Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (SM-A750) review

The 2018 A-Series continues to leapfrog. Samsung has released a whole range of different models, these are A6 / A6 + / A7 / A8 / A8 +, which makes the offer saturated in the segment from 20 to 30 thousand rubles. It is sometimes difficult to figure out which model and what it can do, since ideologically they are not consistent in a single style, each model offers its own ideas. And if the even-numbered devices in 2018 are not very successful, their prices changed quickly, then everything is not so simple with the odd-numbered models, moreover, the A7 2018 can become a bestseller, there are all the prerequisites for this. This is the first device from Samsung, which has three main cameras, a good front camera. These parameters indicate that the device was created to compete with the Honor line, as well as with Chinese devices, which emphasize selfies, for example, devices from OPPO / Vivo.

If you put yourself in the place of a person who came to the store, then the A7 2018 will suit someone who is looking for a balanced device in the middle segment, made in the design that is characteristic of the best devices in this price class. At the same time, you need to understand that a person takes pictures and is looking for, if not special opportunities, then something unusual. First of all, the A7 2018 is aimed at young people, and this is an interesting device in terms of price / quality ratio. The second large group of buyers are those who are looking for a model of the middle segment from a major brand. Before us is actually the iPhone XR at a cost of two and a half times less, and this makes this device interesting in every sense. In my opinion, it is the A7 2018 in the A-series that will be the best-selling one and will remain relevant for a long time. Let's take a closer look at this device.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this model is very similar to the Honor line: bright colors, glass on the front and back panels, aluminum frame. In Russia, the device is available in three colors - black, blue and pink.

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The front panel is black in all cases, while the glass is 2.5D, there is a slight bevel, which vaguely resembles the company's flagships. An unusual detail was that the fingerprint sensor was placed on the right side surface, as in some smartphones from Sony.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

This location of the sensor is convenient, if you take the device in your hand, your finger immediately rests on it. Alternatively, you can use face recognition (namely, faces, not irises). This function is quite safe, no one has yet been able to deceive the devices using photos, although many have tried. Therefore, you have a choice of which technology to use.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Last year's A7 has IP67 protection, the new model has no protection at all. Why they did this is not clear, but this additional and pleasant for many opportunity that distinguished the A-series, competitors simply do not have such an opportunity.

If we talk about what we don’t like, then this is the microUSB connector on the bottom, when most companies have already switched to USB Type C. This is a reason to discuss that the A-series did not think through this moment, especially since there is no real reason there was no way to change the connector, and it could not be. On the other hand, those who look at the car will quietly turn a blind eye to https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner /2021 this moment.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

There is a 3.5 mm jack on the bottom end, as well as one of the microphones, the second one is on the back end. In the same place, at the end - the output of the speaker. On the left side, you can find the nanoSIM and memory card slot. It is not combined, so you can use any number of SIM cards (no more than two, of course).

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The camera block protrudes from the back panel, it is surrounded by a metal piping. When falling, you can hit the edge, my device flew several times from the belt to the asphalt, it did not receive any damage, only the very edge around the cameras was peeled off.

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The phone measures 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm and weighs 168 grams. Feels good in the hand, fits in the pocket of tight jeans. In general, I liked the device in terms of ergonomics; for a screen diagonal of 6 inches, it is very compact.

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Display

Resolution - 1080x2220 pixels (FullHD +), screen geometry - 18.5: 9, Samsung calls it Infinity Display. The screen type is SuperAMOLED, the difference from the flagships is not only in resolution, but also in maximum brightness. On the other hand, this is noticeable only in direct comparison, in everyday life the quality of these screens is enough for the eyes. For some, it will be a pleasant discovery that the screens are flat, there are no curves.

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There are different modes of the screen, fine-tuning for yourself, everything is familiar with other devices of the company, there is an automatic adjustment of the screen brightness.

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Of course, there is the AlwaysOn Display function, we can assume that it works perfectly and allows you not to turn on the screen to look at the time or missed events, this is very convenient.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

I didn't have any complaints about how the screen works, it works great in all situations. A very high-quality matrix that pulls out, including due to its quality, and the photos taken by the device look much better on the screen than on a computer.

Unlike flagships, you can't change the screen resolution, it's fixed in the settings. In theory, it was possible to set the resolution to HD + (1480x720 pixels, but they did not fool around with this).

Battery

The A7 has a 3300 mAh battery. The time of continuous video playback at maximum brightness (HD-movie, MX Player) is about 14.5 hours (declared up to 17 hours, but it all depends on the video itself).

With active use, you will get at least a day of work, this is 600-800 MB of data on the network in LTE, the same in Wi-Fi, 6-7 hours of screen operation (brightness at half). With less load, the device works quietly for two days. Full battery charging time is about 2.5 hours with the included charger.

