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The 2017 version Samsung Galaxy A7 sports a beautiful glass look that you won't be surprised to find on Samsung's more premier flagship phones, such as the S7.

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The Galaxy A7 feels premium and the brilliant full-HD display is visible even under bright sunlight.

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The rear glass is a fingerprint magnet, and you'll have to live with the smudges. You have been warned!

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The always on display is handy for letting you know the time and other notifications.

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The phone's relatively slim at just 7.9mm thick or 0.31-inches.

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The phone uses (what will hopefully soon be the standard on all phones) USB Type-C connector.

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The top SIM tray actually houses the second SIM card and microSD card slot.

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The speaker for the phone is located on the right, which also ensures that you don't cover it when gaming in landscape mode.

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In what appears to be a strange design decision, Samsung's A7 has two SIM trays, and the first SIM card tray is located at the right side. I suppose this ensures that you'll have a slot for the microSD card, but Samsung could have just lumped both SIM card slots together instead.

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The rear glass back is shiny and lovely (when not smudged).

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The fingerprint sensor is located on the front.

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