The South-Korean tech powerhouse Samsung recently launched their mid-range smartphones ‘Galaxy On’ series and the premium handset of this series is dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy On7. This smartphone was originally launched in October 2015 but the company announced this phone available for purchase from Tuesday midnight exclusively via Flipkart, in Black and Gold color variants. The Galaxy On7 comes with a 5.50-inch touchsceen display with a resolution density of 720 pixels X 1280 pixels and has been priced at Rs. 10,990.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Features
The Samsung Galaxy On7 is driven by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and also comes with 1.5 GB of RAM. The phone houses 8GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the camera aspects are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy On7 sports a 13-megapixel primary shooter on the rear panel and a 5-megapixel front camera for clicking selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 is pre installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and also powered by a 3000mAh removable battery. The handset measures 151.80 x 77.50 x 8.20 (height x width x thickness) dimension wise and weighs 172.00 grams.
This latest mid range smartphone from Samsung is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) device that supports two Micro-SIMs. Samsung Galaxy On7 features connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). The phone provides various sensor options including Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.
One interesting feature of Samsung Galaxy On7 is its Ultra Data Saving (UDS) mode which will help users save up to 40 percent on data usage when streaming videos, shopping online, or downloading files, as per the company claims. Galaxy On7 also offers a cool app The MixRadio app by which users get access to 30 million songs across different languages. Galaxy On7 has similarity in design with an earlier handset of Samsung, J7.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 Out of the Box Review
Galaxy On7 flaunts the traditional Galaxy design. The best feature in the design aspect is the usage of metal frames, which give the handsets a sturdy feel. Both Galaxy On7 and Galaxy On5 look identical from front and back panels. There is no visible difference between these two handsets apart from the screen size. Galaxy On7 comes with the signature physical Home button placed just below the screen, accompanied by the capacitive buttons for Back and Recents. A Samsung logo is also engraved above the screen with the front camera and the sensors. The rear end of the phone holds a leather-styled finish, and here you’ll notice the primary camera, LED flash, and speaker grille. The volume rocker button is located on the left side of the device, while the power button is on the right.
The display of Galaxy On7 is not the usual AMOLED panels and the difference was vivid. The text and images produced on the Galaxy On5 was sharp, but the traditional deep blacks were missing. The viewing angles of the handset were also average.
In the limited time we spent with the Galaxy On7, we found that the device responded quickly to touch inputs, and there was no lag while using the handset. While browsing through the menu and preloaded apps, one of the biggest notable fact we observed that there is a lot less of Samsung’s Bloatware present in the phone than the other Galaxy devices. The Galaxy On7 comes with only a few preloaded apps following Samsung’s recent trend started with the Galaxy S6. Also, there are no Microsoft apps preloaded on the handsets. Galaxy On7 also features a Google folder on the home screen housing all the Google apps.
Coming to the camera aspect, the camera app of the Galaxy On7 was fast and launched within a few seconds of touching the icon. The camera interface is uncluttered. The option to select modes, capture images or video, switch between the front and rear cameras, and jump to the gallery are all located on one side of the screen while the other side flaunts the general settings of the camera.
The limited testing chances we got with the Galaxy On7 camera, we found the images taken with the phone in normal indoor lighting is sharp and crisp unlike its sibling. The front camera was also average.
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