Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)  Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 16GB 
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Excellence Score25.231.0
Value for Money Score65.267.4
PriceRs. 11,900 onwardsRs. 14,490 onwards
Launch Date (India)May, 2016Sep, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesSuper AMOLEDIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), 2.5D Curved Glass Display
GPUMali-T720MP2Mali-T830MP2
RAM2 GB3 GB
Secondary Camera5.0 MP8.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 256 GB
Thickness7.8 mm8 mm
Weight169 gm167 gm
Battery Talktime (3G)23.00 hrs21.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet 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 hrsInternet 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 sensorYes
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
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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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