Samsung Galaxy A7 Unboxing and First Impressions

Samsung — in December ’15 — announced a new high-end addition to the Galaxy A-Series, named Galaxy A7. It’s been a little while since Galaxy A7 started selling in the Pakistani market. It is currently available at most Samsung outlets in Black, White, Gold and Pink colors with a price tag of PKR ~53,000/-.

We received our Samsung Galaxy A7 review unit yesterday, so below are some unboxing pictures and our first impressions of the device.

Galaxy A7 Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy A7 Unboxing

Samsung’s Galaxy A7 comes in a pretty standard packaging which Samsung has for other high-end devices as well, such as the Galaxy S6 or Note 5. Packaging itself is pretty clean, with just the smartphone name up-front and a few basic technical specs on the back.

Samsung Galaxy A7 Unboxing

You pull open the box to find the Galaxy A7 right in front of you, all wrapped up in packing stickers. As you’d expect, underneath the device is a quick start guide and the accessories which include: a SIM ejector tool, handsfree, data cable and the fast charging adapter. Interestingly, the charging adapter is exactly the same that you get with Galaxy S6 and Note 5 but the handsfree is not.

Galaxy A7 First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy A7 First Impressions

I usually use a Note 5 as my daily driver but I’ve been using the Galaxy A7 for a day now and have to admit that I’m impressed. It has the same build quality and feel that you’d expect from the higher priced Galaxy S6 or Note 5. Front and back glass panels are both protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4.  The metallic frame of the device is bulging out from all four sides which improves the grip and makes the Galaxy A7 feel solid.

Samsung Galaxy A7 First Impressions

As much as we’d love to see a flawless device but Galaxy A7 does come with it’s fair share of design flaws. Weighing a hefty 172 gram, the Galaxy A7 does feel a bit heavy for its size. Moreover, the back glass panel is a fingerprint magnet and sometimes makes you feel as if the phone might slip out of hand. Not to forget, the home button on the Galaxy A7 does not protrude like it did on the Note 5. This shouldn’t be much of a problem but I personally think that a protruding home button feels quite better.

Galaxy A7 Technical Specs

  • Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) with TouchWiz
  • Dimensions: 151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm, Weight: 172g
  • 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 px) Super AMOLED, ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Exynos 7580 Octa-core CPU (Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • 16 GB Internal Storage, 3GB RAM
  • microSD support upto 128GB
  • 13 MP primary camera, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
  • 5 MP secondary camera, f/1.9, 24mm, 1080p
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, AGPS/GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC
  • Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery

For now, that is all we have to say about the Samsung Galaxy A7. Stay tuned for a more detailed review coming soon! In the meanwhile, if you’re a Galaxy A7 user or are thinking about buying one, share your views/concerns in the comments below.

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  • KMQ

    Aaamir bhai, one suggestion please use lightbox for click to enlarge images. Its kind of boring and distracted when the image it self opens in the same window and takes you away from article.

  • Adeel

    53000 for A7 ?
    It’s better to go with S6 edge which is around 56000 or galaxy s6 64Gb version

    • Hafiz Abdul Basit BJ


    • Xain West

      You are probably referring to without warranty prices because otherwise S6 Edge costs 65K.However S6 32gb @55K is still a better deal.

      • Adeel

        Warranty or without warranty doesn’t matter, genuine brands ko warranty ki zarurat nhn hoti aur warranty kis cheez ki I mean the A7 is a glass coated phone and if accidentally glass are broken we are not able to claim, damage of battery, display and accessories are not able to claim. Warranty is just a lollipop nothing else

        • Accessories don’t usually have a warranty but you should be able to claim the rest under Accidental Coverage :-)

          • Adeel

            And what is the terms and conditions for this thing ?
            Read the conditions ?

            • Nabeel

              Share with us kindly, if you have read them.

            • What in specific do you find problematic? Because I’ve successfully claimed accidental coverage for a S6 Edge+ which fell down and cracked it’s display.

              • Adeel

                Then always use iPhone for long lasting durability ?

      • Adeel

        On mega dot pk

        • Xain West

          But A7 also stands @42,500 there ;)

          • Adeel

            That’s why I told you Galaxy S6 is a better deal ?

          • Smokingaces

            That’s the 2015 model, not the 2016

            • Xain West

              No its 2016, 2015 one stands @35K

  • Zafar

    in 53000 16GB only and without fast charging of 3300 mAh battery??? Yaa to Samsung walay hum pakistanio ko Ch***ya samajhte hain ya khud koi jaddi pushti Ch***ya hain

  • Fakhre Alam

    lagta hy A7 pakistan mein bik nahi raha isliye propaki ko ye task mil gya. advertisement ka.

    • Geekpk

      chuss hi marna imran khan jasi.

      • Fakhre Alam

        chuss ky jawab mein tum ny konsa teer maar liya. kisi siasatdan ky najaiz .

  • Ghazanfar

    Ye tu prana phone ha UAE main ek Sal pahlay available tha Pakistan abi puhcha ha kia

  • Abid Hussain

    This phone not worth more than 20000

    • Muhammad Yasir

      this would apply if you were in china …
      SADLY in Pakistan .. its all about ripping off the mass volumes of apathetic imbeciles living in this country

  • Abdal Pti

    میں تے هنڈا ای کنساں

    • Bilal Iqbal

      Sim kithy pao gy honda wich… lol

      • Abdal Pti

        کیوں موبائل موری نمبر دو وچ