Pro Fantastic design and build
Samsung has had some of the best looking, best built phones recently. The design is simple and elegant, with a glass front and glass back held together by metal sides. The camera barely protrudes, and bezels are very small. It looks and feels like a premium phone such as the Galaxy S6 and S7.
Pro Great battery life
With a very large 3300mAh battery can often provide 5 hours of screen on time with a full day's use (most phones offer around 4 hours of screen on time), roughly 25% better than average phones. It also offers fast charge capabilities, which lets you top up the battery very quick if you find yourself still running short.
Con Uninspiring camera performance
The 13MP camera on the Galaxy A7 (2016) doesn't take great pictures in most circumstances. Under ideal shooting conditions it can provide some good shots, however too much light leaves the picture overexposed, and any less than ideal light produces noisy shots that start to lose detail.
Con Poor performance for the price
The Galaxy A7 (2016) is equipped with an in-house Samsung Exynos 7850 processor with 3GB of RAM. It provides decent performance in daily tasks such as SMS and emailing, but falls short as soon as you start gaming at all. There are many other phones that offer much more performance at a lower price.