2017’s probably the first time Samsung has unleashed a number of mid-ranged devices to complement its bigger flagships. While the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are sitting pretty atop the Samsung smartphone chain, a new breed of mid-ranger known as the J7 Nxt has made its way to the market with a launch price of 23,000 rupees.
While the Galaxy S8/S8+ have finally seen some great deal of revamping by the South Korean giants, its mid to lower ranged smartphones are still stuck with that same old customary Samsungdesign. The J7 Nxt sadly sees no exception to that but the smartphone does feature a rather polished, all plastic exterior. It may not be the best design we’ve seen as far as Samsung’s mid-rangers are concerned but it’s okay. Dimensions wise, we’re happy with its 7.6mm width while a 170g weight is a-tad greater than what its width demands.
The smartphone features a large 5.5 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 267ppi pixel density. The pixel density might not be what you expected but we’re positive that the screen size is what’ll surely catch your attention. Furthermore, the 267ppi pixel density allows a 720p resolution that might not be the best match for a display as big as this. That being said, it’ll definitely be adequate, if not the best.
Samsung’s been stuffing more and more LED flashes with its selfie sensors nowadays. The Galaxy J7 Nxt becomes another one of those with a dedicated LED flash for its 5 megapixel selfie snapper. With regards to the primary camera, what we have here is a 13 megapixel sensor with an LED flash and plain-old camera features such as geo-tagging, touch-focus, HDR, panorama etc. While it does miss out on sturdy camera features such as OIS, phase detection or laser autofocus, there’s no denying that the sensor packs a punch with good snapping prowess.
Despite the fact the J7 Nxt is powered by an octa-core processor, we did expect the smartphone to feature 3 gigs of RAM instead of the 2GB it offers. That being said, the Nougat v7.0 would run just fine with some very occasional lag coming your way. The device offers 16GB of internal storage with a dedicated external card-slot available to further hunk it up.
Apart from these, we’re disappointed to see the J7 Nxt miss out on a necessity nowadays; yes we’re talking about the fingerprint scanner. Other than that, there’s no Fast Charging technology and only two colour schemes (black and gold) although a 3000 mAh removable battery is an attractive proposition to juice any mid-level smartphone.
• A large 5.5 inches touchscreen is a darling to most people nowadays
• Keep on a lookout for the selfie sensor with its own LED flash and a high-powered primary sensor
• A 7.6mm width gives the smartphone some much needed magnetism
• 3000 mAh removable battery packs adequate battery time
• Misses out on a fingerprint scanner which is turning into a necessity rather than a luxury nowadays
• Could’ve packed 3 gigs of RAM to completely eliminate lag
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt's lowest price in Pakistan is Rs.23000.
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