Samsung is rapidly expanding its Galaxy J family. They have lots of phone in this series. The series gets revision each year with new improvements. This time, Samsung Nepal has launched the new Galaxy J7 Max in the market. It is new J7 iteration in the market, but this phone actually came after J7 2017. Current price of Galaxy J7 Max in Nepal is Rs 28,290.
Looking at the price, it now sits in mid range category. We are seeing a trend of price increase in phones. J series actually used to be upper budget range phones but these days price of new series is always increasing. Actually the price isn’t the only things that’s increased. We have also compared the new J series model including J7 Pro.
Specs: J7 Max comes with lots of upgraded hardware this time. It holds a 5.7” Full HD 1080p PLS LCD display in a thin metal chassis. Below the panel, we get 2.4 GHz Octa core processor on Mediatek Helio P20 chipset. On GPU side we have Mali T880MP2 power up the graphics. Interesting hardware is actually RAM, there is 4 GB RAM in J7 Max. The internal storage is 32 GB with SD card support up to 256 GB.
It is powered by a non-removable 3300 mAh battery. Out of the box, J7 Max runs with Android 7.0 Nougat. This PLS LCD is short form of called Plane to Line Switching Liquid crystal display. The sensors includes Gyrosensor, compass, accelerometer etc.This new J7 Max holds better 13 Megapixel shooter at both front and back. Aperture size at back is f/1.7 while at front is f/1.9.
Talking about the design, we see similar layout as older phones. Fingerprint scanner cum home button at front, USB and 3.5 mm headphone jack at bottom. The volume rockers are at left side and power button plus speaker are on right side. J7 Max includes Smart Glow feature which came with J2 Pro. It served function of LED notification, where colors can be controlled in the settings.
Galaxy J7 Max has a good camera and sufficient RAM. 4 GB RAM is enough for demanding games, multitasking, multi-window tasks and lot more. New f/1.7 13 MP camera can take great low light pictures, 1080p videos and high-res images. Selfies are also clear, crisp and detailed. We also loved the inclusion of sensors like compass and gyrosensor.
3300 mAh battery paired with new OS, UI, Localized features and power saving modes provide good battery life. We would have actually loved to see Super AMOLED in such good phone. Samsung’s specialty is camera and display. Their SAMOLED is industry leading good. Next thing is, many people prefer Snapdragon chipset or Exynos chipset on their phones.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max supports dual SIM and 4G. It can’t take both 4G SIM simultaneously. This is a very good phone for multi-taskers, mid tier gamers and content consumers. It is a good choice but if you are not satisfied, Samsung is coming with new J 2017 series including J7 Pro.