Традиционно есть режим максимального энергосбережения, в котором выключаются фоновые процессы, экран становится черным.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

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Чипсет, память, производительность

Здесь используется чипсет Exynos 7885 (2x2,2 ГГц Cortex A73 + 6x1,6 ГГц Cortex A53), графический процессор Mali-G71, это первые модели с его применением. Этот чипсет изготавливается по технологической норме в 14 нм (LPP FinFET). То, что в чипсете только два высокопроизводительных ядра и шесть обычных, никак не сказывается на скорости ни в играх, ни в повседневных задачах, все довольно шустро, вы не увидите каких-либо проблем. Флагманы субъективно быстрее, что доказывают и синтетические тесты, но тут нужно просто сравнивать их в лоб, чего зачастую никто не делает.

Models are delivered to Russia in 4/64 GB configuration. In Asia there is a 6/64 GB variant, it looks interesting with a small difference in cost.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Memory cards are supported up to 512 GB, there is a separate slot for them.

Look at the results of the synthetic tests, they are not maximum and are very different in synthetics compared to the flagships, but this is expected.

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Communications

USB 2.0 (MicroUSB), OTG is supported, there is support for Bluetooth 5.0, there is aptX and other codecs for sound.

There is LTE cat. 11, frequency aggregation is supported. From the point of view of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device. It's nice that Wi-Fi is dual-band.

Cameras

If A8/A8+ had a dual selfie camera, then A7 made one camera, but with a resolution of 24 megapixels, besides, it has a bunch of different effects, you can create your own set of icons for instant messengers (selfie moji), like this was possible in the flagships from Samsung. Look at my set of such icons.

The front camera shoots well, there are no complaints. For my taste, the pictures are quite digestible, you don’t need more for a selfie.

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We are mainly interested in three main cameras, they differ from each other, this is a 5 megapixel module (F / 2.2) for determining the depth of field, creating a bokeh effect, an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens (13 mm, f / 2.4), as well as the main module of 24 megapixels (f / 1.7, PDAF). Please note that, as in all similar models, the wide-angle lens has a fixed focus. The camera interface is similar to other models from Samsung, offering various effects and additional features.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The device has an intelligent definition of scenes, there are two dozen of them. This feature works as a separate mode in the settings, by default, respectively, is turned off. The definition is quite simple, the pictures are different. In the same Huawei AI algorithm for scenes is much more aggressive than here.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

To compare the quality of photography, we took Huawei Mate 20 Lite, these smartphones are direct competitors. Look at the pictures and judge for yourself who is the best.

Here are some more pictures and videos from the A7 2018 to give you an idea of ​​the camera.

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Program features

At the moment, this device runs on Android 8.0.0, but an update to Android 9 will be released at the beginning of the year, the exact date is still unknown. Version Samsung Experience 9.0. The smartphone is as similar as possible to the flagships in everything, there are no special differences. I will not describe the typical features of Android, it makes no sense.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Regular headphones are included, while flagships come with AKG-marked ears, they sound noticeably better.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The device has an FM radio with the ability to record the air, the headset plays the role of an antenna.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Multimedia capabilities of the device are common, it has virtually everything you could wish for from such a device. A voice recorder with an interview mode, a file manager with a built-in archiver and many other useful utilities. I will not describe each one, as this is a standard model from Samsung.

Impressions

There are no communication problems, everything works fine, including when using two SIM cards. The volume of the call is good, the vibrating alert is average, but still felt. Reception in problem areas of the device is good, also did not experience problems.

The model went on sale at a price of 26,990 rubles, which, in my opinion, for the first time for the A-series of 2018, is more or less close to reality and normal prices. Let me remind you that in January A8 + came out at a price of 37,990 rubles, which was prohibitively high. Over the course of the year, the price of the A8+ has consistently decreased, now this device costs 24,990 rubles. Yes, it costs less than the new one, although in many ways they are similar - the same screen, the same software capabilities, but the connector in the old USB Type C device, while here it is microUSB, you won’t find a more strange logic. A dual camera for selfies and a good single camera are all A8 +. Here it is worth considering what exactly you need, since the A7 2018 wins only with the presence of a wide-angle camera.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

At the top of the line is a device such as A9 2018, this is a solution with 4 main cameras (a camera with x2 zoom has been added). The filling is better, since the memory is already 128 GB, and this device costs 39,990 rubles, which puts it in a completely different class. There is no point in comparing them, they are too different.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

There are many different models on the market in this price group, but the most interesting is Huawei Mate 20 Lite, this device has a dual camera, a similar diagonal screen (but it is an IPS matrix), comparable battery life, and the impressions from the devices are very similar. But this model is cheaper by several thousand rubles, it is out of the focus of the manufacturer, and consumers do not remember about it so often. And in vain, because it is interesting. We will have a review of the Mate 20 Lite later, but for now I will say that, choosing a device from an A-brand in this price segment, I would seriously consider these two devices, everything else is a compromise to one degree or another.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

In the bottom line, I want to note that the A7 2018 turned out to be successful, it has every opportunity to become a long-playing model on the market. Given how dynamically prices for many Samsung items are falling, this device can also quickly acquire a different value, then it will become an even more successful purchase. It's already good at the current price, especially since there's a three-camera marketing gimmick that many will fall for. I think that this particular model in the A-series of 2018 will be the best-selling one.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (SM-A750) review

The 2018 A-Series continues to leapfrog. Samsung has released a whole range of different models, these are A6 / A6 + / A7 / A8 / A8 +, which makes the offer saturated in the segment from 20 to 30 thousand rubles. It is sometimes difficult to figure out which model and what it can do, since ideologically they are not consistent in a single style, each model offers its own ideas. And if the even-numbered devices in 2018 are not very successful, their prices changed quickly, then everything is not so simple with the odd-numbered models, moreover, the A7 2018 can become a bestseller, there are all the prerequisites for this. This is the first device from Samsung, which has three main cameras, a good front camera. These parameters indicate that the device was created to compete with the Honor line, as well as with Chinese devices, which emphasize selfies, for example, devices from OPPO / Vivo.

