Even with all the recent Galaxy Note 7 controversy, and impressive efforts from smaller manufacturers like BLU, Honor, Xiaomi, Alcatel, Meizu or LeEco to provide the greatest bang for your buck stateside, in China, India and everywhere else, some Android enthusiasts will always favor Samsung.
And we’re not just talking power users, as mid-range Galaxy A, J, C and On-series products appear to be growing in mainstream popularity too, despite the aforementioned companies (and a couple more) arguably offering better specs at lower prices.
Instead of playing a numbers game, Samsung continues to rely on brand recognition, word of mouth and dependability to sell the newly unveiled Galaxy On7 (2016), for instance, which costs 1,600 Yuan ($240) on Chinese shores with respectable but far from mind-blowing features.
As documented ahead of today’s low-key release, the 5.5-incher picks up a home button-embedded fingerprint reader, relatively large 3,300 mAh battery, and octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor to appreciably improve on the 2015 edition’s SD410 power, 3,000 mAh cell capacity and no biometric authentication capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) is also made of metal, doubling down on RAM (to 3GB), accommodating 32GB internal storage, running Marshmallow out the box, upping the selfie cam ante to 8 megapixels, and screen resolution to Full HD. Overall, not a bad set of upgrades, it’s just that other OEMs can do better at a comparable price point.