The most wallet-friendly Galaxy J7 yet

Following this year’s release of a nightlife-centric smartphone, Samsung Philippines has launched the Galaxy J7 Core (called J7 Nxt/J7 Neo in other parts of the Earth). Considering that this is the lowest-spec’d J7 in the family, it goes for a very wallet-friendly PhP 9990.

How does it differ from J7 Pro?

While I have mentioned that this is the last finisher, it does not come short with what it offers. An HD display, the same 8-core CPU and T830MP2 GPU of the J7 Pro, 2GBs of RAM, and the list goes on.

Feature-wise, it also packs whatever the J7 Pro has. But what it lacks is the low-light performance of the J7 Pro’s f/1.7 rear camera. Instead, it has the same-sized sensor, but with a f/1.9 minimum. The front camera is also downsized to 5MPx f/2.2, but with an LED flash.

Looking at it on the outside, it’s far from the J7 Pro which I have gotten used to, and the J7 Core definitely feels different to hold. Donning a mostly-plastic case, it’s less impressive than its big brother but still feels solid in the hand. The corners may be off-putting for those with smaller hands due to its more angular design.


Samsung Galaxy J7 Core Specs, Philippine Price, Release Date

SPECSSamsung Galaxy J7 Core
5.5-inch Super AMOLED Display, ~267ppi
Size152.4 x 78.6 x 7.6mm, 170g
DesignPlastic body, metal frame
ColorsBlack, Gold
ChipsetExynos 7870
Processor8 x 1.6Ghz Cortex-A53
Memory2GB RAM, 16GB internal, <256GB microSD
Main Camera13MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera5MP, f/2.2, 23m, LED flash
WiFi n, Bt 4.1, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 7.0
SoftwareSamsung Experience
BatteryRemovable 3000mAh Li-ion battery
PortsmicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
Official PricePhP 9,990
Availability dateSeptember 2017
Where to buySamsung Stores and authorized retailers

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