As with its smaller brothers, Samsung have released two versions of the Galaxy J7 thus far. Confusingly, they’re almost identical and are only differentiated by their year of release: 2015 and 2016. In this article, we’ll show you how to find out which Galaxy J7 you have with some handy identification tips.
Above: Galaxy J7 2015 (left, white), Galaxy J7 2016 (right, gold)
The fastest way to know for sure is to check the About Phone section of Settings. Open the Settings app, scroll to About Phone, then scroll down until you see the model name listed. The 2015 model will be called the ‘Galaxy J7’, while the 2016 model will be called ‘Galaxy J7 (2016)’.
Is your phone Rose Gold?
The Galaxy J7 is available in a wide range of colours, but that range is a little wider if you have a 2016 model. Specifically, the pink / Rose Gold colour wasn’t available on the original model, so if you have a pink phone then it must be the 2016 edition.
Look at the back
One nice way to tell the difference without even needing to turn on the phone is just to look at the back. The white phone above is the 2015 model, the gold is the 2016 edition. The 2015 version has the flash to the left of the camera and a pair of slim speaker grilles to the right. Conversely, the 2016 model has a lozenge-shaped speaker grille to the left of the camera and a lozenge-shaped flash module to the right.
Now you’ve (hopefully) identified your Galaxy J7 model — sweet as! Now you can find the right accessories for your phone. Check out our full range via the buttons below:
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