Samsung has launched the Galaxy J7 Duo in India to take on the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The handset is priced around the 15k segment, one of the hottest and fastest growing smartphone segment in the country. The handset faces stiff competition from the likes of Redmi Note 5, Moto G6, and others in this segment.
Compared to its competition, the Galaxy J7 Duo is definitely not that impressive but given that it is a Samsung smartphone, its wider availability and brand name are likely going to translate into the handset selling a few million units in the country. The highlight of the handset is its dual-camera setup at the rear which is fast becoming a common trend among budget smartphones. This allows the phone to capture photos with a fake bokeh effect as seen on many other phones nowadays.
Read: Redmi Note 5 Pro Review
If you have already made up your mind about the Galaxy J7 Duo, check out our FAQ below which answers some of the frequently asked questions surrounding it.
Q) What are the full specifications of the Galaxy J7 Duo?
A) The full specs of the Galaxy J7 Pro are as follows:
- Dimensions: 153.5 x 77.2 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 174g
- Display: 5.5-inch 720p Super AMOLED
- Chipset: 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7880
- GPU: Mali-T830 MP1
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32GB, microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 13MP PDAF, f/1.9 aperture; Secondary: 5MP f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording
- Front camera: 8MP, f/1.9 aperture, Flash
- Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM slots, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/AC (2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, microUSB
- Battery: 3000mAh non-removable
- Software: Android Oreo
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, since the device features a unibody aluminum build which means its rear cover and battery are not removable.
Q) Is the Galaxy J7 Duo water-resistant?
A) No, the handset is not water resistant.
Q) Is there Always On Display on the handset?
A) No. Unlike the Galaxy J7 Pro, the Duo does not feature an Always On Display.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Galaxy J7 Duo features dual nano-SIM card slots and a separate microSD card slot. This means that you can use two SIM cards and a microSD card on the phone at any given time.
Q) Is the display on the Galaxy J7 Duo protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) The 5.5-inch Super AMOLED panel on the handset is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy J7 Duo located?
A) Like with other Samsung devices, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy J7 Duo is integrated into the home button located at the front.
Q) What about ambient light sensor?
A) For some strange reason, Samsung continues to omit the ambient light sensor from its mid-range devices.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the handset?
A) No, an IR blaster is missing from the device.
Q) What is Samsung Pay? What’s so special about it? Does the Galaxy J7 Duo feature Samsung Pay?
A) Samsung Pay is Samsung’s own take on a mobile payment service similar to Android Pay and Apple Pay. Unlike Apple and Android Pay though, Samsung Pay works with even existing traditional PoS terminals. So, once you add your existing debit or credit card to Samsung Pay, you can use your compatible Samsung smartphone to pay at any retail store. However, the J7 Duo does not have support for Samsung Pay. Instead, the handset supports Samsung Pay mini. You can only link your digital wallets like Paytm (or UPI) to it and use it to pay at stores that have support for it.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the handset?
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy J7 Duo?
A) No, you cannot. The handset can also record videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.0 Oreo.
Q) Does the handset support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Like with many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box.
Q) Can one make native video calls on the handset?
A) Yes, one can make native video calls on the device without using a third-party app.
Q) Is there FM radio on the J7 Duo?
A) Yes, the handset has FM radio support.
Q) Is there fast charging support on the device?
A) Sadly, no. You can use a 2A charger to reduce the charging times but that’s about it.
Q) How much free storage space does the Galaxy J7 Duo Prime have out of the box?
A) Almost 23GB.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Galaxy J7 Duo, but not all.
Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Galaxy J7 Duo backlit?
A) Yes, the capacitive keys on the Galaxy J7 Pro Duo are backlit.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy J7 Duo?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, earphones, and some regulatory papers. No case or screen guard is bundled with the phone.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Galaxy J7 Duo supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) What’s the price of the handset? And what colors is it available in?
A) The Galaxy J7 Duo is available for Rs 16,999. Its available in black and gold colors.
Q) When does the Galaxy J7 Duo go on sale and where?
A) You can buy the Galaxy J7 Duo from retail stores or Samsung’s own online store. Buy here.
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