Samsung has released another budget-oriented smartphone Galaxy On7 Prime for the Indian Market. It will be on sale soon and will be exclusively sold on Amazon India. But don’t get excited so soon. It is not an entirely new smartphone out there. It is essentially a reboot of their 2 Year Old Galaxy J7 Prime and is more or less an old wine in a new bottle.
Galaxy On7 Prime is on sale on Amazon.in as an Amazon Exclusive Device.
But is Galaxy On7 Prime an exact copy of the Galaxy J7 Prime? Why did they change the name then?
Well, they are not exact, there is a minor but significant difference between the Galaxy J7 Prime and the Galaxy On7 Prime. Its regarding the front camera.
The front camera of Galaxy J7 Prime is 8MP with f/1.9 aperture. The rear camera is 13MP with f/1.9 aperture.
In Galaxy On7 Prime, the rear camera has remained the same, but the front camera has been increased to 13MP from 8MP. The aperture is still the same f/1.9.
But that’s all which got a makeover. Everything else remains the same.
So, this is, in short, the entire highlights of the Galaxy On7 Prime 2018.
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Galaxy On7 Prime Features:
Well, as this is a rebooted phone, most probably you already know the details. So, let me just quickly list out the important ones and you check the rest from the full specifications given below.
Galaxy On7 Prime is launching in 2018 without a 18:9 aspect ratio display. It is just a 5.5inch phone with glass and aluminum body. The fingerprint sensor is located just below the display.
Underneath, the Galaxy On7 Prime is powered by Exynos 7870 Octa Core Processor with 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali T830 GPU. For a budget-oriented smartphone, you cannot expect anything better from Samsung.
But it will be supported by a 4GB Ram and 64GB internal storage so you can adjust with it.
Speaking of storage, the phone has got a Dedicated Micro SD Card slot that supports cards up to 256 GB. You can use it as your media hub 🙂
The rear camera and the front camera are both 13MP with f/1.9 aperture. The front camera has been upgraded from 8MP. This should be able to capture good photos, but you won’t be able to take portrait mode pics due to the lack of dual camera setup.
The phone has got a 3300mah battery which will be sufficient to power the phone through the day.
4G VoLTE is supported too.
The phone has got Samsung Mall and Samsung Pay Mini support.
Samsung Mall allows you to take pics of any item and look for the item online. It uses special recognition technologies to identify the product and suggest similar items.
Samsung Pay Mini is Samsung’s very own payment module where you can store your Bank Cards and safely transact with those cards while you shop.
Galaxy On7 Prime Full Phone Specifications:
Announced: 16th January 2018
Current Status: Available
Release Date: January 2018
Dimension: 151.7 x 75 x 8 mm
Weight: 167 g
Colors: Front glass, aluminum body, plastic ends
Display Type: PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size: 5.5 inches
Screen To Body Ratio: 73.3%
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen Density: 401
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
Chipset Details: Exynos 7870
CPU: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
CPU Cores: Octa Core
GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
Rear Camera: 13MP
Secondary Rear Camera: 0
Rear Camera Features: /1.9, 28mm), autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
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Front Camera: 8MP
Secondary Front Camera: 0
Front Camera Features: f/1.9
Alert Types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.1, A2DP, LE
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Android Version: 7.1 Nougat
Galaxy On7 Prime Honest Opinions:
Going by the Specs the phone is by no means a bad phone, but I have few things to say. Firstly the processor is of 2016 and this phone has got good sales for 1 long year. There's no point of relaunching it again in 2018 and carry that on for another year. But that does not mean the phone is unusable. If you are a Samsung fan and need a budget smartphone then this is for you. Btw, The price of the phone isn't revealed so we can't say whether it is a value for money device yet.
- Better front camera
- Good rear camera
- Dedicated SD Slot
- No 18:9 aspect ratio display
- Just a rebooted version of 2016 device
Galaxy On7 Prime Alternatives:
So, that’s all about the Samsung’s latest reboot Galaxy On7 Prime. I, personally am not a Samsung fan, but I really like their flagship designs. They look gorgeous. I would have loved if they at least kept an 18:9 display for this device when they are launching it in 2018. Anyways, this isn’t the last smartphone for them and I hope more amazing devices will keep coming from their end.
Thanks for reading. Do leave a comment below if you have any further queries. See you soon!