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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Hands-on and Initial Impression

Although Samsung is still considered as the number one mobile manufacturer, the Korean tech giant might be pressured right now as other smartphone companies continue to challenge them through impressive devices with affordable price tags. Finally recognizing this dilemma, the brand recently launched its new mid-range smartphone with triple rear cameras – the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018).

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Hands-on and Initial Impression
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) Hands-on and Initial Impression

As its first device with a triple-lens setup, our team luckily got a chance to play around with the Galaxy A7 (2018). Looking at the handset for the very first time would immediately remind you of the Huawei P20 Pro. Interestingly, the first real camera-centric smartphone of Samsung was a mid-ranger, along with the Galaxy A9 (2018) that has quad cameras. It's like teasing us with what more they can offer when they finally arm their top-tier handsets with this camera setup. Moreover, the brand has perfectly dressed it with a premium-looking body as if it’s a flagship device.

Volume Keys and Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner (Power/Lock Button)
Volume Keys and Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner (Power/Lock Button)

Samsung held in metal and glass construction, while the Galaxy A7 (2018) is available in various color options including Blue, Black, Gold, and Pink. Its front is dominated by a 6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an 18:9 Infinity Display. Comes with not so thick bezels, the company didn’t bank on putting a notch on top of its screen. During our hands-on experience, too, we noticed that it still has a Grade A display compared to its competitors.

Its speakers, sensors, and front camera are placed above the screen. On its left cheek, you’d find its card tray that accommodates two nano SIM card and microSD card slots. The latter allows users to expand their storage up to 512GB. Meanwhile, its right side houses its volume keys, and power/lock button that also works as its fingerprint scanner. Its speaker grills, microUSB port, and 3.5mm audio jack are located on its chin. All of its functions worked well during our hands-on.

Flip the device on its back to see its glass-like body. It also has a protruding triple rear cameras aligned vertically together with its LED flash. It flaunts the company’s branding, too.

Triple Rear Cameras
Triple Rear Cameras

Jumping off to its photography department, the Galaxy A7 (2018) is armed with triple rear cameras composed of a 24-megapixel f/1.7 sensor + 8-megapixel f/2.4 120-degree wide lens + 5-megapixel f/2.2 depth sensor. For selfies, on the other hand, it is mounted with a single 24-megapixel front snapper.

See Also: Samsung Launches Galaxy J6+, J4+ with Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Sample Photos:
 
Full View
Full View
Wide Angle Shot
Wide Angle Shot
Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition
Selfie
Selfie
Live Focus
Live Focus

Its camera performance is impressive, too, as it enhances photos without overworking it. Hence, users will enjoy natural-looking images. You can check more here.

The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) sells for only Php17,990. Good move for Samsung, isn't it?

Is it a yay or nay? Let us know what you think!

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Specs (Philippines):

  • Dual SIM, dual stand-by, supports LTE connectivity
  • 6.0-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ (2220 x 1080) capacitive touchscreen, 411ppi
  • Dimensions: 159.8mm x 76.8mm x 7.5mm
  • Weight: 168 grams
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • 2.2GHz octa-core CPU, Exynos 7885 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 512GB via microSD card
  • 24MP f/1.7 AF + 8MP f/2.4 120-degree ultra wide + 5MP f/2.2 depth main rear cameras
  • 24MP front camera
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC
  • GPS with GLONASS, BeiDou
  • 3300mAh battery
  • Colors: Blue, Black, Gold, Pink
  • Price: Php17,990

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