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Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy E5, Galaxy E7




Announced on the first week of January 2015, the Samsung Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 will be released in the Philippines sometime end of February or first week of March. We had a short hands-on time with the E5 and E7 at the Samsung SEA Forum here in Bangkok last week.

The Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 are supposed to be a more affordable alternative to the premium-built Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. With that, Samsung is using the usual polycarbonate materials on the Galaxy E5/E7.

The Galaxy E series seems to be replacing the old Galaxy Grand series which features larger display screens and decent, entry-level hardware configuration. The design signature is very typical Samsung which makes it really hard to identify because they all look the same. That includes a smooth polycarbonate material in glossy finish with a loud silver trimming along the sides.

The back panel has a soft matte finish with the protruding camera and LED flash. The dual-SIM version of the series will have a label “Duos” printed at the back as well.

The Gaaxy E5 starts off with a 5-inch screen running a Snapdragon 410 chip and 1.5GB RAM.

Samsung Galaxy E5 specs:
5.0-inch Super AMOLED HD @ 720×1280 pixels, 294ppi
Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor
1.5GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
3G/HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
8MP AF rear camera, LED flash
5MP front-facing camera
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
Android 4.4 Kitkat
Li-Ion 2400mAh battery
141.6 x 70.2 x 7.3 mm (dimensions)

The Galaxy E7 is bigger at 5.5-inch running the same Snapdragon 410 chip, 2GB of RAM and bigger battery capacity.

Samsung Galaxy E7 specs:
5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD @ 720×1280 pixels, 267ppi
Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor
Adreno 306 Graphics
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
3G/HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
13MP AF rear camera, LED flash
5MP front-facing camera
GPS with aGPS support, GLONASS
Android 4.4 Kitkat
Li-Ion 2950mAh battery
151.3 x 77.2 x 7.3mm (dimensions)

The Galaxy E7 has a single SIM or dual-SIM option but no LTE connectivity.

The Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 are expected to be released in the Philippines by the end of February with a suggested retail price of Php13,990 and Php15,990, respectively.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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13 Responses

  1. NotASheep says:

    I reeeaaally hope Samsung goes bankrupt after losing 60% customers to other OEMS i really do~ if they priced it at 10k then it’s a good phone! but nope they just want to keep digging their grave.

  2. Summer says:

    Another day, another Samsung phone.

  3. jomar corpuz says:

    di pa ginawang LTE network.mas maganda sana.

  4. awts says:

    over priced pis op shit

  5. emely says:

    Every Samsung model is just as same as its predecessor…

  6. stoic says:

    W-O-W-!-!-!

    same old.. same old..

    #same_old_POS

  7. benchmark says:

    IMHO the prob with samsung is they are over saturating their line of mobile phones. maybe they could try what Xiaomi is doing, papaasahin ka sa short time of sale tapos wala na ulit, yung sabik factor tumatagal. Unlike what they are doing, just a little diffence in the case, a new mobile model is there!

    anyway perhaps we the consumers are learning na din, na we are not biting their traps kaya yan, dahan dahan na silang bumababa.

  8. .|. says:

    i’m happy reading the comments above. samsung is going down. *flushes* lol.

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