Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A7 (2017)

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Last updated: September 20th, 2018 at 10:52 UTC+01:00

Samsung launched the Galaxy A7 (2017) in January last year so it has been almost two years since this device was released. This was a significant update for the Galaxy A series at that time. It had a metal frame and 3D glass back. It clearly took inspiration from Samsung’s more premium offerings such as the Galaxy S7.

A lot has changed for Samsung’s Galaxy A series since then. The company has now brought its Infinity Display to mid-range devices. The new Galaxy A7 gets it as well. Users upgrading from its predecessor will be pleasantly surprised.

Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A7 (2017) specs comparison

The new Galaxy A7 has a larger 6-inch FHD+ display as opposed to its predecessor’s 5.7-inch FHD display. It also has a faster processor in addition to more RAM and storage. The camera department is where the new Galaxy A7 also stands tall. Its predecessor has a single 16-megapixel f/1.9 aperture rear camera whereas this device has Samsung’s first triple camera system. It does have a slightly smaller 3,300mAh battery compared to the Galaxy A7 (2017)’s 3,600mAh battery.

The full Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A7 (2017) specs comparison below highlights all of the differences between these devices. You can also find the full spec sheet for the new Galaxy A7 on our devices page. Samsung has confirmed the price of its new handset and will be releasing it in markets across Asia and Europe soon.

Galaxy A7Galaxy A7 (2017)
Display6-inch FHD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity5.7-inch FHD(1920×1080) Super AMOLED
ProcessorExynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core, Mali-G71 GPUExynos 7880 Octa, 1.9GHz octa-core CPU, and Mali-T830MP3 GPU
RAM4/6GB3GB
Rear CameraTriple-camera, 24MP AF (f1.7), Ultra-Wide 120° 8MP (f2.4) and Depth sensor 5MP (f2.2)16-megapixel CMOS, f/1.9, autofocus, OIS, 1080p video recording
Front camera24-megapixel FF, f/2.0 aperture16-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p video recording
Storage64GB/128GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB)32GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 PieAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradable to Android 7.0
Battery3,300 mAh, fast wired charging3,600 mAh, fast wired charging
ConnectivityLTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-CDual-SIM, LTE, FM Radio, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, USB Type-C with OTG
SecurityFingerprint sensor, side-mounted on the frameFingerprint sensor, underneath home button
Other featuresSamsung Pay (NFC), Dolby Atmos, Always On Display, Gear VR supportSamsung Pay (NFC and MST), IP68 dust and water resistance, Always On Display
Dimensions159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm, 168g156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm, 186g
Phone Galaxy A7Galaxy A7 (2017)
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