With its awesome looks and good build quality, is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime the smartphone for you?
Read my two cents’ worth to find out.
The Way it’s Built
In the past few years, Samsung has started releasing better-built phones. Along with their recent releases, the J7 Prime is no exception.
The phone looks pretty cool and classy and feels more expensive than its actual price.
As for is construction, the left edge is where you can find the volume rockers, ports for two SIMs, and micro-SD while the right edge is where the single mono speaker is located, near the power button. Both the micro-USB charging port and headset port is located at the bottom edge.
Up front, you’ll find an 8MP front camera, the earpiece, the non-lit capacitive keys, as well as the home button that also acts as the fingerprint scanner.
The fingerprint scanner is fast, when it works. There is no need to press the button to wake the device up.
This smartphone has a slightly curved screen, tapered to meet the side edges. Samsung used its proprietary display technology called (Plane Line Switching) PLS TFT, giving the J7 better viewing angles and image quality.
It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and ppi of 401. This makes the J7 Prime display a joy to look at. Colors are quite vivid and color representation is fairly accurate.
With the screen off, the side bezels blend well with the display, making it seems like a classy piece of glass slab.
The J7 Prime uses Android’s Marshmallow and has an 8-core chip that clocked at 1.6 GHz. It has 3GB worth of memory and uses Samsung’s Exynos 7870 chipset.
For its graphic processing unit, it has a Mali-T830MP2. It has a built-in 32GB storage but can be further expanded up to 256GB. There’s also no need to worry if any issues arise because Samsung is known to have professional IT Services to help you when the need arises.
The J7 Prime has a 13MP camera with a single-tone LED flash. The camera lens has an aperture of 1.9, compared to other smartphones, which has 2.0. This simply means the lens eye is more “open” thus allowing for more light. This set up is very ideal for low light situations, which the J7 Prime is pretty good at. It has a great camera that works well, especially on Auto mode. Other modes include Panorama, continuous shot, HDR, “beautify”, Night and Sports mode.
The camera also features a Pro mode (manual mode) though it is quite limited in features. It supports adjustments for ISO, EV, and White balance but there is no way you can control the shutter speed, so for those who are into long exposure photography, this is not possible with the J7 Prime.
The J7 Prime has 3300 mAh battery and it is quite impressive for this Samsung smartphone to be able to implement this on a slim body. The battery life is excellent, allowing you to do your usual activities without having to worry about bringing a powerbank.
For its price range, the J7 Prime is quite okay with me. I give my thumbs up for the aesthetics of the device and for its solid built.