It was a nice phone. Too bad we don't get another phone of this size from Samsung.
I wish SAMSUNG could have this with the same model (Galaxy A7 "2022"), expanded specs and home button key remains.
I am hoping to have an updated model almost same with A7 (2017) and still have the "Home Button Key". All new Samsung released was full screen. :(
2017 A series was so well built premium material, on par with flagship. And now we have full on plastic crap A series for so called "budget"
What is the last android version for this phone ?
I mean this phone's software update system finds which version as the last update version ?
I do not want to upgrade inadvertently to android 9 ?
So the last one is security updates of android 8, right ?
I found it in some online retailer, it's says in the information that it was a brand new old stock unit. Should i believe it...? And is it still worth it in 2021. I'm looking for a big display phone with micro sd slot and 3.5mm jack
I got this phone is 2017 as a 2nd device. But I heavily use it daily since then and it still works great I’m actually amazed. Its still ip68 rated and though the battery life is not what it was before it still lasts alright for what it is. Only issue is screen burn in a bit but I cant complain about that after using it for 4 years. Speed wise though, still beats lots of the new midranger ones Samsung produce these days.
Anonymous, 11 Apr 2021if you thought samsungs A series back in the day was bad you should take a look at them now ... moreI get you. Some people like the plastic back for it's "durability" (I believe that we both know it's just a cost cutting measure) but one has to remember how easily plastic gets scratched when talking about durability, for me personally a Gorilla Glass Victous back and a decent included case is the way to go. Talking about screen size, we got the A7 2017 out of desperation to get my girlfriend off the tiny Samsung Galaxy S with its tiny display, she had that phone for ages as she was still studying and couldn't upgrade, I believed the small screen was bad for her eyes, of course, I wasn't there when the sale took place otherwise I would have prevented it, I wanted her to buy a OnePlus 3 or 3T or even an LG G6 (I think that phone also had a 32GB model) if I remember correctly. For me personally I like my phone's display to be 7 inches no more no less (this doesn't mean I can't live with less) because my phone is also my main (and only) computer, I use it for office, gaming, editing, media consumption and research among other things otherwise if I only used it for calls and texts I'd prefer smaller displays (6.2 inches, some prefer even smaller displays) so I get you even though we have different tastes. Even though I don't like the A7 (2017) for any reason other than the memories we had with it, it was still in every way an upgrade over the Galaxy S (correct me if I'm wrong) and I think it might even be better than the S4, plus it had a larger display and water resistance so it made her happy.
Truther, 10 Apr 2021In my opinion this was a complete ripoff. Samsung sold this device for 500-600 USD in 2017 (if... moreif you thought samsungs A series back in the day was bad you should take a look at them now
garbage plasticky build whilst the old ones were all metal
sub par processors for the high price point
all of them are insanely huge and there's not a single compact one
In my opinion this was a complete ripoff. Samsung sold this device for 500-600 USD in 2017 (if I remember correctly) and even then I considered those specs to be low end. This phone had only 32GB of storage which left a lot to be desired as apps could not be moved to an SD card. This phone should have launched with Android 7 and ended up with Android 10 and it should have had 64GB of internal storage.
The 3 GPU cores are actually 2 and the camera is mediocre.
The water resistance was a redeeming feature (sort of) but when I think of protecting my phone from water damage I can't help but think of the specs inside so the water resistance served mostly as a reminder of how horrible this phone is. My girlfriend liked it for the time though and at the end of the day that's what mattered since it was hers, as for me I think I was comparing S7s and preaching about how the Exynos version was inferior GPU wise so seeing her get ripped off (in my opinion) by Samsung more so than European S7 buyers was saddening.
Samsung have just announced at A7 will no longer be supported with effect from 3 February 2021 after 4 years of updates. However, Samsung may still release OTA updates to fix critical vulnerabilities.
Millan, 09 May 2020How did you get android 9 update? Mine is still on 8.0!Bro keep it on android 8 bcz even me i want to downgrade it to android 9 doesn't have radio and calculator
Guy, 27 Jan 2021Download it from galaxy storeEven mine doesn't have fm radio and face unlock
its an awesome model....Masha'allah having been using since July 2017 but battery and all the functions of phone working properly despite of falling many times Masha'allah there is no scratch and damage Alhamdilillah....if its available i would recommend to buy it.
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2021How can i downgrade Mine??it doesn't have fm radio and calculator.plz help me Download it from galaxy store
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2021How can i downgrade Mine??it doesn't have fm radio and calculator.plz help me Don't waste your time to ask, Samsung had encrypted their software , bootloader and kernel so no ways to downgrade it, even if you were a master rooting there still no possible way to flash downgrade, even you flash the wrong firmware you will encounter the Softbrick maybe flash downgrade could be hardbrick