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Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
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Triple joy?

Display

The display of Galaxy A7 - for its price segment – is great. This is a Super AMOLED display, so we can count on intensive, saturated colours, deep black level and great brightness and view ability angles. The resolution of 1080x2220 pixels placed on a 6-inch diagonal ensures a good quality of image, and the minimum brightness level ensures a comfortable usage of the phone in the dark.

In the software we can find options for adjusting the white balance and the intensity of colours to our likings, there is the blue light filter with controlled intensity and the possibility to run in hours selected by us. The cherry on top is the Always On Display, which shows a power-saving clock and notifications on a dimmed display. We can set hours in which this information can be shown. The glass – as I have mentioned before – is rather resistant to damage and is easy to keep clean. The touch panel works without any problems.

Interface

And what can we see on the screen? Until the publication of this text, Galaxy A7 worked on Android 8.0 with a preinstalled Experience 9.0 interface. In default, this interface has a classic form with the apps’ tray, but we can switch it to the “flat” mode (like in iOS) or a simplified one, with enlarged icons.

The interface has a wide personalization range. We have preinstalled themes, we can change the density of placement and the size of icons on the desktop and in the tray, to which we can access to in two ways – with a classical button or a gesture.

We can change the buttons’ placement at the bottom of the screen, there are solutions known from previous Samsung models, like keeping the display on while looking at it or muting the ringtone by turning the phone upside down. There is a one hand usage, dividing screen or app cloning in order to use different user’s accounts. After swiping the desktop to the right we gain access to the Bixby Home screen, which aggregates the most important information from social media, calendar etc.

Samsung enriches the standard Android with a few additional apps. We have a preinstalled package from Microsoft, Health app and a separate Samsung store with apps or a one that manages external accessories (Smart Things). There is the Samsung Members app as well, with tips regarding the phone and a tool for reporting issues, there is a system management tool as well. Samsung adds its own recorder, notepad, e-mail client, clock or a browser, but playing music was entrusted to the standard Google app. Pity…

Basically – the interface is well-thought, perfected, comfortable in usage, but not filled with bloatware. Some – like preinstalled Linked-in – can be deleted. At the beginning – we are left with less than 50 out of 64GB of internal memory. And let us remember about using the microSD card with DualSIM…

Source: GSMchoice.com; viewed: 858 times.


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