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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro review: Finally on the right path [ Video ]

Sleek design and Samsung Pay integration make the J7 Pro the company's best showing yet in the Galaxy J series.

Samsung has a long history of reusing components in its budget devices. It has done so to varying amounts of success in the past, and we've seen several models in the Galaxy J series running horribly outdated hardware. The Galaxy J lineup is now in its third generation, and Samsung is finally taking steps to address the issue.

Although the Galaxy J7 Pro is powered by the Exynos 7870 Octa —which made its debut in last year's J7 2016 — the company has rolled out updates in other areas — the phone has a 1080p panel, an all-new metallic chassis, 64GB of internal storage, Samsung Experience 8.1 UX based on Nougat, and Samsung Pay integration. The last point is crucial, as the J7 Pro is the first mid-range phone from Samsung to offer its digital payments service.

But is that enough to make the J7 Pro relevant in a segment that features the likes of the Redmi Note 4 and the Moto G5 Plus? Let's find out.

Samsung Galaxy j7 pro specification

Galaxy J7 Pro Hardware

Chinese manufacturers have been offering phones with all-metal designs for several generations now, but Samsung has been slow to incorporate it into its Galaxy J series. The J7 2016 featured a metal frame and a plastic back, and with the J7 Pro, we're finally getting an aluminum unibody design. And it looks great.

The antenna bands are located at the top and bottom of the device, and they create a pattern that gives the J7 Pro a distinct flair when it comes to the design. The bands also offer a nice contrast to the overall color scheme, particularly with the gold color option.

The phone has sizeable bezels at the top and bottom, but Samsung did a good job of minimizing the side bezels. There's a home button up front with an embedded fingerprint sensor, and like last year's Galaxy S7, you can double press the button to quickly launch the camera.

The power button is located on the right, and the volume buttons on the left, and all three buttons have decent tactile feedback. The 3.5mm jack is at the bottom, next to the Micro-USB charging port. More and more manufacturers are switching out to USB-C in this segment, but Samsung was reticent to move to the new standard for its flagships until this year, so it looks like we'll have to wait until next year to see USB-C ports on the company's budget devices.

In an interesting design choice, the speaker is located next to the power button. The speaker gets sufficiently loud, and its position means you won't accidentally cover it when holding the phone. Another thing the J7 Pro gets right is the SIM card tray. Unlike most phones in this segment, the J7 Pro has dedicated slots for two SIM cards and a microSD card.

The Galaxy J7 Pro is Samsung's best-looking budget by a country mile.

Samsung nailed everything from the build quality to the execution, and the result is that the J7 Pro feels and looks like a device priced twice as much. That's a big deal considering Samsung basically rolled out one uninspiring phone after another in this category thus far.

If you're wondering about the Pro moniker, the only difference between the standard J7 2017 and the J7 Pro is that the latter has 64GB storage and the aforementioned Samsung Pay. In all other areas, the J7 Pro is identical to the standard variant. As such, Samsung isn't going to release the J7 2017 in India, instead focusing on the J7 Pro to be the standard-bearer for the Galaxy J series this year.

Coming to the display, the J7 Pro offers a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED panel with a pixel density of 401ppi. The screen looks great, with excellent controls levels and color reproduction. it also gets sufficiently bright for outdoor viewing, and you also get the option to adjust the color temperature. A new feature in the J7 Pro is Always On Display, giving you quick access to the clock, calendar, and incoming notifications while the screen is off. You'll be able to set schedules for AOD and choose from four clock styles.

The J7 Pro has a sleek design and a great display, but it still features last year's Exynos 7870. The chipset isn't the fastest out there, and Samsung's decision to stick with it is particularly infuriating considering the phone has picked up sizeable upgrades in other areas. The Exynos 7870 just doesn't cut it anymore, and when you look at the fact that the J7 Pro is now pushing a Full HD panel, it makes it all the more annoying.

Even regular tasks like browsing the web on Chrome cause the phone to stutter. Although the Exynos 7870 has eight Cortex A53 cores, they're clocked up to a maximum of 1.6GHz. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 also has eight A53 cores, but they go up to 2.0GHz for the performance cluster.

