Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Vs Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

In June last year, the Korean tech giant Samsung introduced the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 smartphones. They were the company’s first smartphones to boast LED flash units for the front-facing cameras to deliver quality selfies under the low light conditions. The company launched the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in the Indian market in July last year. The company recently in March unveiled the Galaxy J5 2016 and Galaxy J7 2016 editions. Similar to the brand’s first-gen Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 handsets, the 2016 editions of these phones also offer front-facing LED flash.
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Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 (left) and Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 (right)

The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016 editions were launched in India recently. If you are planning to buy any of these two models, but are confused between choosing one among them, then let’s put the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016 editions on the table and compare their specs.

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) VS Galaxy J5 (2016)


Design

Talking about the design first, the Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016, both the smartphones boast metallic frames around the edges. They have a diamond cut, which adds more premium appealing design to the devices. The Galaxy J5 2016 measures 8.1mm around the waist, and tips the scale at 158 grams. The Galaxy J7 2016 on the other hand offers a slimmer design with a waistline of 7.8mm, but weighs slightly higher at 169 grams. Overall, there’s hardly any difference in the design of the new Galaxy J5 and J7 models, both the devices look very similar.

Display & Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 edition offers a 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The Galaxy J7 2016 on the other hand comes with a slightly bigger 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen. Both the phones have physical home buttons switched between overview and return button. The Galaxy J5 2016 offers a pixel density of 282ppi, while the Galaxy J7 2016 gets a pixel density of 236ppi. So, the Galaxy J7 2016 will impress those looking for large devices, while the J5 2016 is for those looking for a bigger, yet compact smartphone. As for the software, both the phones run Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box with the brand’s latest TouchWiz user interface on top. They also come with the brand’s new made-for-India innovation called the S Bike mode.

Hardware & Storage

Coming to the hardware configuration, the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 edition is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, aided by 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. The Galaxy J7 2016 on the other hand is powered by a more powerful 1.6GHz Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7 processor, mated to 3-gigs of RAM and a Mali-T830 GPU. For storage, both the phones get 16GB of internal memory, further expandable up to 128GB via microSD cards. Overall, configuration-wise, the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 offers better performance than the Galaxy J5 2016.

Camera

For imaging, the Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016 editions offer similar camera features. They come with 13-megapixel primary cameras with LED flash, CMOS image sensors, HDR, full HD video recording and touch to focus features. For selfies, they are equipped with 5-megapixel secondary snappers, clubbed with an LED flash to deliver better self-portraits in poorly-lit environment.

Connectivity & Battery

In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016 editions, both the phones offer dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE support, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS. As for the battery, the Samsung Galaxy J5 is backed by a 3,100mAh unit, while the Galaxy J7 2016 is backed by a bigger 3,300mAh unit. Overall, there should be hardly any difference in the usage time of these devices.

Conclusion

The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 2016 editions are the latest mid-range smartphones from the Korean tech giant. They can’t compete with the rival smartphones head on, but are priced quite well. They are equipped with premium metallic frames, front-facing LED flash units for better selfies, decent configuration, HD Super AMOLED displays, and decent amount of internal storage, latest connectivity options, and decent battery capacities. The Galaxy J5 2016 is for those looking for a compact, yet phablet-grade offering with decent configuration. The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 on the other is for those looking for a large screen for better media viewing and web-browsing experience. As for the pricing, the Galaxy J5 2016 is priced at Rs. 13,990, while the Galaxy J7 2016 on the hand will set you back by Rs 15,990. So, which one is your pick? Share your choice in the comments below.



About Author: This article was written by a guest author. She is very much interested in writing articles on newly launched smartphones like Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 and Galaxy J5 2016.

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Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of The-Area51.com, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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