Buy Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt (Black, 16 GB) Offer Starting At Rs. 9490 at Flipkart. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt (Black, 16 GB) sports an 13.97 cm (5.5 inch) HD Display, 13MP Rear Camera | 5MP Front Camera, 3000 mAh Battery, Exynos Octa-Core 1.6GHz Processor.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is a generic smartphone that does not provide anything special. In terms of pros, we get a good primary camera, build quality and a dedicated microSD card slot. However, we do not get a metal body, fingerprint sensor and Full HD display. Other positives would include a Super AMOLED screen, good loudspeaker and Android 7.0 Nougat OS. We would only recommend the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt if you do not want any fancy features and want a Samsung smartphone at this price point. Although, if you want to check out the competition, then take a look at the Lenovo K6 Power, Honor 6X and Lenovo Z2 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt, a modern budget smartphone, was launched in India back in July 2017. It is one of the latest devices in the 'J7 series' that comes with an elegant design and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat OS. It is being sold via both online and offline retail channels but in comparison to the pricing, the hardware is not very appealing. So let us take a look at the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt review in order to find out whether it is worth the money or you should consider something else from this price segment. Before diving into the review, do check out the specifications of the mobile first.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt runs on TouchWiz UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat OS and is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor and 2GB RAM. The phone boasts of a 5.5-inch HD display and packs in a 3000mAh battery (removable). There is 16GB of internal memory onboard but you can also expand it further up to 256GB. In the camera department, we get a 13 megapixel primary camera along with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. The J7 Nxt has 4G VoLTE connectivity along with Dual SIM support. Other options include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt features a lot of sensors such as accelerometer, ambient light and proximity sensors.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is an updated variant of the Galaxy J7 (2015) edition and it certainly feels more premium than the previous version. However, we still get a polycarbonate body and thus it does not feel as premium as the metal unibody smartphones available in this price segment. The J7 Nxt has an ergonomic design and the build quality is good as well. It will fit nicely in your hands and most of the times you will be able to use it with one hand. The phone is a bit bulky but you can use it for extended hours without feeling any pain. The body is not slippery and the matte finish at the back provides a better grip.
Starting with the front side, there is a 5.5-inch display along with the selfie camera, LED flash, couple of sensors and earpiece on top. The home button is seen below the display along with two backlit capacitive buttons for navigation on both sides and they are backlit. At the bottom, we have the microUSB port, primary microphone and 3.5mm audio jack. On the left, we get the volume rocker while on the right we have the power/lock button. Turning towards the back, we have the primary camera sitting at the top followed by the LED flash on its left and loudspeaker on its right. The Samsung branding is found in the middle. The back cover is removable and it houses the 3000mAh battery along with the SIM card and microSD card slots. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt has an ergonomic design and good build quality but it does not have a metal body and the hardware is also mediocre.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt packs in a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD). It is a good display as it is made up of Super AMOLED technology, which is superior than the generic IPS technology. However, we only get HD resolution while other smartphones in this range come with Full HD resolution but with IPS panels. Thus, it is a tricky situation as you are getting a superior display but the resolution is on the lower side. Leaving the resolution aside, the display is quite sharp and vibrant. The colors look neutral and the viewing angles are good. We get good brightness and contrast levels. Also, the sunlight legibility is quite good and as we get an ambient light sensor, the brightness adjusts automatically depending on the light surroundings and it works very quickly and accurately as well. There is a glass protection on top of the display but Samsung has not mentioned any brand name. It helps in protecting the screen from daily wear and tear but it will not be able to save it from drops.
The Galaxy J7 Nxt's touch is very responsive and we did not face any lag. It is mostly due to the great display quality and smooth UI. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt has a great Super AMOLED display but the resolution is certainly on the lower side.
In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor and 2GB RAM. The chipset is low-end but it able to process day-to-day tasks without any issue. However, we faced some lag and frame drop with heavy apps and games. The multitasking experience was a bit sketchy as it showed stuttering after opening more than three apps simultaneously. You cannot play high-end games on this phone because of its weak GPU but normal 3D games will just run fine. The J7 Nxt comes with 16GB of internal memory, out of which around 8GB of free space will be available after first boot. If you're not satisfied with the internal storage, then you can bump it up to 256GB. Also, the phone also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot and thus you do not have to sacrifice on your second SIM card for storage expansion. We do not get a fingerprint sensor and that is a major con for the device.
Talking about connectivity, the J7 Nxt from the house of Samsung supports Dual SIM but 4G VoLTE works in the first slot while the second slot supports 3G. The 3000mAh battery under its hood is removable but does not support fast charging. However, it will last more than a day with moderate usage.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is a mediocre performer and could have been a lot better.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt features a 13 megapixel primary camera at the back. It is capable of clicking great images, specially in natural daylight conditions. We get a lot of detail and the color saturation is on point. The images look quite sharp and vivid as well. However, the low light performance is mediocre like most other smartphone in this range. The focusing game is on point in terms of accuracy but it is not as fast as others. HDR photography will yield you awesome dynamic range and macro images also have a lot of depth of field. When it comes to the front-facing camera, there is a 5 megapixel shooter and it can click mediocre selfies at best. You can use the beauty mode and other filters to enhance them a bit and make them look better.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt's camera app is very easy and simple to use. We get a lot of modes for shooting including some filters as well but according to us the Auto mode works the best in most of the conditions. The primary camera can shoot Full HD videos and they look above average. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt has a good primary camera and an average selfie camera.
The loudspeaker of the Galaxy J7 Nxt is located beside the primary camera. It does a good job as the volume is loud and the quality was good as well. Also, the audio did not distort even at the highest levels. However, the audio gets muffled when the phone is kept on a flat surface since the speaker is located on the back side. We did not get any native music player from Samsung as it comes with Google Play Music.
Coming to the video watching experience on the J7 Nxt, you can play or stream HD or Full HD videos with ease but watching 4K videos on this phone will not be a pleasant experience. We get a bundled earphone with the device but it is very average. Thus, we would suggest you to invest in a good pair of earphones if you do not own one already. Overall, the audio and video quality of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is surprisingly good.
Out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt runs on TouchWiz UI based on Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Being a budget phone, it may not get updated to Android 8.0 Oreo OS but we would like Samsung to prove us wrong. The user interface is quite smooth and looks polished. It does not show any lag or frame drops during day-to-day usage but while using heavy apps and games, it feels a bit slow. The UI is customizable and you can arrange it according to your preference but we do not get a lot of options like some other custom ROMs. There are a lot of pre-installed apps (bloatware) including a suite of Google and Microsoft apps, which are quite useful but if you do not wish to use them, you can certainly uninstall them. Also, if you do not want to use TouchWiz UI for any reason, just download a third-party theme like Pixel Launcher to get stock Android like feel and modern look.
Overall, the user interface of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is fluid and smooth but we are not sure if it will get an Android 8.0 Oreo update in the future or not.
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