Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo – Mid- Range Dual Camera Phone launched for Rs. 16,999
April 2018 – Samsung is finally warming up to challenge rival Xiaomi, by focusing on mid-range phones. On 12th April 2018, the company has launched the new Galaxy J7 Duo that comes with Dual Rear camera and 4 GB ram.
The Galaxy J7 Duo costs Rs. 16,999 and is available only in a single variant with 32 GB storage. You can buy it from retail stores or online from Flipkart or Amazon. It is available in two color options, either Gold or Black.
Also, a couple of days back company has launched the J7 Prime 2 in India, another mid-range phone for Rs. 13,999.
Top Features Galaxy J7 Duo
- First Samsung Mid-Range Phone With a Dual Rear Camera.
- Decent 3000 mAH Battery.
- 8 Megapixel Front Selfie camera with dedicated Flash.
- Latest Android Oreo 8.0 OS.
Samsung J7 Dual Design, Performance & Display
The Galaxy J7 Dual comes with a familiar design which looks similar to the earlier J-Series phones. It has a polycarbonate build with smooth edges and contoured body.
The Dual Rear cameras have a slight bulge and are flanked on one side by the LED flash and on the other by a speaker. The speaker placement seems to be odd as most phones have it at the bottom.
The front side has a home button that also houses a fingerprint reader.
Furthermore, it comes with a 5.5 Inch HD Display (1280*720) pixels resolution and has the legacy 16:9 aspect ratio. However, the display uses a Super AMOLED panel that is superior to most IPS LCD displays.
Unforgivingly, the J7 Duo fails to impress us with an HD only display in this price range, whereas most competing phones offer FHD or FHD+ resolution. But the silver lining is it comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
Powering the phone is an unknown Samsung Exynos 7 series Octa-Core processor that comes with 4 GB ram. Additionally, there is 32 GB of internal storage, which is user expandable.
For clicking selfies, it comes with an 8 Megapixel resolution (f/1.9 aperture) camera and even has a dedicated flash.
Besides, the company is boasting about the Face unlocking feature that allows you to instantaneously unlock the device by looking at it.
However, the highlight of the phone is its Dual Rear cameras, that comes with 13 MP + 5 MP lenses with a f/1.9 aperture. The large aperture is good for low light imaging.
Also, you can click portrait shots with the J7 Duo and even adjust the background blur amount, before or even after clicking the image.
OS and Other Features
Another key highlight for the Galaxy J7 Duo is the presence of latest Android Oreo 8.0 OS. It is one of the first mid-range Samsung phones to come with the latest Google OS.
There is a 3000 mAH capacity battery which is sufficient to run the device all day long, however, it is not known if it supports fast charging.
Lastly, it comes with standard connectivity options: Dual Sim, 4G LTE, and VOLTE, WIFI, Bluetooth etc. There is also support for Samsung pay and Samsung mall if you wish to use these services.
Let’s have a quick glance at the Specs and Score. Camera Scores are based on Specs only.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Dual
|Specifications||Samsung Galaxy J7 Dual||Specs Score|
|Processor||Exynos 7 Series Octa-Core Processor||3.9|
|Expandable Storage||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|OS||Android Oreo 8.0||4.2|
|Rear Camera||13 MP + 5 MP Dual (f/1.9)||4.0|
|Front Camera||8 MP Camera|
|Display||5.5 Inch HD (1280*720), 16:9|
|Connectivity||Micro-USB, 4G VolTE, Dual Sim||3.8|
|Price (Value for Money)||Rs. 16,999|
|Overal Rating (out of 5.0)||3.8|
Pro & Cons for Samsung J7 Duo 2018
- Super AMOLED Panel.
- Decent Dual Rear Cameras.
- Latest Android Oreo 8.0.
- No USB Type C Port.
- Lacks FHD+ Display.
- No Bezel-less screen.
- Internal Storage – 32 GB Only.
The competition is tough and Samsung need to offer more value to customers if they wish to gain back the market share.
Initial Thoughts and Advise
The J7 Duo is not a competition killer but a safe bet from Samsung that may help the brand replace its aging portfolio. If you wish to buy a Samsung phone in the 15k to 18k price range, the J7 Duo can be a good bet.
However, there are phones like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Honor 9i or the Oppo F5 that offer a distinct advantage in performance, Selfie camera or the battery life in comparison to the J7 Duo.
Aforementioned, the J7 Duo misses on the crucial 18:9 aspect ratio display which is something most buyers are looking for in the upcoming phones.