Battery life

Although the 14nm Exynos 7870 may not be the most powerful chipset in this segment, it is certainly frugal. The phone easily manages to last a day on a full charge thanks to the energy-efficient chipset and 3600mAh battery, and you can further extend battery life by enabling power saving modes.
The main drawback when it comes to battery life is the lack of a fast charging option — the J7 Pro takes an agonizing two hours to fully charge up.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro SM-J730GM/DS 32GB Gold, Dual Sim, 5.5", 13MP, GSM Unlocked International Model

Galaxy J7 Pro Software

Samsung made several changes to its UX earlier this year, and we're seeing those improvements trickle into the budget segment with the J7 Pro. The phone features the latest Samsung Experience 8.1 atop Android 7.0 Nougat, and the overall experience is akin to what you'd find on a Galaxy S8.

The app drawer is accessible with a slide up or down gesture from anywhere on the home screen, but if you like the older implementation, there's a setting to enable the apps button. 

Doing so doesn't disable the swipe up/down gesture, however. Samsung's excellent Multi Window mode is present, as is the theming engine that lets you alter the overall look of the interface.

Other noteworthy features include a one-handed mode, blue light filter, display scaling options, Direct share, Secure Folder, and Samsung's device maintenance hub. 

There's also a Dual Messenger mode, which lets you run two instances of an app simultaneously. 

The UX also has new iconography, and a settings pane that's easier to navigate. Overall, Samsung has done a great job of bringing its latest UX to the budget device.

Galaxy J7 Pro Camera

The imaging sensor used in the J7 Pro (Sony IMX258) is the same as that of the Redmi Note 4, and the camera quality is decidedly average. Like the rest of the software, the camera interface is near-identical to what you get on a Galaxy S8, including options to share your photos on social networks with ease.

When it comes to taking images, however, the J7 Pro is nowhere near as fluid as the Galaxy S8. The phone takes too long to focus on a subject, and it has a tendency to underexpose images. Manually enabling HDR fixes the problem, but it slows down the device down even further. As for low-light imagery, most shots I took just ended up coming muddy and full of noise.

Galaxy J7 Pro Bottom line

Samsung Pay is a marquee feature, and it's great that Samsung is bringing its payments service to the budget segment. While the rest of the additions make the J7 Pro the best device yet in the Galaxy J series, it doesn't hold up very well when compared to the competition. The budget segment is fiercely contested in India, and there are plenty of great alternatives in this category that cost nearly half as much and offer more value for your money.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Review

Smartphone battery myths that need to die

Smartphone battery myths that need to die

The battery tech that powers most of our smartphones hasn’t changed much in the past few decades, but common knowledge about how to keep them in tip-top shape? That’s even worse.

Here are the top five most common smartphone battery-life myths that need to die if you want to prolong your phone's overall lifespan, straight from the world’s leading battery experts.

The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors on the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show.

Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new devices — two new versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new high-end device that could cost more than $1,000. And it looks like the rumors around the display are for this mysterious “iPhone Pro” model.

10 tips for smartphone users to extend the smartphone life

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10 tips for smartphone users to extend the smartphone life
these 10 tips are really helpful for regular Smartphones, for the long life of your expensive or less expensive variant smartphones, the main focus in this to maintain the smartphone performance from the beginning.

smartphone in your hand seems to be a sensitive or you can say that it is a very sensitive material or something in the hand can damage in a second, but really the question arises, they truly want to ignore the following points? Probably the answer in no your smartphone seems equally little baby and some things that you must observe, bottom right away so that you last your baby for a long time.

What you do with your smartphone are listed below and what they really not to do with your smartphone is also extremely important.

1. You rarely turn your smartphone

You rarely turn your smartphone

the most important things you should do with your smartphone is to turn it off" every weekend, i.e. at least once per week if you turn off your smartphone otherwise the battery of your smartphone you need more charge and die faster than the normal way to the cause of the problem is very easy to install with your smartphone screen only switched on all the time will make your smartphone more boring life, or otherwise simply charge your smartphone with unused battery is your battery overheating at the time of the use of certain, draining from your smartphone battery is faster,

what should you do?

You should always turn off your smartphone at once a week, you should not wake up your smartphone all the time to change never sleep sleep after 5 minutes hold battery with a long life.

2. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are always on!