If you put yourself in the place of a person who came to the store, then the A7 2018 will suit someone who is looking for a balanced device in the middle segment, made in the design that is characteristic of the best devices in this price class. At the same time, you need to understand that a person takes pictures and is looking for, if not special opportunities, then something unusual. First of all, the A7 2018 is aimed at young people, and this is an interesting device in terms of price / quality ratio. The second large group of buyers are those who are looking for a model of the middle segment from a major brand. Before us is actually the iPhone XR at a cost of two and a half times less, and this makes this device interesting in every sense. In my opinion, it is the A7 2018 in the A-series that will be the best-selling one and will remain relevant for a long time. Let's take a closer look at this device.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this model is very similar to the Honor line: bright colors, glass on the front and back panels, aluminum frame. In Russia, the device is available in three colors - black, blue and pink.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The front panel is black in all cases, while the glass is 2.5D, there is a slight bevel, which vaguely resembles the company's flagships. An unusual detail was that the fingerprint sensor was placed on the right side surface, as in some smartphones from Sony.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

This location of the sensor is convenient, if you take the device in your hand, your finger immediately rests on it. Alternatively, you can use face recognition (namely, faces, not irises). This function is quite safe, no one has yet been able to deceive the devices using photos, although many have tried. Therefore, you have a choice of which technology to use.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Last year's A7 has IP67 protection, the new model has no protection at all. Why they did this is not clear, but this additional and pleasant for many opportunity that distinguished the A-series, competitors simply do not have such an opportunity.

If we talk about what we don’t like, then this is the microUSB connector on the bottom, when most companies have already switched to USB Type C. This is a reason to discuss that the A-series did not think through this moment, especially since there is no real reason there was no way to change the connector, and it could not be. On the other hand, those who look at the car will quietly turn a blind eye to https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner /2021 this moment.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

There is a 3.5 mm jack on the bottom end, as well as one of the microphones, the second one is on the back end. In the same place, at the end - the output of the speaker. On the left side, you can find the nanoSIM and memory card slot. It is not combined, so you can use any number of SIM cards (no more than two, of course).

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The camera block protrudes from the back panel, it is surrounded by a metal piping. When falling, you can hit the edge, my device flew several times from the belt to the asphalt, it did not receive any damage, only the very edge around the cameras was peeled off.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The phone measures 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm and weighs 168 grams. Feels good in the hand, fits in the pocket of tight jeans. In general, I liked the device in terms of ergonomics; for a screen diagonal of 6 inches, it is very compact.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Display

Resolution - 1080x2220 pixels (FullHD +), screen geometry - 18.5: 9, Samsung calls it Infinity Display. The screen type is SuperAMOLED, the difference from the flagships is not only in resolution, but also in maximum brightness. On the other hand, this is noticeable only in direct comparison, in everyday life the quality of these screens is enough for the eyes. For some, it will be a pleasant discovery that the screens are flat, there are no curves.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

There are different modes of the screen, fine-tuning for yourself, everything is familiar with other devices of the company, there is an automatic adjustment of the screen brightness.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Of course, there is the AlwaysOn Display function, we can assume that it works perfectly and allows you not to turn on the screen to look at the time or missed events, this is very convenient.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

I didn't have any complaints about how the screen works, it works great in all situations. A very high-quality matrix that pulls out, including due to its quality, and the photos taken by the device look much better on the screen than on a computer.

Unlike flagships, you can't change the screen resolution, it's fixed in the settings. In theory, it was possible to set the resolution to HD + (1480x720 pixels, but they did not fool around with this).

Battery

The A7 has a 3300 mAh battery. The time of continuous video playback at maximum brightness (HD-movie, MX Player) is about 14.5 hours (declared up to 17 hours, but it all depends on the video itself).

With active use, you will get at least a day of work, this is 600-800 MB of data on the network in LTE, the same in Wi-Fi, 6-7 hours of screen operation (brightness at half). With less load, the device works quietly for two days. Full battery charging time is about 2.5 hours with the included charger.

Традиционно есть режим максимального энергосбережения, в котором выключаются фоновые процессы, экран становится черным.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

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Чипсет, память, производительность

Здесь используется чипсет Exynos 7885 (2x2,2 ГГц Cortex A73 + 6x1,6 ГГц Cortex A53), графический процессор Mali-G71, это первые модели с его применением. Этот чипсет изготавливается по технологической норме в 14 нм (LPP FinFET). То, что в чипсете только два высокопроизводительных ядра и шесть обычных, никак не сказывается на скорости ни в играх, ни в повседневных задачах, все довольно шустро, вы не увидите каких-либо проблем. Флагманы субъективно быстрее, что доказывают и синтетические тесты, но тут нужно просто сравнивать их в лоб, чего зачастую никто не делает.

