Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB)
magic score55.890.3
PriceRs. 15,511 onwardsRs. 10,999 onwards
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Launch Date (India)May, 2016Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLEDIPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Processor1.6 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreHexa Core
Processor NameExynos 7870Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPUMali-T720MP2Adreno 510
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
Internal Memory16 GB32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 32 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness7.8 mm8.65 mm
Weight169 gm164 gm
Battery Capacity3300 mAh4050 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)N/A264 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)23.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersInternet 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 hrsMusic Playback Time: 60 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • 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
  • Premium metal design, with amazing attention to detail
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Brilliant in-hand feel, with edges that curve perfectly
  • Good display with vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight visibility
  • MIUI is one of the better interfaces built over Android, and has a lot of useful functionality, but is still simple to use
  • Top-level, power packed performance with best-in-class hardware - and 3GB of RAM results in very good multi-tasking performance too
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • 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
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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