Virgin Mobile - Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone - Black

Enjoy exploring the world with this Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone. A decent camera on the front lets you take images of the world around you, while the selfie camera makes it easy to post pictures to social media. A Snapdragon chipset and 2GB of RAM produce powerful results from apps installed on this Samsung Galaxy J7 smartphone.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Cell Phone
  • 3300 mAh Battery
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (136 out of 148)

Features


Qualcomm MSM8953 processor

The quad-core 2GHz processor and 2GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.5" HD Super AMOLED touch screen

This extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers a 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio that's perfect for viewing videos, photos and playing games.

8.0MP camera

Capture images while you're out and about.

16GB internal memory plus microSD card slot

Enjoy plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand your storage space up to 256GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Use your smartphone as a mobile hotspot

Share your 4G data connection with other compatible wireless devices.*

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies and television programs directly to your phone.

Listen to your favorite tunes

Store and play your MP3 files on your phone.

Phone activation is required before use. Carrier activation fees may apply.

* Depends on device memory and network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply.


Customer rating

4.5
92%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone with an amazing battery

    Posted
    Will201631
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    I originally had the ZTE Max XL for Virgin but the LTE signal was a bit weak on that phone and it a bit lower memory than what I'm used to. So I bought the Galaxy J7 Perx (2017). The 3,300 mAh battery lasts me all day. I'm not a heavy user so its amazing. The phone does have a little weight to it but that's ok its very durable and has a tough feel to it. I LOVE that the J7 Perx comes with the Gallery app and you aren't forced to use the Google photos app. THANK GOD. I HATED that app. And theres the standard texting app (the yellow looking one) and not the blue Android Messages app that I don't care for that newer phones are forced to use). What I also love is that you can send pictures through WiFi only if you want and don't have to have LTE data on to send pics. AWESOME. And the 2GB of RAM (mostly 1.8-1.9GB the phone runs smooth as butter without issues).The 5.5 inch 720P display looks awesome in my eyes. Looks very clear. Only a nit picky person would point out the lack of a 1080P full HD screen. I don't care. As long as the screen looks good I'm happy. The phone comes with 16GB of memory (About 9.4GB to user). And the LTE signal is MUCH stronger. The same signal strength as the J3 Emerge on Virgin. Theres also the dual 2.4/5.0 GHZ WiFi which works amazing without issues. Very strong WiFi antenna thankfully. The 8MP rear cam takes absolutely beautiful pictures. Actually I like the camera on the J7 Perx more than the ZTE Max XL phone. The pictures look crisper and clearer to me. You can also record FHD 1080P and a few other video resolutions. Audio is outstanding. Blasted my pc speakers to test out the phone to see what the mics on the phone could handle and my goodness the audio was amazing. Very little if no distortion at all. The audio in the video file said 256kbps. Something like that. The Max XL only said about 96kbps, Ouch lol. Anyways excellent camera. The 5MP front came also can do Full 1080P and has multiple resolutions and picture resolutions. I love the cameras. Also the 2.2GHZ Octa-Core Snapdragon 625 processor is amazing. No stuttering. No random issues. No shut offs. I love this thing as you can see. Call quality I rate that at a 9 out of 10. Some of the best ive ever heard from a phone. And people said they heard me better than on the MAX XL phone. And I heard people as clear as if they were right next to me. Anyways if you want my full review of this phone and any other questions just type in virgin mobile full review of the Samsung galaxy j7 perx and when you see gtx970 that's my channel. did a 20 min review. Hope this review helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent phone

    Posted
    Thedman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this phone to replace a 2015 J7 I got a few months ago because a couple of apps I use only run on Nougat 7 and holy smokes I'm so glad I did. It's longer, narrower and thinner than the J7 which felt like I was lugging around a miniature tablet at times, it's also noticeably quicker and the screen seems crisper on the eyes. Al my apps and the OS (currently Nougat 7.0 ) are taking up 3.44 GB of space which leaves me 10.37. GB of free space. I also have a 64 GB sd card for storing pics and video's etc. so other than installing a few more apps I don't anticipate filling it up with apps. It comes with some bloatware but you can unistall some apps or disable the apps that won't uninstall. There doesn't appear to be a notification light for text's etc.so hopefully Samsung may consider it in a future update but judging from the 2015 J7 I wouldn't hold my breath The call clarity is great, I was often told my J7 would sometimes echo and sound like it's under water to the person on the other end when I spoke but the Perx I'm told is crystal clear I use Virgin so I didn't have the luxury of having a lot of phones to select from but honestly I'd much rather buy this for $199 than pay $500 and up for a phone that might have a couple more bells and whistles that I don't really need. I'm technical and I use my phone a lot in my day to day and the Perx handles it nicely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great... at the beginning..

