Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a slightly better phone than the HTC Desire 10 Pro, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro!

HTC Desire 10 Pro  Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 
HTC Desire 10 Pro Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
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Excellence Score
29.2
31.8
Value for Money Score
65.7
67.3
Price ₹ 14,290 onwards ₹ 14,994 onwards
Launch Date (India) Nov, 2016 Jul, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.0 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS, Display Color Personalization Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Ranked #52 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #49 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T860 Mali-T830
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 20.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Laser Autofocus, BSI Sensor, 27.8mm Focal Length, Auto HDR mode, Panorama mode, Continuous Shooting, Pro Mode F/1.7 Aperture
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features BSI Sensor, F/2.2 Aperture, 27.8mm Focal Length, Voice Selfie, Live Makeup, Selfie Panorama, Self Timer up to 10 seconds, Touch to capture, Volume Button as Shutter Button, Full HD Video Recording, Auto HDR mode Flash, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 2 TB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.86 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 165 gm 181 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3600 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 480 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 19.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters HD Video Playback: 11 hrs, Audio Playback: 53 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): 8 hrs, Battery Standby Time (4G): 432 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Flex Storage Supported; Google backup; HTC Transfer Tool; HTC BoomSound; Motion Launch; Quite Ring on Pickup; Pocket mode; Flip to Mute; Power Saving mode; Extreme Power Saving mode; Fast Charging; App Lock by Fingerprint Scanner; NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration; Boost+ WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Samsung Pay
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Delivers a pleasing level of grip and comfort, with a soft matte finish
  • Good fingerprint scanner
  • Good display - bright and clear - ensuring videos and games look great
  • HTC's Sense UI is one of the better Android overlays around, allowing you to customize your home screens with various themes and stickers for a personal touch, while at the same time keeping things simple
  • Smooth, lag-free performance
  • Good rear camera - same as the one on HTC One M9, and even adding laser autofocus to the mix
  • Good front camera which has an HDR mode and a selfie panorama mode, allowing you to get even more buddies into your shots
  • Good audio quality especially when listening via headphones
  • Decent battery life - lasts a full day in general usage, and there's fast charging (0 to 100 per cent in a little over 90 minutes) for when it runs low
  • Beautiful, striking aesthetics with a polycarbonate body
  • Attractive, sturdy, unibody design - easily one of the better looking devices in this price bracket - build quality and materials are flagship-grade
  • Very good sAMOLED display, arguably the best in this price bracket - high resolution, good viewing angles, good colour reproduction - videos look excellent - and sunlight legibility is great too (on par with more expensive phones, and better than Samsung's own Galaxy J7 Max in this price bracket)
  • Decent performance in day-to-day use
  • Samsung's UI over Android is light, and works well - with some nice add-ons like social camera, and Samsung Pay
  • Good rear camera - pretty similar to the one on the very good J7 Max - making it one of the best cameras in this price bracket - and a good shooter even for low light situations
  • Very good audio output from both headphones, and loudspeaker
  • Very good battery life - among the best in this price bracket - will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fairly ergonomic too
  • Separate slots for Dual SIMs and SD card (instead of a hybrid slot)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Misses out on some features like a Type-C USB connector, NFC, and Wi-Fi ac, that are usually now expected in this price bracket
  • While general performance is great, gaming performance is not top-of-the-line for this price range
  • If design, battery life and brand name are the main criteria then the Galaxy J7 Pro is a good choice, but it has some tough competition from the likes of OnePlus 3T (more powerful + more dependable camera), and Moto G5S Plus on the lower end (almost as good in all criteria, at a lower price)
  • Performance could certainly have been better, and while its good enough in daily use, it's not quite what you would call snappy, and it doesn't match up to its top competitors - so, if your only use case is casual social networkings, emails, videos - then the phone will do fine, else there will be better options in this price bracket
  • While the rear camera is pretty good, it does sometimes take too long to focus, and sometimes underexposes pictures, and that takes away from the dependability a little bit
  • Front camera is good too, but it is focused a bit too close, which can lead to blurry shots when the phone is held a bit far
  • No support for fast charging
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