2017 for a few, Pro for others – apparently equal Galaxies are available in some of different, market-particular flavors this 12 months, and we now have the Galaxy J7 Pro for evaluation. An offshoot of the ever-developing J7 family, the Pro is supposed for India, South East Asia and Brazil, every of these getting a (very slightly) further localized model.
We’ll be reviewing the J730GM/DS version, the GM signifying it is the only for India if you’re to blindly agree with Samsung’s web sites. As the DS lettering suggests, it is a twin SIM cellphone.
The relaxation of the Galaxy J7 Pro could be very similar to the J7 (2017), which we’ve got already reviewed. You’re getting a Super AMOLED five.5-inch display with pixels galore – all right, it is FullHD, but maximum of final 12 months’s J7s had been 720p. Coming straight from closing 12 months is the chipset, but then the 14nm Exynos 7870 became in advance of its time lower back then – for a midrange SoC, that is – so it still makes feel in 2017 and will probably remain relevant in 2018, too.
Our review unit comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of garage, but 64GB versions are also to be had. You can theoretically save some coins and get this 32GB model, as there is a microSD slot, fully dedicated one at that so you may not be sacrificing the second one SIM slot.
We were not precisely pleased approximately the camera while we reviewed the J7 (2017), but it got the job executed, and the Pro gets the identical 13MP f/1.7 setup. For selfies, you are also getting 13MP decision and a flash.
With all the good things the Galaxy J7 Pro stocks with the J7 (2017), there may be no escaping the cons. For one, the large three,600mAh battery will take a while to fill up without any rapid charging. And the electricity-efficient chipset isn’t always all too powerful, mainly in the photos branch – the Galaxy J7 (2016) may want to break out with it due to the fact that it’s were given a decrease-res display, but the FullHD shows of this year’s J7s could be happier with a piece extra oomph.
And the only that appears the less difficult bit to clear up – the microUSB port used at the Galaxy J7 Pro need to have been USB-C to keep up with the instances. But good day, you cannot have it all, it seems.
We’ll be unboxing the Galaxy J7 Pro on the subsequent page, accompanied via the standard evaluation of the layout and controls. Hit that ‘Next web page’ and let’s get going.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro key features:
- Body: Aluminum unibody
- Screen: 5.5″ 1080p Super AMOLED screen (401ppi); Always On Display
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat; Samsung Experience 8.1
- Chipset: 14nm octa-core Exynos 7870 (8 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 cores)
- Memory: 3GB of RAM; 32/64GB storage, dedicated microSD slot for expansion
- Camera: Primary 13MP, f/1.7, LED flash; Secondary 13MP, f/1.9, LED flash
- Video: 1080p at 30fps
- Connectivity: nano SIM (dual SIM version available); LTE (Cat. 6); dual-band Wi-Fi ac; Bluetooth 4.2; FM Radio; microUSB; 3.5mm jack
- Battery: 3,600mAh
- Misc: Fingerprint reader, Samsung Pay
- Same GPU as the J7 (2016), yet twice as many pixels on the screen
- microUSB port isn’t the least bit Pro
- No quick charging