“The Galaxy J7 Pro is powered by an Exynos 7 octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM”
If there’s one brand with successful smartphone offerings in all three segments (affordable, mid-range and premium), then it has to be Samsung. The Korean giant has made a reputation for itself amongst Indian buyers and recently, the company announced the Galaxy J7 Pro smartphone in the sub-continent, a phone which brings premium design at a price which doesn’t break the bank. We got our hands on a unit and here are our first impressions of the same.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro comes packaged in a white cardboard box, opening which buyers will find the smartphone itself along with a startup guide, a SIM ejector tool, a wall charger, a micro-USB cable as well as a pair of in-ear type earphones.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is an exceptionally good-looking smartphone and it feels incredibly premium in the hand. There’s an abundance of curves on the device which add to its good looks and the rounded corners help with the grip too. The handset has very slim bezels towards the sides which make it head turner each time you take it out of your pocket. The button placement on the smartphone is pretty standard. You’ll get a mechanical home button below the display which is sandwiched between a set of familiar (but non-backlit) capacitive keys. There’s a fingerprint sensor present underneath the home button which is quite responsive. Towards the right of the smartphone, you will find a solitary power button, along with the phone speaker. The left spine is home to discrete volume keys, a SIM tray that accepts a nano-SIM, plus another hybrid SIM tray which can house one SIM card and a microSD card.
As far as the display is concerned, users will be interacting with a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED panel which exhibits punchy colours and good viewing angles. The sunlight legibility of the smartphone seemed good, and the company has also included a blue-light filter to prevent eye strain at night.
In terms of the core specifications, the J7 Pro is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor which works in tandem with 3GB of RAM. During our initial testing, the smartphone showed no signs of lag or stutters and all the UI animations rendered smoothly. For storage, buyers get 64GB of onboard memory which as we mentioned previously, can be expanded by popping in a microSD card.
Camera-wise, the smartphone gets a pair of 13MP sensors on the back and the front, each assisted with a dedicated LED flash unit. While we cannot ascertain how good or bad the cameras on the smartphone are right now, the initial shots we took with the J7 Pro looked extremely promising. Rest assured, you will be hearing more about the smartphone’s camera prowess in our full review, so stay tuned for that.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 pro is fuelled by a 3,600mAh battery and boots Android Nougat. It supports Samsung Pay as well. The smartphone is available on various e-commerce platforms for a price of Rs 20,900.