Published on July 5th, 2017 | by unboxing

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime – Unboxing & Review

Hey guys, Ash here from C4ETech. Following a ton of these comments in recent days, I got myself a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. In this video, let’s unbox it and take a quick look. This is an Indian unit, and the box says 19,400 rupees. Anyway, opening up the box we have the J7 Prime itself. Let’s peel the plastic off. The metal body looks and feels nice. Getting back to the box, we have the regular leaflets. Here’s the earphones, the Micro USB cable, the travel adapter back to the J7 Prime. Metal all around feels nice. This phone is a little thicker at 8.1 millimeters, but actually weighs in five grams lesser than the J7 at 165 grams. That said, it still is quite big and you’re probably going to have to use it with both hands more often than not.

Let’s now quickly take a look at the placements. To the back, we have the Samsung branding, and above that a 13 megapixel camera with an LED flash. To the front, on top we have an 8-megapixel shooter, [inaudible 00:01:18], a notification LED, Samsung branding. Note that there’s no LED flash here, then there is a 5.5 inch display, and at the bottom we’ve got a physical home key [inaudible 00:01:30] that’s still aren’t backlit. The home key though now doubles as a fingerprint scanner. It’s a scanner, meaning you have to press the key to get it to scan your fingerprint. It seems a little slow, but I’ll have more for you on it in my full review. To the bottom we have a 3.5mm phone jack, the primary microphone and a Micro USB port. The volume rockers and dedicated slots for two SIM cards and a microSD card are present to the left. There’s nothing up top, no secondary noise canceling microphone. The power button and the internal speaker are present to the right. That’s new.

Talking about new, the 5.5 inch display is now covered by Gorilla Glass 4 and the resolution’s higher, Full HD, meaning it’s much sharper at over 400 pixels per inch. But, yes there’s a but, the J7 Prime doesn’t sport an [inaudible 00:02:18] display, it sports an IPS LCD display. The contrast still appears decent, the colors are a little to the [cooler 00:02:26] side of the spectrum, but the viewing angles appear good.

Moving on, underneath the hood, the J7 Prime sports the same chip as the J7 2016, the 64-bit Exynos 7870 chip. That’s eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 gigahertz each. [inaudible 00:02:45] Mali-T830MP2 GPU, the differentia is that the RAM’s up to 3 gigs and the storage double to 32 gigs. As always, being a Samsung mid-ranger, the J7 Prime is deprived of all but the basic sensors, not even [inaudible 00:02:56]. The J7 Prime runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. The [inaudible 00:03:11]. Despite the presence of a fingerprint scanner, there’s no private mode here. Other TouchWiz features like multi-window are saved for more expensive phones.

Quick Launch is there though. Talking about Quick Launch, let’s talk camera. The shutter response appears to be quick, quite snappy, but the rear camera is the same as the J7, the front camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixels now. Seems decent. With the rear camera there are quite a lot of modes available, including the [deprecated promo 00:03:44]. Here are some camera samples that I quickly shot around the office. Note that both cameras have an aperture of 1.9, and the images seemed quite decent. Given that the J7 Prime sports the same camera as the J7, here’s a [inaudible 00:03:57] to our camera review of the Galaxy J7. Check that out for more information.

Is this all enough to justify the close to 20,000 rupee price tag? Honestly, I don’t think so, but let’s talk more about that in the full review. Before that though, what do you think? Are you impressed with the Galaxy J7 Prime? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I guess that’s it for this video. Give it a thumbs up if you liked it, vote it down if you didn’t. For more videos like this, including that full review, hit that Subscribe button down below if you haven’t already. Thanks a lot for watching. Until next time, this is Ash here from C4ETech signing off. You guys have a great day. Bye now.

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