Samsung Galaxy A8  Samsung Galaxy J7 
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Excellence Score31.621.4
Value for Money Score48.659.4
PriceRs. 28,999 onwardsRs. 10,970 onwards
Launch Date (India)Aug, 2015Aug, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0
Screen Size5.7 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)Super AMOLED
Processor1.8 GHz1.5 GHz
Processor NameExynos 5430 (1.8GHz Quad Core + 1.3GHz Quad core)Exynos 7580
GPUMali-T628Mali-T720MP2
RAM2 GB1.5 GB
Camera16.0 MP13.0 MP
Internal Memory32 GB16 GB
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)GSM+GSM
Thickness5.9 mm7.5 mm
Weight151 gm171 gm
Battery Capacity3050 mAh3000 mAh
Battery Standby304 hrs354 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)17.00 hrs18.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 51 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 76 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build quality
  • Samsung's thinnest smartphone to date
  • Very good design - the metallic edges and frame, along with the thin bezels, give it the kind of sophistication that you would expect from flagship devices
  • The phone's back is grippy and has a nice finish
  • Very good display - bright, sharp, detailed, and has vibrant color reproduction
  • New improved TouchWiz UI over Android is running lean and functional
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly
  • Good camera - images are sharp, and detailed and have good color reproduction
  • Very good loudspeaker
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Very good call quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Good ergonomics
  • Matte finish back provides good grip
  • Very good display - accurate color reproduction, good contrast levels, good viewing angles, great brightness levels, and good sunlight legibility
  • New, leaner TouchWiz UI on top of Android
  • Good speed/performance
  • Good call quality
  • Good camera
  • Good audio quality
  • Excellent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • No Major Negatives!
  • Average loudspeaker
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