The Korean manufacturer Samsung has often been infamously known for its use of plastic material which although is undeniably durable and long lasting is now making a come back with some premium produced phones at middling costs aimed at younger folks who are more driven by trending appearance and phone fads. The birth of the Galaxy A series is what stands on this promise. If big is your thing, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) launched late last year, has larger than life features such as a satisfying 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 16GB storage and runs Android 5.1.1. Those who mourned the absence of the MicroSD card slot feature in the previous Samsung Galaxy S6 will happily greet this feature as the first to exist in Samsung’s glass phones of up to 128GB external storage. The masterpiece, beautifully layered with Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides along with its metal materials make both a sturdy and stylish handpiece. Weighing in at 172g, the device surely feels convincingly heavier and not necessarily a bad thing if you look back at the original A series phone which seem to appear considerably cheap due to the lightweight and lean panel on the back.
The handset particularly with a 3GB of RAM surprisingly runs smoothly without a startling dose of lag which was quite present in the Galaxy A8 and didn’t falter once. Typing was a breeze, scrolling down menus had a nice flow and multi tasking was accompanied with much fluency. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the Note 5.
The Galaxy A7 (2016) out of the three versions come deadly close to the first class specifications found in the Samsung Galaxy S6. This is evident in the enormous 3,300mAh battery that amazingly hits a thin measurement of just 7.3mm as a phablet. The battery life is supporting, lasting an entire day and with moderage usage, an added half on the next day without dropping below 25% before any charging was needed which is impressive.
On the phone you will find a touch sensor to suppor Fingerprint Unlock which will keep all your personal data safe. Be at peace acessing your stored webpages for drawing sensitive information and performing account identification processes. The camera is that of the same as the A3 and A5 which is 13MP on the rear and 5MP on the front for selfie operation on large F1.9 lenses.
Together with the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) and A5 (2016), the A7 (2016) will be available for sale in South East Asia. Without a contract, many users might not be jumping at the price tag which is approximately a tight $485 and AU$690. Samsung Galaxy A7 is officially priced at RM1,499 in Malaysia. However, the phone when offered with a 2 year contract might ease the cost down. Considering the phone is conpensated with it’s smashing good looks taking after the iPhone 6 Plus topped with the same display size, it makes a feasible substitute for some who are smitten by the iPhone looks and prefer an Android software.