The Samsung Galaxy A7 is one of the best phones in Kenya right now. Though the price is quite high, the specifications justify the cost of buying it.
The review here, looks at the advantages of owning the Samsung Galaxy A7.
What is the performance of Samsung Galaxy A7?
With 3GB of ram, you can expect the A7 to perform well. The transition of switching between apps is handled easily.
To add to that, playing games on the device leads to a nice experience. The frame rates are in the high double digits. Samsung have also ensured that the processors are the on par with the random access memory.
Three options exist when it comes to the processor type; Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Exynos. You should not care much about this since they have almost similar performance.
Internal memory options.
It comes with 16GB of internal options. This won’t fulfill your needs especially if you love taking many photographs and videos.
However, because the phone comes with an expansion slot, you can add a memory card in there. It supports a memory card up to 256GB.
At Jumia the phone retails for less than Kshs 42,000.
What is the quality of the display?
With Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, you have one of the best displays available right now. The resolution of the display is 1080 x 1920 pixels which is more than 90 percent of all available phones in Kenya.
The display is sharp with very high contrast ratios. The pixel density is 401 ppi, you won’t notice any pixel on the device unless the quality of the picture or video you are watching is just low.
Talking about the screen size, it comes at 5.5 inches. In my individual opinion, 5.5 inches is a little bit too much. This may however suit you if don’t mind having baggy clothes to carry it in (especially for men). As for the ladies, your large handbags can almost carry anything in the world.
When it comes to the protection of the screen, it is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Which is one of the latest screen protections available right now.
What about the battery performance?
The battery size is 3300 mAh. Having a large battery size is desirable, so owning this phone will wash away the battery concerns that you might have.
Playing music can be done for 78 hours straight if it is at full charge. The talk time is 17 hours if you are using 3G.
The battery is non removable, therefore no swapping it out for another.
Camera performance and quality
Samsung smartphone are usually outstanding when it comes to camera quality. The primary camera is 13 MP. This, in the current time is enough for normal photography.
The LED flash also ensures that taking snaps in low light produces decent quality. The front facing camera is 5MP. Selfies will come out in good quality. These values are also true values, not like other phones which usually quote the interpolated megapixels.
Samsung Galaxy A7 Price in Kenya
|NETWORK||GSM/ HSPA/ LTE|
|Release Date||December 2015|
|Phone Dimensions||151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm|
|SIM Type||Single/ Dual Nano sim|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Display Size||5.5 inches|
|Screen to Body Ratio||~74.3%|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Operating System Version||5.1.1 Lollipop, which is upgradable to v6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|CPU-Processor Type||Qualcomm/ Snapdragon/ Exynos|
|RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Memory Card Slot||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 MP|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Camera Flash||LED flash|
|Video Recorder||[email protected]|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes, Front Mounted|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|3.5 mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Battery Size||Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery|
|Standby Time/ Music Play||Up to 78 hours|
|Talk Time||Up to 17 hours on 3G|
|Available colors||Black, White, Gold, Pink|