Samsung has brought the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime to the United States markets for a price of $285, and it will be available for use across all network providers.
The phone has been available in some Asian markets as of now, and its availability in the United States was going to be a big talking point for the company which is already without the top end Galaxy Note 7.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime was launched in September and it comes with a 5.5 inch display. As it is a budget smartphone, it is not surprising that the PLS TFT panels are used in place of the IPS panels. Sure, the viewing angles would not be a forte of the screen while it would also be extremely difficult to match the brightness levels of the IPS panels, it is more than capable of holding its own. Samsung has equipped the screen with a 1080p resolution, which could be one of the standout elements for a phone in this price range.
The Exynos 7870 Octa chipset comes with eight cores clocked at 1.6 GHz while a Mali-T830MP2 brings decent graphic capabilities to the device. The specifications of the phone allow it to support the Android 6.0.1 marshmallow out of the box. The 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants are designed to price the phone attractively for those who are able to be satisfied with a smaller amount of internal storage. Even if the 32 GB of internal storage is not enough, the phone supports microSD cards of up to 256 GB using a dedicated slot.
A rear 13-megapixel camera with a f/1.9 aperture is capable of challenging with the best phones. Interestingly, the front facing eight-megapixel camera also uses the same aperture size thus making for better night photography.
A strong point of the device would be the 3300 mAh battery, which is expected to provide more than enough to last an entire day even with heavy usage. Of course, the phone has a 5.5-inch screen, but the use of this 1080p resolution ensures that power will not be sapped rapidly from the battery.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is a device that brings USB on the go feature to this price range. It also has a host of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, and Wi-Fi hotspot along with the usual stuff like Bluetooth. The premium build and design coupled with a healthy mix of features should make the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime popular indeed.