Samsung Galaxy J7 PrimeUnsatisfied face
50.2%
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microSD card slot for expanding storage over 16GB

"The Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a MicroSD card slot with support up to 256GB. This is a very important feature for heavy multimedia users , those who.."

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Camera

50% user satisfaction score (16 votes)
Pros
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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime features a 8MP F1.9 front-facing selfie camera that can shoot photos with up to 103° wide-angle equivalent field of view, and what Samsung calls Wide Selfie. This is the same 103-degree Wide selfie mode found on the Galaxy J7 model, but this camera has a 8MP sensor and...

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The Galaxy J7 Prime rear camera produces very high quality videos. I viewed many sample videos from YouTube on my high-quality IPS display at home, and you I can tell that the video image quality is really impressive. The sensor outputs really balances and true-to-life colors. I really like the...

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a rear-facing camera with a f/1.9 aperture lens. This is great to see a fast aperture lens being offered in a budget phone. A f/1.9 aperture means that the camera can produce well-exposed images when shooting at night or in low-light conditions. It also...

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No camera protrusion

The camera does not protrude from the phone's body for ultra slim design profile.

Cons
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International version

I'm quite disappointed that some of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime models don't come with a front LED flash light. There is a LED indicator in the front, but it's not a flash light. I've seen some people mentioning that yes there is a front flash light on the J7 Prime, but is it true? In the models...

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a limited "Pro" shooting mode. In Pro mode you can only manually change the camera settings for the ISO sensitivity, white balance and exposure value. That's it, there is no direct control over the shutter speed, manual focusing and the maximum aperture is...

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Front camera lacks autofocus

The front camera of the J7 Prime has fixed autofocus, so you can't tap to autofocus like the rear camera.

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime lacks phase-detection AF for its main camera. It relies solely on contrast-detection AF technology. This results in relatively sluggish AF performance, which results in poor subject transition AF speed and when shooting in low-light conditions. I would expected from a...

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The low light performance of the rear-facing camera is pretty bad. Night shots that I've taken outdoors had a lot of noise, especially visible in less detailed areas like the night sky. The f/1.9 aperture lens really doesn't help here. I have no idea which sensor is being used in the Galaxy J7...

Performance & Hardware

83.3% user satisfaction score (6 votes)
Pros
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The Galaxy J7 Prime features an Exynos 7870 SoC. This is a powerful processor that is more or less equivalent to the Snapdragon 650 in terms of overall performance. This processor comes with 8-cores clocking at 1.6GHz and uses the Mali-T830MP2 processor. The phone performs well in Antutu benchmark...

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Maintains relatively cool temperatures during gaming

The Galaxy J7 remained relatively cool, reaching 42-degree Celsius during a heavy gaming session, and that was only in certain areas, so that's pretty good solid performance. No need to worry about overheating.

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Home button doubles as a fingerprint sensor

The J7 Prime features a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button, which allows you to quickly unlock the phone using your fingerprint.

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The Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a MicroSD card slot with support up to 256GB. This is a very important feature for heavy multimedia users , those who plan to shoot a lot of photos and videos or install a lot of heavy apps and especially games. Also if you are planning to take a phone with you to a...

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Only 10.3GB usable on-board storage

The J7 Prime comes with only 16GB storage in total, and only 10.3GB is actually usable. Not suitable for heavy users.

Display

25% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
Pros
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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime features Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Although it's not the latest and strongest offering from Corning, it's still provide superior protection compared to a phone without hardened glass. I've checked out YouTube, and there are plenty of youtubers that like to abuse their...

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a PLS TFT LCD display and it has poor outdoor visibility in sunlight. Just in comparison, the Galaxy J2 Ace that come with an AMOLED screen has much better outdoor visibility. The J7 Prime comes with an outdoor mode which you can enable in the notification panel. This...

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Viewing angles aren't great

The viewing angles aren't on par with AMOLED and some IPS LCD displays, I assume this is due to the TFT panel.

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The Samsung J7 Prime comes with PLS TFT display. PLS stands for Plane Line Switching and it's a Samsung's proprietary display technology which is quite similar to IPS and produces more subtle and accurate color reproduction. That being said, this is not a Super AMOLED display, which is known for its...

Design

20% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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Available in four color variations

The Galaxy J7 prime is available in four color variations: Black, white, Pink and Gold colors. The pink, white and gold version come with a white front, the black has a black front.

Cons
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The Samsung J7 Prime has a very uninspiring design. If somebody would ask me to try to draw how a general smartphone looks like, I would probably draw something that resembles the J7 Prime design. I expected more from Samsung to be honest, if for a mid-range phone. A bit of creativity, add some...

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Very slippery design

The J7 Prime has very slippery design and it's recommended to buy a case to allow you to firmly hold the phone.

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If you care about the build quality, you probably want to know that the Samsung J7 Prime back isn't entirely made of metal. According to ndtv.com, the top and bottom panels are made of plastic, not metal. It's not visible when looking at it, but it's something to note here. It's a high-quality...

Connectivity

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with two dual SIM slots.

Cons
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No NFC support

The Galaxy J7 Prime lacks NFC support.

Usability
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Comes with a SIM tray ejection tool

The J7 Prime comes with a SIM tray ejection tool, make it easy to insert and remove the SIM card.

Cons

Battery

33.3% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Battery last for a long time

Battery is really good, lasts a long time, very pleased with it, although I'm quite disappointed that it's not removable one.

Cons
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Long battery charge time (around 3 hours)

It takes around three hours to charge the battery when it's completely empty until i's 100% charged.

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The J7 Prime comes with a uni-body design, and due to this unique design, there is no option to open a cover to remove the battery. Many users nowadays searching for a smartphone which gives them the option to replace the battery in case the phone is stuck, the battery performance is very low or...