"..Unfortunately, the new J7 has lost all access to the battery due to the design change towards unibody. Honestly, we don't mind the trade-off."
"..We have to hand it to Samsung for extending its fresh new UI design all the way down to the budget/mid-range J-series..."
Why wouldn't they? It's disgusting to see some manufacturers denying OS updates on older phones since most of them are all the same Cortex-A53 based crap that they have been selling the past 3 or 4 years! So in essence (and IMHO) every 64-bit android phone is capable of the latest Android and thus should get manufacturers upgrade. Period.
"..still new 'Light and Line' concept for icons and navigation keys.."
Oh yeah, the uglier flat of already ugly flat material design. Why they call this crap "material design" is beyond me! There's no brushed metal, no glossy icons or textures, not even a goddamn shadow to distinguish the app-icons from a (busy) background. And this stupid lines makes it all worse. Some of the icons are completely meaningless.
Oh well. After I saw that this was yet another Cortex A53 phone my interest waned quickly. There's just too many Samsungs... S-series, A-series, J-series, C-series... and they all have the same crappy Cortex A53... one way or another (except the S-series which are supposedly high-end).
geewaiho, 23 Jul 2017That's a. Weird bug. You Netflix login /profile would only be deleted if you clear data from a... morePerhaps the device maintainance have an elevated privilage? Or Netfilx put their saved video on "shared" folder, just like What'sApp did (put their chat file on the "shared" folder). The thing is, I was wondering if anyone experience the same bug.
Just bought the A5 2017 instead of the J7 2017 because where I am the prices are about the same because of a price drop on the A5 and the A5 has better water resistance proofness to fight the rain. Comparing camera samples in gsmarena's tool it seems a wash perhaps with a slight edge to the more wide angled and thus portrait friendly J7 but the differences are small even to the flagship S8 and the DSLR D5. That the weight and size is somewhat less is very welcome - the silicone addon case is not weightless. Batteritime on both is good. The other differences such as more rom and faster cpu are not that important to me - I'm not a gamer. The A5 is not with the latest OS but Samsung usually provides at least 2 upgrades sooner or later.
rivaldi zo, 20 Jul 2017for now oppo f1s huawei mate 8 zenfone 3 laser $ 100 cheaper than j7 2016 similar specs, so st... moreYes this is like you say Mercedes has the same engine with Tata motors. For Samsung with the value of the company J7 is cheaper that those brands you mention .
totally rip off price tag from samsung....stay away from this phone
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2017Hi GSMArena, I have a question. I have Galaxy C9 Pro, and I think it's mostly the same in O... moreThat's a. Weird bug. You Netflix login /profile would only be deleted if you clear data from app info. Device maintenance shouldn't really have that level of access to your phones apps
micro usb outdated? Come on... what's wrong with microusb? The vast majority of accessories run on this port. It's very pratical since everyone owns a wall charger, host adapters etc etc. It's pure programmed obsolescence to change a standard port
[deleted post]I am not a fanboy of Sony. I do own other smartphones other than Sony of course. Most of them coming from Samsung and XIAOMI. Yes, I do own the Z and X series of Sony, but I also own Samsung's S and Note series, for XIAOMI all high end flagships. I am just giving opinions to those who want better performance than this man. So, saying another brand of the phone like what I recommended means that I am a Sony fanboy? So like I said I own Samsung and XIAOMI too does that mean I am a Samsung and XIAOMI fanboy too? Then if some recommended like Moto G5 does that mean that they are Motorola fanboys? Bruh
Hi GSMArena, I have a question.
I have Galaxy C9 Pro, and I think it's mostly the same in OS as in this J7. My question is in SAMSUNG DEVICE MAINTENANCE, if I click FIX NOW, it will delete my Netflix Offline content. Is the Device maintenance in the J7 Pro have the "SAME BUG"?
I really wish samsung would put an option, so that user can 'fine tune' to exclude some of the folder.
Well, the girl in the selfie is beautiful though, good review 😀
lol. i should have went immediately at the conclusion where the redmi note 4 is half the price of this one. no brainer. i appreciate an AMOLED display though.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2017Yea and without an ambient light sensor, i'd never consider them, especially with what Xiaomi ... moreWhat the fish are you all smoking? This phone has a light sensor for goodness sake!!!
Apolodor, 20 Jul 2017Very big mistake from sammy. They are far behind the mid competition and prices are raised as ... moreYea and without an ambient light sensor, i'd never consider them, especially with what Xiaomi has to offer. I'm considering buying the Mi Max 2 and it'll cost me $270 with the delivery...lol, almost $100 cheaper and beats the J7 at pretty much everything, besides screen quality.
Crocop, 20 Jul 2017It's a decent device for someone who does not play too much games, I guess. I'm J7 2016 user, ... moreVery big mistake from sammy. They are far behind the mid competition and prices are raised as ****. And flagship are super expensive and I don't trust them. My experience with alpha made me think twice If I will buy s8 next year.