Samsung Galaxy J7 Max was announced in June 2017 and it looks like one solid handset. It was unveiled alongside Galaxy J7 Pro.
Galaxy J7 Max is among the newest members of the J-series handsets. It comes with Samsung Pay Mini feature, Samsung’s payment solution that has been MIA in this series.
The better news keeps coming since J7 Max promises a premium design and impressive specifications that fit the description of flagship smartphones, to some extent.
Below is a breakdown of Samsung Galaxy J7 Max specifications:
|IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|1080×1920 pixels, 386ppi
|Platform||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Mediatek MT6757 Helio P20 chipset|
|Octa-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A53
|32GB ROM, expandable by up to 256GB|
|Camera||Primary: 13MP, f1.7, autofocus and LED flash|
|Secondary: 13MP, f1.9, LED flash
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass
|Battery||3300mAh battery capacity|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.1, 4G, GPS
|Expected Price||About $250|
The handset comes with an all-metal unibody design that does have a sleek look. The 5.7-inch full-HD display is good enough for watching videos and playing games is your thing.
In the rear, there is a Smart Glow, just adjacent the camera, which gives alerts for notifications.
J7 Max’s Samsung Pay Mini-feature
The Samsung Pay Mini-feature is a major selling feature for Galaxy J7 Max. This feature will allow customers to make online payments only.The payment solution comes with UPI and mobile wallet.
The payment solution comes with UPI and mobile wallet.
The company notes that there is a difference between Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Mini.
While the latter comes with most features found in Samsung Pay, it lacks the “Tap & Pay” feature for using with debit or credit card. It does not even give you the option to add these cards for now.
What this means is that it does not work with regular swiping machines for “Tap & Pay” payments.
It allows you to make payments to merchants or transfer money to your friends with UPI using your device yet it does not have a wallet of its own.
Samsung Pay is the superior payment solution since it supports both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).
These features allow smartphone payment via terminal’s card reader.
Both the Samsung Pay and Samsung Pay Mini come with a “How to use” video which is definitely welcome in this age of misinformation.
The Samsung Pay payment solution is definitely a welcome feature despite the fact that it is a stripped down version of the Samsung Pay.
Samsung Pay Mini is compatible with several Samsung handsets including Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Prime, and Galaxy J7 (2016).
Samsung smartphones that come with Samsung Pay include Galaxy S8 and s8+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy A7 (2016), and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max comes with some decent specifications or at least looks good on paper.
The integration of Samsung Pay Mini feature increases the handset’s desirability.
The impressive camera features promise to capture decent snaps but whether this is true is yet to be determined.
The handset is expected in Kenya in coming months. Hopefully.