Samsung Galaxy E7 Review, Premium Design for the Masses


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If you’re looking for a decent phablet with dual-SIM support that will go easy on your pockets, Samsung released the Galaxy E7 in February, a capable smartphone designed with affordability in mind that sports the following features: a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 410 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary one, a large 2,950 mAh battery and more. Feeling interested? I’m going to cover all its important offerings in the following review, so keep reading for more details.

Inside the retail box of the Samsung Galaxy E7, we’ll come across an AC adapter, a microUSB cable for making data transfers and re-charging your unit, a pair of headphones with in-ear buds and a small tool for ejecting the SIM card.

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Let’s take a look at it. The Galaxy E7 stands at 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm and tips the scale at 141 grams, which is more than reasonable for a phablet that carries a 5.5-inch screen. Also, it’s pretty thin, being up to today’s standards which dictate that the slimmer, the better. The handset is entirely made from plastic, but doesn’t look cheap or something like that. It seems to be well put together and pretty solid too. The body has rounded corners and is surrounded by what would appear to be an aluminum frame, but, unfortunately, it’s just a wannabe. Nevertheless, it looks nice, even though it’s made from plastic.

On its frontal side, the Galaxy E7 holds a 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 267 ppi. The screen offers some really vibrant colors, infinite contrast and wide viewing angles. As it doesn’t feature an ambient light sensor, you’ll have to adjust the brightness manually and use the Outdoor mode for increasing the brightness when you’re outside. Don’t be set off by that, as the Galaxy E7 has some excellent brightness levels and will provide an outstanding sunlight legibility.

In terms of software, the Galaxy E7 comes loaded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat which has been customized by Samsung with their proprietary UI, TouchWiz. A Lollipop update is in the works and will be available for the handset soon. Anyways, let’s see what’s cooking on the inside for the moment. The lockscreen displays the date, time, a shortcut towards the camera and your significant notifications, which you can access directly from here by tapping and swiping down. Beyond the lockscreen is the homescreen, which supports a maximum number of 7 panes. Also worth noting is that TouchWiz now supports themes, which change your icons, animations and wallpaper.
The notification area gathers all your notifications along with a row of quick toggles, a SIM selector if you have two SIMS inside and a brightness slider.
The handset offers support for Multi Window, which enables you to have two applications (if supported) opened in split screen mode. Also useful is the One handed operation feature, which allows you to reduce the screen size, place a row of on-screen keys that replace the hardware ones or to shrink the keyboard and position it where is more convenient.

At the hardware department, we’ll come across a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, having a 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 306 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 64 GB. The handset is a good performer and won’t be bothering you with any lag or freezes if you’re going to rely on it for daily tasks; if you’re a power user and enjoy playing 3D games, you should know that this fella isn’t what you’re looking for.

Inside its connectivity bag, the Galaxy E7 holds support for quad-band GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and multi-band 4G, LTE Cat. 4, Wi-Fi b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC and microUSB 2.0 with DLNA and USB On-the-go.

When it comes to photography, the Galaxy E7 does a great job. It holds on board a 13 MP snapper with autofocus which captures stills with a maximum resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels and is assisted by a single-LED flash in low light conditions. The camera application reveals support for manual settings for adjusting the exposure value, white balance, ISO, metering modes, HDR, Panorama and more. The camera does a great job and will impress you with some beautiful pictures that show vibrant and accurate colors and plenty of details.
The video camera is also a good performer and delivers some pleasant 1080p videos @30 fps.
Also on board is a 5 MP front facing camera for enabling you to take some nice selfies (including Wide selfies) or just make video calls.

Some other apps that might be of interest for you are the Android browser and Google Chrome, both of them offering a pleasant browsing experience, an FM Radio with RDS support, a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Maps for navigation, a Voice recorder and more.

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The Samsung Galaxy E7 is powered by a 2,950 mAh non-replaceable battery and will endure around three days under a moderate usage.


One Response to “Samsung Galaxy E7 Review, Premium Design for the Masses”

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