Samsung’s J-series has been immensely popular especially among the budget buyers right from the very beginning. Young consumers looking for popular brands often resort to these phones and it’s a good thing that Samsung is progressively getting aggressive with its J-series offerings.

Three years down the line, Samsung introduces ‘Pro’ avatar of the Galaxy J7 for a price that is not so affordable but is still within reach. So, the big question here is – is it worth a recommendation? Here’s the answer to most of the burning questions related to the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro with advantages (pros) and disadvantages (cons), as well as benchmark test results.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Specifications

Model Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Display 5.5-inch, Full HD, SAMOLED, 2.5D Glass
Processor 1.6GHz 14nm based Exynos 7870 octa-core
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 64GB, expandable up to 128GB
Software Android Nougat
Primary Camera 13MP (main), PDAF, f/1.7 aperture, Dual Tone LED Flash
Secondary Camera 13MP front-facing camera, f/1.9 aperture
Dimensions 152.4×74.7×7.9mm
Battery 3600mAh
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, USB OTG, NFC, Samsung Pay
Launch Price Rs. 20,900 (lowest price available)

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Advantages and Disadvantages

Pros:

  • Neat Design and Excellent build quality
  • Impressive optics
  • AMOLED charms
  • Samsung Pay

Cons:

  • No fast charging
  • Lacks gorilla glass protection
  • No splash or water resistant

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Look and Feel

Question: How is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro design?

Answer: Samsung has overhauled its budget series design completely and results are damn evident from the how Galaxy J7 Pro looks. The all-metal back (no incongruous plastic cap on top or bottom), rounded edges, 2.5D glass on the top, and U-shape antenna bands ascertain its premium design.

The phone features SIMs trays and plastic volume keys on the left, power button and loudspeaker on the right. The camera module integration is pretty neat as there is no protruding bump.

If look and feel are anything to go by, the J7 Pro is right up among the best design phones under Rs. 22K.

Question: How is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro build quality?

Answer: The J7 Pro build quality is top notch. The metal on the back imparts all the toughness it needs to withstand daily wear and tear. The 2.5D glass on top re-enforces the display. There no flexing issues with the phone. Also, its weight is fairly well managed. Overall, the phone feels quite durable and reassuring.

Question: Does the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro comes with back cover and tempered glass?

Answer: No, the Galaxy J7 Pro box doesn’t include a back cover or tempered glass. Therefore, we would urge you to invest few hundred bucks in to buy a decent Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro back and tempered glass.

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Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro have capacitive navigation buttons below the display?

Answer: Yes, the keys are capacitive in nature but they are not back lit. They are silver coated, though.

Question: Does the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro have the option for automatic brightness?  

Answer: Yes, automatic brightness option is present under display settings in the Galaxy J7 Pro.

Question: Does the Galaxy J7 Pro offer a blue light filter?

Answer: Yes, the blue light is available on the phone.

Question: Does the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro display has Gorilla glass protection?

Answer: Samsung hasn’t mentioned Gorilla Glass protection on its official website, therefore, it safe to assume that it doesn’t feature Gorilla Glass.

Question: How is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro display?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Pro display is one of its key attractions. It features an S-AMOLED display which Samsung usually offers in its premium devices. The full HD screen gives out crisp and sharp images as well as vibrant colors. Black looks particularly awesome on the J7 Pro’s display.

Question: How much internal storage space is free on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: Out of 64 GB, approx. 52GB is available to for end user.

Question: How much RAM is free on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: Out of 3 GB memory, 2.1GB is free at the user end (at first boot).

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has separate microSD card slot? 

Answer: Yes, it has a dedicated SD card slot which supports sd card up to 128GB.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB on the go.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro have a fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can you scan and store?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Pro home button also acts as a fingerprint sensor. It can store up to 5 imprints.

Question: Is the fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro fast and accurate?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Pro fingerprint is both fast and accurate. We have been using it for some time now, and it worked flawlessly.

Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: On the day-to-day performance front, the Galaxy J7 Pro manage to meet our expectations. The phone ran smoothly most of the time. We didn’t face any issue with day-to-day usage. UI transitions were fast. It managed to hold multiple apps cached in RAM which is a good sign for those who prefer multi tasking.

Though it supports most common decoder on the hardware level, sadly, the H.265 (HEVC) is not one of them. Having said that, you can still play H.265 play videos with software decoding using third party apps like MX Player without any lag. We also tested few high-end games including Asphalt 8 and all of them so far work well.

