Samsung Galaxy J7 Philippines Price is Php 12,990 : Full Specs, Antutu Benchmark Score, Key Features

With display measuring 5.5 inches across and donning an official suggested retail price of Php 12,990, Samsung Galaxy J7 is the biggest and most expensive member of the Korean Giant's J-Series smartphones that specifically target budget-conscious consumers.

Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy J7 Philippines

And just like the slightly smaller Samsung Galaxy J5, the J7 phablet is also made for users who love to take selfies as its front camera also has Soft LED flash letting you take self-photos even in low to zero lighting conditions.

Samsung Galaxy J7

But what I particularly like about this release is that it allows Pinoys to experience good handset ergonomics, decent internal hardware, and features that are previously reserved only for flagship level releases by Samsung on a smartphone with a fairly pocket-friendly price.

Samsung Galaxy J7
I would like to give credit to AllAboutTechnologies for all images in this post.

Samsung Galaxy J7

As you can see in these photos, Samsung Galaxy J7's design language is largely similar to one of Samsung's best selling phone models ever, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from 2012;

Samsung Galaxy J7

You get the same 'pebble' inspired rounded look and chrome-plated accents as well as the camera module that slightly protrudes on the upper portion of the back plate. You may say the look is kinda dated but frankly, it still works.

Samsung Galaxy J7

The face of the device, nonetheless, bears a resemblance with more recent Samsung phones like the Galaxy S5 and Note3. The capacitive multitasking key and oblong home button underneath the massive 5.5-inch HD SuperAMOLED panel - which is a real treat to get on a Galaxy model in this price point, mind you - as well as the slim side bezels will instantly tell you that the J7 is a recent release.

Samsung Galaxy J7

To be completely fair, Samsung Galaxy J7's technical specifications are very good for a sub-Php 13,000 handset by a multinational company. This is actually very refreshing and given the rise of Chinese handset makers and local players, I hope that Samsung as well as all other international brands would come up with more phones like this.

Samsung Galaxy J7

Apart from its large display and 5MP front facing shooter with flash, some of SGJ7's key specs include the 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with f/1.9 aperture for enhanced low light performance, LTE connectivity support, and Dual SIM Dual Standby capability. The phone's removable 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery pack could be bigger given the screen size but considering all else that the handset offers at this price point, it's not something that I can't forgive.

Samsung Galaxy J7, Samsung Galaxy J5 vs J7, Samsung Galaxy J7 Antutu Benchmark Score
Samsung Galaxy J7 gets an Antutu Benchmark Score in the range of 38,000 to 39,000, which reflects its great gaming performance. This photo is courtesy of RickoDeBest.

At its heart, the Samsung Galaxy J7 model that we have here in the Philippines runs its TouchWiz-flavored Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with 64-Bit Octa Core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A53 and Mali-T720MP2 GPU based Exynos 7580 chipset (in lieu of Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 inside the Chinese SGJ7 model), has 1.5GB of RAM for multitasking, and comes with 16GB of expandable storage. Again, this set is not bad for midrange Galaxy.

Samsung Galaxy J7

Now available nationwide at all Samsung Concept Stores and authorized retail partners, Samsung Galaxy J7 - I think - is certainly one model you need to check out if you're a budget-conscious consumer who's looking for a phablet by an international company that gives you great value than the amount of money that you spend on it.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy J7
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions152.2 x 78.7 x 7.5 mm
Weight 171 grams
Available Colors White, Black, Gold
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
Display 5.5 inches (~69.6% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 3 (TBC)
Processor 64-Bit Octa Core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A53, Mali-T720MP2 GPU, Exynos 7580 Chipset
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 128 GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, 4208 x 3120 pixels, f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 5 MegaPixels, soft LED flash
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, Full HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2, 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G bands LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2300
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Removable 3,000 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features TouchWiz, Front Flash, Samsung Apps
Announcement July 29, 2015
Availability July 29, 2015
Price Official: Php 12,990

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