Samsung A7 Price in India: Compare Galaxy A7 2016, A7 2017, & A7 2018

Karamchand Rameshwar - Dec 24, 2019

Samsung A7 Price in India: Compare Galaxy A7 2016, A7 2017, & A7 2018

The Samsung A7 Price in India of the A7 2016, A7 2017, and A7 2018 are not too far from each other. Let's see which phone is the best one.

In this article, we will compare the details of the three generations launched by Samsung India, the Galaxy A7, including Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A7 (2017), and Galaxy A7 (2018). These are the mid-range smartphones in the Galaxy A series before the company revamps it with the Galaxy A 2019 line up. These three phones have different strengths and weaknesses. Even though the 2018 model is a newer generation, but it still has some drawbacks compared to the 2017 model and quite a few similarities to the 2016 model. However, being a more recent model, it is still in a tier above in several departments. Check out our comparison to find out what they are. Let’s start with the Samsung A7 price in India.


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Samsung a7 2016 price in India Flipkart was Rs. 17,490.

The Samsung a7 price (2016) was set at Rs. 33, 400 at launch while the Samsung a7 2017 price in India was Rs. 33,490. Finally, the 2018 model was priced at Rs. 23,990 for the 4GB of RAM / 64GB storage and Rs. 28,990 for the 6GB of RAM / 128GB of storage variant.

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A7 2018

You can see that the Samsung a7 price in India is lower for the newer generation. That is probably because of the more diverse mobile portfolio of Samsung India and also more competition from Chinese brands. 

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A7 2017


In terms of design, all three models share the same build material, which is glass and metal. However, the design is quite different. The 2016 model follows the square-shaped approach, while Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 and 2018 have curved edges on the side. 

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Samsung a7 vs a7 2016

In terms of appearance, the Galaxy A7 2016 might be more attractive to male users. However, it doesn’t offer as good grip as the other two versions.

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Samsung A7 2016 vs A7 2017, which one do you prefer?

The highlight of the Samsung A7 2017 and 2018 compared to its predecessor is its IP68 water and dust resistance. This is considered a worthwhile upgrade, not only makes the phone more durable, but it also helps users to be comfortable using the two phones in many different environmental conditions.

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A7 2016


Galaxy A7 (2016) Galaxy A7 (2017) Galaxy A7 (2018)
Display 5.5-inch Super AMOLED with Full-HD+ resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio & Gorilla Glass 4 5.7-inch Super AMOLED with FHD+ resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio & Gorilla Glass 4 6.0-inch Super AMOLED with Full-HD+ resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio & Gorilla Glass 3 
Operating Software Android 5.1.1 (upgradable to Android 7.0) Android 6.0.1 (upgradable to Android 8.0) Android 8 (upgradable to Android 9 Pie)
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7580 SoC Samsung Exynos 7880 SoC Samsung Exynos 7885 SoC
RAM & Storage 3GB RAM and 16GB of storage

(upgradable to 256GB)

3GB RAM and 32GB of storage (upgradable to 256GB) 4GB/6GB RAM and 64/128GB of storage (upgradable to 1TB)
Battery 3,300mAh battery with 18W fast charging  3,600mAh battery with 18W fast charging 3,300mAh battery with no fast charging
Rear Camera 13MP rear camera 16MP rear camera 24MP main camera

8MP ultra-wide camera

5MP depth-sensing camera

Selfie Camera 5MP selfie camera 16MP selfie camera 24MP selfie camera
Security Front-mounted fingerprint sensor Front-mounted fingerprint sensor Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Others Micro-USB port USB Type-C port Micro-USB port

You can see the detailed comparison in the hardware configurations of three Galaxy A7 models. First, the display size increases in the newer generations, but not too significant. While the 2016 and 2017 models have a sizeable bezel at the top and bottom, the Galaxy A7 2018 has a much thinner top bezel and bottom chin. Software-wise, only the A7 2018 is upgradable to the relatively new Android 9 Pie, while the other two stuck at Android 7 and Android 8. 

Performance-wise, the 2018 version is also the best of all, thanks to the Exynos 7884 SoC and up to 6GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the other two mobile phones seem to be at a similar performance level. 

However, the A7 2018 comes with a massive downgrade in the battery. Its battery is not only the same as the A7 2016, but it also doesn’t support fast charging. Meanwhile, the two older generations support 18W fast charging technology. Moreover, the 2018 version only has a micro-USB port while the 2017 model comes with the newer USB Type-C port. 


Galaxy A7 2016 Camera
A7 2016 camera

In the camera department, the Samsung A7 2016 should be the worst of all while the Galaxy A7 2018 has the best camera setup. The 2016 model only has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie shooter on the front. The Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 is slightly better with a 16MP rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera. Obviously, higher resolution doesn’t necessarily mean that that camera is better. However, we already tested both smartphones’ cameras when they were launched and we believe that the A7 2017’s cameras are slightly better, especially in low-light conditions. 

Galaxy A7 2017 Camera
A7 2016 vs A7 2017: Do you like the newer generation more?

As for the Galaxy A7 2018, it is in a tier above its predecessors. On the front, it gets a 24MP selfie camera in comparison to the 5MP unit on the A7 2016 and the 16MP unit on the A7 2017. However, the significant difference lies in the rear camera setup. Unlike its predecessor with a single rear camera, the A7 2018 boasts a triple camera cluster at the back. The setup includes a 24MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP depth sensor. 

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A7 2018


The Galaxy A7 2018 is overall a better choice among the three. The 2018 version has a much better rear camera setup, selfie camera, more powerful chipset, up to 8GB of RAM and its storage can be expanded up to 1TB. However, the 2017 model is packed with a larger battery and fast charging support, which the 2018 model lacks. The Galaxy A 2016 is obviously the worst option of the three. However, it still a decent smartphone with an acceptable chipset, cameras, and its price is much more affordable than it once was. Considering the Samsung A7 Price in India for all three versions, the 2018 model is also the best choice.

Therefore, the Galaxy A7 2016 and 2017 are not bad choices by any mean. They are still a decent smartphone if you don’t need a strong chipset for gaming and good cameras to take photos. If you are on a tight budget, they should be a great choice. However, if you can stretch your budget a little bit, the newer Galaxy A model like Galaxy A51 or Galaxy A71 should still a better option. Samsung India already offer these two phones in the country. You can also take budget and mid-range offerings from rivals of Samsung in India like Realme, Redmi, Vivo, Oppo, and more.


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