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Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro have heating issues?

Answer: We are yet to notice any heating issue. The phone runs pretty coolly.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro support Google cardboard and other VR Apps? Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro have gyroscope sensor?

 Answer: The Galaxy J7 Pro does feature Gyroscope sensor and also support Cardboard and other VR apps.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Benchmark Scores

Benchmark standards Score
Antutu 45332
Geekbench single core 719
Geekbench Multi core 3442
Quadrant 14691
Slight Shot Extreme 235
Ice Storm Unlimited 8233

Camera

Question: How is the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro rear camera quality?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Pro boasts of a 13MP camera at the rear with PDAF, f/1.7 aperture, dual tone LED flash. In terms of performance, the Galaxy J7 Pro camera is fairly competitive if not the best in its class. It locks focus quickly and there is no shutter lag.

The images outdoor and indoors both turn out better than its predecessors and competition. It’s well balanced dynamic range further gives a boost to its case. Overall, we found the Galaxy J7 Pro rear camera performance very satisfying.

Question: How’s the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro selfie camera performance?

Answer: It boasts of a 13MP front facing the camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. Performance wise, it is also very competitive. Selfies that we clicked using the Galaxy J7 Pro turned out well with good amount of details that most of the selfie cameras in this budget lacks. It also gives an option to beautify images before capturing it.

Question: Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Social Camera; what is it? 

Answer: Like the Galaxy J7 Max (review), the J7 Pro also features a Social mode in its default camera app. The real benefit of Social Camera is that it lets you instantly share your clicked images with your social media contacts directly from within the camera app.

In this mode, a user can pin social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and even Whatsapp contact which in the camera viewfinder. Once you click an image, you can instantly post on your favorite social media account.

Apart from beautification filters, it also offers sticker that can be added in real time. It also comes with an AR mode which can recognize your surroundings,. However, you won’t be using it very often.

Camera Samples

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Question: Can the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro shoot 4K videos?

Answer: No, at best you can at best shoot full HD videos.

Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: No, you can’t.

Software

Question: How is the software on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: Samsung has put in some work in the UI/UX of its software part which you can notice from the word go. If you compare it with last year’s J series, you will find it is completely redefined. It takes inspiration from Samsung S8/S8+ Experience UI. Having said that, Samsung has retained India specific features such as S-bike mode, S-power, and even borrowed gimmicky Smart Glow-light from last year’s J2.

Question: Will Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro get Android O update?

Answer: Samsung is yet to make an announcement on that front.

Question: Does Galaxy J7 Pro supports Samsung Pay?

Answer: The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the first J-series smartphone to support a full version of the Samsung Pay. It supports both MST and NFC technology to facilitate payments on POS machines. That’s not all, it also supports UPI (universal payment interface) and multiple wallets if you wish to make payments online.

Miscellaneous

Question: What kind of SIM cards does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro support?

Answer: It supports nano SIMs in both slots.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro support FM radio?

Answer: Yes, FM radio comes built in.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro have IR blaster?

Answer: No, the IR blaster not present in this phone.

Question: Is Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Water resistant?

Answer: Nope.

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Question: How is the call quality on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: Well, so far he hasn’t noticed undesirable issues with calling in this phone.

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro support Reliance Jio SIM cards/ 4G VoLTE? Do both SIM slots support 4G VoLTE?

Answer: The Galaxy J7 Pro supports both VoLTE and ViLTE networks. It is completely compatible with Reliance Jio network.

Question: How is the Battery backup on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: Battery performance of the Galaxy J7 Pro is really impressive. It packs a 3600mAh, which lasted my entire work day even when we pushed it hard. 

Question: Does Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro support fast charging? Is fast charger bundled in the box?

Answer: No, it doesn’t support fast charging. It comes with a regular 0.3A travel charger.

Question: What are the sensors present on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: It includes Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Proximity, Light, Motion, Gravity sensor. 

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Answer: Loudspeaker loudness is average, audio quality is good.

Question: What’s the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Best India Price?

Answer: At present, The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro lowest price in India is Rs. 20,900.  

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Quick Review – Should you buy it?

The initial impression of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has been a really positive one. It drags down Samsung A-series experience to a competitive price point. The phone offers a charming display and has an appealing design that works in its favor. Optics, both on the front and rear, are also compelling for the price. A good enough day-to-day usage performance and Samsung Pay support further make it an alluring option for young buyers. It’s safe to say, this is the best J-series handset we have experienced so far.

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