What Do you think about the J7 Duo, Share your thoughts in comments below…
Table of Contents
- Samsung Galaxy J7+ Launch
- Samsung Galaxy J7+ Camera
- Samsung Galaxy J7+ Specifications
- Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max India Launch and Availability
- Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J7 Prime 32 GB Variants Launched on Flipkart
- Samsung J7 Prime Debuts in India
- Latest Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 Quality Camera Smartphones
Samsung Galaxy J7+ Launch
September 2017 – Samsung is reportedly said to be working on a mid-range dual camera smartphone for a long time now. The South Korean company has not launched any dual camera smartphone until now because it wants the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as its first dual-lens phone.
Notably, Samsung has made the Samsung Galaxy J7+ official now, and it is launched in Thailand priced at TBH (12,900) or Rs. 25,000.
The smartphone will go on sale on 18th September in Thailand.
Moreover, It is also rumored that the J7+ can also launch in the Indian market in early January 2018.
Also, The Galaxy Note 8 with dual cameras is official now and is likely to go on sale around 21 September in the Indian market.
Besides, Samsung has made the first mid-range dual camera smartphone named as Samsung Galaxy J7+ that is a beefed up variant of Galaxy J7 (2017).
Furthermore, the major difference between the Galaxy J7 (2017) and Galaxy J7+ is the dual camera setup at the back. Also, it has an upgraded front-facing camera.
The Samsung J7+ comes in 3 colors – black, gold, and pink. The smartphone looks more like the Samsung C series with thin and sleek metallic design. Additionally, it has two capacitative touch keys on the front and a home button with an integrated fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy J7+ Camera
As stated earlier, the Galaxy J7+ comes with the dual camera at the back, along with a powerful front-facing camera. The J7+ features a primary 13 MP sensor at the rear with f/1.7 aperture, along with a 5 MP secondary sensor with f/1.9 aperture.
Samsung’s Live Focus Portrait Mode feature that was introduced with the Galaxy Note 8 is even available on Galaxy J7+. This would be one of the best features to make the device special in the mid-range category.
Samsung has added a powerful 16 MP front-facing selfie camera to the J7+. Finally, Samsung has a mid-range phone with powerful dual rear cameras and selfie camera to compete against Vivo and Oppo.
Samsung Galaxy J7+ Specifications
Coming to the specs sheet of the Galaxy J7+, it features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, with a Super AMOLED panel.
Unfortunately, Samsung has chosen to go with the Mediatek Chipset in the Samsung J7+. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P20 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and comes with the ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU. Additionally, the processor is paired with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
Further, There is a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256 GB.
The J7+ come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat update out of the box and will pick up Android O update very soon.
Also, the Dual camera phone is backed by a 3600 mAh battery along with fast charging support. Lastly, customers can choose the device in three color options- black, pink, and gold.
Earlier it was expected that Samsung would launch a new smartphone called as Samsung C10 with a Dual camera, ahead of Samsung Note 8 but now we can expect the J7+ to reach market ahead of the Samsung C10.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max India Launch and Availability
1-Aug-2017 – South Korean Tech Moghul Samsung has launched two new mid-range smartphones in India, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, and the Galaxy J7 Max. The newly launched phones support Samsung Pay, which at present is available only for Samsung’s high-end phones.
The Galaxy J7 Pro is available for Rs. 20,990, while the Galaxy J7 Max comes at a price of Rs. 17,900. You can purchase both the mobiles from Flipkart.
The Galaxy J7 Pro supports complete Samsung Pay, which means you can use it at swipe at payment machines, add your debit card, wallets, etc.
The J7 Max uses a smaller version called Samsung Pay Mini, which is exclusively designed for Samsung phones running Android Lollipop and above and have at least a 720p display.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Max is the first smartphone to launch exclusively in India, and it is yet not available in other countries. For starters, the J7 Max has a 5.7-inch Full HD TFT display with a 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection on top.
Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio P20 chip, with a 1.6Ghz octa-core CPU along with Mali-T880 GPU. Additionally, the device has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.
Furthermore, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat along with the Samsung’s TouchWiz layer on top. The rear camera in the J7 Max is of 13MP with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture. Also, there’s a 13MP front-facing camera with LED flash and f/1.9 aperture.
It even has a fingerprint scanner integrated into its home button. The connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.
Lastly, it draws power from a 3300mAh capacity battery.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Specifications
- Display: 5.7-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD TFT IPS 2.5D curved glass display.
- Processor/GPU: 1.6GHz MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core (MT6757V) 64-bit processor with ARM Mali T880 GPU.
- RAM/Storage: 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with microSD.
- Software: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, 13 MP front camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture.
- Fingerprint sensor.
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS.
