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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 PriceSamsung A7 2016Samsung A7 2017
Display5.5-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED, 401ppi5.7-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED, 386ppi
Size7.3mm thick7.9mm thick
Designmetal frame, 2.5D glass, Corning Gorilla Glass 4metal frame, 3D glass back,IP68 water and dust resistance
ColorsBlack, White, Gold, PinkBlack Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist, Peach Cloud
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 615/
Samsung Exynos 7580 Octa
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa octa-core chipset
ProcessorOcta-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
GraphicsAdreno 405/
Memory3GB RAM, 16GB internal, microSD card up to 256GB3GB RAM, 32GB internal, microSD card up to 256GB
Main Camera13MP (F1.9), OIS, autofocus, LED flash, HDR16MP (F1.9), OIS, autofocus, LED flash, HDR
Front camera5MP (F1.9), 1080p16MP (F1.9), 1080p
ConnectivityLTE Cat. 6, HSPA, GSM, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC(Samsung Pay), Dual-SIMLTE Cat. 6, HSPA, GSM, WiFi ac, Bt 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, NFC(Samsung Pay), Dual-SIM
OSupgradabale up to Android 6.0.16 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.16 Marshmallow
SoftwareTouchWiz 3.5TouchWiz 3.5
Battery3300mah3600mah, Fast Charging
PortsmicroUSB port, 3.55mm headphone jackUSB type-c, 3.55mm headphone jack
Official PricePhp 22,990 pesos official Samsung PH SRPPhp23,990 or $484
Availability dateMay 2016 in the PhilippinesJanuary 14, 2017
Where to buySamsung StoresSamsung Stores, Lazada


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