Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) review

Read our full review to find out how the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) ревю
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South Korean manufacturer Samsung is known for offering a variety of curious models. One of the popular smartphone series is the Galaxy A. It is its representative is the Galaxy A7 2018 , which represents a budget solution and goes with a balanced combination of features. You will find this smartphone interesting and there is an explanation for that. 

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2018, September
  • Colors: Black, blue, gold, pink
  • Dimensions: 159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm.
  • Weight: 168 g.
  • Screen: 6" inc, 1080 x 2220, Super AMOLED
  • Camera : Triple, 24MP
  • Chipset: Exynos 7885 Octa (14 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 3300,  Non-removable Li-Po
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 8.0 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


The design of the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) is a bit simpler compared to that of the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018). Its bezels are not metal, but plastic. This change has not affected its appearance - it looks wonderful. 

The smartphone itself is slightly smaller in size than the Galaxy A9. It fits perfectly in the user's palm and you will be able to hold it in your clothes pockets without a problem. The device is not heavy, but it is slippery. We recommend using a case. The glossy surfaces are quickly covered with fingerprints.


The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) features a Super AMOLED display with protective 2.5D glass. The screen dimensions are 67 x 138 mm with a diagonal of 6 inches, a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density of about 411 per inch. The screen bezel of the Galaxy A7 2018 is wide. 

The display brightness can be adjusted manually or use the automatic settings. It captures up to 10 simultaneous touches. 


The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) runs on the Samsung Exynos 7885 platform. The configuration of this 14nm SoC includes an 8-core processor containing two ARM Cortex-A73 processor cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and also 6 ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz. The Mali-G71 MP2 GPU is responsible for graphics processing. RAM is 4 GB and storage is 64 GB, of which about 50 GB is actually available to the user. An option to expand the memory by inserting a microSD card up to 512 GB is present. 


As a front camera, the Galaxy A7 (2018) uses a module with the same 24 MP sensor resolution and f/2.0 aperture lens that we know from the Galaxy A9 (2018) model. The photo quality is decent. There are no complaints about the detail or sharpness. We have a background blur mode available. The front camera is equipped with its own LED flash, which is satisfyingly bright. Connoisseurs can turn their photos into emojis and put makeup on the selfies. 

The main camera of the Galaxy A7 (2018) consists of three modules that are used for shooting depending on the conditions. The main module has a 24 MP sensor and f/1.7 optics. It is capable of determining up to 19 scenes using built-in artificial intelligence, including food, nature, home, animals, and more. For wide-angle shots - 120 degrees, a module with an 8 MP sensor and f/2.4 lens is used. The third module is a 5-megapixel one. It is used for the portrait mode with background blur. 

Autonomous operation 

The battery of the Galaxy A7 (2018) has a capacity of 3300 mAh. This is an average indicator compared to the standards of today's market. The battery demonstrates high autonomy for this class of devices. In real life, you can confidently use the smartphone until late at night. In economy mode, you can count on more time. 


You'll love the Galaxy A7 (2018) if you're not looking for a flagship. For its price, it offers a quality AMOLED screen, a powerful and economical platform, decent autonomous performance and fully quality cameras. Sound is not among its strong points. 

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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