Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 0

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Samsung has recently launched a new smartphone i.e., the Samsung Galaxy A7 priced at Rs 33,400. The device comes powered by Exynos 7580 SoC Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. It has a 5.5-inch super AMOLED display with Coring Gorilla Glass 4 Protection. The device comes with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded up to 128 GB using an external Micro SD card slot. It is powered by a 3300 mAh battery and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1. The device sports a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP Front camera. If you are using this device then here are few tips & tricks about the same which would help you in better understanding your device.

You can also go through the tips and tricks of the other Samsung devices which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.

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How to insert the SIM card on your device?

SIM card insertion is the very first thing that a user do when any user purchases a new device. To insert a SIM card on your device, power off your device, if you have booted it and push the SIM ejector pin in the slot and insert the SIM card into the tray. Now push back the tray, you have successfully inserted SIM card on your device, and it will be ready for use in some time.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

Samsung Galaxy A7 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is a Nano SIM card and also supports the 4G connectivity.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

Sharing of the Data Network can be done using the Tethering mode on your device. To share a data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on Mobile hotspot and tethering in the connection section. In the new window, tap on Mobile Hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also set the password for your device by tapping on More button which is on the Top right of the screen.

How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy A7?

Samsung device comes with a physical Home button which is used to capture screenshot on your device. To capture a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy A7, you need to press the power button along with the home button at the same time. The screenshot is thus captured and saved to the gallery on your device.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on your smartphone and thus help in enhancing the performance of your device. To check for updates on your device, you need to open the settings and tap on About Phone option which is at the bottom of the screen. In the new window, tap on System Updates and click on Download Updates manually. The device checks for updates and if there is no new update then a message stating “ The Latest Updates have already been installed” is displayed on your device.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

External app with apk can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To install an app on your device, you need to open the settings and tap on Lock Screen & Security. In the new window, head over to the Security section and tap on Unknown Sources and click on the OK button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any external app with just an apk on your device.
Note: Before you install any external app on your device make sure that the app doesn’t harm your system.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

To customize the quick settings in the notification panel, you need to open the notification panel and click the Edit button. Now tap on the app and drag among themselves to rearrange them on your device. At Max, you can add ten option on the screen which will appear in two layers. Once your are done with the customization, you need to tap on the done button which is on the top right of the screen.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy A7?

Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life during the low battery conditions. To enable the power saving mode on your device, you need to open the settings and tap on Battery in the System Section. In the new window, you will find two Power saving options, i.e., Normal Power Saving Mode and Ultra Power Saving mode. Tap on any of the options and toggle the off button to enable them on your device.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

Acceleration, Geomagnetic Rotation vector, Gyroscope Uncalibrated, Light Sensor, Magnetic field, Orientation, Proximity, Significant Motion, Step Counter, Step Detector are the sensors available on the device and helps in Automation the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the device?

No there are no LED notification lights available on the device.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy A7?

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Lock Screen & Security. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap Other Security Settings and click on Pin Window in the Advanced section. Now toggle the off button to enable the screen pinning on your device. To use this, you need to open the recent window and tap on the pin button for the app that you want to pin on your device. The app is successfully pinned on your home screen. Now to unpin the pinned app you need to press the back button and the overview button for about 4-5 seconds.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

The device comes with basic tools like file manager, calculator, voice recorder; Samsung Apps like S Planner, SHealth, S Voice, Smart Manager, few bloatwares and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

Yes, there is an option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external storage on your device. To move an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on applications in the device section. In the new window, tap on app manager and click on the app that you want to move and further tap on Move to SD card in the App Info Window. You have successfully moved an app from internal to external storage on your device.

What are the bloatware applications on the device?

The device comes with bloatware applications like Microsoft Apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, One Drive, Skype; MixRadio, Opera Max, and USB Backup pre-installed on your device.

Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

No, the bloatware apps cannot be removed from your device. These applications can be disabled on your device if you don’t want to use them.

How much is the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy A7?

The device comes with 16 GB as it internal storage and around 10.46 GB of free space is available for the user and reset of space is occupied by the operating system and pre-installed Apps on the device.

How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

The device comes with 3 GB of RAM where the System uses 1.0 GB of RAM, 309 MB is used by the pre-installed apps and around 1.5 GB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

Does the device support OTG?

Yes, the devices supports the USB OTG drive and helps in easy transferring of the data from the device to drive and vice-versa.

What is the SAR Value of the device?

The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on Non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The SAR value of the device at the Head Region is 0.391 W/Kg.

What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

We have tested the device with various benchmarking scores and here are their respective scores.

Antutu benchmark score:40888
Vellamo Multicore score:1562
Vellamo Metal score:1101
Chrome Browser Score:2851
Geekbench Single-core score:679
Geekbench Multi-core score:3579
Quadrant Standard score:22943

Will the Samsung Galaxy A7 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the Android Marshmallow Update; you can check the list of the devices that comes with Android M out of the box. If you are using any other smartphone, then you can check whether your device is listed or not for the Marshmallow Update.

What are the Motion and gesture options available on the device?

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

The device comes with Motion and gestures which can help you in using your smartphone with much ease. It comes with three smart gestures, i.e., Smart Alert, Mute, Palm swipe to capture. Smart Alert option alerts you when you pick your device and gives you details of messages and calls received on your device. The mute option is used to mute the call on your device when you place the phone on it face while its ringing. Palm Swipe is used to capture screenshot on your device by swiping you hand from left to right on the screen. To use these options on your screen, open the Settings and tap on Motion & Gestures in the Device section. In the new window, toggle the buttons adjacent to each of the options to use them on your device.

Can we customize the Quick Settings in the Settings panel?

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Yes, the quick settings in the Settings window can be customized. To customize the options in the quick settings section, open the settings and tap on Edit button in the Quick Settings row. Now select the options that you want them to appear in the quick settings by tapping on the checkbox. At max, you can add nine prospects in the quick settings section.

How to setup S Health Application on your device?

S Health application is used to track the fitness on your device by keeping an eye on your step count. To use this on your device, open the S Health Application from the app drawer and click on check box to agree the terms and conditions and click on next. If you have a Samsung account, then you can sign in using the Samsung account, or you can skip by tapping on skip button. Once you are done with the setup you setup your goal and work according to that and all the data is tracked on your device.

These are the general questions that a user search for when he purchases a new device or get stuck with any of these options. If you still have any queries related to the device then you pass your message in PhoneRadar Forums, or you can tweet us @phoneradarblog.