- 3300 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
The Galaxy J7 Pro is the same smartphone launched a few days back in Europe, as Galaxy J7 (2017). The highlight of the J7 Pro is the support for the Samsung Pay, Android Nougat, and a massive 3600 mAh battery.
Notably, the J7 Pro features a 5.5-inch display with an AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 2.5D curved glass on top. Powering the phone is a Samsung Exynos 7870 chip, with a 1.6 GHz octa-core CPU, paired with just 3GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage. The storage is expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.
Furthermore, it has the same camera setup as the J7 Max and measures 7.9mm in thickness. Lastly, it has support for 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C port, and NFC.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Specifications
- Display: 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass.
- Processor/GPU: 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor with Mali T830 GPU.
- RAM/Storage: 3GB LPDDR3 RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 256GB with microSD.
- Software: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.7 aperture, 13 MP front camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture.
- Dimensions: 152.4×74.7×7.9mm.
- Dual SIM
- Samsung Pay
- Fingerprint sensor
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS.
- 3600 mAh battery.
Samsung C8 with Dual Camera and has also launched the S8 and S8 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J7 Prime 32 GB Variants Launched on Flipkart
Samsung yesterday announced the 32 GB storage variants of its popular mid-range smartphones- Galaxy J5 Prime and the Galaxy J7 Prime.
Samsung announced the phone’s launch on its official Twitter handle saying as “Get more space than before! Galaxy J7 & J5 Prime now come in a 32GB variant for more room for your favorites. Buy now!”
Previously Samsung has launched the Galaxy J3 PRO and Galaxy J2 for the affordable phone buyers.
Samsung J7 Prime (32 GB)
The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime and the Galaxy J7 Prime were launched in India back in September 2016, and they came in a single 16GB storage variant. The company is now thinking that the storage upgrade is essential to sustain the market.
In a typical Samsung fashion, the company did not upgrade any other specifications. Also, it’s completely unnecessary from Samsung’s point of view because the South Korean brand will launch the Galaxy J (2017) smartphones in India shortly.
The new 32GB variant of the Galaxy J7 Prime costs Rs. 16,900, whereas the Galaxy J5 Prime will charge you Rs. 14,900. To recall, Mahesh Telecom, the Mumbai-based retailer in the last week of April claimed that the storage variants of both the phones available to purchase via his storage. But it was yesterday when Samsung confirmed the news officially.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime features excellent specifications for the asking price of Rs. 16,900. The phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080×1920-pixels and a 401 PPI.
Samsung J5 Prime (32 GB)
The J7 Prime comes with the Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.6GHz, clubbed with 3GB of RAM. As said earlier, the phone comes in two storage options now- 16GB and 32GB along with dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 128GB.
The J7 Prime accepts two nano SIM cards at a time and features a 13MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and a LED flashlight. The front-facing in the J7 Prime is of 8MP.
The phone comes with connectivity options such as the Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, and USB OTG. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a 3300mAh battery powering it.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime also features the same hardware of Exynos 7870 chip, 3GB of RAM, and same 13 MP rear camera setup. The differences between the two are the J5 Prime comes with a smaller 5-inch display, which is a 720p panel. The battery on the J5 Prime is also downgraded to 2400 mAh unit.
September – 2016
Samsung J7 Prime Debuts in India
Samsung J7 Prime has quietly gone on sale in the Indian market for Rs. 18,790. Recently, we checked this information with a Mumbai based large retailer Mahesh Telecom. And they confirmed that the stock for the smartphone is already available for purchase.
Samsung has launched the smartphone on 19th September 2016 along with the Samsung J5 Prime.
The phone has an MRP of Rs. 19,400 but as per the retailer, it is available for Rs 18,790. Notably, the Samsung J7 Prime is the improved version of the Samsung J7 2016, launched in India in May 2016, priced at Rs. 15,990.
Notably, the J7 Prime comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the Home Button that was missing on the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016. Also, it comes with the S Bike Mode which sends automatic replies to incoming calls when you are driving a bike.
Key Spec and Details – Samsung J7 Prime
The internal storage on the Samsung J7 prime remains the same as the Samsung J7 2016 – both have 16 GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable to 256 GB using a micro-sd card. The Ram is increased from 2 GB to 3 GB.
Further, the phone is powered by a 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor that is likely a Snapdragon 617 Chipset.
The Samsung J7 Prime comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD display (1920*1080) pixels with 401 PPI. Additionally, it also has the 2.5 D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection to improve the aesthetics and safety of the device.
Most of the other specs on the Samsung J7 Prime are similar to the Samsung J7 2016.
For photography, the J7 Prime has a 13-megapixel rear camera with led flash and auto-focus support. There is a decent 8 Megapixel wide angle front camera for clicking selfies. Both the cameras come with f /1.9 aperture lens to capture better images in low light conditions.
