Samsung Galaxy J7 MaxIndifferent face
63.3%
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Strong 3D gaming performance

"I know that the are many people who just hate the Mediatek processor for gaming. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max features the Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20.."

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Camera

66.7% user satisfaction score (6 votes)
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Built-in HDR mode that works for both photos and videos.

The Galaxy J7 Max features a built-in HDR (Rich tone) mode which works for both photos and videos and helps bring out the details in bright and dark areas. It's a specific shooting mode which you need to choose in the camera app.

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The Galaxy J7 Max features fast lenses for both the front and the rear cameras. The front comes with a F1.9 aperture lens and the rear camera with a F1.7 aperture lens. These are very bright lenses, resulting in better low-light photography capabilities. It's great to see that phone manufacturers...

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max comes with a dual 13MP cameras both on the front and back. One of the main advantages of these cameras is that both come with a LED flash and both have a fast aperture lens. The rear camera has a f/1.7 aperture and the front camera a f/1.9 aperture. Many phones nowadays...

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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max does have a 'Pro' mode for its rear camera. What I didn't like is that it's quite limited, because you can only change three camera settings: exposure value, ISO and white balance. Just in comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S8 features a Pro mode as well but it's more advanced....

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No 4K video recording option

The Galaxy J7 Max rear camera can't shoot in 4K, it's limited only to Full HD 1080p30 video recording.

Performance & Hardware

100% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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I know that the are many people who just hate the Mediatek processor for gaming. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max features the Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 Octa-core 2.4GHz Cortex-A53 processor with Mali-T880MP2 GPU. Instead of just hating a processor, we need to look what this specific processor, test it and...

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Front-mounted fingerprint reader for extra security

Nice to see that the J7 Max comes with a fingerprint reader which helps to secure your phone from unauthorized access. This helps to make sure that your private files remain private.

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Generous amount of RAM (4GB)

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max sports 4GB of RAM. This means that the phone can launch more apps at the same time (multi-tasking) and give better support for the phone's multimedia and graphics capabilities.

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Dedicated microSD card slot

The Galaxy J7 Max comes with a dedicated micro SD card slot, which you can use to expand over the 32GB built-in storage in case you need more space. The slot supports memory cards up to 256GB in capacity.

Cons

Display

40% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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Good visibility under harsh sunlight

From what I've read on first-impression review, the Galaxy J7 Max's screen is usable when using it under harsh sunlight. I was quite surprised considering its a TFT screen, but apparently it has good outdoor visibility.

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Large screen size (5.7-inch)

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max features a very large 5.7" screen. A large screen elevates the viewing experience, allowing you to better enjoy playing games, browsing the Internet, watching videos, etc. People will eyesight problems will also benefit form a more magnified view.

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No Super AMOLED screen unfortunately

Very disappointed to see that the Galaxy J7 Max doesn't come with a Super AMOLED display, rather a PLS TFT display. It would been great to have a S-AMOLED on such a large display.

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No Gorilla Glass

The Galaxy J7 Max doesn't sport Gorilla Glass for the front screen, which means that you don't get any screen protection. I personally buy a screen protective cover for all my phones just in case, so it might not be a big issue, but GG helps protects the phone against breakage.

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The Galaxy J7 Max features a large 5.7-inch display, but the main problem with this display regarding VR is that it has relatively low resolution. The screen comes with 1920x1080 FHD resolution, and because the screen is so very large, this translates to a low pixel density, around 385 ppi pixel...

Design

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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Slim profile, only 8.1mm thick

The Galaxy J7 Max looks really sleek with its 8.1mm ultra-slim profile. Having a slim phones also means it's easier to put it in your pocket and it's more comfortable to hold-definitely a great looking mobile phone.

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Durable metal body

The J7 Max boasts a durable and lightweight metal unibody, which not just looks sleek, it makes sure your phone can survive longer in case it is dropped on hard surface and it also feels more premium when you hold it in your hands.

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Boring design, nothing special or interesting about it

The Galaxy J7 MAx design is uninspiring. Aside from being all-metal, there is nothing really special about it's design. For me it's quite boring to look at to be honest. It would be better if Samsung spent a bit more to make it look more attractive.

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Limited color variations

From what I've seen so far, the J7 Max comes only in two colors: Gold and Black. It would be nice if people had more color options to choose from. I personally love blue and green, but I guess for a budget phone you can't have it all.

Audio

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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3.5mm is still there

Great to see that Samsung has opted to stay with the 3.5mm headphone jack, so we can all use our current headphones. Of course the reason for that is that the phone is equipped with a microUSD port, not a USB Type-C one.

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Side single-firing speaker

The Galaxy J7 Max features a single-firing speaker located on the side of the device. This is a good place for it, so when you play games in horizontal position, you won't block it with your hand.

Cons

Software/Apps

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Easy unlock of your phone using just your Face

This is a cool feature, allowing you to unlock your phone with just showing your face to the camera. Just keep in mind that it's less secure than Pattern, PIN or Password and it might not work well in dark areas, so just keep that in mind.

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Latest version of Android for its release date

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max comes with Android Nougat, which is the latest version of Android as of its release date. Although Android I is just around the corner, it's nice to see this phone sporting the latest version of Android, so we can enjoy the latest and greatest features.

Cons

Connectivity

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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Supports dual nano SIM cards with stand-by

The Galaxy J7 Max comes with dual-SIM card support with dual stand-by as well. If you ever need to use two SIM cards like when travelling abroad, this phone has you covered.

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Lacks NFC

The J7 Max lacks NFC. I've doubled checked this on samsung.com website.

Battery

33.3% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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Good battery life for the average user

The Galaxy J7 Max provides impressive battery life due to built-in battery optimization, including two power saving modes (mid/max).

Cons
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The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max have non-removable battery. For me having a replaceable battery is certainly an advantage. Having an option to just pop out a battery to replace the emptied one is a great plus. I know that battery packs are cheap nowadays and many use them to charge up their phone on the...

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No fast battery charging option

Quite unfortunate not having a fast battery charging feature, while many of its competitors do support this feature. If it had come with an equivalent Snapdragon processor, it would have supported it.

Other
0% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
Pros
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Slightly Pricey compared to the competition

The Galaxy J7 Max is quite pricey in my opinion (Rs. 17990 / $278) and it will face some tough competition, especially compared to the Nokia 6 which costs around Rs. 15000 (~$230 USD).