Recently, Samsung South Africa released the Galaxy A7, touted as one of the slimmest devices from the Galaxy stable. This smartphone has a smooth metal unibody and is available in three attractive colours—Midnight Black, Pearl White, and Champagne Gold. The Samsung Galaxy A7 has been eagerly awaited since it was first announced in January 2015. At that time, mobile phone operators Vodacom and Cell C announced that they would be stocking it.
Specifications and Features
Galaxy A7 vs A5 and A3
The Galaxy A7 leaps ahead of the A3 and A5, with a powerful 2600 mAh battery which offers ultra power saving features to keep the device lasting longer. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is also heavier to the touch, with a larger 5.5” FHD Super AMOLED screen than the A3 and A5. A screen resolution of 1080×1920 pixels makes colours appear bright and come alive.
However, what makes this smartphone most distinctive from its predecessors is the presence of the Exynos octa-core processor or two separate quad-core processors. The device is powered by the 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz and 1.3 Cortex-A7 GHz processors. The Samsung Galaxy A7 runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat). The device offers 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory storage, and can support a microSD card upto 64 GB.
For Social Media Selfie Addicts
Like the A3 and A5 before it, the Galaxy A7 supports the social networking needs of its ‘selfie friendly’ users with intuitive photo shooting features on a 5MP front-facing camera. You no longer have to touch the screen in order to take selfies. Powerful image and voice recognition software allows users to click selfies just by waving in front of the device or issuing a voice command.
What’s more, you can now ensure that all your friends fit inside one frame by using the ‘ultra wide shot’, which can merge three photographs taken from left to right into one panorama-like selfie. Now keep your social circle updated about all your activities on the go with trendy shots for every mood. The camera at the back of the device has a powerful resolution of 13MP, with an LED flash and geo-tagging features. It can also be used to take beautiful panoramic shots.