Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016): Since the beginning of its passage as the mobile phone maker to becoming one of the biggest and most influential technological giants in the field of making the widgets and gadgets, Samsung has never failed to disappoint us with its innovations and devices. Samsung has always managed to keep us abreast with the smartest of smart phones by bringing out constant updates and by making newer and better smart phones.

One such smart phone from the house of Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy A7, which was initially launched in the December of 2016 and its modified and updated version, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017 model) which was launched just a few days back.

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Compare Specs Price

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Design

We are going to talk about these two smart phone released by Samsung and compare them regarding their features, display, camera and much more to tell you about the changes Samsung has made to it and all the traits which have been made better in the newer model, Galaxy A7 (2017). So, without wasting any more time let us begin with our comparison of these two very unusual and splendid smart phones from Samsung


Regarding the basic and key specifications, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)  has a bigger display size of 5.7 inches when compared to Samsung Galaxy A7(2016) with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 386 pixels per inch. Both support super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 16 million colors. In addition, they both come with Corning Gorilla glass A4 protection. Also, they Galaxy A7 (2017) has a base storage of 32 GB while Galaxy A7 (2017) has 16 GB.

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About the design details of these two models, the Galaxy A7 2016 model has a dimension of 151.1 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm, while the Galaxy A7 2017 model bears a dimension of 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm. Regarding weight, the Galaxy A7 2017 model weight is yet to be known while the weight of the Galaxy A7 2016 model is about 172 grams.


Galaxy A7 2017 model supports Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) while its predecessor supports Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) . About the chipset details, then, the Galaxy A7 2017 model has a Exynos 7880 Octa, while the Galaxy A7 2016 model has a chipset Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 with Exynos 7580 Octa.

The processor of the A7 2017 model is a powerful octa-core 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. With A700FD octa-core 4×1.8 Cortex-A15 GHz and 4×1.3 Cortex-A7 GHz A700F. Talking about the 2016 model, it has an octa-core 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53. With octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53.  About the GPU specifications, while the A7 2017 model has Adreno 405 with A700FD and mail T626 MP6 A700F. While in the A7 2016 model has Adreno 405 with mail T720MP2.


The camera of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is more powerful than 2016 model. A7 2017 has a primary camera of 16 megapixels with a complete video recording, auto-focus and LED flash while 2016 model has 13 MP camera. Best part is the secondary camera in A7 2017 model which has 16 MP. There is no difference to the lens, while the 2017 and 2016 models have f/2.0; Other features include geo-tagging, panorama, touch focus, face detection and HDR. About the front camera, both have a secondary camera of 5 megapixels which is impressive.


The good quality of both of these smart phones is top notch with features like the loudspeaker, WAV ringtones, MP3 and MP4. There is also a 3.5 mm jack availability with active noise cancellation and a dedicated mike.


While the Galaxy A7 2017 has a non-removable lithium-ion battery with a power consumption of 3600 mAh with a battery backup of 17 hours, the Galaxy A7 2016 model has a non-removable Li-ion battery with a power consumption of 3300 mAh and power back up of 17 hours.

 Other features

The other basic and low-key features of Samsung A7 Galaxy include accelerometer, proximity, and compass. With A7 2016 model having an extra smart feature, the fingerprint sensor. For messaging, both of these smartphones possess thread view SMS, MMS, E-mail, push mail and instant messaging.

Comparison of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) Specifications

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy A7 (2017)Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
Dimensions156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm151.5 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm
Weight– grams172 grams
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
 ProcessorOcta-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53Octa-core (4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
ChipsetExynos 7880 OctaQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
Exynos 7580 Octa
 Display5.7 Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density386 ppi401 ppi
Camera16 MP, f/1.9, 27mm, autofocus, LED flash13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera16 MP, f/1.9, 1080p5 MP, f/1.9, 24mm, 1080p
Memory32 GB, 3 GB RAM16 GB, 3 GB RAM



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