You don't always need an expensive phone to get good pictures: 10 photos from Samsung's affordable Galaxy J7 (6)

You don't always need an expensive phone to take great-looking pictures.

We've just gotten in our hands the brand new Samsung Galaxy J7 (6), an affordable phone that is sold for less than half the price of the iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7s of this world, yet in the right light and right conditions, it can take some damn well looking images.

We'll be giving our full and detailed opinion of the cameras in the Galaxy J7 (6) in the upcoming full video review, but we wanted to share a few snaps we captured for our review that we're happy with. Those are all macro images that reveals some remarkable detail and beauty of colors. Keep in mind that the Galaxy J7 (6) features the new Quick Launch camera shortcut that allows you to click twice on the home key to get to the camera in no time from any place in the menus.

Here's a quick breakdown of the Galaxy J7 (6) camera specs right below, as well as the images (we've downsized them for faster loading times).

Rear Camera13-megapixel with single LED flash
Lens and Focal Distancef/1.9 lens fixed at 28mm
VideoUp to 1080p at 30 fps
Front Camera5-megapixel auto-focus cam with single LED flash

Related phones

Galaxy J7 (2016)
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

The colors look dull to me but the depth of field is Wow.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The colors look dull? What are you? Blind?! The phones are sharp, the bright colors are bright and the darker ones look very real to what "MY" eye would see. It appears something is wrong with your eyes. Please have them checked.

14. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

He must be looking at them on his old iPhone!

19. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

You two, should know me personally before trying too hard in naming me a f**king Apple fanboy with anti-Android intents. Don't push me too hard, I am daring you.

16. Loveneesh

Posts: 439; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

Moto g4 shoots much better photos than this.

18. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Techie I never expected you to disrespect me like this. Stay classy, not trashy.

20. jeevanand88 unregistered

It indeed look dull..! for example look at the core of the flower in last pic and look at the color of leafs in 8th one..!! the yellow and green look very dull and its almost black. But fortunately the image looks so natural without oversaturation and over sharpening unlike any other samsung galaxies out there.

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Depends on the device or computer screen you are viewing these on. Not all screens have the same color settings or brightness.

2. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

Those pictures are bad. The ´úČ BlackBerry Torch 9800 take better pictures than all of those !!

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Only in your dreams.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22108; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1

3. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I simply don't see what's so special about the camera. The pics look like it could have come from any present day smartphone of similar price.

4. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The pictures look great by themselves. Perhaps we can see the difference if we compare them with a 6S or S7 taking the same pictures.

5. dimas

Posts: 3374; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Any update on samsung's c5 global distribution?

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Isn't the J7 using the S7's cameras? They do look great!

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Reading the article won't hurt

9. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

I remember in early stages low end sammy phones were capable of great photography!!!! On that 240 * 320 phones !!! They were giving low end competition to NOKIA!!

12. ahmadkun

Posts: 592; Member since: May 02, 2016

i don't care .. just bring the note 6/7

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looks good enough.. and what about blind camera test for non flagship smartphone... like sub $200 blind test, or $200-$400 blind test

17. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

But you need an expensive phone to get the up-to-date OS anyway.

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