Specs comparison: Galaxy A7 vs Galaxy A7 (2017)

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Last updated: September 20th, 2018 at 10:52 UTC+02:00

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 A7 Galaxy A7 (2017)
Display 6-inch FHD+ (2220×1080) Super AMOLED Infinity 5.7-inch FHD(1920×1080) Super AMOLED
Processor Exynos 7885 Octa, 2.2GHz dual-core + 1.6GHz hexa-core, Mali-G71 GPU Exynos 7880 Octa, 1.9GHz octa-core CPU, and Mali-T830MP3 GPU
RAM 4/6GB 3GB
Rear Camera Triple-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 camera 24-megapixel FF, f/2.0 aperture 16-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture, 1080p video recording
Storage 64GB/128GB internal, microSD slot (up to 512GB) 32GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
Software Android 8.0 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradable to Android 7.0
Battery 3,300 mAh, fast wired charging 3,600 mAh, fast wired charging
Connectivity LTE, FM Radio, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C Dual-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
Security Fingerprint sensor, side-mounted on the frame Fingerprint sensor, underneath home button
Other features Samsung Pay (NFC), Dolby Atmos, Always On Display, Gear VR support Samsung Pay (NFC and MST), IP68 dust and water resistance, Always On Display
Dimensions 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm, 168g 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9mm, 186g
Phone Galaxy A7Galaxy A7 (2017)
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