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are always on

If the functions of the WiFi and Bluetooth is open on the iPhone and other smartphones but cannot be used to make your battery in just a waste. In all probability, you have no need to neither in your daily life that they are not always in a day, your WLAN or Bluetooth, this is turned on, this means that your smartphone is consumes more battery from the regular once certainly at least not throughout the day, you need this feature. The best thing to do is to both disabled and open manner only when you need it. It should keep in mind.

3. Taking Your Smartphone at Journey in Extreme Weather

Taking Your Smartphone at Journey in Extreme Weather

not any smartphone is tested by Ruff and difficult phase of production, so that your smartphone is also one of these phone, not tested extreme hot and cold temperature, your telephone is not designed to stand with this condition, so it is better for your smartphone for outdoor use, if the temperature between 0 and 30 degrees Celsius, if not in this condition the ultimately your device battery will collapse like battery or cell will close automatically.

4. You Leave Your Phone All Night At Charge

You Leave Your Phone All Night At Charge

it may be useful to leave your phone on overnight, but there are many who say that this is not such a good idea. The views on this issue are many, but most polls say that if your mobile phone shops are terminated and still remain connected to occur can damage the battery, with time running significantly faster. "Your battery works better when the cell from the wall socket before it is complete 100% of fee". Charging during the day to plug charging before it is fully charged.

5. You charge the battery all 100% or waits for charging of 0%

of the lithium-ion batteries are mostly used, work best when you figures between 50% to 80%, says Shane Brodsky, founder color technology, a company that produces charging devices and mobile accessories. On the other hand, if you are using your phone to charge until the battery is completely filled, it is your battery in a state of deep discharge", the ION can not to recharge, so Apple. It also adds that charging the battery for short time intervals, so simply held at normal levels (50% -80%), sufficient energy for the ion so to work continuously and to the life of the battery. Often considered, download your mobile phone as your diet. Not a huge dinner, but many small in the day.

6. Use the original phone charger

Use the original phone charger

original mobile phone charger make sense because the OEM Original Equipment Manufacturers as well as developers of smartphone charger with an estimated charging option for your telephone, the speed of the charges really make sense as with other brand or model charger may cause fire as well and good possibility, away from this situation, you should only for original.

7. Your smartphone is a type of baby if you with expensive phone you more carefully

expensive phone you more carefully

under your smartphone everywhere with a rear cover or not it then also attract dust and moisture, the phone is disgusting. No, really, it is very very disgusting. Wreaths pool toilets and saucer dog or your cat less germs from your iPhone. Apple recommends that a soft, lint-free cloth to clean your device. There are also products that claim to use UV light to alleviate your phone. But the most important thing is to never forget to clean the charging connection on your mobile phone! Residues from the pockets and their pockets can stay and it huddle in the course of time, so have problems when you download your mobile phones. Use a toothpick, a small needle or even your earring cap clean all this shit gathered there.

8. View from your smartphone as the iPhone?

View from your smartphone as the iPhone?

Ernst show, your smartphone or expensive mobile phone such as the iPhone cases you can in a serious situation, such as theft, theft or robbery. Keep a good expensive smartphone in the hand is a sign of the attractiveness of the thief, it is very dangerous to walk in the city of abstract hold it loosely with the hand than to an easy target. Also, not always be on the bar or table in the restaurant you are sitting. A view in the opposite direction offers enough time to the skillful thief to do the job.

9. Safety first, run on your phone without a password?

run on your phone without a password?

According to Apple the research in 2013 half of the iPhone user does not block your phones with a code. If you do not have a code on your iPhone then other cyber hackers can steal your identity and your personal data without your consent. The very simple way to protect your personal data is to create a passcode for iPhone or you have a different brand protection is necessary with a password-protected phone.

10. always your location availability for other applications

always your location availability for other applications

other applications are also required to access your location services to function properly, and warns you if it is to be activated. Many other types of work can usually without activated position detection service. You have disabled this function and then open it only when you need it - The battery will thank you. One thing you need to do now is now always your location or rights to another application to know their current position, which is also a type of security problem.

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5 best clever iPhone tricks only power users know about

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To give the best experience for your users, Apple tons of features built into the iPhone. There are many undiscovered buried under the functions. Here are 5 tips and tricks for iPhone users to improve the way you use your iPhone.

Undo Typing iphone Error

    1. Undo Typing Error

we start with the old but good. Some of you may have this one, but here goes. Each time you accidentally delete your records or the input of the wrong kit, you can undo the error by shake your iPhone a little. The "Undo Typing" is displayed and all you have to do is tap Undo.

