Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

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Last Updated PriceRs 32,599


Advantages of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

  • Premium Design and Build Quality
  • Outstanding Battery Life
  • Decent Camera Quality
  • Dual SIM Option
  • Vibrant Display Screen

Disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)

  • No Water/Dust Resistance
  • No Wireless Charging Support
  • Average Video Recording Result
  • No Dedicated Slot for Memory Card
  • No Gyroscope Sensor
  • Average Fingerprint Sensor
  • 16GB Storage is Way Too Less
  • No Physical Notification LED
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) comparison with Galaxy A7 (2018)

Technology changes at a fast pace and 2 years' time is a lot if we talk about changing trends in the smartphone industry. Let us compare Galaxy A7 (2016) with A7 (2018) and see how far Samsung has come with their smartphones. A7 (2016) was released in January 2016 where A7 (2018) was released in October 2018. The real difference starts with the display where A7 (2016) houses a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio and A7 (2018) houses a 6.00 inches Super AMOLED display with 1080x2220 pixels resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. If we look at performance, then A7 (2016) comes with Exynos 7580 chipset where A7 (2018) houses Exynos 7885 chipset. Both are Octa-core processors. A7 (2016) comes with a 16GB storage option with 3GB of RAM where A7 (2018) offers 64GB/128GB storage options with 4GB/6GB of RAM. If we talk about cameras, then A7 (2018) takes the lead here with a triple camera setup on back including a 24MP standard lens, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 5MP depth sensor where A7 (2016) comes with a single 13MP lens. On the front A7 (2016) offers 5MP selfie shooter in comparison with a 24MP selfie camera of A7 (2018). The only similar feature between two phones is the battery capacity as both of the phones offer 3300 mAh battery which is a shame for A7 (2018). Both phones houses fingerprint sensors, however, the placement is different. FP sensor on A7 (2016) is embedded in the home button placed on the front where for A7 (2018) the FP sensor is embedded in the power button placed on the right side of the phone.

Does Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) support fast charging?

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) supports fast charging. The device can be charged at 18W fast charging with the brick provided inside the box.


What are the camera specifications of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)?

The Galaxy A7 (2016) features a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical stabilization (OIS) and wide, f/1.9 aperture that allows more light in than your average smartphone. Up front, there’s a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. Camera performance on outdoor and in artificial lighting conditions came out well. However, in low light conditions, it takes a couple of seconds to focus. The video recording on the device is also very good. However, it records videos at a max resolution of full HD and it cannot record 4K videos. The 5MP front-facing camera does a decent job but considering the price, it could have been better.

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General Features
Release Date2015, December
SIM SupportSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Phone Dimensions5.96 x 2.92 x 0.29 in
Phone Weight172 g
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
Internal Memory16 GB
Card SlotmicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
ProcessorOcta-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53Octa-core (4x1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) - China
GPUMali-T720MP2Adreno 405 - China
TypeNon-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Front Camera5 MP
Front Flash Lightnull
Front Video Recording1080p@30fps
Back Flash LightYes
Back Camera13 MP
Back Video Recording1080p@30fps
RadioFM radio