Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: Reasons To Buy / Not Buy [With Video]

Samsung launched the second generation of its Galaxy A7 smartphone in India, early this year. Called the Galaxy A7 (2016), the phone comes packed with rich configuration, Besides packing impressive specs, it also features stunning metal and glass body design and fingerprint sensor for additional security.

If you are not able to decide whether you should buy this phone or not, then you have reached the right place. Read on to find out Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) review entailing reasons to buy and reasons to not buy (with video).

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: 12 Reasons To Buy

Here are 12 reasons why you should buy the Galaxy A7 2016 smartphone:

1. Design

The Galaxy A7 2016 features a premium glass and metal body which looks very great in hand.

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2. Full HD Display

This phone features a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED with 1080p resolution. The display is vibrant and vivid with good sunlight legibility and is one of the best displays in this price segment. The video viewing experience is also impressive.

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3. Corning Gorilla Glass 4

It features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both front and rear ends for protection against scratches.

4. Great Camera Combination

It comes with an excellent camera combination. There is a 13 mega pixel auto focus camera on the rear with LED flash and OIS. There is also a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. Both cameras take stunning shots with a lot of detailing and clarity.

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Here are some images taken with this phone:

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5. Performance

It is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7580 processor paired with Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. It scores around 41000 points on AnTuTu benchmarks. The configuration of Galaxy A7 2016 is powerful enough to handle multitasking with ease. The gaming experience on this phone is also very rich and smooth.

6. Fingerprint scanner

It comes with a fingerprint scanner integrated into the home button for additional security. The fingerprint scanner of this phone is pretty fast and accurate.

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7. Audio Quality

The audio quality and clarity of this phone are great on both headphones and speakers.

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8. Dual SIM

It is a dual SIM phone such that you can insert two SIM cards in a single phone.

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9. MicroSD

It comes with 16GB of internal memory and supports expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card.

10. Battery

Next reason is its 3300mAh battery which should be good enough to survive for up to one full day on moderate usage. It supports fast charging as well.


It comes with USB OTG support, which means that you can watch videos or movies directly on phone’s screen using a pen drive without having to transfer them to the phone.

12. NFC

It supports NFC or Near Field Communication

Video: Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Reasons To Buy

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Review: 7 Reasons To Not Buy

Here are 7 reasons why you should not buy Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphone:

1. Glass Design

The glass design of the acts like a fingerprint magnet.

2. Software

Despite being a 2016 phone, it doesn’t come with Android Marshmallow. It runs Android Lollipop operating system.

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3. No LED Notification

It lacks LED notification which means that you won’t know that you have received a notification, unless you turn on the screen.

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4. No 4K Video Recording

Despite packing a great camera combination, it doesn’t support 4K video recording or slow motion recording.

5. Weak GPU

It comes with Mali T720MP2 GPU which is comparatively older and weaker. It sometimes creates some inconsistency while playing graphic intensive like asphalt 8

6. Heating Issues

Although it does not get much heated up, but when it does, it causes a slight discomfort by heating up the edges especially while playing games.

7. Overpriced

The 2016 Galaxy A7 is priced at Rs. 33,400 which is way too expensive considering the specifications that it offers.

Video: Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Reasons To Not Buy

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) is an impressive smartphone with a lot of features to offer. If you are looking for a smartphone that has premium looks, great display, excellent camera, and fingerprint sensor then Galaxy A7 2016 is worth a buy.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) Review: Reasons To Buy / Not Buy [With Video]

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