Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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Excellence Score
23.0
26.8
Value for Money Score
60.7
67.1
Price Rs. 11,900 onwards Rs. 11,945 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0 Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features Super AMOLED IPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Hexa Core
Processor Name Exynos 7870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPU Mali-T720MP2 Adreno 510
RAM 2 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 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, 78 degree wide-angle, Two-tone Flash, Auto Detects Room Color Temperature, Panorama, Straighten, Manual Mode, Scene Mode, Timer, HDR
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Flash, F/1.9 Aperture Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 32 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.8 mm 8.65 mm
Weight 169 gm 164 gm
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 4050 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 264 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 23.00 hrs N/A
Other Battery Parameters 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 Music Playback Time: 60 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features S Bike Mode; NFC; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; KIES air; FM Recording; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; FM Recording; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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