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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 2017

Summary
80%
80%
Display

5.5" (13.97 cm)

Full HD, 401 PPI

5.7" (14.48 cm)

Full HD, 386 PPI

Performance

Octa Core

1.6 GHz, 3 GB RAM

Octa Core

1.9 GHz, 3 GB RAM

Storage

16 GB

128 GB (Expandable)

32 GB

256 GB (Expandable)

Camera

13 MP (Primary)

5 MP(Front)

16 MP (Primary)

16 MP(Front)

Battery

3300 mAh

13 h talktime (3G)

3600 mAh

23 h talktime (3G)

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User Rating

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4.1/5 based on 1,718 ratings

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3/5 based on 478 ratings

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General
Launch Date

February 12, 2016 (Official)

March 15, 2017 (Official)

Brand

Samsung

Samsung

Model

Galaxy A7 (2016)

Galaxy A7 2017

Operating System

Android v5.1 (Lollipop)

Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)

SIM Slot(s)

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

Dual SIM, GSM+GSM

SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available

Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Quick

Design
Size Compare
Size Compare
Dimensions

Height: 151.5 mm
Width: 74.1 mm
Thickness: 7.3 mm

Height: 156.8 mm
Width: 77.6 mm
Thickness: 7.9 mm

Weight

169 grams

186 grams

Build Material

Case: Metal
Back: Metal

Colours

Black, Gold, White

Black Sky, Gold Sand

Waterproof

yes Water resistant (up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter), IP68

Ruggedness

Dust proof

Display
Very Good
Very Good
Screen Size

5.5 " (13.97 cm)

5.7 " (14.48 cm)

Screen Resolution

Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)

Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)

Aspect Ratio

16:9

Pixel Density

401 ppi

386 ppi

Display Type

Super AMOLED

Super AMOLED

Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass v4

Touch Screen

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch

Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)

74.11 %

73.44 %

Performance
Good
Good
Chipset

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880

Processor

Octa core, 1.6 GHz, Cortex A53

Octa core, 1.9 GHz, Cortex A53

Architecture

64 bit

64 bit

Graphics

Mali-T720 MP2

Mali-T830 MP3

RAM

3 GB

3 GB

Storage
Best in Class
Best in Class
Internal Memory

16 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

yes Up to 128 GB

yes Up to 256 GB

User Available Storage

Up to 10.5 GB

Up to 23 GB

USB OTG Support

yes

yes

Camera
Very Good
Good
Main Camera
Resolution

13 MP Primary Camera

16 MP Primary Camera

Sensor

CMOS image sensor

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor

Autofocus

yes

yes

Physical Aperture

F1.9

F1.9

Optical Image Stabilisation

yes

no  No

Flash

yes LED Flash

yes LED Flash

Image Resolution

4128 x 3096 Pixels

4616 x 3464 Pixels

Settings

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Exposure compensation, ISO control

Shooting Modes

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus

Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Front Camera
Resolution

5 MP Front Camera

16 MP Front Camera

Sensor

CMOS

CMOS

Autofocus

no  No

Physical Aperture

F1.9

F1.9

Flash

no  No

no  No

Video Recording

1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery
Very Good
Very Good
Capacity

3300 mAh

3600 mAh

Type

Li-ion

Li-ion

User Replaceable

no  No

no  No

TalkTime

Up to 13 Hours(3G)

Up to 23 Hours(3G)

Quick Charging

yes Fast

yes Quick

Network & Connectivity
SIM Size

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

SIM1: Nano
SIM2: Nano

Network Support

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G

VoLTE

yes

SIM 1

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
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SIM 2

2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available

4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed:
50 Mbit/s ↑ 300 Mbit/s ↓ (LTE category 6)
3G Speed:
HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ↓
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Read More..

SAR Value

Head: 0.391 W/kg

Head: 0.294 W/kg

Wi-Fi

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/n 5GHz

yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz

Wi-Fi Features

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot

Bluetooth

yes v4.1

yes v4.2

GPS

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

yes with A-GPS, Glonass

NFC

yes

yes

USB Connectivity

Mass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0

Mass storage device, USB charging

USB Type-C

yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Multimedia
FM Radio

yes

yes

Loudspeaker

yes

yes

Audio Jack

3.5 mm

3.5 mm

Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor

yes

yes

Fingerprint Sensor Position

Front

Front

Other Sensors

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass

Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope

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    Answered By Shail Subramani | 1 years ago
    Yes Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 does not offer a LED notification light.
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    Samsung Galaxy A7 is better as it is cheaper and it also has triple cameras with better display quality. But yes, if you want powerful battery backup with strong build quality then you can go for Nokia 8.1.

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    No, Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 does not have a slow-motion video recording.
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  • Which smartphone is best among Xperia XA1 Plus and Galaxy A7 2017?

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    Answered By Nischal Chauhan | 1 years ago
    Xperia XA1 Plus and Galaxy A7 2017

    Both the above devices have similar specifications But Xperia Xa1 plus should be better as it has the following advantages:
    • It has around 21% faster CPU than Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017). Faster CPU means more smooth experience
    • It has around 33% more RAM than Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017). More RAM means more applications can run at the same time, which makes the device faster.
    • It has around 43% more mega pixels (MP) than Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017). More resolution generally means better picture quality, though it's not always necessary.
    But it is not one sided Galaxy A7 2017 has the following advantages:
    • It is round 9% slimmer than Sony Xperia XA1 Plus. Slimmer devices are easier to carry in pocket and look more fashionable.
    • It is cheaper than Xperia XA! plus.
    Verdict:  Though both the devices have similar specifications but Xperia XA! should be better as it has fater CPU, Better RAM and better camera.

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