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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Galaxy E7
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2950 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Galaxy Grand 2 refresh

2. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Still a better deal than the 640XL though

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Spec wise - Yes. Real life performance depends much on the user.

3. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

This year every samsung phone is nice and excellent. .good job samsung.

4. Donbenie

Posts: 259; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Galaxy Note 2 refreshed..

5. Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

I thought this is plastic but batt is not removable just like its younger bro the E5..

6. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

I'm a little bit confused. Is it plastic back or metal. It doesn't look like metal unibody.

7. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

It is made from plastic. Galaxy E-series is like cheaper A-series.

8. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

This is what I just did. Though actually I already knew about these 3 spec diffs before hand. It's PA's own generated comparo between E7, A5 and Grand Max:-http://www.phonearena.com/phones/compare/Samsung-Galaxy-E7,Samsung-Galaxy-A5,Samsung%20Galaxy%20Grand%20Max/phones/9014,8944,9027 If it's up to me between all of Samsung's SD410 offerings I'll take E7 no sweat = batt capacity hands down. Let's underscore this 1st = PERFORMANCE and forget everything else such as PPI, construction material and screen size/res for a bit. Definitely w/ that you gotta chuck Grand Max outta here. 1.5GB RAM for Tw stock firmware compared with the other 2 is a no brainer ergo the exit door. The 1st time I've read about E7 right after A5 were bandied about I already did the hard facepalm. Sure you can argue that E7 is the 5.5" budget phablet while A5 is for that oh hey my phone's metal crowd. Essentially a rather shallow line cutting when basically the performance gonna be at par and the plastic phone is gonna last a lot longer by about 650mAh time. And what about A3 then? There you go a metal bodied yet s**ttier qHD (that's 960x540 if you're unclear) screened Grand Max w/ the same RAM count and SMALLER batt by about 600mAh! Oh and fyi just this is just me throwing this extra in for effect; Grand Max apparently have the best cam functions of all 3... See this is Samsung's huge PITA that can't seem to go away. Why even put out an A3 at all when there's E7 and ftloG man there's even a Grand 3 on the way??? Someone has got to get fired over this yesterday not soon enough.

10. kerginaldo17 unregistered

The most beautiful Samsung's smartphone, Galaxy Alpha, will be discontinued.And i waiting for the Alpha 2...

11. Zanatech

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

e7 is a best smartphone

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