Samsung recently launched its Galaxy C7 Pro smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 27,990, the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro falls not-so-crowded Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 range. While there are plenty of options available in the under Rs 20,000, the choice is relatively limited in the plus-Rs 20,000 range.
So what does one expect from a phone when spending over Rs 25,000? Good design, lasting battery, sturdy build and of course, overall smooth performance.
Does the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro checks all these boxes right? Read our review to find out…
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is available in Gold and Navy Blue colour variants, and the effort put in by the company is evident in the premium design, look and feel of the smartphone.
The front panel of the C7 Pro is dominated by a bright and vibrant display, below which lies a Home button with integrated fingerprint sensor. There are two capacitive navigation keys which are backlit. The Samsung branding lies right between the display and the earpiece. A selfie camera and LED flash are also placed on the front panel.
Flipping over, you’ll see the back panel with the Samsung branding. The primary camera lies right above it, along with the LED flash. The back panel also comes with striped antenna lines on the top and bottom.
The volume rocker is on the left edge, while the power button and SIM tray lie on the right. The bottom edge has a USB Type-C charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack and the speaker grilles.
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro has a sturdy build quality and comes with a matte finish that adds to its premium design. In a nutshell, we really liked the look and feel of the smartphone.
Now let’s talk about the display. We have always liked the displays of Samsung’s smartphones, and the Galaxy C7 Pro didn’t disappoint us either.
The 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display of the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro comes with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The colours are bright and vibrant, while the projected images are sharp. Even when using the smartphone under direct sunlight, we didn’t notice any distortion or anything like that. The display is a little reflective, but it’s not too much of a problem.
We can say that the display of Galaxy C7 Pro lives up to the standard of other Samsung smartphones. It’s definitely one of the positive aspects of the smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone offers 64GB of internal storage and can support microSD cards of up to 256GB in size.
For imaging duties, the smartphone has a 16MP primary camera and a 16MP front-facing shooter. All major connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack are included.
During our testing, the overall performance of the smartphone was smooth and we quite liked our experience with it. Apps open quickly and multitasking isn’t a problem either. We switched between different apps and used multiple Google Chrome tabs at the same time, and the C7 Pro handled everything well.
Call quality was also good and we had no problems in making/receiving calls, even in areas with low signal reception.
Another big plus of the Galaxy C7 Pro is that we didn’t encounter any heating issues while using the smartphone. We used Maps for navigation, played games and browsed social media, but the smartphone didn’t get heat up even once.
In addition, we played several YouTube videos and witnessed no lag at all. Audio output was clear as well.
Coming to the 3,300mAh battery of the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, it lasted us all day even after heavy usage. We used the smartphone to enjoy videos, browse the web and even accessing some battery-draining apps like Facebook. In addition, our usage involved phone calls and some gaming as well. With all this, Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro’s battery lasted till the end of the day.
The fingerprint sensor mostly does a good job, but there were a couple of instances when it didn’t unlock the smartphone instantly.
Coming to the cameras of the Galaxy C7 Pro, they did a good job in both well-lit as and dimly-lit areas. The primary camera managed to take very clear and sharp images, with accurate colour reproduction. We couldn’t notice any pixelation or distortion even after zooming in on the images.
But the images taken from the selfie camera, while good, could not match up with those clicked by the primary camera.
If you’re a selfie-fan, the Galaxy C7 Pro might not be the one for you. Otherwise, the camera experience on this smartphone is really good.
We also ran a few benchmark tests on the C7 Pro. While it scored 936 (single-core) and 4404 (multi-core) on GeekBench 4, AnTuTu score was 67473.