Samsung galaxy e7 review
The samsung galaxy e7 is the phone i chose to buy earlier this year simply because at the time it was the best option available to me
It had a micro sd slot which could be used for secondary sim. This eliminated many other phones i was checking out including htc desire phones and some lumias
It also had a big beautiful super amoled screen better than even some 1080p screens such as the sony xperia z
It had good selfie and back cameras infact the selfie cam is flagship worthy.
Similarly the e7 had very capable snapdragon 410 chipset which despite its lower midrange status is actually capable of any task that is done by higher end cpus
its well optimized software was another draw.... The phone never lags and has some well implemented stock apps and software features including the stock dialer gallery and music applications as well as features such as private mode, ultra power saving mode kids mode outdoor mode. Among others.
The phone also has an fm radio, a plus in my offline dominated world.
It has a huge battery that lasts about two days on medium usage
It also has a very affordable price tag of 250 dollars in kenya
Problems started after i bought the device becuase of the reasons stated above.. These are not in anyway a detrement to the use of the phone more like something you expect but you never get like buying a laptop and not getting a charger.
The first was the lack of many sensors such ambient light sensor gyroscope and compass imagine downloading a compass app to discover your phone is not supported or to discover you cant shoot photospheres simply because yoou dont have a gyroscope.. This was a rude suprise and i didnt like it but i managed to look beyond that and love the phone.
Secondly the lack of a screen mode setting like in the a5 or s6. Super amoled screens are punchy and saturated and to get no means of bringing the saturation down was a real deal breaker.
Finally major problem is software updates these phone launched in around february or march and with kitkat.. Sammy promised that lollipop will arrive in Q3. Well only the confirmation that it wont get lollipop arrived.these i believe is too much because i want to get what i paid for and if getting lollipop was what i was promised i am entitled to it.
These has made me really scared of either buying or recomending samsung phones and with the advent of xiaomi and motorolla in kenya i cannt think of any good reason to buy a samsung mid range smartphone. Compare the e7 with moto play mid range phone it has a complete set of sensors stereo speakers bigger battery timely update full hd screen( i still think super amoled is better than lcd though) better camerA and finally lower price
Samsung i started with the galaxy sL moved to pocket then to s3 and then to trend plus and am now with the e7 but this is where our relationship ends. I feel that you lack the ability to retain customers after they buy your devices. I will move to a motorolla phone most probably the moto x play. I hope that you will change your ways and become more reliable untill then not even the super amoled screen can make me love you again
only UK region E7 update is cancelled....other region user will get 5.1.1 update for E7
Mktinku, 22 Aug 2015Hi. Does your E7 support OTG cable ? Can u access Pendrive through it? Iam unable to do it?... moreI am also suffering in this problem this is the most worst thing in this phone ......( I sale my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and purchase this mobile but now I am very upset because that is the f****** phone ).
[deleted post]Yes, this Galaxy E7 will be my last Samsung device. Bye bye cheatsung, will move to Motorola or HTC.
singhamit100, 22 Aug 2015Both are crap. Just 2 months later Samsung will launch another phone with same configuration a... moree7 is a damn good device including the price also. if you called it crap iam quite sure actually you never used that product.... if you mean e7 go ahead buy it. if you want lolipop ohh yes you have many many choices. but after all samsung is samsung. i have used this handset last 1 week. no problem with kitkat. i know the configuration of hardware of this handset is midlevel . but above all its a superb . even its cam is better than sony m4 ,t3 moto also. if some one thinking to buy a under 20000k phone, just buy it. many peoples blamming about its battery life and lagging issues i can bet they are not that actual e7 users or they hve used some local china made duplicate handsets, this handset has no lagging or heating problem. mesmerizing cam it has both front and rear. lots of features just nfc is missed. well you got 2950 mah battery also comparing to a7 .. overall its pretty good... and obviously better than moto g3.
SAMSUNG 4 LIFE, 22 Aug 2015It would be much better if they will upgrade the OS of E7 to Lollipop... They don't care about consumers. Moto g3 with same configuration run lollipop 5.1.1
Anonymous, 22 Aug 2015E7 Or J7 ..which is better ? plzz tell me hurryBoth are crap. Just 2 months later Samsung will launch another phone with same configuration and lesser price. Will forget about e7 and j7
samsung plz i m requesting you joinin mah hnds its an huge req plz updte galaxy e7 at least in india... m a huge samsng fan i dnt wanna sell mah phn n buy sme othr brands phn so plz updte it wid lollipop ...u can thnk man who gonna buy dis phn wid kitkat os which is a really outdated os atleast updte it wid 5.0 ...plz samsung othrwise m nt gonna buy a smsung phn again n nt only me many othrs also won't
Does your E7 support OTG cable ?
Can u access Pendrive through it?
Iam unable to do it?
Reply me !
It would be much better if they will upgrade the OS of E7 to Lollipop...
Lucky, 17 Aug 2015Don't buy this phone it hang so much and getting heat.display is bad .battery qualitity is poor.Battery backup ..great,..games run without hanging,great camera..both front and back,..i am using this phone from 20 jan..i have faced no diffculty or issue with this phone..from my point of view,samsung e7 is awesom phone
Don't advice anyone to buy Galaxy E7, 17000 for fckng KitKat. ??? RIP Samsung.
Ravi, 19 Aug 2015Samsung e7 4g Support or notIt's not 4g suppored but undoubtedly a good phone