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Samsung Galaxy A7 2018: The Upsides and Downsides

  • Published on: 19th November, 2023
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The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is a mid-range smartphone with a triple camera setup, an almost border-less AMOLED display, artificial intelligence and a fingerprint sensor on the side, inside the power button. Samsung itself calls it “middle class”, but what’s still missing at the top?

The Galaxy A7 (2018) has a 64-bit Octa-Core (2.2 GHz + 1.6 GHz) processor, a Super AMOLED 6.0 inch display in 18.5: 9 ratio with a resolution of 2,220 x 1080 (Full HD +), and 64 GB of memory (can be upgraded to 512 GB) / 4 GB of RAM. The camera is a triple camera with 1x wide-angle: 24 megapixels f / 1.7, 1x “Bokeh” lens with 5 MP, f / 2.2 and 1x Ultra Wide Angle with 8 MP and f / 2.4. The front camera is 24 megapixels, f / 2.0, with a selfie light.

Connectivity includes LTE, WLAN 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB 2.0. The battery is 3,300 mAh and the phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo. Other features include a fingerprint sensor in the power button, face unlocking, and individual AI functions such as scene optimization and image recognition (Bixby Vision). The Galaxy A7 (2018) is also water and dustproof with IP68.

The Galaxy A7 (2018) does not support Android 9.0 (instead of 8.0), the cameras do not work together, the processor is not a Snapdragon 845, the connector is still Micro-USB 2.0, not a USB-C, there is no wireless charging support, the camera system can only record a maximum of 2K video, not 4K, and LTE speed is not yet known.

The Galaxy A7 (2018) is a lighter version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It has a slower processor, a less-valued-looking case, and all in all, even the camera might not shoot as good photos. However, Samsung has added many extras, such as 128GB / 4GB of memory, a fingerprint sensor on the side in the power button, additional face unlocking, a high enough resolution display, water, and dust protection according to IP68 rating. The Galaxy A7 (2018) is a solid mid-range smartphone that is worth considering.