    Posted
    CobaltWolfe
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've not owned a Samsung phone since the Galaxy S3, but I feel as if over time they only started building cheaply built phones. If you're not paying hundreds of dollars for the latest and greatest, then you can KIND of feel like you got a nice Samsung phone with this $150-ish one, but be prepared that it may or may not be able to handle every day usage. The following started happening one month into everyday use of the Perx. - SIM Card randomly failing to detect. I've had to go into the system itself to fix this problem. I shouldn't have to even had to go THAT far. - Constant failure to detect SD card. It says its there, then its not, then its removed, then its fixed, then its gone again. The notifications are non-stop. - The phone has gotten slower and slower. Menus now take forever to load. Waking it up even after having it gone to sleep for 1 second in your hand takes around 2-3 seconds to wake back up. Factory resetting did nothing. I have nothing more on this phone than I did my older HTC VM phone. If the specs on this one was supposed to be better than why is it starting to feel like my old phone? It feels like a sturdy phone and it was nice for the first several weeks. But truth be told that if it cannot handle every day use or random failures one month in then I probably was better off buying something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Battery life

    Posted
    Nichole

    GREAT battery life. Impressive graphics. Easy to use! After much research, I decided to upgrade to this from a long line of LG phone use, (last one being a Tribute 2), which I thought were good, until now! I can't believe how long the battery lasts. My old phone was almost dead near the day's end, Mon thru Fri. (It serves as a work phone and personal phone). This one isn't even close to 60% by the end of day. Usually around 70%. VERY HAPPY!! And Best Buy was awesome transferring EVERYTHING from my old phone to my new. (over 1,000 contacts). And to my surprise, all of my text messages!! I mostly use my phone for email, texting and phone calls. But internet searching is great. And I do take some pictures. Not really games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for Galaxy S3

    Posted
    Bradley
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My Galaxy S3 was on its last legs and my monthly prepaid cycle just renewed with Virgin Mobile. Best Buy does not carry many high end option in store for Virgin. Otherwise, I likely would have bought a Galaxy S8. I chose the J7 Perx and I'm happy with the result. It's currently on sale for $129 which is a lot less than an S8. The operating system is a big improvement over the S3. The phone is very fast and fluid moving between apps and the internet. It also has a very strong battery life. So far I've gotten 5 days on a charge (although I tend to keep it on just a phone/text option and shut it down at night). For the money, this is a great option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    J7 PERX samsung

    Posted
    000joy000
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    i do like the ease of the cellphone, easy for applications, easy to learn and function, sometimes the screen will not work and you have to restart, can be upsetting, ive had it a few weeks and it has happened half dozen times, but I take pictures, call, text and use social media consistently, I ordered a cute holding case off amazon, we all had the J3 before this one and absolutely loved it hands down, fact is my 20 yr old doesn't want to change it up, but I wanted one to get more apps, hold more pages and tad bigger screen which is the J7. We love Virgin Mobile and have never had issues with their service, best part is the phones are awesome and not cheap made

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very happy

    Posted
    Bdcahill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    For the price of this phone it is 10 times better than my old android phone. I couldn't be happier. I added a 32gb micro sd card and transferred everything from my old phone including 2500 pictures, 30 videos and about 3,000 songs and still have 19gb left on sd card. My internal phone storage with a bunch of apps installed is around 4gb. The front and main camera takes excellent pictures. Screen is very large and easy to see. Phone also has one handed mode which will reduce the screen size to make it easier to reach with your thumb also you can move it to the right or left depending on your dominate hand. Phone is very responsive and fast. For what you get the price is a great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst performing phone ever....

    Posted
    bloombrews

    Constant slow response to open apps. Shuts down Apps while your receiving incoming notifications and then either never reopens or takes several minutes to start App back up. My old LG-X took one too many falls on the concrete, so I thought Samsung is a "good name", so why not try it? Big mistake! I downloaded all updates, and tried everything to get this junk working - No go! Its going in the garbage can if I can not get any money back for credit on another brand phone. No, its not "I got what I paid for". Old phone was a $79 LG-X and it was awesome compared to this crap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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