Samsung charges headfirst like a battering ram through the challenges they encounter in the industry. One of their newest forerunners this year is the Samsung J7 Prime.
On the surface the J7 Prime shares similar designs from Samsung’s flagship Note 7. The front glass panel looks just about any premium device out in the market today. The back is plastic but that doesn’t mean it’s not unattractive. It has no S Pen support, which is just fine since it doesn’t have some of the Note features where you’d need a stylus from time to time.
The 1080p screen was highly responsive and splashed with bright colors. Its fast too, any apps I opened up blossomed in fractions of a second, opening up multi-task bar and shuttle through several tabs flew by on a breeze. It is after all, powered by a 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 Octa-core chip with 3GB RAM, and that’s almost as good as some of Samsung’s older flagships.
Considering I don’t store too much photos and files in a phone, I found the 16GB internal storage quite sufficient to my needs. If you find it insufficient, the card slot is expandable up to 256GB via microSD.
The 13MP camera is a decent snapper. It shoots fast and processes them fast. Even under low light situations, the photos captured were distinguishable and picked up less noise than expected. The 8MP front camera is no less impressive.
The 3300mAh battery can and will last you a long time while-on-the-go. Of course that changes depending how much time you spend with it on a single day. Are you still hooked on Pokemon Go? If you play that game for next few hours, then battery will definitely go down fast.
It’s non-removable, so there’s no option of switching with a fresh one to keep playing or binge-watch movies for another few hours.
The Galaxy J7 Prime delivers a full, satisfying mobile experience.
Check it out the next time you go scouring for a new phone. (Jonathan Kevin Castillo)