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Today we will compare two mid-range smartphones with a few things in common. For the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) you’d pay $530, while the Blade V8 Pro costs $300 less. Both phablets run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but only one’s a winner and you’ll choose the one that suits your needs.

Designs and Displays

The Galaxy A7 (2017) has a full metal body with a clean surface and it’s available in color options such as Black Sky, Gold Sand, Blue Mist and Peach Cloud. It measures 156.8 x 77.6 x 7.9 mm, but its weight hasn’t been specified. As for the screen, it’s a Super AMOLED (always-on) with a size of 5.7-inch and which supports a Full HD resolution.

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro has a black textured plastic back that’s curved on the sides, and the sides are protected with a metal frame. The device measures 156 x 77 x 9.1 mm, it weights 185 grams and the screen is smaller, of 5.5-inch, also supporting a Full HD resolution, but it uses IPS technology and it’s protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.


The Galaxy A7 (2017) is powered by an Exynos 7880 octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 processor that’s coupled with a Mali-T830MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM and it has an internal memory of 32GB, expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card.

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro uses a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset that supports an octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, an Adreno 506 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The internal memory is identical.

Cameras and Batteries

Both cameras of the Galaxy A7 (2017) support a resolution of 16MP, and the features are basic for the primary one: an aperture of f/1.9, autofocus, and LED flash. As for the battery, it’s non-removable and has a capacity of 3600 mAh.

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro has a dual 13 MP primary camera with phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash, and a secondary camera of 8MP, while the battery supports 3140 mAh.