Furthermore, it comes with a micro USB port and does not have the futuristic USB Type C. Besides, the mobile has a thickness of 8.1 mm and is powered by a massive 3300 mAH battery capacity.
lastly, the J7 Prime comes with Dual Sim and 4G LTE support along with native connectivity options like 3G / 2G and WIFI.
In conclusion, it looks like a good option and much better compared to the Samsung J7 2016, but at a slightly higher price.
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March – 2016
Latest Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 Quality Camera Smartphones
Samsung is all set to unveil the new smartphones Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 at an upcoming event in New Delhi on 16 July 2015.
Update – 16-03-2016 – Samsung has launched the new smartphones, The Samsung Galaxy J7 is priced at Rs. 14,999 and the Samsung Galaxy J5 is priced at Rs. 11,999. The pricing is attractive considering Samsung has a much stronger brand value compared to the Chinese counterparts.
Samsung is planning to launch new Samsung J5 2016 and Samsung J7 2016 in India soon, you may want to check it.
The smartphones will be available for purchase starting 24-July-2015, and can be pre-booked on the largest e-retailer Flipkart starting today after 4:00 p.m. You can now Check the latest price for the Samsung Galaxy J5 & the Samsung Galaxy J7.
The smartphone are focused on mid range young buyers who like to click a lot of pictures and selfies. These are the first smartphones which Samsung is launching with Front Camera Flash, along with flash support for the rear camera.
The Front camera on both Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 is 5 MP with Wide Angle camera Lens and comes with flash for clicking images in low light conditions.
The rear camera on both the smartphone is a 13 MP shooter with Autofocus, HDR+ and f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone offers a variety of software enhancement for the images clicked by the front as well as the rear camera.
The smartphones were unveiled in the Chinese market last month and were priced at $290(Rs. 17,500) for the galaxy J7 and $220 (Rs. 14,000) for the Galaxy J5.
Key Specs for the Samsung Galaxy J7
The Samsung Galaxy J7 is powered by the Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor and is clocked at 1.4 GHz in the international version the Indian version has 1.5 GHz + Exynos 7580, Octa Core. The Snapdragon 615 also powers many other smartphones like the top-selling Micromax Yureka.
The Samsung J7 has 1.5 GB RAM for doing multi-tasking and simultaneous opening of various Android Apps. Samsung could have been a little generous, and should have bundled 2 GB RAM which is almost there for all smartphones in price range close to Rs. 10,000.
The smartphone runs on the latest Android Lollipop along with the touch-wiz UI. Samsung has definitely done well to bundle the latest OS from Google with the new range of smartphones, a mistake which has costed Samsung in the near past.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 has a 5.5-inch screen with HD (1280*720) resolution. The PPI is 267 for the display panel. The screen is TFT display panel vs the usual AMOLED screen we are used to seeing on the Samsung’s more expensive smartphones.
The smartphone has 16 GB of internal storage and offers an expansion slot which can be used with a 128 GB capacity micro-sd card.
The Samsung J7 is a dual sim device with connectivity support for high-speed 4G/3G Data along with native 2G/edge/WIFI and Bluetooth support.
The smartphone has 7.99 mm thickness and weighs 168 grams which is okay for a smartphone with 5.5-inch screen size.
The best feature I would say for the Samsung J7 is going to be battery life other than the camera capabilities. The J7 packs 3000 mAH battery capacity which can easily last all day.
Key Specs for the Samsung Galaxy J5
The Samsung J5 has a similar design to the larger sized galaxy J7. The Galaxy J7 has 5.0-inch screen with HD (1280*720) resolution with 298 PPI.
The Samsung J5 runs on the Snapdragon 410 64 bit processor. The processor is Quad – Core and is clocked at 1.2 Ghz. The Galaxy J5 like it’s elder sibling packs 1.5 GB of RAM and runs on Android Lollipop with touch-wiz UI.
The smartphone also has the same 13 MP rear camera and the 5 MP front camera with flash support.
The Storage is 16 GB, expandable to 128 GB using the micro-sd card.
The smartphone has a slightly lower capacity battery, 2600 mAH, though will offer almost similar battery life to J7 owing to the fact the J7 has a larger display and a more power hungry processor.
The smartphone weighs 149 grams and is slightly thicker to the Samsung Galaxy J7. The J5 measures 8.49 mm in thickness vs 7.99 mm of thickness for the Galaxy J7.
The smartphone has 4G/3G and other native connectivity options along with the Dual Sim capacity.
Both the smartphones will be available in 3 color variants – Black, White, and Gold when they go on sale in the coming days.