June 27, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro S727VL for Tracfone

Tracfone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro (S727VL) Specs and Features

Details about the newly released Galaxy Sky Pro from Tracfone. 

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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, quad-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.

View the Samsung Galaxy Sky Pro on Amazon ($149)

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
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Voicemail, Caller ID, MMS/SMS
  • 8 MP Rear Camera/ 5 MP Front Camera
  • Handsfree speaker, Alarm Clock, MP3 Player
Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Technical Specs
  • Size: 3.09" x 6.0" x 0.30"
  • 5.5" HD Touchscreen 720x1280 resolution (TFT)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Internal Memory (Up to 256 GB memory with external Micro SD Card)
  • 1.4 Ghz Quad-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.

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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 $149 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.
Find it on Amazon with an airtime card for $149

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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45 comments :

Robert Bailey said...

The reviews are great and are a significant help when selecting a phone upgrade. Presently have an LG Ultimate II and have had nothing but great success with LG phones. The "brightness" of the screen is one of the main issues with all the smart phones that I see in use. Please add any kind of statement regarding screen brightness that you can to future reviews. I could easily be my deciding factor. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Just switched from Ultimate II to Galaxy Sky. Screen is brighter and has more contrast, and there is a feature to boost an additional amount for 15 minutes called Outdoor Mode. I haven't yet tried to read the screen in bright sunshine outdoors but it looks promising.

Anonymous said...

Will the Galaxy Sky be able use Wi-Fi® Capable calling on Tracfone? Other sites/plans can implement it. But no data with Tracfone yet.

LindaB said...

Because of the reviews here, I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Sky on QVC. It was just over $100 and came with one year of service with Tracfone. I think that is a great deal. I am very happy with the phone. I upgraded from a Samsung S2.

Anonymous said...

Do we have an expected release date for the Sky Pro?

Gabrial Middleton said...

Does the phone have a magnetometer

Unknown said...

Why does my samsungj7skypro keep buzzing intermittently?

Anonymous said...

Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro now available at QVC. Ordered mine today.

Nancy Mills said...

On sale today (6-26-17) on QVC for $139.95. Includes 1500 minutes/texts/data and one year of service. Pretty good deal if you figure it costs $125 for the 1500 minutes. Phone is about $15.00!

Robdan said...

Just ordered mine yesterday from QVC. I'm replacing my LG Premier because there was marginal memory. I predict the Sky Pro will be the hottest new Tracfone for this year.

Anonymous said...

Is there any HotSpot or Tethering feature available on this phone?

Val said...

Can you buy a straight talk monthly plan with this phone ?

Anonymous said...

Lots of Quality Budget phones being released in the near future.
If you prefer to go the Amazon Unlocked route check these out.

Moto E (4th Generation) - 16 GB - Unlocked (AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile/Verizon)
- Black - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $99
to be released on June 30th

Alcatel A30 PLUS - 16 GB - Unlocked (AT&T/T-Mobile)
- Black - Prime Exclusive - with Lockscreen Offers & Ads $79
to be released July 10th

I purchased Moto G4 last October for $99 from Amazon.
I removed AT&T sim card from my Tracfone and installed with no
problem and no need for Tracfone customer service.

Anonymous said...

Can you carry this phone on an airplane since it has lithium batteries?

Hoody said...

for cryin out loud, why does better specs have to mean "bigger" size??, can't one be made with the better specs but with a screen "under" 5" ??? I don't need a mini laptop to carry around to use as a "phone" but I would like one that has say the same specs as the old S5 mini available by now.

I broke down and did get the LG Phoenix 2 last Oct on sale for 30 bucks, this is 5" and its about as big as I ever want to go, its a good phone, just the battery they use is a bit too small for and doesn't last all that long.

Asma Harshi said...

What makes the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro stand out of the crowd is the design of the antenna bands at the top and bottom of the rear panel coupled with the flushed camera module, which is surely a head turner, though the front of the device resembles strongly with Samsung Galaxy S7

Unknown said...

Does anybody samsung j7 sky pro black out while you are watching videos? Mine does And I just wanna know how can i fix it,but I still can here the video playing but i can't see it please let me know something

Barbra Stewart said...

Thanks for this article.

I'm finding some conflicting information on this phone though. I just ordered it from QVC and it lists the processor as "1.4GHz quad-core processor" not an octa-core processor. Also, another site online that lists the Samsung Sky Pro S727VL specs gives me differing information.

I think this will be a great phone for me either way, but am wondering if QVC has the right specs listed?

Anonymous said...

16/2 GB is good.....5.5" is good.......however, the screen is only 720P, and it is not super amoled?

Does record in 1080P.....does have an octa-core processor.....

But only an 8 MB rear camera? Should have had at least a 13 MB....

Anonymous said...

Had this phone just under 1 month and screen cracked after being dropped once from about 3 Ft.... still work fine...

Anonymous said...

Tracfone upcoming phones should have the latest operating system, 1080p or HD screens, at least 16gb memory, 13 mega pixel camera and include silver, gold and white phones. All these would be nice.