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 2.  Fast charging

apart from food, clothing and housing, modern people have another basic life need: load. The present life of the battery has not caught up to the way we use the gadgets. But they do not always have a night to charge the iPhone. The loading time is limited, switch to Airplane Mode to speed the load time. Even if you do not have enough time to the detriment of 100%, flight mode gives you more juice for the same amount of time.

   3.  Faster Selfies

you say the best camera in the world is the one with you. iphone have the reputation to the best of the best. But sometimes the tap on the screen trigger is not always the most intuitive way to photograph. While giving the idea from the Camera app+ , Apple iPhone users can use the plus sign (+) to the volume button to snap pictures. And if you use the earphones with you, you can use the plus (+) Volume button to do a semi-remote snapping.

    4.  Capture the screen

if a Picture Paints a Thousand Words, then perhaps to share what you see on your screen is more effective than explains it with words. A picture of something is displayed on the screen of your iPhone is as simple as pressing the home and the ON-OFF button. You can access the results on the Photos app.

   5.  Play music for a certain duration of time

you like to listen to some songs while you drift off to sleep, but you do not want to play the whole library until you wake up. What can you do? Film from the bottom of the screen to open the Timer. Set the desired time and choose "Stop Playing" of "timer-end" options. It is located at the lower end of the list.
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5 clever iPhone tricks only power users know about

Five Tips ​These barely scratch the surface, but they are the ones that I use often. If your favorite iPhone Tips are not listed, share them with the comment below.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z2 - Mini Goes great with Superior Spec Sheet

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z2 - Mini Goes great with Superior Spec Sheet

The electronic marketplace is filled with names like Samsung, LG, Sony and more.

However, Sony has been in the news for producing updated and easy to use products for users.

The launch of the Sony Xperia line to create a huge roar in the market. The smartphone line up was considered an immediate success. Judging by the trend, Sony launched a compact version of the successful flagship smartphone Xperia Z1. In addition, the Xperia Z2 is another smart phone launched by the company that has made its presence felt in the market. Before Sony also plans to launch the compact version of the smartphone Z2, which is here to give a tough competition to their counterparts.


The Xperia Xperia Z1 and Z2 Compact offer a plethora of differences from the screen. The Z1 Compact offers the user a smaller 4.3-inch screen that fits comfortably in the hand. The 5-inch screen of his older brother has been reduced to give the user a comfortable driving experience smartphone. Furthermore, the Z2 provides the user with a larger 5.2 inch screen. However, the largest phone screen Z2 has made no difference to the viewing experience. Offers superior of 424 ppi pixel density compared to 342 ppi pixel density compact smartphone Z1.

The Full HD technology equipped in IPS LCD display serves the user with a superior contrast ratio. Both offerings are part of Sony Triluminos protection technology display. The Z1 Compact launched in January 2014 and Z2 launched in February 2014, offering significant adjustments that make these two smartphones favorable options on the market today.

The thickness of 0.37 inch Z1 is compact weighing 137 grams. Meanwhile, Z2 provides a thickness of 0.32 inches and 163 grams.

Processing Unit and Operating System

Z2 derives the powers of a chipset designed Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 together with a processing unit 400 Krait four cores, higher speed 2.3GHz. In addition, a higher 3GB RAM ensures smooth operation of smartphones. Furthermore, the compact Z1 covers a slightly lower Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset 800 with a processing unit 400 Krait four cores, clocked at the top frequency of 2.2GHz. However, February 1 GB of RAM powers of Z1 Compact.

A Jelly Bean based Android 4.3 OS runs the Z1 compact. The operating system can be upgraded to higher versions of Android. Moreover, the latter is based KitKat Android OS 4.4.2 Z2 runs Sony smartphone.


Both compact Z1 and Z2 provide users with 16 GB of internal memory. In addition, both smartphones incorporate a slot for external memory card. In any case, the compact Z1 supplies the user with up to 64 GB expandable memory. Meanwhile, the smartphone Z2 can expand the memory up to 128 GB.


In the department of the battery, the largest Z2 consists of a 3200-mAh larger unit, while the smaller version, Z1 compact, consists of a 2300 mAh battery unit bottom. In any case, the function of the non-removable battery is common in both smartphones.