When you’re strapped for cash and can’t buy a Galaxy A7, consider a cheaper alternative instead: the Samsung Galaxy E7.
The Samsung Galaxy E7, which made its first appearance in India last month, is a mid-range smartphone that’s clad in a polycarbonate body (instead of the aluminum unibody of the A Series). It sports a 5.5-inch screen with Super AMOLED display technology and HD resolution. Running Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, this smartphone is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, Adreno 306 graphics, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy E7 Specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat (TouchWiz UI)
- 5.5-inch Super AMOLED (720×1280 HD), ~267ppi
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor
- Adreno 306 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Optional dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3mm
- Weight: 141g
- Li-Ion 2950mAh battery
A 13-megapixel camera resides at the back of the Samsung Galaxy E7, while a 5-megapixel shooter is available up front. The E7 comes with an optional dual SIM configuration. Whereas it has a 4G-capable model in China, it looks like the Galaxy E7 will only have 3G connectivity here in the Philippines.
The Samsung Galaxy E7, along with its smaller sibling Galaxy E5, is scheduled to release in the Philippines later this month. The E7 and E5 will have a local price of Php15,990 and Php13,990, respectively.