Battery: 8/10

The Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a 3300mAh battery and the battery life is probably the strong point of the device. During my extensive testing, the smartphone performed admirably well. The battery lasted a little over 6 hours during my typical day which consists of always being connected to the internet through Wi-Fi, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp throughout the day in addition to 40-50 minutes of music, 35-40 minutes of gaming and installing and testing new apps.

Samsung J7 Prime Battery

J7 prime lasted 9 hours and 59 minutes in PCMark ‘Work battery life 1.0’ which is an intensive test. Things like the introduction of Power saving mode and Ultra power saving mode further extend the battery life.

Samsung J7 Prime

The smartphone also offers to reserve battery for calls, and you can set the conservation mode to kick in once the battery drops to a certain percentage. Even though the performance drops once the Power saving mode is activated, still the fact remains that I would much rather use my smartphone in a reduced performance state rather than a dead smartphone.

Samsung J7 Prime

However, two major things missing in the offering are the USB Type-C port and fast charging. It is almost criminal for people to wait for two hours to wait for their smartphone to be charged from 0 percent to 100 percent, in 2016.

Verdict and Price in India

Samsung J7 Prime is a good smartphone. But despite the decent attempt, there is no way that I would suggest this smartphone to anyone, for its Rs 18,790 price tag. I would never pay this much money for a smartphone that is uninspiring in design and does not have key essentials like good camera and fast charging.

Samsung J7 Prime

There are much better offerings in this price category in terms of raw performance, camera quality and design. The Exynos 7870 offers performance numbers in the same range as a Snapdragon 650 / 652 or thereabouts. But now, you get Snapdragon 820 sporting smartphones in the Rs 20k price range. As an alternative to the Galaxy J7 Prime, you could at the Lenovo Z2 Plus which comes for Rs 19,999. If you can extend your budget, you can get the Xiaomi Mi 5 as well. If you are keen on the Galaxy J7 Prime, then I would suggest waiting till it gets a price drop closer to the Rs 15,000 range.

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