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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2015)

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Adreno 405
1.5 GB / 16 GB
5.5 inch (720 x 1280 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 SoC, and 1.5 GB of RAM.

Is this phone a good value for its price? My review aims to answer that question by the end.

Table of Contents

This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy J7
ModelSM-J700
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.03 oz
Dimensions6 x 3.09 x 0.3 inch
Colorsblack, gold, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of Samsung Galaxy J7 is about 6.03 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. A micro SIM is a smaller version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 405

The Samsung Galaxy J7 comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. The Android operating system uses the Linux kernel as its foundation. It includes a user interface, middleware, and many pre-installed applications. It's a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 octa-core processor. It can handle complex tasks and run many applications. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.5 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1.5 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1.5 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Galaxy J7 has only 16 GB. We can expand the internal storage (16 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Galaxy J7 comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Galaxy J7 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The Galaxy J7 has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 3000 mAh

The Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, hall, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Galaxy J7 smartphone has an accelerometer. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Samsung phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • Super AMOLED display
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Updated: July 2, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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