The Galaxy A7 is the newest entry in the A-list of Galaxy phones... aka the Galaxy A series. The phone, like other devices in the series, combines mid-range specifications with a design and build that's claimed to be quite a bit better than other devices from the maker that don't belong to the Galaxy A series. Naturally, these Galaxy A series phones are more expensive as well, when compared to similarly spec'd phones from not only other makers, but Samsung itself. However, it appears as though the trade off is worth making.
Samsung listed the Galaxy A7 to have an HD resolution (1280 x 720p) through its 5-inch display, but it turns out the device actually comes with a higher-res display, with a 1920 x 1080p full HD aka FHD resolution. After days of announcing the device, Samsung has rectified its mistake to reflect the actual specification of the display.
The panel is actually a Super AMOLED 1920 x 1080p 5-inch unit, with a pixel density of 441ppi. Being a maker as popular as Samsung means that even small mistakes like this one are magnified by the tech-savvy, and Samsung would hope for things to cool down with the rectifications. Besides having a 5-inch Full HD display, the Galaxy A7 also has a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM to make for the processing department. It's fitted with a 13 mega-pixel auto focus camera on the rear, while the front of the Galaxy A7 sports a 5 megapixel 'selfie' camera. The phone is only powered by Android v4.4 KitKat as of now, but an update to Android v5.0 Lollipop has been promised by Samsung, but there's no timeline as to when it'll be out. Last but not the least, the phone comes with a 2600mAh battery that powers all of the previously mentioned specifications on the device.
Plastic variants to both previous versions of Galaxy A phones -- the A3 and A5 -- have been announced, and it'll be interesting to see if Samsung does the same for the Galaxy A7 as well.