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Samsung has recently unveiled its 2017 A series which comprise of the Galaxy A7, A5 and A3. It’s basically a mid-range to premium device series which comes with top of the line security systems and innovations such as NFC technology and Magnetic Secure Transmission. We’ve come up with a comparison between the previous year A7 device and the newest one.


This year’s A7 has seen a major improvement by getting IP68 water and dust resistance. It also comes build with a metal frame design and a 3D glass back, not having change important design lines from its predecessor. The A7 (2016) also features a combination of metal and glass design with some visible antenna bands on the top and bottom of the device.


The Galaxy A7 (2017) sports a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED panel and has an Exynos 7880 chip paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage. Its counterpart has a 5.5 inch screen which also comes with Super AMOLED technology powered by a slightly lower Exynos 7580 processor. It comes with 3GB RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage.

Camera wise, the newer model comes equipped with dual 16MP snappers with OIS, autofocus and LED flash. It is capable of recording content at 1080 at 30 frames per second. The Galaxy A7 (2016) has a 13MP sensor with OIS, autofocus and LED flash as well while its front measures 5MP. Regarding battery, the newer model is powered by a huge 3600mAh battery as it’s a small upgrade to last year’s 3300mAh one. No matter which device you’ll choose it will last you a couple of days without any problems.

They are both astonishing devices considering they are built for the mid-range market and no matter which one you like rest assured that it’s the best device in its sector. The 2017 version is a significant upgrade and should be taken into consideration.