Screen & Body
The Samsung Galaxy C7 sports a 5.7 inch screen at 1080p resolution and 386ppi with a 74.1% screen-to-body ratio. Enough said. The screen is big enough to let you type freely and efficiently if you have Hagrid sized fingers. The display will also let you read comfortably without squinting your eyes and you can even watch a movie or stream videos from online services.
The large screen gives you a Samsung Galaxy Note-eque feeling as it is well within phablet territory. If you need something smaller you will have to check out the Samsung Galaxy C5 instead.
The Super AMOLED 2.5D scratch-resistant glass will withstand several falls if you have not bought a protective case for the phone.
One notable thing though is that the gold and pink colors feel a bit feminine.
Hardware & Performance
The Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU working hand-in-hand with 4GB RAM will have you switching from WhatsApp, Facebook to Candy Crush with fluidity and zero lag. The phone is fast for the offered price.
The 32/64GB storage should be more than enough for you to carry a few movies or snap selfies with the 16MP camera. Video calling is also a great experience with the 8MP front camera. If you need more storage you can add up to 256GB via the microSD card slot.
The C7 comes with a Fingerprint scanner under the home key meaning you can unlock your phone faster.
For those with personal and business numbers, the C7 allows you to have both sim cards connected simultaneously. One downer is that the 4G-LTE is a little capped but you can survive.
Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Fm Radio and GPS.
The 3,300mAh battery will be more than enough to keep you going for a whole day before you have to recharge your phone mobile phone.
Samsung managed to balance the powerful Cortex CPU with battery life and with a few settings tweaks you’ll just be able to pull a whole day without recharging or having to carry around a power-bank in your pocket.
The 4GB RAM is also great if you are the gaming type as the C7 will handle any game from our best free games of 2017 list.
Samsung may have capped the LTE to 150 Mbps, but if you are going to buy the C7, you wont notice the cap or need the extra speed.
We are still waiting to hear when or if Samsung will upgrade the Android OS beyond Marshmallow though.