Models are delivered to Russia in 4/64 GB configuration. In Asia there is a 6/64 GB variant, it looks interesting with a small difference in cost.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Memory cards are supported up to 512 GB, there is a separate slot for them.

Look at the results of the synthetic tests, they are not maximum and are very different in synthetics compared to the flagships, but this is expected.

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Communications

USB 2.0 (MicroUSB), OTG is supported, there is support for Bluetooth 5.0, there is aptX and other codecs for sound.

There is LTE cat. 11, frequency aggregation is supported. From the point of view of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device. It's nice that Wi-Fi is dual-band.

Cameras

If A8/A8+ had a dual selfie camera, then A7 made one camera, but with a resolution of 24 megapixels, besides, it has a bunch of different effects, you can create your own set of icons for instant messengers (selfie moji), like this was possible in flagships from Samsung. Look at my set of such icons.

The front camera shoots well, there are no complaints. For my taste, the pictures are quite digestible, you don’t need more for a selfie.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

We are mainly interested in three main cameras, they differ from each other, this is a 5 megapixel module (F / 2.2) for determining the depth of field, creating a bokeh effect, an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens (13 mm, f / 2.4), as well as the main module of 24 megapixels (f / 1.7, PDAF). Please note that, as in all similar models, the wide-angle lens has a fixed focus. The camera interface is similar to other models from Samsung, offering various effects and additional features.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The device has an intelligent definition of scenes, there are two dozen of them. This feature works as a separate mode in the settings, by default, respectively, is turned off. The definition is quite simple, the pictures are different. In the same Huawei AI algorithm for scenes is much more aggressive than here.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

To compare the quality of photography, we took Huawei Mate 20 Lite, these smartphones are direct competitors. Look at the pictures and judge for yourself who is the best.

Here are some more pictures and videos from the A7 2018 to give you an idea of ​​the camera.

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Program features

At the moment, this device runs on Android 8.0.0, but an update to Android 9 will be released at the beginning of the year, the exact date is still unknown. Version Samsung Experience 9.0. The smartphone is as similar as possible to the flagships in everything, there are no special differences. I will not describe the typical features of Android, it makes no sense.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Regular headphones are included, while flagships come with AKG-marked ears, they sound noticeably better.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The device has an FM radio with the ability to record the air, the headset plays the role of an antenna.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Multimedia capabilities of the device are common, it has virtually everything you could wish for from such a device. A voice recorder with an interview mode, a file manager with a built-in archiver and many other useful utilities. I will not describe each one, as this is a standard model from Samsung.

Impressions

There are no communication problems, everything works fine, including when using two SIM cards. The volume of the call is good, the vibrating alert is average, but still felt. Reception in problem areas of the device is good, also did not experience problems.

The model went on sale at a price of 26,990 rubles, which, in my opinion, for the first time for the A-series of 2018, is more or less close to reality and normal prices. Let me remind you that in January A8 + came out at a price of 37,990 rubles, which was prohibitively high. Over the course of the year, the price of the A8+ has consistently decreased, now this device costs 24,990 rubles. Yes, it costs less than the new one, although in many ways they are similar - the same screen, the same software capabilities, but the connector in the old USB Type C device, while here it is microUSB, you won’t find a more strange logic. A dual camera for selfies and a good single camera are all A8 +. Here it is worth considering what exactly you need, since the A7 2018 wins only with the presence of a wide-angle camera.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

At the top of the line is a device such as A9 2018, this is a solution with 4 main cameras (a camera with x2 zoom has been added). The filling is better, since the memory is already 128 GB, and this device costs 39,990 rubles, which puts it in a completely different class. There is no point in comparing them, they are too different.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

There are many different models on the market in this price group, but the most interesting is Huawei Mate 20 Lite, this device has a dual camera, a similar diagonal screen (but it is an IPS matrix), comparable operating time, and the impressions from the devices are very similar. But this model is cheaper by several thousand rubles, it is out of the focus of the manufacturer, and consumers do not remember about it so often. And in vain, because it is interesting. We will have a review of the Mate 20 Lite later, but for now I will say that, choosing a device from an A-brand in this price segment, I would seriously consider these two devices, everything else is a compromise to one degree or another.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

In the bottom line, I want to note that the A7 2018 turned out to be successful, it has every opportunity to become a long-playing model on the market. Given how dynamically prices for many Samsung items are falling, this device can also quickly acquire a different value, then it will become an even more successful purchase. It's already good at the current price, especially since there's a three-camera marketing gimmick that many will fall for. I think that this particular model in the A-series of 2018 will be the best-selling one.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (SM-A750) review

The 2018 A-Series continues to leapfrog. Samsung has released a whole range of different models, these are A6 / A6 + / A7 / A8 / A8 +, which makes the offer saturated in the segment from 20 to 30 thousand rubles. It is sometimes difficult to figure out which model and what it can do, since ideologically they are not consistent in a single style, each model offers its own ideas. And if the even-numbered devices in 2018 are not very successful, their prices changed quickly, then everything is not so simple with the odd-numbered models, moreover, the A7 2018 can become a bestseller, there are all the prerequisites for this. This is the first device from Samsung, which has three main cameras, a good front camera. These parameters indicate that the device was created to compete with the Honor line, as well as with Chinese devices, which emphasize selfies, for example, devices from OPPO / Vivo.

