One of Samsung’s latest entrants into its mid-range lineup is the Galaxy J7 Prime. Just as the name suggests, the J7 Prime its an improvement over its predecessor. For starters, it has now got a metal body and a fingerprint scanner.
So, without further ado, let’s get on with the unboxing of the phone and the first impressions.
While the phone may carry the Prime branding, the same can’t be said for the packaging. The box itself is very simple and is made of some kind of soft cardboard material. The opening process is pretty straightforward. Open up the box from the top and pull on the tab to reveal the phone the phone neatly wrapped in plastic, lying down in its tray.
Removing the phone and the tray, you’ll see the accessories that come with the phone. You get the following things:
- Power adapter
- Charging/syncing cable
- SIM Ejector tool
- Warranty card/information
Unfortunately, the phone doesn’t support fast charging so you just get the regular power adapter.
Remove the plastic covering from the phone and you’ll immediately appreciate the amazing metal body that the phone has. It gives it a very premium feel that was missing in Samsung’s previous midrangers and it is a much welcome improvement.
Up front you have a 5.5-inch FHD display, up from HD. The display is very crisp, bright and easily visible outdoors, even in direct sunlight. For protection from scratches, Samsung has used the Gorilla Glass 4.
On top of the display. you get your standard array of sensors; the earpiece, notification LED and the 8MP front facing camera. At the bottom of the display you have your back and recent keys and the home button with the embedded fingerprint scanner. Unfortunately, the keys are not back lit.
The left side of the phone houses your separated volume keys, dual sim card slot and a dedicated memory card slot, allowing you to expand your storage by upto 256GB. And on the right side, you just have the power button and a tiny speaker on top of it. All the buttons are very satisfyingly clicky and give a proper tactile feel.
On the bottom of the device you have your microUSB port, headphone jack and the primary microphone.
The metallic back houses the 13MP camera and an LED flash. Thankfully, there is no camera protrusion so you don’t have to worry about getting the camera lens scratched or something. You also get your regular Samsung and Duos marking on the back.
In terms of internal hardware, the J7 Prime is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 octa-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a Mali-T830 GPU. Backing it all up is 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It is powered by a 3,300mAh non-removable battery.
So far the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime looks promising. I’ll be using this phone as my daily driver so keep checking this space for the full review which will be coming out in a few days. Till then take a look at the specifications below and get a vague idea of what the phone has to offer.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Specifications:
- CPU: Octa-core Cortex-A53 x 1.6GHz
- GPU: Mali T830
- Chipset: Exynos 7870
- OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 (TouchWiz)
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G Dual-SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch, 1080×1920 IPS LCD, 401ppi
- RAM: 3 GB RAM
- Internal: 16GB
- Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB
- Primary: 13MP, f/1.9, LED flash, FHD recording
- Secondary: 8MP, f/1.7, FHD recording
- Battery Capacity: 3,300mAh.
- Connectivity: Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1
- Price: Rs. 34,999