[REVIEW] Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime - Is it primed to lead the pack? 1

Battery Life and Conclusion
The J7 Prime’s 3,300mAh battery is non-removable and lacks fast charging tech, something that’s now becoming de rigeur in phones these days. It’s not a major quibble but if you’re pressed for time, you’ll have to factor in the duration needed to fully charge it which can take several hours if you’re trying to juice it up from zero. In a standard usage scenario with some video use, calls, social media and data along with some light gaming, it was able to last through the day with a bit left over. If needed, you can kick in their Ultra Power Saving mode that dials the processor down and only allows for an absolute basic array of functionality to eke out a bit more juice. Activating it can easily double your battery life with the option to use data though you’re limited to calling, texting, the calculator, the clock, jotting down notes, email and basic web browsing.

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For what you pay for, the J7 Prime proves to be a solid workhorse phone with excellent build quality and hardware. It doesn’t particularly excel in any particular area and there are still admittedly areas for improvement in terms of the camera firmware but the J7 Prime is otherwise a sound choice if you’re on a budget. Those who can’t part with the extra RM100 can opt for the lower end J7 (2016) though the extra RAM, storage and Full HD screen are well worth the trouble.

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WHAT WE LIKED Fingerprint reader, great build quality for price tag, dedicated microSD and dual SIM card slots, 1080P display
WHAT WE DIDN’T No fast charging, middling rear camera, poor manual mode, lack of selfie modes for front camera
WE SAY While the J7 Prime tagged as a camera for selfies, its otherwise decent hardware makes it more than a vanity phone and it’s a surprisingly solid workhorse for the price of entry.

Galaxy J7 Prime Product Specifications
Price RM1,099
Display 5.5” FHD TFT
Chipset 1.6GHz Exynos 7470 Octacore Processor
Size/Weight 151.5 x 74.9 x 8 mm/ 167g
Camera 13 MP /w F/1.9 and LED flash (rear) + 8 MP (F1.9) (front)
Memory 3GB RAM + 32GB Internal Memory *supports microSD Slot (256GB)
Battery 3,300 mAh
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Page 1 Introduction & Design
Page 2 Performance & Camera
Page 3 Battery Life & Conclusion
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
3.8
  • Display
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Value
  • Camera
  • Design
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