Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro
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With this phone, it is totally up to you. If you are a huge Samsung fan and are looking for a solid phone in the midrange segment, then by all means, go for the C7 pro. It is a great device that ticks many checkboxes for most users out here.
It satisfies power users as well, with the 4 GB RAM and Snapdragon 626 SoC dishing out multitasking performance that is not much short of competition like the OnePlus 3T.
If you aren’t too keen on getting a Samsung, however, then you might have a look at other devices by Xiaomi or Vivo. This phone is by no means a bad device, but there might be better out there if you are not restricted towards buying a Samsung.
The Samsung Galaxy C7 pro offers more than decent specifications on paper at around INR 20000. A bare metal unibody design, a 5.7 inch full HD screen and a 16 MP rear shooter round up some of the basic features of the device. Even though it ships with Android Marshmallow out of the box, it is now upgradeable to Android Oreo 8.
The phone sports a very Samsung-like feel, with the design and software feeling just like you would expect a Samsung phone to have. The super AMOLED display is another feature that you would expect the phone to have, and it does deliver.
The company has taken a different design route for the C7 pro as compared to the Galaxy A series. A full metal unibody and 2.5D glass covering the display usher in a new design era for Samsung, it seems. The phone, by the front looks, seems like a typical Samsung device, with the hardware home button housing the fingerprint sensor.
The left edge houses the volume buttons, and the right edge contains the power button and the SIM tray. The phone is quite slim at just 7mm and is quite lightweight.
The 5.7-inch full HD super AMOLED display has become a trademark for midrange Samsung devices. The same display finds its way onto this phone and delivers far better performance than one would expect. Vivid and bright colours that seem to pop off the display, along with solid viewing angles and above average brightness levels make the display one of the standout features of the phone. The pixel density stands at 386 pixels per inch, and the screen to body ratio is about 74.1%.
For ultra power users, the OnePlus 3T is still a better option when it comes to performance. But for regular users who want to multitask on their phones, and consume multimedia, the Galaxy C7 pro does an admirable job. The Snapdragon 626 SoC coupled with the 4 GB of RAM makes the phone quite snappy to use under daily usage conditions. The processor is also tweaked to extract maximum battery life from the device, which is always a bonus.
The phone only slows down under heavy usage, such as playing very graphic intensive games like Modern Combat or Asphalt on high settings. Their TouchWiz UI is also very well optimized and feels really responsive.
A 16 MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera adorns the Galaxy C7 pro. This camera setup has become somewhat of a norm with Samsung’s midrange phones, and we do not blame them. With features such as dual tone dual LED flash, panorama and HDR modes, the camera does a pretty good job of capturing what’s in front of it. Images are sharp and colours are vibrant under standard lighting conditions, but the performance as expected dips under low light. Competition fares better than the C7 pro in this regard.
The front camera is also of 16 MP and offers much better performance than one would expect. Vibrant image colours, sharp images and more than decent low light performance are the standout features of the camera.
A 3300 mAh non-removable battery powers the Galaxy C7 pro, and is enough to extract a full day’s battery life out of the handset. Pushing it beyond a day might not be possible, however, but with fast charging support, it is ensured that you are ready to go for the day’s usage within less than two hours. The screen on time ranges between 4 and 5 hours for heavy users, regular users might be able to extract a bit more juice from the battery.
The Samsung Galaxy C7 pro is a great device for the midrange segment. It has something to satisfy both regular and power users. The hardware specifications are great, the 4 GB of RAM makes multitasking a breeze, and the cameras deliver more than decent performance. The display is one of the highlights of the phone, but can it make the phone a deal worth getting?
If you want nothing else but Samsung, then by all means, the C7 Pro is the midrange device to go for. But if you are not restricted to the Korean giant, then it might make more sense to check out other options for a similar price range or lesser.