Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a slightly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2  Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 
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Excellence Score
29.3
29.9
Value for Money Score
71.7
61.0
Price ₹ 11,299 onwards ₹ 16,900 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2018 Jul, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features TFT LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.6 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Exynos 7870Ranked #52 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 7870Ranked #52 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T830MP2 Mali-T830
RAM 3 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, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR F/1.7 Aperture
Secondary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture Flash, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 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 Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 170 gm 181 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 3600 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): 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 N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features S Bike Mode; ANT+ Support; FM Recording Noise Filtration; Samsung Pay
2-minute Review [Positives] N/A
  • Attractive, sturdy, unibody design - easily one of the better looking devices in this price bracket - build quality and materials are flagship-grade
  • Very good sAMOLED display, arguably the best in this price bracket - high resolution, good viewing angles, good colour reproduction - videos look excellent - and sunlight legibility is great too (on par with more expensive phones, and better than Samsung's own Galaxy J7 Max in this price bracket)
  • Decent performance in day-to-day use
  • Samsung's UI over Android is light, and works well - with some nice add-ons like social camera, and Samsung Pay
  • Good rear camera - pretty similar to the one on the very good J7 Max - making it one of the best cameras in this price bracket - and a good shooter even for low light situations
  • Very good audio output from both headphones, and loudspeaker
  • Very good battery life - among the best in this price bracket - will comfortably last the day even with heavy use
  • Fairly ergonomic too
  • Separate slots for Dual SIMs and SD card (instead of a hybrid slot)
2-minute Review [Negatives] N/A
  • If design, battery life and brand name are the main criteria then the Galaxy J7 Pro is a good choice, but it has some tough competition from the likes of OnePlus 3T (more powerful + more dependable camera), and Moto G5S Plus on the lower end (almost as good in all criteria, at a lower price)
  • Performance could certainly have been better, and while its good enough in daily use, it's not quite what you would call snappy, and it doesn't match up to its top competitors - so, if your only use case is casual social networkings, emails, videos - then the phone will do fine, else there will be better options in this price bracket
  • While the rear camera is pretty good, it does sometimes take too long to focus, and sometimes underexposes pictures, and that takes away from the dependability a little bit
  • Front camera is good too, but it is focused a bit too close, which can lead to blurry shots when the phone is held a bit far
  • No support for fast charging
Expert Reviews N/A
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Unofficial specs? N/A N/A
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