Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro is a significantly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 32GB, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro!

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro  Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 32GB 
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Excellence Score
35.3
24.9
Value for Money Score
67.3
62.3
Price ₹ 17,199 onwards ₹ 12,849 onwards
Launch Date (India) Apr, 2017 Apr, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Display Features Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.2 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 626Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Mali-T830MP2
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 16.0 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/1.9 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 16.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 7 mm 8 mm
Weight 172 gm 167 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3300 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) 19.00 hrs 21.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 17 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 18 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 62 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Always On Display Off): upto 106 hrs Internet Usage Time (3G): 12 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 15 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 16 hrs, Video Playback Time (Hours): 14 hrs, Audio Playback Time (Hours): 84 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Battery Fast Charging; NFC; Dual-band WiFi; USB Type-C; WiFi Direct; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration S Bike Mode; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ Support; FM Recording
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Metallic body, with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass covering almost the entire front
  • Fingerprint scanner in the home screen button works smoothly and unlocks the device within a fraction of a second
  • Very good 5.7-inch full-HD super-AMOLED screen - bright, with punchy colours, and exceptional contrast
  • You can also make use of the screen’s ‘Always-on’ feature to see notifications and alerts without having to unlock the device
  • The UI is well optimised with the hardware and day-to-day performance is always smooth
  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor powering the phone is a mid-range chipset, that is good for day-to-day tasks, and still holds some power to process a few heavy-duty jobs
  • Pretty decent rear camera, though still behind the OnePlus 3/3T or even Samsung's own Galaxy A5 in this price bracket
  • Good front camera, performing reasonably well even in low-light conditions
  • Good battery life, assisted by a power efficient chipset - comfortably manages to last the day even with heavy use
  • Also, there is an ultra-battery saver mode for extra work time with limited background applications, processor speed and ram utilisation
  • Pretty good charging speed too - 100 per cent battery within 100 minutes
  • Full metal unibody design, and good build quality
  • Rounded sides make it comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner is generally quick and easy to use
  • Very good display - bright and vivid with decent sunlight legibility - great for watching videos and games
  • Samsung's UI over Android 6.0 is neat and simple while adding a number of additional features like one-handed operation mode, smart alert makes the phone vibrate when you pick it up to notify you about missed calls and messages, easy mute, S bike mode, Ultra data saving mode, and locking/privacy options
  • Decent all-round performance - handles almost everything you throw at it - including games, and multi-tasking
  • Decent rear and front cameras under daylight conditions - most of the shots taken by the smartphone have decent colours and are crisp - and the handset is able to lock focus quickly
  • Video recording quality is decent too and audio is also crisp
  • Decent loudspeaker output
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Decent battery life - lasts a day with moderate use
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The top and bottom bezels are on the large side of the spectrum, and to some extent bring down the overall design quotient of the device
  • The chipset while good for a more budget phone, is a little bit of a downer in this price bracket - you can certainly find better performing phones in this segment - the OnePlus 3/3T being prime examples
  • Lacks ambient light sensor, gyroscope and magnetic sensor
  • The fingerprint scanner works well mostly, but can be iffy at times
  • Low light camera performance could have been better
  • Tends to crash/heat-up occasionally when put under stress
  • Lacks support for quick charging (which is present in some of its competitors)
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