Samsung Galaxy A7 VS A7 (2016) Specs Comparison; What’s new and changed?

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Samsung is planning to step up their game and upgrade some of their Samsung A-series devices, one of which is the Galaxy A7. In regards to that, we figured to compare the new 2016 version of the Galaxy A7 to its older 2015 version and find out what are the major changes that have gone through with this device. Now, let’s begin the specs comparison, shall we?

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) specs, PH price, features

Display 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 401ppi 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 401ppi
Size 6.3mm thickness, 141g weight 7.3mm thickness, 172g weight
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Color variants Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold Pearl White, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold
Chip Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 – A700FD
Exynos 5 Octa 5430 – A700F
Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 – A700FD
Exynos 5 Octa 5430 – A700F
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor – A700FD
Quad-core 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz & quad-core 1.3 Cortex-A7 GHz processor- A700F
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor – A700FD
Quad-core 1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz & quad-core 1.3 Cortex-A7 GHz processor- A700F
Graphics Adreno 405 GPU – A700FD
Mali-T628 MP6 GPU – A700F
Adreno 405 GPU – A700FD
Mali-T628 MP6 GPU – A700F
Memory 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 64GB 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card up to 64GB
Main camera 13MP rear shooter, autofocus, LED flash 13MP rear shooter, f/1.9, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
Multimedia 1080p video recorder 1080p video recorder
Front facing camera 5MP selfie shooter, 1080p video recorder 5MP selfie shooter, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p video recorder
Connectivity LTE, WiFi n, BT 4.0, GPS GLONASS, FM Radio with RDS; recording LTE cat. 6, Dual-SIM, WiFi n, BT 4.0, GPS GLONASS, FM Radio with RDS; recording, fingerprint sensor
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradable to v5.0.2 (Lollipop) Android 5.1 Lollipop
Software features Ok google, Android TV Ok google, Android TV
Battery capacity Non-removable 2600mAh battery 3,300mAh battery
Ports and charging microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
Release date January, 2015 December,2015
Official price Php 24,990 in lazada Ph New price is indeterminate
Where to buy Any Samsung store and online stores nationwide Any Samsung store and online stores nationwide

Noticeable changes on the A7

  • Size has increased
  • RAM size gets a 1GB boost
  •  LTE cat 6 support (boost speed to 300Mbps, doubled compared to the older A7)
  • Starts off with an Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • f/1.9 aperture for rear and selfie shooter
  • OIS feature is added on rear shooter
  • Dual-SIM feature is added
  • Now supports fast charging
  • Metal and glass construction
  • Increased battery capacity
  • Added fingerprint sensor capability

These changes look very promising indeed, the added fingerprint scanner feature is something that the A7 really needed (better late than never). The boost in camera shooting is surely something that A-series patrons can truly appreciate.

See also: New 2016 Versions of Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7, To be Launched in China on December

What do you think of these changes on the A7? Share us your thoughts on the comments section. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new 2016 A7.

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