Samsung is one of the best-selling Smartphone makers thanks to their vast array of devices catering to all price ranges. From premium flagship models to entry-level feature phones, Samsung has got something for everyone. The C Series is one of Samsung’s popular series of Smartphones aimed at budget users who love large screen devices.
With an octa-core processor, 6GB Ram, slim, sleek design with a metal body, 16 MP front, and rear-facing cameras, the Galaxy C7 Pro delivers a powerful punch. Let’s take a closer look at the key features and specifications of this device.
What to Expect?
• Build, Design and Display
The C7 Pro has a solid metal exterior and features a 2.5D curved glass display on the front. The metal unibody design makes the device look classy and elegant, giving it a premium finish and feel. The phone has thin bezels and a slim curved body that is just 0.7 mm, making the design highly ergonomic and sleek.
You can find the power button and the sim card tray on the right side, while the volume rocker is on the left. The speakers are on the bottom of the device. The home button also doubles up as the fingerprint sensor.
The C7 Pro sports a wide 5.7” AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p. Excellent contrast, high brightness levels, sunlight legibility, vivid colours and true blacks are some of the pros of the display.
• Hardware and Performance
The Snapdragon 626 Processor with a speed of 2.2 GHz powers the C7 Pro. It comes with 4GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. The internal memory capacity is 64 GB, which can be further expanded using a microSD card. The battery is 3300 mAh and charges via the new USB Type-C Connector.
The C7 Pro excels in the day to day usage like text messaging, checking social media feeds and internet browsing without any noticeable delays. On the other hand, the processor struggles a bit when running graphics intense games like Combat 5. However, the 4GB RAM handles multi-tasking with aplomb and you can switch between apps seamlessly.
• Software, UI, and Apps
The Galaxy C7 Pro runs on Samsung’s proprietary UI, the TouchWiz which sits on top of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow framework. The TouchWiz has come a long way, since its launch and today it’s no longer slow and clunky. While it’s faster and lighter when compared to earlier versions, it still is bundled with a bit of bloatware.
It comes with Google Chrome, Samsung’s own browser, two music apps and two photo apps preinstalled. However, if you don’t want any of these apps, you can disable them. Additionally, you can use several inbuilt gestures to launch apps or perform tasks like calling or muting an incoming call.
The TouchWiz has several other handy features like multi-window mode, one-handed mode, floating mode and secure folder that holds specific apps, and media.
• Camera Performance
The C7 Pro has a 16 MP camera with an aperture of f/1.9 on both the front and rear. The rear camera has a dual LED flash and produces sharp images with natural colours. The camera performs well in regular lighting conditions. However, the camera struggles in low light, and the pictures have a bit of noise.
However, the front-facing camera performs exceptionally well, even in low-lighting conditions. Selfies you click using it are full of colour, crisp, vivid and capture all the details. You can record videos in 1080p.
• Battery Life
The Galaxy C7 Pro flaunts a 3300 mAh battery which efficiently manages a whole day of operation without running out of charge. Additionally, it supports adaptive fast charging mode, which reduces the time you have to plug in the device to the wall socket. You can get 100% charge within one hour and thirty minutes using the power adapter that comes along with the device.
Technical Specifications in a Nutshell
•Processor – 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 626
•RAM – 4 GB
•Internal Memory – 64 GB
•Display Size – 5.7”
•Resolution – 1080 x 1920 pixels
•OS – Android 6.0 Marshmallow
•Front Camera – 16 MP
•Selfie Camera – 16 MP
•Battery – 3300 mAh
Positives and Negatives of the Phone
Pros: The Good
•The large display is vivid and makes media viewing an immersive experience.
•The battery life lasts for a full day without the need to charge in the middle of your workday.
•Premium build, sleek finish, uni-metal body all add to the overall aesthetics of the device.
•The octa-core processor handles multi-tasking and gaming with ease.
•You can extend the memory up to 256 GB to store all your photos and media.
Cons: The Bad
•Doesn’t support Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest version of the OS.
•Lack of Optical Image Stabilisation is a downer when it comes to the camera.
•The absence of 4K and slow-motion video recording capabilities.
•Absence of Corning Gorilla Glass for the screen makes you turn to third-party screen protectors.
•Bloatware cannot be uninstalled, can only be disabled.