Motorola Moto G4 (2GB RAM, 16GB)  Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 
Motorola Moto G4 Plus Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
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Excellence Score
24.6
23.0
Value for Money Score
68.2
60.7
Price Rs. 9,999 onwards Rs. 11,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2016 May, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0, Expected upgrade to 8.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Exynos 7870
GPU Adreno 405 Mali-T720MP2
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 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/2.0 Aperture, Color Balancing Dual LED Flash, Professional Mode, Quick Capture, Best Shot, Tap (anywhere) to Capture, 4X Digital Zoom, Burst Mode, Auto HDR, Panorama, Drag to Focus & Exposure, Video Stabilization, Slow Motion Video F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Wide-Angle Lens, Display Flash Flash, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.8 mm 7.8 mm
Weight 155 gm 169 gm
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3300 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 23.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet 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
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Water repellent nano-coating; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Google Photos (Two years of storage at original quality) S Bike Mode; NFC; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; KIES air; FM Recording; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality
  • Stylish, slim design
  • Very good, sharp display
  • As is the case with all Moto smartphones, the G4 runs on a near-stock version of Android, plus the usual suite of Moto enhancements which include Moto Display (for ambient notifications) and Moto Actions (for gesture actions)
  • No unnecessary bloatware
  • Smooth, lag-free performance
  • Very good battery life - for moderate use cases, you can go nearly a day and half before having to charge the Moto G4
  • Turbo charging support
  • Good front and rear cameras
  • Good audio quality
  • The Moto Series is known for timely Android updates, which is a big plus point
  • 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
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No fingerprint sensor, like the Moto G4 Plus
  • Rear camera is good, but a step behind the Moto G4 Plus
  • The bundled Turbo charger, although decent, isn't quite as quick as the one that comes with the Moto G4 Plus
  • 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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