Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs. Galaxy A7 (2016) – Battle of the Generations

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) vs. Galaxy A7 (2016)

A year has passed since Samsung has announced its Galaxy A7 (2016) smartphone and the device proved to be one of the best mid-range options on the market. The same thing happened again this year with its newer generation, the A7 ( 2017) which comes with premium-like specifications and build. We are here to directly compare them and see if it’s worth the upgrade or not.


Samsung’s A7 (2016) is a thing of beauty as it comes with a build of metal and glass. The newer generation is said to come packed into a aluminum body covered in 3D glass for protection reasons. It will be the first A series device which will boast with IP68 certification as stated by Android Authority.

When it comes to their respective screens, the Galaxy A7 (2016) sport a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED panel protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4. The A7 (2017) is said to pack a whopping 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display which will also be covered by Gorilla Glass 4 for protection purposes.


Depending of the region where it is bought, the Galaxy A7 (2016) is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 or an Exynos 7580 chipsets. In terms of storage space it has 16GB which is expandable paired with 3GB of RAM memory.

The Galaxy A7 (2017) is supposed to come equipped with an Exynos 7880 chip and 3GB of RAM. Storage variants are going to be introduced this year, namely two variants of 32 and 64GB of expandable internal storage.

Software and Camera Features

The Galaxy A7 (2016) is upgradable to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow  with no upgrade to the Nougat being announced and the new one is said to come with Android 7.0 Nougat right from the factory.

Camera wise, the A7 (2016) sports a 13 megapixel back snapper and a 5 megapixel front paired with a LED flash for some amazing shots.  If rumors are true, the A7 (2017)’s cameras are set to be outstanding as they both will pack a whopping 16 megapixel setup.

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