Samsung launched their Galaxy A7 device in a handful of regions internationally, Malaysia being one of those regions as early as February of 2015, and while Samsung hasn’t launched the Galaxy A7 in North America, the phone has made its way to the states through online merchants and resellers. The Galaxy A7 is easily recognizable as an early attempt by Samsung to bring a more quality build feel to their devices with the use of premium materials like the metal frame, and anyone that had been interested in picking one up can now grab hold of the device through Amazon.
The Galaxy A7 sports an Exynos 5 octa-core processor so it should be able to handle most anything users can throw at it. Aside from using higher quality materials, it’s also exceptionally thin measuring at 6.5mm, which is surprisingly thinner than Samsung’s 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S6, which measure in at 6.8mm. The screen size for the Galaxy A7 is at a reasonable 5.5-inches with Full HD resolution, much better than what some would consider the sub-standard 720p found on the Galaxy Alpha which is perhaps an earlier iteration of the Galaxy A series that also comes with a metal frame, yet was also more expensive.
The Galaxy A7 can be considered the high-end model device out of the Galaxy A lineup, which also includes the Galaxy A3 and the Galaxy A5. While not as good as the camera on the Galaxy S6 or even the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy A7 comes with a respectable 13MP rear-facing camera for main images with front camera at 5MP quality for selfies and video chat. It also carries 2GB of RAM which is more than enough for some users, and storage comes in at a more modest 16GB but it does have expandable storage options thanks to the microSD card slot. Battery wise the Galaxy A7 carries a battery with a 2600mAh capacity, and as of May 19th, Samsung began preparing the Lollipop update for the device as well as its two sibling models, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5. You can grab these on Amazon right now for around $442 which isn’t bad considering the specs and design.