Samsung's new Galaxy On5 Pro and On7 Pro offer 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage on a budget

Earlier today, the Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro and On7 Pro went official in India. The two new handsets are essentially slightly upgraded variants of the standard On5 and On7 that the manufacturer unveiled last year. The new models retain the same design and internal specs save for the memory, which receives a well-deserved boost.

Starting with the smaller of Samsung's two new budget phones, the Galaxy On5 features a 5-inch TFC LCD display running at a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels. Under the hood beats the heart of an Exynos 3475, an entry-level chipset that features a 1.3GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and a Mali-T720GPU. Other Galaxy On5 specs include dual-SIM capabilities, 4G LTE, and a 2,600mAh battery.

As you may have noticed, the Galaxy On5 Pro comes with almost the exact same hardware as the standard model. The only difference between the two variants is a boost from 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage on the On5 to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage on the On5 Pro.

When it comes to the larger Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro, the situation is similar to that of the On5 Pro. The new On7 Pro model only boosts the memory to 2GB - 16GB, but otherwise, the specs are identical to the original Galaxy On7.

The On7 Pro comes with a 5.5-inch LCD display running a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. The handset draws its powers from a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, an entry-level chipset that has become the norm for affordable smartphones, especially ones from Western markets. The Snapdragon 410 integrates a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and an Adreno 306GPU.

In the imaging department, the Galaxy On7 Pro features a 13MP primary shooter and a 5MP secondary sensor for selfies and video conferences. Other specs include a pair of LTE-enabled SIM slots, a 3000mAh battery.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with Samsung's own TouchWiz UX overlaid, comes pre-installed on both the On5 Pro and the On7 Pro. Interestingly, the two phones come with features tailor-made for the Indian market, such as S Bike and an Ultra Data Saving Mode.

Both phones are available for purchase exclusively from Amazon in India. The smaller Galaxy On5 Pro is priced at INR 9,190 / $137 while the Galaxy On7 Pro is priced at INR 11,190 / $167.

What do you guys think of the Galaxy On5 Pro and the Galaxy On7 Pro? Were you hoping to see more improvements or is more memory exactly what Samsung's original budget smartphones were missing?

source: Amazon India



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Cortex-A7 should be extinct by now :-|

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015


5. Fonatic

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2016

Samsung SuperTFT Amolcd :)

11. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Alo Android entry level should be extinct aswell.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I'm on A7 and its crap. Moto g btw it can't keep up with my typing.

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Go into recovery (when phone is shut down hold power, home button and volume up and let go when the screen turns on) and wipe the dalvik/system cache/partition, might help.

6. Avenger337

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

f**k samsung, you ON7 pro really sucks. When will the day you roll a mid-range phone in conditions?

7. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Honestly Samsung, I wanted to buy a secondary phone from you with at-least mediocre spec, but all the medium-low end model that you sell in Malaysia literally are piece of shat. Come on, at-least stop giving us 8GB as the only model that we can choose while there is other better choice out there.

9. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

j7 (2016) is decent device from samsung worth of buying

10. AlirezaMatrian1

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 24, 2016

Samsung is not the best when it comes to the mid-range phones... just compare the j7 (2016) with a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3...

8. raerae

Posts: 56; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Another rubbish. Next.

12. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

And they call this a Pro. F K off. Samsung.

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