If you put yourself in the place of a person who came to the store, then the A7 2018 will suit someone who is looking for a balanced device in the middle segment, made in the design that is characteristic of the best devices in this price class. At the same time, you need to understand that a person takes pictures and is looking for, if not special opportunities, then something unusual. First of all, the A7 2018 is aimed at young people, and this is an interesting device in terms of price / quality ratio. The second large group of buyers are those who are looking for a model of the middle segment from a major brand. Before us is actually the iPhone XR at a cost of two and a half times less, and this makes this device interesting in every sense. In my opinion, it is the A7 2018 in the A-series that will be the best-selling one and will remain relevant for a long time. Let's take a closer look at this device.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this model is very similar to the Honor line: bright colors, glass on the front and back panels, aluminum frame. In Russia, the device is available in three colors - black, blue and pink.

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The front panel is black in all cases, while the glass is 2.5D, there is a slight bevel, which vaguely resembles the company's flagships. An unusual detail was that the fingerprint sensor was placed on the right side surface, as in some smartphones from Sony.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

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This location of the sensor is convenient, if you take the device in your hand, your finger immediately rests on it. Alternatively, you can use face recognition (namely, faces, not irises). This function is quite safe, no one has yet been able to deceive the devices using photos, although many have tried. Therefore, you have a choice of which technology to use.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Last year's A7 has IP67 protection, the new model has no protection at all. Why they did this is not clear, but this additional and pleasant for many opportunity that distinguished the A-series, competitors simply do not have such an opportunity.

If we talk about what we don’t like, then this is the microUSB connector on the bottom, when most companies have already switched to USB Type C. This is a reason to discuss that the A-series did not think through this moment, especially since there is no real reason there was no way to change the connector, and it could not be. On the other hand, those who look at the car will quietly turn a blind eye to https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner /2021 this moment.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

There is a 3.5 mm jack on the bottom end, as well as one of the microphones, the second one is on the back end. In the same place, at the end - the output of the speaker. On the left side, you can find the nanoSIM and memory card slot. It is not combined, so you can use any number of SIM cards (no more than two, of course).

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The camera block protrudes from the back panel, it is surrounded by a metal piping. When falling, you can hit the edge, my device flew several times from the belt to the asphalt, it did not receive any damage, only the very edge around the cameras was peeled off.

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The phone measures 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm and weighs 168 grams. Feels good in the hand, fits in the pocket of tight jeans. In general, I liked the device in terms of ergonomics; for a screen diagonal of 6 inches, it is very compact.

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Display

Resolution - 1080x2220 pixels (FullHD +), screen geometry - 18.5: 9, Samsung calls it Infinity Display. The screen type is SuperAMOLED, the difference from the flagships is not only in resolution, but also in maximum brightness. On the other hand, this is noticeable only in direct comparison, in everyday life the quality of these screens is enough for the eyes. For some, it will be a pleasant discovery that the screens are flat, there are no curves.

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There are different modes of the screen, fine-tuning for yourself, everything is familiar with other devices of the company, there is an automatic adjustment of the screen brightness.

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Of course, there is the AlwaysOn Display function, we can assume that it works perfectly and allows you not to turn on the screen to look at the time or missed events, this is very convenient.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

I didn't have any complaints about how the screen works, it works great in all situations. A very high-quality matrix that pulls out, including due to its quality, and the photos taken by the device look much better on the screen than on a computer.

Unlike flagships, you can't change the screen resolution, it's fixed in the settings. In theory, it was possible to set the resolution to HD + (1480x720 pixels, but they did not fool around with this).

Battery

The A7 has a 3300 mAh battery. The time of continuous video playback at maximum brightness (HD-movie, MX Player) is about 14.5 hours (declared up to 17 hours, but it all depends on the video itself).

With active use, you will get at least a day of work, this is 600-800 MB of data on the network in LTE, the same in Wi-Fi, 6-7 hours of screen operation (brightness at half). With less load, the device works quietly for two days. Full battery charging time is about 2.5 hours with the included charger.

Традиционно есть режим максимального энергосбережения, в котором выключаются фоновые процессы, экран становится черным.

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Чипсет, память, производительность

Здесь используется чипсет Exynos 7885 (2x2,2 ГГц Cortex A73 + 6x1,6 ГГц Cortex A53), графический процессор Mali-G71, это первые модели с его применением. Этот чипсет изготавливается по технологической норме в 14 нм (LPP FinFET). То, что в чипсете только два высокопроизводительных ядра и шесть обычных, никак не сказывается на скорости ни в играх, ни в повседневных задачах, все довольно шустро, вы не увидите каких-либо проблем. Флагманы субъективно быстрее, что доказывают и синтетические тесты, но тут нужно просто сравнивать их в лоб, чего зачастую никто не делает.

