Samsung Galaxy E7 hands-on: a decent mid-ranger

Apart from unveiling the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung also showcased some of its newer smartphones at MWC in Barcelona. The mid-range Samsung Galaxy E7 is a slightly more affordable and toned-down version of the Galaxy A7 that popped up earlier. We had the chance to spend a few minutes with the Galaxy E7 and here follow our initial impressions of the device.

From the get-go, we are greeted by the usual, timeless Samsung design language, which has been gracing 99% of the company's phones over the past few years. Still, it's pretty important to note that this Galaxy sports an aluminum unibody, which adds a premium vibe to the feel. The rear cover (which not user-removable) has a soft touch to it and is generally not prone to holding fingerprints.

Right up front, we have a 5.5-inch, 720p Super AMOLED display. The display looks vibrant and crisp enough, though not as crisp as the more pixel-dense Samsung offerings on the market - the pixel density of 267ppi is by no means stellar, but should not be a grave issue. 

Inside the device, we have a quad-core Snapdragon 410 chipset  running at 1.2GHz, which is paired with 2GB RAM. This mid-range hardware setup is perfectly-sufficient provided that you don't throw extremely resource-hungry tasks at it. Software-wise, we have the good ol' TouchWiz UI, running on Android 4.4 KitKat, with Lollipop expected to land on the handset soon-ish. We also have 16GB of on-board storage; if this is not enough, you can always put a microSD card inside.

In terms of photography, users might will make use of a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie-shooting one. Once again - not a feature-packed setup, but more than enough given the mid-range status of the handset.

Provided that you're looking for a decently-spec's mid-range smartphone from a well-known manufacturer, then certainly keep tabs on the Galaxy E7.

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