Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 vs Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Specs, Price Comparison

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 vs Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Specs, Price Comparison


Update: Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 has an official price tag of Php23,990 or $484.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 is the biggest amongst the Galaxy A series. If you are coming from a 5.5-inch device, just like the previous A7, you might notice a slightly different feeling on the device since the size is bumped to 5.7-inch. Looks like the Galaxy A7 2017 is trying to break the barrier between a smartphone and a tablet. What else is new? Let’s have a rundown of its specification.

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What’s new and what’s the difference on the Samsung Galaxy A7 2017

  • IP68 dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Upgraded to Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa octa-core chipset
  • Upgraded to 32GB internal storage from 16GB
  • Upgraded to Mali-T830MP2 GPU
  • Upgraded to 16MP f/1.9 front and rear camera from 13MP f/1.9 and 5MP f/1.9
  • Wi-Fi supports up to ‘ac’ network
  • Bluetooth supports up to 4.2
  • Replaced microUSB to USB Type-C
  • Addition of Barometer sensor
  • Addition of Always-on Display feature
  • 3600mAh battery from 3300mAh
  • Thicker design
SPECS, PH Price Samsung A7 2016 Samsung A7 2017
Display 5.5-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED, 401ppi 5.7-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED, 386ppi
Size 7.3mm thick 7.9mm thick
Design metal frame, 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 metal frame, 3D glass back,IP68 water and dust resistance
Colors Black, White, Gold, Pink Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 615/
Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa octa-core chipset
Processor Octa-core (4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)/
Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
8 x 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics Adreno 405/
Memory 3GB RAM, 16GB internal, microSD card up to 256GB 3GB RAM, 32GB internal, microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera 13MP (F1.9), OIS, autofocus, LED flash, HDR 16MP (F1.9), OIS, autofocus, LED flash, HDR
Multimedia 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front camera 5MP (F1.9), 1080p 16MP (F1.9), 1080p
Connectivity LTE Cat. 6, HSPA, GSM, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC(Samsung Pay), Dual-SIM LTE Cat. 6, HSPA, GSM, WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, NFC(Samsung Pay), Dual-SIM
OS upgradabale up to Android 6.0.16 Marshmallow Android 6.0.16 Marshmallow
Software TouchWiz 3.5 TouchWiz 3.5
Battery 3300mah 3600mah, Fast Charging
Ports microUSB port, 3.55mm headphone jack USB type-c, 3.55mm headphone jack
Official Price Php 22,990 pesos official Samsung PH SRP Php23,990 or $484
Availability date May 2016 in the Philippines January 14, 2017
Where to buy Samsung Stores Samsung Stores, Lazada


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  • IlovePanday Poe

    do they both have sim card slots?

    • Renzo Claros

      Both accept two sim cards.

  • ali

    Samsung A7 2017 have not ois please corect that !!!!