Samsung has made one thing of a shift in its design ethos with its Alpha and A range of smartphones. Instead of the plastic chassis of the Galaxy S5, an all-metal unibody design have been used. This design is a significant hint at what to anticipate when the Samsung Galaxy S6 eventually arrives.
The A range is sleeker and an entire lot more stylish than the S5 – and fits phablets too, because the Samsung Galaxy A7 proves.
For some unknown reason, the Galaxy A7 was not shown off at CES 2015.
It’ll come as no surprise the Samsung Galaxy A7 offers most of the similar specs as the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5, albeit in a bigger frame. But it surely does improve somewhat on both display screen quality and chipset power.
The A7’s display screen measures 5.5 inches, simply shy of the Galaxy Note 4‘s 5.7 inches. In contrast the Samsung Galaxy A5’s display screen measures 5 inches & the Galaxy A3’s 4.5 inches. It is not hard to identify the pattern here.
There is a massive reason the Samsung Galaxy A7 has a 5.5 inch display screen, and that’s the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. This has definitely been launched to rival Apple’s larger handset &, hopefully, take a slice of the market share that Apple is presently getting.
Not like the Galaxy Alpha, a phone which sparked off Samsung’s new all-metal look however came with no expandable memory, you’ll be pleased to know that the Samsung Galaxy A7 has a microSD card slot. That is situated on the right side of the device, subsequent to the SIM card slot. Each of these may be opened with a special pin.
Samsung has made sure that its A range of smartphones are the skinniest yet – the chassis measures a mere 6.3mm. It is slim, which implies it sits nicely within the hand – despite the massive display screen size – and it’s Samsung’s thinnest handset to date.
The European Forum was ablaze with light once I tried out the A7 but it nonetheless managed to look bright, with colors both crisp and vivid. The 401ppi pixel density made sure that I was impressed with the look of the display screen.
Additionally inside is 2GB of memory and a slightly paltry 16GB of internal storage. Fortunately this can also be expanded by 64GB, courtesy of the microSD slot.
Within the hand, the telephone feels completely premium. The metallic does not extend to the back of the device, although, but I’ve a feeling that that is something that Samsung is holding back for the Galaxy S6.
Camera-wise, Samsung has decided that 13MP must be the norm for this series however that is not one thing you may argue with. It means there is plenty of MP energy to ensure the shots you tackle the A7 match that of a compact camera.
Granted it is not the 20.7MP sensor that’s discovered in the Sony Xperia Z3, however you will not have too much to complain about right here.
If you’re into the dreaded selfie, then this may also come out clear and crisp as there’s a 5MP sensor on the front of the Galaxy A7. To help you along with your picture-taking narcissism, there’s 2 selfie-infused features on board: ultra broad shot and auto selfie.
Different camera capabilities include, touch to focus, face detection and geo tagging. The back camera is one factor that let’s the design of the phone down – it does protrude, very like the camera on the Galaxy S5 but it’s flanked by the LED flash and the speaker grill.
The A7 is a great-looking device however, if it has the chipset power to help elevate it above its mid-range leanings.
If you do not fancy as an S Pen, however, and want a big-screen phone then the A7 does fit this category.
While it does not match Samsung’s present flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5, on specs – except for a better front-facing camera – this design will no doubt keep on in the Galaxy S6. And that’s definitely one thing to get excited about.