Samsung is in a bit of a rough time following the issues of the Galaxy Note 7 and its demise, however, the company hopes for a strong end of the year 2016 thanks to its huge repository of mid-range smartphones.
Just recently, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime was thrown into the mix, coming in as an enhanced version of the Galaxy J7 2016. However, the phone still targets the mid-range family, but Samsung has upped the game when it comes to security and battery life, aspects that are very crucial for smartphone buyers.
Priced at about $280, the Galaxy J7 Prime differentiates itself from the regular J7 2016 with the addition of S-Secure and S-Power Planning features. These two features, as their names suggest, are meant to improve the security and battery life of the phone.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes clad in a full metal body, just like many other Samsung Galaxy mid-rangers in the recent times. The 5.5-inch Full HD screen also features a 2.5D Glass that add to the premium looks of the phone. There is Android Marshmallow out of the box and the fingerprint scanner is on the front-facing panel. Samsung put the speakers of the phone just above the power button, which lives to the right of the phone. You will come across the volume buttons on the left side while the main camera on the back is accompanied by a LED flash.
Under the hood of the Galaxy J7 Prime, you find an octa-core SoC that is clocked at a speed of 1.6GHz and is paired with a RAM of 3GB. You also get an expandable storage of 16GB, with the microSD card slot capable of handling up to 256GB.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime packs a monster battery of 3300mAh and when the S-Power planning feature is brought on board, the battery life will be extended whenever it is below 20%, for instance. When it comes to life, the S-Power feature stops all animations and gives users access to six editable icons that include calls and messages. As for the S-Secure feature, you get a folder that is password-protected. This folder lets you hide files and even apps that only you can access by providing the required authentication.
It gets even better when it comes to browsing the web from open Wi-Fi hotspots, which are prone to attacks. Apparently, the secured Wi-Fi feature allows users of the Galaxy J7 Prime to access the internet from these public networks without any worries of being attacked – it blocks any non-secure requests.
The Galaxy J7 Prime is not bad when it comes to photography either. You get a 13MP snapper on the back with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. The front has an 8MP snapper with the same aperture as its rear counterpart.
As noted earlier, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a price tag of $280, which is not bad at all. However, looking at what other devices in the same category offer in terms of hardware specs, performance as well as the price tag, it is easy to say that Samsung’s phone is quite pricey. The devices in question here are the Moto G4 Plus, Lenovo Z2 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Max and even the upcoming LeEco Le S3, which should arrive in the U.S. starting November 2.