Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt is a significantly better phone than the Xiaomi Redmi 4A (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt!

Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt  Xiaomi Redmi 4A (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt Xiaomi Redmi 4A
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Excellence Score
25.0
18.3
Value for Money Score
71.2
64.7
Price ₹ 8,994 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2017 Aug, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features Super AMOLED Color Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Exynos 7580Ranked #59 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #71 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T720MP2 Adreno 308
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
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, 28mm Focal Length, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama 5P Lens, F/2.2 Aperture, Low Light Enhancement, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face Recognition, Real-time Filters
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 23mm Focal Lenght, Flash F/2.2 Aperture, Selfie Countdown, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 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 (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 7.6 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 170 gm 131 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3120 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 21.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Internet Usage Time (3G): upto 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): upto 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): upto 13 hrs, Video Playback Time: upto 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: upto 80 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features ANT+ Support; FM Recording N/A
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Nice, well-built, polycarbonate body
  • Small and light, and therefore easy to use with just one hand
  • The rear panel of this phone has a matte finish and offers a good grip
  • Nice, vivid display with decent viewing angles, and sunlight legibility - also has a Reading mode which makes colours easier on the eyes
  • MIUI is one of the nicer, more refined Android UIs - and comes with useful add-on functionality - such as support for Indic languages, Dual Apps, Second Space, and Quick Ball shortcut button
  • Good, reliable overall performance - with no lags when multitasking, or streaming videos and movies - gaming performance is decent too
  • The camera app is easy to use, and most modes are accessible with just one tap
  • The loudspeaker on the handset is pretty decent and loud enough to fill a small room
  • Audio quality via earphones is decent too (earphones don't come bundled though)
  • Decent call quality
  • Good battery life - easily lasts for over a day with regular use
  • Decent charging speed too - takes less than two hours to charge fully
  • The Infrared emitter on the Redmi 4A works as a universal remote and lets you control various appliances at home and works well with a variety of set-top boxes and TVs
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • The rear camera is decent for the price but definitely not the strongest point of the phone - in proper lighting conditions, it can deliver good photos and the colours are well-balanced - but overall details are lacking, low light performance is average, and video recording capability is pretty ordinary too
  • The selfie camera is again acceptable for the price, but in low-light conditions, it is slow and struggles to take decent pictures
  • The Redmi 4A is a pretty solid phone overall, and a good choice especially for entry-level phone buyers - but it's most tough competition actually comes from its siblings - the Redmi 3S and the Redmi 4 - for just a little more, users can get a better design, a better display, a better Snapdragon 430 series processor, a slightly better camera, and more battery power
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