Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)  Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime  
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
magic score<5077.3
PriceRs. 21,900 onwardsRs. 18,290 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Feb, 2016Sep, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 6.0
Screen Size5.2 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Processor NameN/AExynos 7870
Secondary Camera5.0 MP8.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 256 GB
Thickness7.3 mm8 mm
Weight153 gm167 gm
Battery Capacity2900 mAh3300 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)16.00 hrs21.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 16 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 75 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Exquisite, ambitious design with stylish colors
  • The attention to detail comes across - the finely polished glass surfaces are non-slippery in the hand, yet don't get too messy
  • the metal frame is thoughtfully shaped, so it doesn't create any discomfort for the user
  • and the physical keys have the perfect amount of click response
  • Manages to be both aesthetically pleasing and convenient to work with - which is a rare combination
  • Good display with nice brightness flexibility - outdoors, it can get bright enough to let you view it comfortably, while in the dark, brightness can get extremely low, so as not to hurt your eyes
  • Good, fast cameras
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Bundled Fast Adaptive Charger allows for quick charging
  • Solid build
  • Well designed - the metal body definitely gives this phone an edge over others in the same price range, and along with the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front, gives it a premium feel
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Comes with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android, which is now lighter than before, and works well
  • Useful new features include S Power Planning (battery management) and S Secure (privacy), apart from Ultra-data saving mode and S bike mode
  • Good all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including heavy games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • The Touchwiz UI lets the phone down - it has a lot of bugs, and random instabilities, that tend to dampen the Android experience
  • Iffy fingerprint sensor
  • Underwhelming speed/performance in this price range
  • No notification LED
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
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