Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 26 Aug 2017

Galaxy J7 Pro

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy J7 Pro in India. The J7 series has always done well for the company in India, and this year, Samsung has tried to set the handset apart from the competition by introducing Samsung Pay support to it. Usually reserved for the company’s premium mid-range and high-end flagships, the inclusion of Samsung Pay on the Galaxy J7 means that you can use your smartphone to pay for your purchases across any PoS terminal.

When it comes to specs though, the Galaxy J7 Pro is not really that impressive. Nonetheless, if you are planning on buying the handset, check out our FAQ below which should answer your queries surrounding the device.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Galaxy J7 Pro?

A) The full specs of the Galaxy J7 Pro are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 162.9 x 80.7 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 144g
  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED, 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass
  • Chipset: 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870
  • GPU: Mali T830-MP2
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 13MP PDAF, F/1.7 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording
  • Front camera: 13MP, F/1.9 aperture, Flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass, LED
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM slots, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/AC (2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB
  • Battery: 3600mAh non-removable
  • Others: Always On Display

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No. The Galaxy J7 Pro features a unibody aluminum build which means its rear cover and battery are not removable.

Q) Is the Galaxy J7 Pro water-resistant?

A) The Galaxy J7 Pro features an IP54 certification which means that it is not water-resistant.

Q) What is Always On Display feature on the Galaxy J7 Pro?

A) The Galaxy J7 Pro is the first budget mid-ranger from Samsung to feature an Always On Display. The company has usually reserved this feature for its more premium and flagship devices. As the name suggests, you can have the display of the Galaxy J7 Pro always turned on in a low-power mode where it will display the time and data. It is also capable of showing notifications from selected apps.

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 Pro 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 Pro protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED panel on the Galaxy J7 Pro is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy J7 Pro located?

A) Like with other Samsung devices, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy J7 Pro is integrated into the home button located at the front.

Q) What is Samsung Pay? What’s so special about it?

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 Galaxy J7 Pro to pay at any local shop with your phone.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Galaxy J7 Pro?

A) 3.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy J7 Pro?

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 7.0 Nougat.

Q) Does the Galaxy J7 Pro support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support 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) Is fast charging supported on the Galaxy J7 Pro?

A) Sadly, no. Despite coming with a huge 3600mAh battery, Samsung in all its wiseness decided against including fast charging support on the Galaxy J7 Pro.

Q) How much free storage space does the Galaxy J7 Pro Prime have out of the box?

A) Almost 50GB.

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 Pro, but not all.

Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Galaxy J7 Pro backlit?

A) Yes, the capacitive keys on the Galaxy J7 Pro are backlit.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy J7 Pro?

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 Pro 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) When does the Galaxy J7 Pro go on sale and where?

A) You can buy the Galaxy J7 Pro from Flipkart. You can buy the phone from here.

If you have any other question regarding the Galaxy J7 Pro, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.