Android 6. Inside we see the light version of TouchWiz, the same was Samsung S6, most of the menu and the same settings.