Models are delivered to Russia in 4/64 GB configuration. In Asia there is a 6/64 GB variant, it looks interesting with a small difference in cost.

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Memory cards are supported up to 512 GB, there is a separate slot for them.

Look at the results of the synthetic tests, they are not maximum and are very different in synthetics compared to the flagships, but this is expected.

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Communications

USB 2.0 (MicroUSB), OTG is supported, there is support for Bluetooth 5.0, there is aptX and other codecs for sound.

There is LTE cat. 11, frequency aggregation is supported. From the point of view of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device. It's nice that Wi-Fi is dual-band.

Cameras

If A8/A8+ had a dual selfie camera, then A7 made one camera, but with a resolution of 24 megapixels, besides, it has a bunch of different effects, you can create your own set of icons for instant messengers (selfie moji), like this was possible in flagships from Samsung. Look at my set of such icons.

The front camera shoots well, there are no complaints. For my taste, the pictures are quite digestible, you don’t need more for a selfie.

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We are mainly interested in three main cameras, they differ from each other, this is a 5 megapixel module (F / 2.2) for determining the depth of field, creating a bokeh effect, an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens (13 mm, f / 2.4), as well as the main module of 24 megapixels (f / 1.7, PDAF). Please note that, as in all similar models, the wide-angle lens has a fixed focus. The camera interface is similar to other models from Samsung, offering various effects and additional features.

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The device has an intelligent definition of scenes, there are two dozen of them. This feature works as a separate mode in the settings, by default, respectively, is turned off. The definition is quite simple, the pictures are different. In the same Huawei AI algorithm for scenes is much more aggressive than here.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

To compare the quality of photography, we took Huawei Mate 20 Lite, these smartphones are direct competitors. Look at the pictures and judge for yourself who is the best.

Here are some more pictures and videos from the A7 2018 to give you an idea of ​​the camera.

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Program features

At the moment, this device runs on Android 8.0.0, but an update to Android 9 will be released at the beginning of the year, the exact date is still unknown. Version Samsung Experience 9.0. The smartphone is as similar as possible to the flagships in everything, there are no special differences. I will not describe the typical features of Android, it makes no sense.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Regular earphones are included, while flagships come with AKG-marked earbuds, they sound noticeably better.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

The device has an FM radio with the ability to record the air, the headset plays the role of an antenna.

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Multimedia capabilities of the device are common, it has virtually everything you could wish for from such a device. A voice recorder with an interview mode, a file manager with a built-in archiver and many other useful utilities. I will not describe each one, as this is a standard model from Samsung.

Impressions

There are no communication problems, everything works fine, including when using two SIM cards. The volume of the call is good, the vibrating alert is average, but still felt. Reception in problem areas of the device is good, also did not experience problems.

The model went on sale at a price of 26,990 rubles, which, in my opinion, for the first time for the A-series of 2018, is more or less close to reality and normal prices. Let me remind you that in January A8 + came out at a price of 37,990 rubles, which was prohibitively high. Over the course of the year, the price of the A8+ has consistently decreased, now this device costs 24,990 rubles. Yes, it costs less than the new one, although in many ways they are similar - the same screen, the same software capabilities, but the connector in the old USB Type C device, while here it is microUSB, you won’t find a more strange logic. A dual camera for selfies and a good single camera are all A8 +. Here it is worth considering what exactly you need, since the A7 2018 wins only with the presence of a wide-angle camera.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

At the top of the line is a device such as A9 2018, this is a solution with 4 main cameras (a camera with x2 zoom has been added). The filling is better, since the memory is already 128 GB, and this device costs 39,990 rubles, which puts it in a completely different class. There is no point in comparing them, they are too different.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

There are many different models on the market in this price group, but the most interesting is Huawei Mate 20 Lite, this device has a dual camera, a similar diagonal screen (but it is an IPS matrix), comparable battery life, and the impressions from the devices are very similar. But this model is cheaper by several thousand rubles, it is out of the focus of the manufacturer, and consumers do not remember about it so often. And in vain, because it is interesting. We will have a review of the Mate 20 Lite later, but for now I will say that, choosing a device from an A-brand in this price segment, I would seriously consider these two devices, everything else is a compromise to one degree or another.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

In the bottom line, I want to note that the A7 2018 turned out to be successful, it has every opportunity to become a long-playing model on the market. Given how dynamically prices for many Samsung items are falling, this device can also quickly acquire a different value, then it will become an even more successful purchase. It's already good at the current price, especially since there's a three-camera marketing gimmick that many will fall for. I think that this particular model in the A-series of 2018 will be the best-selling one.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (SM-A750) review

The 2018 A-Series continues to leapfrog. Samsung has released a whole range of different models, these are A6 / A6 + / A7 / A8 / A8 +, which makes the offer saturated in the segment from 20 to 30 thousand rubles. It is sometimes difficult to figure out which model and what it can do, since ideologically they are not consistent in a single style, each model offers its own ideas. And if the even-numbered devices in 2018 are not very successful, their prices changed quickly, then everything is not so simple with the odd-numbered models, moreover, the A7 2018 can become a bestseller, there are all the prerequisites for this. This is the first device from Samsung, which has three main cameras, a good front camera. These parameters indicate that the device was created to compete with the Honor line, as well as with Chinese devices, which emphasize selfies, for example, devices from OPPO / Vivo.

