Samsung Galaxy E5 and E7 Will Get Android Lollipop Update

Samsung E5 and E7 Launch, Android Update and Price

Samsung launched two new smartphones for the upper mid-range buyers, the Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 along with the Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3. The company has stated that all the 4 models will get Android Lollipop update.

Android Lollipop Update

Update – 10/October/2015:  Finally Samsung has become generous and has started rolling out the Android Lollipop update on the Samsung Galaxy E5 version. However, the company has not shared any plans to upgrade the Galaxy E7. The Android Lollipop update on the Samsung Galaxy E7 may also start rolling out soon. The Android Lollipop 5.1 update is 744 MB and needs at least 3 GB of free memory space to install.

After the install, the Android Lollipop update on the device takes 950 MB of space.

Samsung E5 running Lollipop

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy E7 is priced at Rs. 23,400 and the Galaxy E5 is priced at Rs. 19, 700. You can buy both the phones either online or from a physical retail store.

Samsung Galaxy E7

For starters, it has a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Display. The Samsung E5 and E7 have a metallic ring around the body edge, the back plate is conventional plastic and has more similarity with the older generation Samsung Galaxy devices.

Also, the E7 has a Dual Micro Hybrid Sim which allows you to insert a micro SD card in the second Sim slot.

Samsung Galaxy E5 and E7 Will Get Android Lollipop Update
Samsung Galaxy E7

Samsung Galaxy E5 and E7

For imaging, there is a 13 MP Rear Camera and a 5 MP front Camera for taking Selfies.

Samsung is also adapting to Selfie obsession among buyers like HTC, which launched the 13 MP Front Camera HTC Desire Eye recently.

Notably, the E7 has Snapdragon 410 (Quad-Core Processor) with a clock speed of  1.2 GHz,  2 GB RAM. Additionally, there is 16 GB internal Storage expandable up to 64 GB using a micro SD card.

The key highlight, it the good battery life, it comes with a 2950 mah capacity battery. Further, there is an ultra-battery saver mode to help increase the battery life.

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Furthermore, the Android KitKat is moded with the signature Touch Wiz UI which Samsung loads on all devices.

The company has stated that the smartphones are likely to get the Android Lollipop update soon.

There is a lot craze among youth for the Android Lollipop update and social media forums are flooded with requests from buyers to get the OS update from different brands.

Notably, the Google Nexus and Moto series are lucky to get the update early.

Further, it has a 7.3 mm thickness which is adequate in comparison to some of the competition phones which have 9 mm or more thickness.

Also, there is a craze of slim and sexy mobiles which are doing well like the Oppo R5 and Gionee Elife S 5.1.

For media consumption, there is a 5.5-inch screen with 1280*720 resolution, despite the low-resolution, Samsung’s Super AMOLED screen looks good, in comparison to the IPS screens with similar resolution.

Let’s talk more about the Samsung Galaxy E5.

Samsung Galaxy E5

It has similar looks like the bigger cousin E7, with the metallic band around the edges. The body is plastic and has the same old conventional looks. The screen Size for the E5 is 5.0 inch, and it comes with super AMOLED display.

Samsung Galaxy E5 and E7 Will Get Android Lollipop Update
Samsung Galaxy E5

 

Powering the device is a Quadcore 1.2 GHz processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 with 1.5 GB RAM. Also, it has the Hybrid dual sim slot which you can use for either secondary sim or memory card.

The internal memory for the Samsung E5 is 16 GB expandable up to 64 GB using a micro SD card.

There is a 5 MP front camera for selfies and 8 MP rear Camera for photography with Autofocus and Led Flash.

Notably, there is a 2400 mAH battery that can easily last all day and it even has an ultra saving mode.

The smartphone comes with a big price tag of Rs. 19,700.

