Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
magic score53.2<50
PriceRs. 10,990 onwardsRs. 15,147 onwards
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Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 6.0
Screen Size5.2 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Processor1.2 GHz1.6 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410Exynos 7870
GPUAdreno 306Mali-T720MP2
Thickness8.1 mm7.8 mm
Weight158 gm169 gm
Battery Capacity3100 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrs23.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 71 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 15 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 21 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 96 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Top-notch build quality, and good looking design
  • Good display with accurate color reproduction, and good legibility even under sunlight
  • Good software package with Samsung's Touchwiz UI
  • Great multimedia app package with an advanced music player, and FM radio too
  • Decent front and back cameras with good colors and contrast levels (although detail could have been better)
  • Decent battery life
  • Good audio quality
  • Well built
  • Quite good at heat management - doesn't heat up even when put under a lot of stress
  • Decent camera
  • Great battery life (can easily last over a day)
  • Useful "Ultra Power Saving" mode
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • The dated Snapdragon 410 chipset means that although the phone performs decent in daily tasks, it falls quite a bit short of phones with more modern chipsets in this price range
  • Average loudspeaker
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Looks cheap and utilitarian, compared to the much more premium designs of its competitors
  • The dimensions are a tad too big, at least for people with small hands
  • Display on the J7 falls short of expectations - colors are a little off, it's a bit on the dim side, and lacks an auto-brightness setting
  • No Gorilla glass protection on the display
  • Overall performance is good, but the phone is still underpowered compared to its top competition
  • Average camera
  • Loudspeaker is not particularly loud, and having it on the back makes it cumbersome still
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Also lacks notification LED, gyroscope and a magnetometer or magnetic sensor
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