If you put yourself in the place of a person who came to the store, then the A7 2018 will suit someone who is looking for a balanced device in the middle segment, made in the design that is characteristic of the best devices in this price class. At the same time, you need to understand that a person takes pictures and is looking for, if not special opportunities, then something unusual. First of all, the A7 2018 is aimed at young people, and this is an interesting device in terms of price / quality ratio. The second large group of buyers are those who are looking for a model of the middle segment from a major brand. Before us is actually the iPhone XR at a cost of two and a half times less, and this makes this device interesting in every sense. In my opinion, it is the A7 2018 in the A-series that will be the best-selling one and will remain relevant for a long time. Let's take a closer look at this device.

Design, dimensions, controls

The appearance of this model is very similar to the Honor line: bright colors, glass on the front and back panels, aluminum frame. In Russia, the device is available in three colors - black, blue and pink.

The front panel is black in all cases, while the glass is 2.5D, there is a slight bevel, which vaguely resembles the company's flagships. An unusual detail was that the fingerprint sensor was placed on the right side surface, as in some smartphones from Sony.

This location of the sensor is convenient, if you take the device in your hand, your finger immediately rests on it. Alternatively, you can use face recognition (namely, faces, not irises). This function is quite safe, no one has yet been able to deceive the devices using photos, although many have tried. Therefore, you have a choice of which technology to use.

Last year's A7 has IP67 protection, the new model has no protection at all. Why they did this is not clear, but this additional and pleasant for many opportunity that distinguished the A-series, competitors simply do not have such an opportunity.

If we talk about what we don’t like, then this is the microUSB connector on the bottom, when most companies have already switched to USB Type C. This is a reason to discuss that the A-series did not think through this moment, especially since there is no real reason there was no way to change the connector, and it could not be. On the other hand, those who look at the machine will calmly close their eyes on https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2021 this moment.

If we talk about what we don’t like, then this is the microUSB connector on the bottom, when most companies have already switched to USB Type C. This is an occasion to discuss that the A-series did not think through this moment, especially since there is no real reason not to change the connector was not, and could not be. On the other hand, those who look at the apparatus will calmly close their eyes to https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2021 https://cars45.com/listing/toyota/fortuner/2021 this moment.

There is a 3.5 mm jack on the bottom end, as well as one of the microphones, the second one is on the back end. In the same place, at the end - the output of the speaker. On the left side, you can find the nanoSIM and memory card slot. It is not combined, so you can use any number of SIM cards (no more than two, of course).

The camera block protrudes from the back panel, it is surrounded by a metal piping. When falling, you can hit the edge, my device flew several times from the belt to the asphalt, it did not receive any damage, only the very edge around the cameras was peeled off.

The phone measures 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm and weighs 168 grams. Feels good in the hand, fits in the pocket of tight jeans. In general, I liked the device in terms of ergonomics; for a screen diagonal of 6 inches, it is very compact.

Display

Resolution - 1080x2220 pixels (FullHD +), screen geometry - 18.5: 9, Samsung calls it Infinity Display. The screen type is SuperAMOLED, the difference from the flagships is not only in resolution, but also in maximum brightness. On the other hand, this is noticeable only in direct comparison, in everyday life the quality of these screens is enough for the eyes. For some, it will be a pleasant discovery that the screens are flat, there are no curves.

There are different modes of the screen, fine-tuning for yourself, everything is familiar with other devices of the company, there is an automatic adjustment of the screen brightness.

Of course, there is the AlwaysOn Display function, we can assume that it works perfectly and allows you not to turn on the screen to look at the time or missed events, this is very convenient.

I didn't have any complaints about how the screen works, it works great in all situations. A very high-quality matrix that pulls out, including due to its quality, and the photos taken by the device look much better on the screen than on a computer.

Unlike flagships, you can't change the screen resolution, it's fixed in the settings. In theory, it was possible to set the resolution to HD + (1480x720 pixels, but they did not fool around with this).

Battery

The A7 has a 3300 mAh battery. The time of continuous video playback at maximum brightness (HD-movie, MX Player) is about 14.5 hours (declared up to 17 hours, but it all depends on the video itself).

With active use, you will get at least a day of work, this is 600-800 MB of data on the network in LTE, the same in Wi-Fi, 6-7 hours of screen operation (brightness at half). With less load, the device works quietly for two days. Full battery charging time is about 2.5 hours with the included charger.

Traditionally, there is a maximum power saving mode, in which background processes are turned off, the screen turns black.

Chipset, memory, performance

It uses Exynos 7885 chipset (2x2.2 GHz Cortex A73 + 6x1.6 GHz Cortex A53), Mali-G71 GPU, these are the first models to use it. This chipset is manufactured according to the technological standard of 14 nm (LPP FinFET). The fact that the chipset has only two high-performance cores and six ordinary ones does not affect the speed in any way either in games or in everyday tasks, everything is quite fast, you will not see any problems. Flagships are subjectively faster, which is also proved by synthetic tests, but here you just need to compare them head-on, which often no one does.

