Tracfone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (S727VL) Specs and Features
Details about the newly released Galaxy Sky Pro from Tracfone.
|Tracfone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro|
The Samsung Galaxy J7 (called the Sky Pro) is the big brother to the Samsung Galaxy J3 Sky which has been available from Tracfone for several months now.
The Galaxy J7 Sky Pro has a large, 5.5″ touchscreen, octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory. It also comes with Android 6.0.1 and an 8 MP camera.
We’ve been expecting Tracfone to offer more smartphones with improved specs in 2017, and the Galaxy J7 Sky Pro might be one of the first mid-range devices to come to Tracfone with 2 GB RAM.
The LG X Style was released not long ago, and featured a quad core processor with 1.5 GB RAM. We are excited to see the improvements on the Sky Pro.
Many Tracfone users have been looking for a phone from Tracfone that can offer performance at an affordable price, will the Galaxy J7 meet that need? Let’s look at the specs to learn more.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (S727VL) Features and Specs
Features and specs for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
- 4G LTE using CDMA (Verizon) service
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Voicemail, Caller ID, MMS/SMS
- 8 MP Rear Camera/ 5 MP Front Camera
- Handsfree speaker, Alarm Clock, MP3 Player
- Size: 3.09″ x 6.0″ x 0.30″
- 5.5″ HD Touchscreen 720×1280 resolution (TFT)
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB Internal Memory (Up to 256 GB memory with external Micro SD Card)
- 1.4 Ghz Octa-core processor
- 3300 mAh Battery (31 hours talk time, 22 days standby)
The Galaxy J7 brings improvements in several areas over its predecessors, the Galaxy Sky and Galaxy Luna, most notably increased RAM, screen size and processor.
The Galaxy Luna has a 4.5″ screen, while the Galaxy Sky comes with a 5″ screen. Both of these devices have been popular choices for their good performance, and reasonable price, which leads us to expect good things from the Galaxy J7 Sky Pro and its boosted RAM and processor.
What appears to be missing from the Samsung Galaxy Sky Pro is Triple Minutes for Life. Tracfone seems to not be including that with the new phones they are releasing, starting with the LG Fiesta. While this sounds like a deal-breaker for many (and is for some), it is generally a better value to buy the smartphone only airtime cards, which don’t triple anyway. (for more information on which airtime cards are cheapest/best value, read our Tracfone Airtime Comparison article.)
The Galaxy J7 will run Android 6.0.1 which is a fairly recent version of the OS, but the LG Fiesta already comes with Android 7.0.
|Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro for Tracfone|
With the newer specs on the Galaxy J7 Sky Pro, we have added it to our List of the Top 5 Tracfone Cell Phones.
Verizon will also be getting their own version of the Samsung Galaxy J7, which may have different specs than the Tracfone version. And it may be possible to bring it to the Tracfone BYOP program at a cheaper cost.
Where to Buy the Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Sky Pro is currently available from QVC.com for $139 with airtime bundle (1500 talk, text, data and 1 year service) which is a great deal. The airtime is worth about $125, making the phone only $15. We expect the price to go up slightly in the near future.
Overall the Galaxy J7 Sky Pro is very similar to the Galaxy Sky and Galaxy Luna, but with a larger screen and improved processor and RAM to keep up. If you are looking for a phone with a large screen the Galaxy Sky Pro might be a great option.
View the online tutorial for the J7 Sky Pro to learn more.
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