Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 19 Jan 2018

Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy On7 Prime in India. The handset will soon go on sale in the country as an Amazon India exclusive. The handset features a full metal unibody design, a 5.5-inch display and comes with Samsung Pay mini support. 

The Galaxy On7 Prime is essentially a rebranded Galaxy J7 Prime from Samsung with more storage space. If you are looking to buy this handset, check out our FAQ surrounding it first.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Galaxy On7 Prime?

A) The full specs of the Galaxy On7 Prime are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 151.7 x 75 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 167g
  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080p LCD,
  • Chipset: 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870
  • GPU: Mali T830-MP2
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: 13MP PDAF, F/1.9 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video recording
  • Front camera: 13MP, F/1.9 aperture, Flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, Dual nano-SIM slots, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/AC (2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB
  • Battery: 3300mAh non-removable
  • Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No. The Galaxy On7 Pro features a unibody aluminum build which means its rear cover and battery are not removable.

Q) Is the Galaxy On7 Pro water-resistant?

A) The Galaxy On7 Pro features an IP54 certification which means that it is not water-resistant.

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 On7 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 On7 Pro protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.5-inch 1080p LCD panel on the Galaxy On7 Pro is not protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy On7 Pro located?

A) As seen on other Samsung devices, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy On7 Pro is integrated into the home button located at the front.

Q) What is Samsung Mall?

A) Samsung is debuting a new feature with the Galaxy On7 Prime dubbed Samsung Mall. This feature will allow Galaxy On7 Prime owners to simply point their phone’s camera at an object and then buy it from one of the major shopping sites in India.

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

A) Unlike the Galaxy S8 and other flagship Samsung devices, the Galaxy On7 Prime does not come with Samsung Pay. Instead, it features Samsung Pay Mini. While you cannot use Samsung Pay mini to pay using your credit or debit cards, you can use it to pay for your shopping through UPI or various mobile wallets. However, Samsung Pay mini only works at retail stores that support mobile wallets or UPI.

 Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Galaxy On7 Prime?

A) 5.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Galaxy On7 Prime?

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 7.1.1 Nougat.

Q) Does the Galaxy On7 Prime 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 On7 Prime?

A) Sadly, no. On the flip side, the Galaxy On7 Prime does come with a huge 3300mAh battery which should be enough to power the handset through a day of heavy use.

Q) What are the differences between Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime?

A) The Galaxy On7 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime are very similar handsets. While the latter has an 8MP camera, the Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a 13MP camera. Otherwise, the differences between the two handsets are limited to their software.

In terms of availability, the Galaxy On7 Prime is only available online, while the Galaxy J7 Prime can also be purchased through offline stores.

Q) How much free storage space does the Galaxy On7 Prime have out of the box?

A) The 32GB variant of the Galaxy On7 Prime comes with around 24GB of free space.

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 On7 Prime but not all.

Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Galaxy On7 Prime backlit?

A) Yes, the capacitive keys on the Galaxy On7 Prime are backlit.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Galaxy On7 Prime?

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 On7 Prime 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 colors will the Galaxy On7 Prime be available in India?

A) The handset will be available in Gold and Black colors.

Q) When does the Galaxy On7 Prime go on sale and where?

A) You can buy the Galaxy On7 Prime through Amazon India and Samsung’s online store. Prices for the handset start from Rs 12,990 for the 3GB/32GB storage variant, with the 4GB RAM/64GB variant priced at Rs 14,990.

It will go on sale from January 20.

Q) What are the launch day offers for Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime?

A) Launch day offers for the Galaxy On7 Prime include a Rs 2000 cashback for JioMoney users, 10 percent cashback for HDFC debit/credit card users and more.

If you have any other question regarding the Galaxy On7 Prime, drop in a comment and we will be glad to answer them.