Complete Specs Comparison for Samsung Galaxy E5 and E7

BrandSamsung Galaxy E5 Samsung Galaxy E7
SIM TypeDual Hybrid Micro SIM, Dual Standby.Dual Hybrid Micro SIM, Dual Standby.
FlashLEDLED
Secondary Camera  5-Megapixel fixed-focus camera.  5-Megapixel fixed-focus camera.
Primary Camera8 MP Rear Camera13 MP Rear Camera
Display Resolution1280*720 -294 Ppi1280*720 – 267 PPI
Screen Size/Type 5.0 inch Super AMOLED Display. 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Display.
Battery capacityIon, 2950 mAH.
ExpaLithium-IonrymicroSD, upto 64 GB.microSD, upto 64 GB.
Memory RAM1.5 GB RAM2GB RAM
Internal16 GB16 GB
GPU  Adreno 306 Adreno 306
OSAndroid KitKat version 4.4.2Android KitKat version 4.4.2
OS upgradableAndroid Lollipop Likely.Android Lollipop Likely.
Processor1.2 Ghz Quadcore Processor Snapdragon 410.1.2 Ghz Quadcore Processor Snapdragon 410.
GPUAdreno 306Adreno 306
3GHSPA3G HSPA
PriceRs. 19700Rs. 23400

 

Verdict

These are ideal for mid-range buyers who are looking for phones in the range of Rs. 20,000.  Both E5 and E7 are essentially same in terms of hardware barring the rear camera and additional RAM in the E7.

The specs are not very impressive for the price and even there is nothing new in the design or user interface.

If Samsung would have launched them with the Android Lollipop update, they could have become winning horses for Korean conglomerate.

If you are a Samsung fan you can explore the Samsung A3 and A5 Vs the E7 and E5 in the same range. They have better styling, metallic body and looks.

In case you like the old conventional Samsung look E7 and E5 will enchant you. For buyers looking for a performance, can look at the Lenovo Vibe X2 or Huawei Honor 6 around 18-20k price range.

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139 COMMENTS

  1. I have Samsung e7which was purchased last month with KitKat version which was working very well until I upgraded to lollipop 5.1. Friends if you are using e7 don’t install this portionless which I am facing are as follows
    Battery gets discharge very fast
    System getting turned on hang allot of times
    Phone gets freezes as we are taking on phone

    All this problem was not there on kikat. Samsung please downgrade my phone back to KitKat or bring in the new version of lollipop so that these problems get over soon. I have spent my money on this phone not on a third graded company. Please help.

  2. Galxy e7 is a good phone but still running on kitkat wen can we expect an upgrade to this cell wether lolipop or mash kindly reply???

  3. Sir,
    other companys apne update time pe relese kr deti h ………now samsung e7 very late.
    i am wating for 3 months . and send e7 update 5.1 .
    now mashmallow lounch …soon
    give me good resion

  4. Dear sir , m a e7 user n want 2 update my set into lollipop…m waiting for update since march n i havent got till now…so could u plzz tell me when we r going 2 hav lollipop update?samsung promised us dat they will release update in mid of this year…so with dat i bought this set hoping i will get lollipop coz its a very good set n as well as a mid range smart phone…reply plzz…if i wont get lollipop dan m planning 2 get a new phone running lollipop or marshmallow…

  5. Sir main samsung galaxy e7 user hun kya sir isme lolipop version update ho sakta h agar ho sakta h to plz batao kese update karna h. Thank u

    • yet samsung has not released the official update if there is any custom rom on xda developer you can try that or better wait a little more for the E7 Lollipop update

  6. Sir mera galaxy e7 mobile ko jodi main lolipop main update kru kus pblm howa kya. Jese sim kam nahi Korega ya memory format hoi Jayenge ki .plz reply

  7. Sir i am sam galaxy e 7 user sir my phone is running very sloly so thats why i want to update my set so how can i update tell me prosess of updating mobile

  8. Kya Bhai DEvloper aisa hi jhut bolte hai kya samsung e7 me 5.1 lollipop
    aane wala tha sep/july me kya hua ab thak,

    • last date of Q3, still didn’t get lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy E7 ? would it get update? yes or no ? when ? no diplomatic answers plz

    • Dear Sagar, there is no answer to when samsung will roll out update we have asked them couple of times and they have reverted to wait for it. We cant say the date when it will start rolling out.

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