Samsung Galaxy E7 is a premium that was launched early last year by the South Korean Giant along with its sibling Galaxy E5 in the E series. The device comes with a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED screen protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 giving a pixel density of 267 PPI. The handset is powered with a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad-core chipset with a clocking speed of 1.2 GHz coupled with 2 GB of RAM. This device comes with the metallic rim on the edges giving an elegant look at a price of around Rs. 20,000 in India.
Here are the tips and tricks of the same which will be helpful if you own the device or planning to get one.
Sometimes inserting an SIM card can be a bit tricky as it is hard to find the SIM slot. To insert an SIM on Samsung Galaxy E7, you need power off your device and remove the back panel. Now remove the battery and insert the SIM card on your device. Further, place the battery and put back the cover and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device.
Samsung Galaxy E7 is a dual SIM smartphone that comes with dual standby. The device supports, two Nano SIM and the second SIM slot is a hybrid slot that can either be used to insert an SIM card or to extend the memory of the device by inserting a microSD card.
To share the data network on your device, open the settings and tap on the mobile hotspot and tethering in the connection section and click on Mobile hotspot. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable the mobile hotspot on your device.
To capture a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy E7, you need to press the volume button along with the home button simultaneously until you hear a sound or feel the vibration. The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on your device. For quick access, you can pull the notification panel on your device and open the screenshot by tapping on screenshot captured and can be shared via any application.
Ultra Data saving mode helps in blocking the background data of all app on your device. If you want, you can allow specific apps to use the mobile data by enabling them manually. It compresses the data using the Opera Max app on your device. To use this on your device, Open the notification panel and tap on Ultra data saving. In the new pop-up tap on the agree button. The Ultra data saving mode is enabled on your device. To disable it open the notification panel and click on disable button.
No, there are no LED notification lights available on the device. This is a big con as even entry level devices in the market are coming with LED notifications on them, and Samsung could have included this feature on it.
To check for updates on your device, go to the Settings and tap on About Device in the system section. In the new window, click on software updates and tap on Update now. If there is an update available, you need to download it and install. Make sure the battery on the device is more than 50% when the installing process is going on.
Installing an apk file may alter the performance of the device since it and application from unknown source. The apk files can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option that is available on the device. To install this apk on your device, Open the settings, tap on lock screen and security. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any external app with apk on your device that is supported.
The quick settings in the notification panel of the device can be customized by tapping on Edit button in the notification panel. You can find the list of option that can appear in the notification panel. Now drag the apps among themselves and arrange them on your device. You can add upto ten options on your device. Once the customization is done, tap on done button on the top right of the screen.
The device comes with two power saving modes, i.e., Ultra power saving mode and power saving mode. To use them on your device, Open the settings and tap on the battery in the system section and tap on the power saving option that you want to use. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. This ensures that the device will be working for longer periods of time but the performance of it will be reduced as the background applications and another battery consuming features of the device is stopped.
Having sensors on the smartphone always an added advantage and this device comes with sensors like, Acceleration and Proximity that will help in automating the device.
Screen pinning is similar to lock that will be protecting the device or won’t give other the access to various apps except for the one you give permission for. The option helps in pinning any of the applications on the device and is available on the devices coming with Android 5.0 on it. To use this feature on your device, open the Settings and tap on Lock screen and security. Now tap on other security settings and click on Pin Window in the Advanced section. In the new window toggle the Off button to enable that on your device. To use this feature, Open the recent key and select the app that you want to pin and click on the pin button that is on the bottom right of the screen. You have successfully pinned the app on your device. You need to press the back button and the recent buttons together firmly for about 2-3 seconds to unpin the pinned screen.
The device comes with few basic tools, smart manager, Galaxy apps, Mix Radio, Opera Max and all the Google related apps pre-installed on the device. These can be seen on most of the devices.
Yes, there is an option on the device where you can move the apps from internal to external storage on your device. To move an app on your device open the settings, tap on Application in the device section and click on Application Manager. In the new window, click on the app that you want to move and tap on Move to SD Card button.
The devices comes with bloatware applications like MixRadio and Opera Max. These boltware applications cannot be un-installed or removed as they are very much helpful in our daily use.
No, you cannot remove the bloatwares from your device but can disable them. To disable an application, open the settings and click on Application in the Device section and tap on Application manager. In the new window, head over to the All section and click on the bloatware that you want to disable. In the app info window, click on the disable button and the app is successfully disabled from your device, and you can find the app in the disabled column on your device.
Galaxy E7 comes with 16 GB of internal storage out of which 11.5vGB of storage is available, and the rest of it is occupied by system OS and other pre-installed applications. The storage on the device can be extended up to a maximum of 64GB using an external Micro SD Card.
The device comes with 2GB RAM out of which 965 MB is available for the user and the rest of is used by the system OS and other background applications running. Considering the pricing of the device, this is a decent provision by Samsung.
Yes, the device supports OTG (On The Go) drive that will help its user to transfer data from the handset to a drive or vice versa. This will save a lot of time as you don’t have to look out for a system every time to transfer data.
Samsung Galaxy E7 came with Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box but recently got the Android 5.1 Lollipop on it. There is no news from the company about the device getting the Android Marshmallow Update now.
Smart Manager is used in cleaning the RAM and junk on your device and hence enhances the performance of the device. To use this option, open the Smart Manager app from app drawer. It comes with four options on the screen, i.e., Battery, Storage, RAM, Device security. Now click on Clean All button that is on the bottom right on the screen and clear the junk and remove the unwanted space on your device.
Find my mobile option is used to remote and control your device when you associate your device with the Samsung account and enable the remote option on your device. To use this feature on your device, Open the Settings and click on Lock screen and security. In the new window tap on Find My Mobile and tap click on Add account (Samsung Account). Once the account is added remote controls option is enabled on your device, toggle button adjacent to keep an eye on your device using the Samsung account.
Side key is the new feature that is available on the device and will help give you all the options on the screen instead of pressing the capacitive buttons on the button. To turn on this feature, you need to tap the toggle key, and you can see this option that has to be selected.
Multi window lets you access two applications simultaneously, as the screen of the device splits into half vertically and to use this feature go to the quick settings from the top and click on muti window option and you are ready to use.
Samsung Galaxy E7 comes with an additional feature where you can install the apps from Samsung suite to improve your device. To install the Galaxy essential apps on your device, tap on the essentials and install the apps from Samsung suite. The apps that can be downloaded from essentials are Kids mode, Samsung link, Sidesync3.0 Smart Tutor for Samsung, Snap biz card, S Translator, Optical Reader. You can put down apps additional apps from the Galaxy apps store by tapping on galaxy app in the essential window.
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with its 13 MP camera on the rear. This is a feature that can mostly be seen in high-end devices or camera centric devices.
To change the theme on the device, Open the settings, click on the Theme, select the downloaded themes and click apply. If you don’t have any themes downloaded open the theme store in the same menu, download the theme and then you can change the theme on your device.
The device comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and accompanied with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies. The rear camera is capable of capturing 1080p videos at 30 fps and come with features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, faces detection, panorama, and HDR.
Galaxy E7 comes with a Li-Ion 2950 mAh battery inside the removable back cover that is excellent and easily lasts a day with a single charge on normal use. This gives talk time up to 18 hours on 3G which is decent.
Yes, the device does support 4G LTE along with GSM and HSPA. 4G LTE gives you faster-browsing speeds and saves the browsing time. LTE connectivity can be seen on all the devices that are coming into the market these days.
The SAR limit for a mobile device is 0.64 W/Kg at the head and is 0.85W/kg at the body.
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