Hands-on with Samsung’s new price range telephone

By posted on November 6, 2018 1:36AM

While Xiaomi may also have hogged all of the limelight with its Redmi series within the finances segment, rival Samsung does have a strong suit of less costly smartphones underneath its Galaxy On and J series. It’s contemporary presenting beneath this lineup is Galaxy On7 Prime.

At Rs 14,990 (for the 4GB RAM+64GB version), Galaxy On7 Prime takes on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Mi A1 and Moto G5S Plus. There’s additionally the 3GB RAM+32GB version which comes at Rs 12,990.

Samsung’s Galaxy On7 Prime not only comes with an aggressive rate tag however additionally among the best specifications, a norm inside the finances Android telephone marketplace. The phone has a five.5-inch full HD display screen with 2.5D Gorilla glass in an eight-mm complete metallic unibody design. The cellphone sports thirteen-megapixel rear and front cameras are powered by means of a 1.6GHz Exynos octa-center processor.

Design

Samsung’s Galaxy On7 Prime borrows a few components from other telephones under Galaxy On and Galaxy J series. Featuring a metallic unibody layout, On7 Prime is quite narrow at 8mm.

 

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The front is dominated by using the show, with the top bezel providing the speaker, the front digital camera, and Samsung branding. The backside bezel has capacitive contact buttons for navigation and a clickable fingerprint scanner sandwiched among the 2. The scanner also doubles up as the mouse button.

Both the USB and 3.5mm audio ports are positioned at the bottom. The extent buttons and SIM slot are located at the left top aspect whereas the right area houses the electricity/lock/release button, and speaker grille — an odd region which we formerly saw in some older Samsung phones along with Galaxy A8+.

The back capabilities the digital camera module together with the flash and any other Samsung branding. Unlike different Android telephones, the digital camera module sits flat, rendering the returned panel a better appearance and feel.

Even even though Galaxy On7 Prime has quite plenty a popular price range Android look and experience, it seems pretty decent for its rate. If simply appears have been the criteria, I’d price Xiaomi Mi A1 and Nokia 6 better than the Samsung smartphone.

Since Galaxy On7 Prime is a quite huge-display cellphone and with conventional sixteen:nine-screen element, it felt moderate bigger in arms, first of all, considering I turned into switching from Moto X4, an extra compact telephone. Also, I discover the area of volume buttons on the left pinnacle a bit of a stretch, especially while seeking to perform the cellphone with a single hand.

Sporting a complete HD resolution, the display on Galaxy On7 Prime is pretty amazing, despite the fact that I even have used the smartphone simplest for a quick time. Auto brightness works quite fast delivering pretty best show indoors and outside. There’s also an out of doors mode which makes the screen brighter for outside viewing. After 15 mins, the mode will turn off mechanically unless you’re still the usage of the smartphone.

As far as UI goes, Samsung’s On7 Prime runs on TouchWiz UI which is primarily based on Android 7.1.1. The dated software program is a bit of bummer considering most of the new Android smartphones are going for walks Oreo out-of-the-field and might have been a large USP of the price range phone. That stated, TouchWiz appears as colorful as it has always been and now appears quite a good deal uniform across all classes which include Note eight and Galaxy A8+.

There’s a truthful little bit of customization and then there’s bloatware (preloaded apps). While installing the telephone, Samsung alerts you more than as soon as to check in with the employer to get right of entry to its various offerings, which include the newly added Samsung Mall. It also comes with different famous Samsung packages which include Bike mode and Samsung Pay Mini. A widget on the home display screen shows apps to be had under My Galaxy store.

Looking on the variety of pre-mounted programs, I trust the 4GB RAM and 64GB version will make more sense for customers, even though it will fee Rs 2,000 more.

While we can chorus from giving any verdict on the camera performance, here are some belongings you should recognize approximately the cameras on On7 Prime. The phone comes with a gaggle AR-stickers, which can be available on more modern Samsung telephones.

For selfie fans, it has a selfie consciousness function which pursuits to supply DSLR-like bokeh (shallow intensity-of-discipline) impact. The selfie cognizance is a superb novelty but I am not, in reality, sure about its accuracy. The selfie camera is followed by using a screen flash which basically brightens up the display in low mild situations. You can shoot complete HD videos from the front digicam.

The digital camera UI comes with a Samsung Mall shortcut which basically makes use of object popularity to let you purchase a comparable product you need to, simply by means of clicking a photograph of it. This is pretty much like the item reputation function to be had on Moto X4.

The use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on a budget telephone is honestly a welcome flow, however, we’d want to see greater and better use cases for the generation simply than product buying.

There’s any other shortcut that lets you click on a photo and immediately percentage on social networking platforms and instant messaging structures. The rear digital camera also shoots films in up to complete HD resolution.

Summing up

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime looks like a promising finances Android cellphone. But is it a Xiaomi Mi A1 or Redmi Note four killer? Well, we can soon discover that during our special review. Until then live tuned.

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