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Samsung Galaxy A7 LTE Smartphone Review

At first glance, Samsung Galaxy A7 has aluminum body that is known only since the Galaxy Alpha and the A-series. The price of the 5.5-inch phone is moderate, the technology inside ranges between middle and upper class. All in all, Samsung Galaxy A7 could find its consumer base.

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Features and characteristics of Samsung Galaxy A7
Manufacturer & Model Samsung Galaxy A7 (SM-A7100, SM-A7000, SM-A7108, SM-A7009)
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) 1.8 + 1.3GHz octa-core (2 x 4 cores)
CPU name Exynos 5430
Random access memory 3 GB
Internal memory 16GB/32GB (via micro SD card to 64GB expandable)
Operating system Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz interface
Display size; resolution 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display with 1,080 x 1,920 pixels (401 ppi)
Camera (back and front) 13 MP rear / 5 MP front
Data Transfer:
LTE standards LTE FDD 1800/2100/2600 MHz & TDD 2300/2600/2500MHz
Support of LTE-Advanced No
Support LTE following categories CAT4
Dominated VoLTE No
wireless Internet access Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n at 2.4 and 5 GHz
Bluetooth Yes, Version 4.0
other standards GPRS; EDGE; UMTS; HSPA; HSPA+
Other key data:
particularities Aluminum body enclosure; Voice control; WiFi Direct
Memory Card | SIM format Micro-SD | Nano SIM
battery pack 2600 mAh or 3300mAh (not replaceable)
Weight; Dimensions (HxWxD) 141 g / 151 x 76.2 x 6.3 mm
download manual " download manual (PDF, 3.32 MB)
Availability and Price
Release in Germany March 15
Offered at


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Technical features  


The Galaxy A7 is Samsung's largest offshoots from the A-series. After A3 with 4.5 inches and the A5 with 5 inches , the Galaxy A7 comes with a 5.5-inch super AMOLED display. The Full-HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, a very good pixel density of 401 ppi; the display corresponds to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.


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Octa-cores in division of labor


The processor of the Galaxy A7 is Samsung's first octa-core CPU Exynos 5430 used. It consists of a tetra nuclear ARM Cortex A15, which is 1.8 GHz each clock responsible for high performance, with a Cortex A7, whose four cores clocked at 1.3GHz each and are more power efficient. The total of eight processor cores share the work according ARMs "Big.Little" principle with various tasks, but can also be activated all together. At RAM, 2 GB is available; the internal memory of 16 GB can be increased via Micro-SD card to 80 GB.


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LTE CAT4 but no WLAN ac


For fast mobile Internet, an LTE module of Category 4 is responsible for 150 Mbit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s upstream. When you use the WiFi, only the standards a/b/g/n are available at 2.4 and 5 GHz. For more wireless connections, the Galaxy A7 Bluetooth support in version 4.0 and NFC. The data sheet of the smartphone also has Wi-Fi direct for the direct connection to a Wi-Fi enabled device.  


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With the software, the Galaxy A7 is not up to date: the installed Android Lollipop 4.4 KitKat is the previous version of the operating system, and also the Samsung's own TouchWiz UI comes from 2014.  


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Appearance and Camera


The Samsung Galaxy A7 comes in a sturdy aluminum body with only 141 grams, which is easily to be held in hand than any other smartphone. And with 6.3 millimeters thickness is amazingly flat. But the camera is clearly visible. Speaking of camera: The main objective on the back has a resolution of 13 megapixels, the front camera is perfect with 5 MP and wide mode for selfies that can be triggered with the voice or a gesture.


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The Galaxy A7 of the battery falls to only 2,600 mAh. Samsung promises at least 10 hours of surfing via LTE and 13 hours of Wi-Fi, 12 hours of video use, 17 hours of 3G telephone or up to 50 hours of music playback. Due to the permanently installed aluminum body, the battery is not replaceable.


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In the big mobile operators the Samsung Galaxy A7 (still) is not available. But the Samsung Galaxy A7 is available on Actually, there are many variants for the Galaxy S7, such as SM-A7100, SM-A7000, SM-A7108, SM-A7009. They can support different 4G LTE network frequency bands for various network providers. If you need one of them, you can buy them from    

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