Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with an effective resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 401ppi pixel density. The display has an IPS LCD panel which may not be amazing on paper, but the display seems better in day-to-day usage. The screen is very reflective and you may need to change your orientation when outside, to eliminate the direct reflection from the sun or any other direct source of light.
The LCD IPS display provides decent viewing angles despite seeming a bit dim regarding brightness when viewed from sides. But overall, I had a good time while reading, web browsing, gaming or watching videos on display. The colours, contrast and vibrancy of the screen was fairly decent at all times.
Samsung has added an “Outdoor” option in brightness settings to improve the visibility of the content on screen when outside. Once you switch the option on, it cranks the brightness of the screen to a level higher than the one offered by Maximum brightness offered under “Display” settings. Samsung gives you the option to change the Font style and size system-wide under “Display Settings” along with a “Themes” section to change the default theme of the smartphone.
The Galaxy J7 Prime comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based TouchWiz Skin out of the box. Samsung has not changed much in the software department when compared to other smartphones in its kitty. But one thing to note is that I received two updates from Samsung during my review which is impressive for a mid-range device.
TouchWiz does not provide a stock Android experience, but it brings a balanced doze of Android and Samsung goodness. The device is preloaded with S Health, S Planner, S Secure, Samsung Notes My Galaxy and Galaxy Apps. Also, Galaxy J7 Prime comes with Microsoft Apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype and Opera Max out of the box.
The company has kept interesting addons like Easy Mode and FM Radio with recording, along with the integration of Flipboard to make sure that users get features that are increasingly ignored by Smartphone companies all over the world.
The software did not stand out, but also did not contribute to sluggishness or lag. Even though the entire package is a bit dated now and may seem to lack consistency, it still gets the work done.
Smart Manager and Galaxy Apps are two things that you will not find in any other smartphone with Galaxy Apps being a homegrown app store that Samsung is trying to push to users since many years. Smart Manager, on the other hand lets you do tasks such as cleaning trash, optimising RAM, checking battery life and so on.
Publish date: November 3, 2016 8:58 am| Modified date: November 3, 2016 11:23 am
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