Models are delivered to Russia in 4/64 GB configuration. In Asia there is a 6/64 GB variant, it looks interesting with a small difference in cost.

Memory cards are supported up to 512 GB, there is a separate slot for them.

Look at the results of the synthetic tests, they are not maximum and are very different in synthetics compared to the flagships, but this is expected.

Communications

USB 2.0 (MicroUSB), OTG is supported, there is support for Bluetooth 5.0, there is aptX and other codecs for sound.

There is LTE cat. 11, frequency aggregation is supported. From the point of view of wireless interfaces, there are Wi-Fi improvements, new algorithms are used. The Wi-Fi repeater function has not disappeared anywhere, it is in this device. It's nice that Wi-Fi is dual-band.

Cameras

If A8/A8+ had a dual selfie camera, then A7 made one camera, but with a resolution of 24 megapixels, besides, it has a bunch of different effects, you can create your own set of icons for instant messengers (selfie moji), like this was possible in flagships from Samsung. Look at my set of such icons.

The front camera shoots well, there are no complaints. For my taste, the pictures are quite digestible, you don’t need more for a selfie.

We are mainly interested in three main cameras, they differ from each other, this is a 5 megapixel module (F / 2.2) for determining the depth of field, creating a bokeh effect, an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens (13 mm, f / 2.4), as well as the main module of 24 megapixels (f / 1.7, PDAF). Please note that, as in all similar models, the wide-angle lens has a fixed focus. The camera interface is similar to other models from Samsung, offering various effects and additional features.

The device has an intelligent definition of scenes, there are two dozen of them. This feature works as a separate mode in the settings, by default, respectively, is turned off. The definition is quite simple, the pictures are different. In the same Huawei AI algorithm for scenes is much more aggressive than here.

To compare the quality of photography, we took Huawei Mate 20 Lite, these smartphones are direct competitors. Look at the pictures and judge for yourself who is the best.

Here are some more pictures and videos from the A7 2018 to give you an idea of ​​the camera.

In my opinion, this device is interesting for young people because it gives good opportunities for photography, it is different from mass Chinese models, where cameras are usually worse and weaker. Here, a certain freedom for creativity is given, in its price group the device is interesting in terms of cameras.

Program features

At the moment, this device runs on Android 8.0.0, but an update to Android 9 will be released at the beginning of the year, the exact date is still unknown. Version Samsung Experience 9.0. The smartphone is as similar as possible to the flagships in everything, there are no special differences. I will not describe the typical features of Android, it makes no sense.

Regular earphones are included, while flagships come with AKG-marked earbuds, they sound noticeably better.

The device has an FM radio with the ability to record the air, the headset plays the role of an antenna.

Multimedia capabilities of the device are common, it has virtually everything you could wish for from such a device. A voice recorder with an interview mode, a file manager with a built-in archiver and many other useful utilities. I will not describe each one, as this is a standard model from Samsung.

Impressions

There are no communication problems, everything works fine, including when using two SIM cards. The volume of the call is good, the vibrating alert is average, but still felt. Reception in problem areas of the device is good, also did not experience problems.

The model went on sale at a price of 26,990 rubles, which, in my opinion, for the first time for the A-series of 2018, is more or less close to reality and normal prices. Let me remind you that in January A8 + came out at a price of 37,990 rubles, which was prohibitively high. Over the course of the year, the price of the A8+ has consistently decreased, now this device costs 24,990 rubles. Yes, it costs less than the new one, although in many ways they are similar - the same screen, the same software capabilities, but the connector in the old USB Type C device, while here it is microUSB, you won’t find a more strange logic. A dual camera for selfies and a good single camera are all A8 +. Here it is worth considering what exactly you need, since the A7 2018 wins only with the presence of a wide-angle camera.

At the top of the line is a device such as A9 2018, this is a solution with 4 main cameras (a camera with x2 zoom has been added). The filling is better, since the memory is already 128 GB, and this device costs 39,990 rubles, which puts it in a completely different class. There is no point in comparing them, they are too different.

There are many different models on the market in this price group, but the most interesting is Huawei Mate 20 Lite, this device has a dual camera, a similar diagonal screen (but it is an IPS matrix), comparable battery life, and the impressions from the devices are very similar. But this model is cheaper by several thousand rubles, it is out of the focus of the manufacturer, and consumers do not remember about it so often. And in vain, because it is interesting. We will have a review of the Mate 20 Lite later, but for now I will say that, choosing a device from an A-brand in this price segment, I would seriously consider these two devices, everything else is a compromise to one degree or another.

In the bottom line, I want to note that the A7 2018 turned out to be successful, it has every opportunity to become a long-playing model on the market. Given how dynamically prices for many Samsung items are falling, this device can also quickly acquire a different value, then it will become an even more successful purchase. It's already good at the current price, especially since there's a three-camera marketing gimmick that many will fall for. I think that this particular model in the A-series of 2018 will be the best-selling one.