The Korean tech giant Samsung started using metal in its phones with the Galaxy Alpha. The brand brought the same design language with the Galaxy A 2015 range including the entry-level Galaxy A3, mid-range Galaxy A5, and the Galaxy A7 high-end. The company earlier this month launched the Galaxy A7 2016 edition with the same metal and sleek design as its predecessor.
If you are planning to buy the sub-Rs 35,000 Galaxy A7 2016, you should also look for its close competitors in the same price range. The Samsung Galaxy A5, BlackBerry Priv, Galaxy Note 5, Gionee Elife E8, and the Google Nexus 6 are among the best competitors of the Galaxy A7 2016. Before you go for the Galaxy A7 2016, let’s have a quick look on the features of its top 5 rivals and competitors.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 full specs – Before we go into the details of the top five rivals and competitors of the Galaxy A7 2016, let’s have a quick look on the specs of the phone. The Galaxy A7 2016 sports a 5.5-inch full HD display, an octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, 13MP/5MP cameras with OIS, 4G LTE networks support, NFC with Samsung Pay, and a 3,300mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy A7 2016: the top 5 alternatives
Samsung Galaxy A5 2016
Similar to the Galaxy A7 2016, the Galaxy A5 2016 also sports a premium metal and glass design. While the Galaxy A7 comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, the Galaxy A5 2016 is a better option for those who love compact devices because the phone offers a slightly smaller 5.2-inch screen full HD display. It comes with a 1.6GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 7 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, 13MP/5MP cameras with OIS, 4G LTE, and a 2,900mAh battery.
The BlackBerry Priv is also a feature-loaded competitor to the Galaxy A7 2016 as it is the Canadian brand’s first Android offering. This one is for those who love large screen devices and a physical keyboard for the ease of typing. The phone offers a 5.4-inch AMOLED 2,560 x 1,440p display with a whopping pixel density of 544ppi. It comes with a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage up to 2TB, 18MP/2MP cameras, 4G LTE, NFC, and a 3,410mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual SIM
Another rival to the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 is from the same company – the Galaxy Note 5. This one comes with a slightly bigger 5.7-inch 2K Super AMOLED display and with stylus support to let you make notes and graphs on the go on your phone itself. The Galaxy Note 5 Dual SIM sports an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7 CPU, a meaty 4GB of RAM for smooth performance, 32GB of internal memory, 16MP/5MP cameras, 4G LTE, dual-SIM slots, and a 3,000mAh battery.
Gionee Elife E8
The Gionee Elife E8 is also from the same sub-Rs 35,000 range as the Galaxy A7 2016. This one is for those who love bigger devices as the phone sports a large 6-inch 2K display with Gorilla Glass protection. It also gets a fingerprint sensor just like the Galaxy A7 2016, which is located on the Elife’s back right below the camera. It comes with 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 3GB of RAM, an amazing 23.7MP rear camera with high-end presets, an 8MP front shooter, a whopping 64GB of internal memory, 4G LTE, NFC, and a 3,520mAh battery.
Google Nexus 6
When you are among the phablet lovers, what’s best than the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6, which brings stock Android experience on a large 5.9-inch 2K display. It is the first Nexus smartphone to offer such large display, optical image stabilization for primary camera, and Turbo Charging support. The Nexus 6 comes with a pixel density of 493ppi, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.7GHz, 3GB of RAM, 13MP/2MP cameras, 32GB and 64GB internal memory variants, 4G LTE, NFC, and a 3,220mAh battery that can charge substantially within 15 minutes thanks to Turbo Charging support.
The Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 is without a doubt is a great phablet offering with a fingerprint sensor, a large display with crispy pixels, a powerful processor, decent camera specs, and a large battery. However, the sub-Rs 35,000 range smartphone is yet to hit the Indian market.
There are several rivals and competitors to the Galaxy A7 2016, which are already available in the country. Available for around Rs 21,999, the Nexus 6 is a better option for those who love stock Android experience.
The Gionee Elife E8 is priced around Rs 35,000, and is a better option for those who love bigger devices and great camera specs. Priced around Rs 51,500, the Galaxy Note 5 brings the stylus experience on the phablet size. The BlackBerry Priv is priced higher at Rs 62,990, but brings a full physical keyboard and a 2K display for the price. The Galaxy A5 2016 brings powerful specs with a compact display for around Rs 28,000.