To give a tough competition to the Chinese smartphones, Samsung has introduced smartphones in almost every budget. Samsung has high range phones like Samsung Galaxy S7 and mid-range phones like Samsung Galaxy A series. Samsung Galaxy J series consists of super affordable smartphones. In this post, we will compare two phones from J series: Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 and Samsung Galaxy J7 2016.
Design and Display:
Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 comes with a metallic body and a screen size of 5 inches. Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 features a SUPER AMOLED High definition (HD) display. It has the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and pixel density of 294 PPI. As per the preliminary specifications, it is not protected by any scratch resistant display.
Samsung Galaxy J7 2016, on the other hand, also has a metallic body with slightly larger screen size of 5.5 inches. It has the dimensions of 151.7 (H) x 76 (W) x 7.8 (T) mm and weighs 169 grams. It also has a similar display of High Definition display with the same resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The pixel density of Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is 267 PPI.
Since both the devices are from Samsung, they have the usual Samsung appearance. On the front top side, there is a Samsung logo on both the devices. Samsung J3 2017 has a 5 MP camera on the front with no LED flash. The area below the display has a physical Home button which doesn’t act as a fingerprint sensor. The home button is flanked by usual backlit capacitive keys. On the right side lies the power button, and on the left, lies the volume buttons. The back of the phone is removable which is missing in most of the devices these days. It has 8 MP camera and LED flash on the back.
Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 also has 5MP front camera but this device comes with a front LED flash. The area below the display has the standard Samsung buttons. This device also lacks fingerprint sensor. The power key lies on the right side of the phone and volume keys on the left. The back of this device is also removable and features a 13 MP camera on the back.
Both the devices have same RAM of 2 GB. Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 chipset whereas Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 uses Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870 chipset. Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 runs on Octa core, 1.4 GHz processor whereas Samsung Galaxy J7 also runs on Octa core processor but at 1.6 GHz. For graphics, Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 is expected to use Adreno 505 GPU whereas Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 uses Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.
None of the devices run on the latest Android Nougat (7.0). Both the devices run on same Android Marshmallow (6.0) with its own Touch Wiz UI on top.
Camera and Storage:
Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has superior camera than Samsung Galaxy J3 2017. Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 includes an 8 MP rear camera which lacks Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). It has usual shooting modes and the maximum image resolution is 3264 x 2448 Pixels. We are not yet sure about the rate at which video is recorded. Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 has a front camera of 5 MP which lacks LED flash.
Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 comes with 13 MP rear camera and supports CMOS image sensor. It has an aperture of 1.9 F. It also lacks Optical Image Stabilization and has the image resolution of 4128 x 3096 Pixels. It allows video recording at 1920×1080 @ 30 fps. The selfie camera of Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is also a 5 MP like that of Samsung Galaxy J3 2017. But this device has front LED flash.
Samsung galaxy J3 2017 has less internal storage of 8 GB which is expandable only up to 32 GB. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has an internal storage of 16 GB which is expandable up to huge 128 GB.
Battery and Connectivity:
Both the devices have removable battery which is really nice. Samsung galaxy J3 2017 has lesser battery of 2600 mAh whereas Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has 3300 mAH battery. None of the devices support fast charging.
Both the devices are dual SIM devices. It is one of the feature that is missing in most of the Samsung flagship devices. Samsung galaxy J3 2017 has 4G in only one SIM whereas Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 supports 4G in both the slots. Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 also has NFC which is missing in Samsung Galaxy J3 2017.
Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has better camera features than Samsung Galaxy J3 2017. It also has larger battery capacity than Samsung Galaxy J3 2017. The rest of the features are almost same.