Unknown said...

It has a quad core processor. Says right on the dam box....

Jeff said...

Can Samsung J7 sky pro be used as hot spot?

Anonymous said...

That's why 3 years insurance covers most everything.

Brooklynblessed said...

You can also get great cases at Amazon. Durable and cheap. This is a great deal.

JanJardin said...

Unfortunate name as it sounds like a star gazing app.

Cass said...

I would like to know this too

Jeanne said...

I already have a J7. Can I sign up for Tracfone using this phone?

Jeanne said...

I have a J7 that I bought through Sprint. Can I cancel Sprint and use this J7 with Tracfone?

Mark Allen said...

Is wifi single or dual band?

Anonymous said...

What is up with the mixed info on the CPU that is all over the web? I have heard it has a quad core, but they are saying octa core here. I have even heard people say it is quad core and even octa core. I have a few friends that just got this phone, and their phones says it has the Snapdragon 425 from what I seen. While on Youtube, I have heard people say it has the Snapdragon 625. Then I have seen a few pages that says it has the Snapdragon 430.

Even CPU-Z does not know what is in this phone. It show it is an unknown 1.4GHz quad core with an Adreno 308 but the system board says it is MSM8937.

Unknown said...

The Galaxy J7 Sky Pro is my Galaxy Grand Prime reincarnated, with low volume output. The sm-s727vl also has the same headphone jack glitch that reboots the phone as did the Grand Prime. Other J7 owners can be happy to know android 7.0 Nougat updates will be available soon, but not the Sky Pro. Sure it was a great deal, but is it a great phone? It works.

Anonymous said...

This phone is a QUAD core, NOT Octo-core. Watch some of the unboxings on Youtube. It actually says QUAD core right on the box.

Anonymous said...

HSN has this for %79.95 with 6 months 1000 min/texts/MBs.

Anonymous said...

Somebody, PLEASE tell me that the standard Samsung qwerty keyboard on the Sky Pro has talk-to-text capability! Where is the microphone icon??? (And, no... I'm not referring to the Google Assistant talk-to-text. I'm savvy to how that works. I'm more concerned with being able to use talk-to-text inside apps, social media, and to blog, etc...) Please help! If it's a no-go with the stock keyboard, does anyone have a recommendation for a good keyboard app from the Playstore to set as my default on the Sky Pro??? (One with the microphone/talk-to-text capability, of course.) Any help is greatly appreciated... Thanks!

Eric Becker said...

Violates terms of service. I wouldn't reccomended doing it. It is possible, but you could end up with a useless phone in the end.

Eric Becker said...

I am also having issues with screen blackouts on YouTube videos. I returned my first J7 and this one seems to do it alot less than the first. You can downgrade your YouTube app to the factory version to remedy this. In previous android versions you could activate developer mode and switch default media players, but 6.0 marshmallow doesn't seem to have this option. I'll post solutions as I find them.

Eric Becker said...

For now I have downgraded my YouTube app to the factory version. When it blacks out you just tap to retry and your video continues. You'll want to turn off auto updates in the play store as well.

Anonymous said...

No, tracfone has not incorporated this yet

Anonymous said...

Specs vary from carrier to carrier

Anonymous said...

Purchased from HSN with tracfone deal for $80. Great deal and I recommend. But does have some shortcomings. Doesn't have Nougat and doesn't look like there are future plans to update. Phone model is not capable of wifi calling. No notification light for missed calls/msgs.

hangman said...

I have had the Galaxy j7 pro for a little over a month. It has been a great phone.

Joan Phoenix said...

I've had this phone for about 2 weeks. I replaced it from a Lg ultimate 2. I really liked the LG but the battery was always low and it was time to add minutes to my phone. So I decided to try the Samsung j7 sky pro and I really like it. Glad I decided to change. I would recommend this phone. No problems yet.

April said...

Has anyone had any luck finding a protective phone case for the J7 sky pro? Manufacturer date Aug. 2017. Otterbox Defender isn't made for this phone and I drop everything multiple times a day due to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Otterbox Symmetry is the only version made for this phone by Otterbox. It doesn't have a screen protector included, which could be an expensive problem for me. Any suggestions for a good impact protective case for this phone. This has been frustrating trying to find a case to fit AND that actually protects it. Please help. Thank you.

PappaDee said...

Got the J7 for my son & he has one huge problem, youtube app stops showing video after a couple of minutes. Screen goes black but audio still plays and you can still see creator's channel logo. Video is still playing it's just no longer displaying video, only audio. Tap running apps, youtube, and video plays fine... for another minute or two until it starts all over again. So far I'm unable to find a fix. I regret making this my boy's first phone and wish I did more research first, although he's a trooper and just keeps tapping back and reloading the app to get the video to play every minute or so. Being this is a tracfone it's unlikely they will ever provide a fix. So sad, Samsung missed an opportunity to have a customer for life by providing a device that can't even run one of the most used mobile apps properly.