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Samsung Galaxy On7: Review,Specs,Price and More.

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Written by Avkash Dayal
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The Galaxy On7 is the top-end model of the two, which comes with a large 5.5-inch display.

Samsung Galaxy On7 Detailed Review.

Design:

Galaxy On7 offers a solid, familiar design frame which is covered with plastic stuff on edges. The power button is present on the right edge and on the left edge, you’ll find the volume rocker keys, for the 5.5-inch size. The micro USB, microphone, and 3.5mm audio jack are placed on the bottom edge while the top edge is kept clean. On the front, you could see that bezels take a bit of space on the device size, little on left and right while more on top and bottom. It’s because, on top bezel, there is a microphone, set of sensors, camera module, and a Samsung branding. Meanwhile, the usual physical home button and capacitive buttons take the bezel space on the bottom.

Display:

Samsung is known for the AMOLED display offerings on its high-end smartphone, the Z3 is the first budget smartphone where they have used the Super AMOLED display.  Expecting more from a TFT screen is not worthy, if you are looking for the bigger screen then the On7 screen would not satisfy your needs. The color reproduction on the device looks dull, you can hardly call this screen fit for media consumption, the display gives preference to blue color, it seems like, as the blue shade follows everywhere.

The display is fingerprint magnet when it comes to leaving smudges. The fingerprints are visible on the display and they affect the clarity of the visual content on the device. The only thing likable about the display is the touch screen responsiveness; it’s quite snappy.

Performance and Processor:

Galaxy On7 works on Android latest lollipop version 5.1.1. On top of the Lollipop sits the custom Android skin, the Touch Wiz UI, which most of you would be familiar with. The Touch Wiz UI on Galaxy ON7 offers snappy performance and animations, thanks to the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 chipset.

Talking about the bloatware, you get pre-installed apps, but the number has been reduced to a couple of apps, which are in fact quite resourceful. Such as Smart Manager, My Files, Galaxy Apps, Mix Radio and Opera Max. 1.5GB of RAM and internal storage space on the device is 8GB while around 4.11 GB was available for use, which is quite low. You can also have any OTG attached to it.

Samsung, the ON7 is powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor. The RAM might be low, which clearly restricts you from launching too many apps at a time. Talking about the heating part, the device was as cool as it can be during the gameplay and heavy apps usage. The processor has known for efficient performance thus the management of apps is pretty interesting. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about heating on the ON7. Out of 1.5GB of RAM, there would be around 600MB of RAM free while the system would use around 600MB and remaining 150MB would be used by apps running in the background.

Camera:

The rear camera is of 13 MP. The module is accompanied by the single LED flash, which does its job pretty well. The broad daylight captures on the device are as good as it can get for a 13MP module. The white balance on images might be little off, but that’s fine because it’s hardly noticeable. The important factor is that color reproduction was pretty amazing. Talking about the features of the camera app, you get modes like Auto, Manual, Panorama and Continuous Shot. Front camera comes with 5 MP.

Battery Life:

The 3000mAh battery capacity is more than enough for any device with a Snapdragon 410 processor and low power demanding 720p display. The large battery capacity ensures that you can get through the day with more than average usage. It means less worry and more work done on your phone. The power saving mode and ultra-power saving mode lets you extend the battery life. The smartphone also has a removable battery, so you can swap it easily when required.

Galaxy On7 Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Great Display
  • Good Battery Life
  • Good Camera
  • 4G support sim slot

Cons:

  • No light sensor
  • Only 4.3GB usable storage

Galaxy On7 Price in India:

Samsung Galaxy On7 will cost you Rs.8990/- in India.

Galaxy On7 Competitors:

Honor 4X, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, and Lenovo K3 Note. These devices have more RAM, better processor and many clear displays than ON7.

Conclusion:

The Galaxy On7 is a good mid-range smartphone for the price from Samsung. It has a good display, camera and battery life, but Samsung has missed out the ambient light sensor for auto brightness adjustment yet again. The Galaxy J7 has 16GB of storage, but 8GB of storage on the ‘On series’ smartphones is not enough since only 4.3GB is usable. Samsung should also increase the RAM to at least 2GB since most of their mid-range smartphones have only 1.5GB of RAM.

 

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