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Today we will compare the Galaxy J5 2016 and Galaxy J7 2016, a lower-end and a mid-range smartphone that have been released by Samsung back in April 2016. The only things they have in common are the two cameras and the capacity of the internal storage, but if you want to learn more about them, you’ll find out from this comparison.


The Galaxy J5 2016 measures 145.8×72.3×8.1mm and weights 159 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy J7 2016 is slimmer and heavier as it measures 151.7x76x7.8mm and weights 170 grams. Both devices have a plastic rear cover that has a brushed metal look, they’re available in colors such as White, Black, Gold, Rose Gold and their edges are rounded.


The Galaxy J5 20160 has a super AMOLED display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 282 ppi. The Galaxy J7 2016 has a larger Super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 267 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy J5 2016 features a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 306 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy J7 2016 has been released in two variants, as follows:

– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 or Exynos 7870 Octa
– Processor: quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz and quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.0GHz
– Graphics Card: Adreno 405 or Mali-T830MP2
– RAM: 2GB of RAM.


Both devices have been released with an internal storage of 16GB which you can expand up to 256GB using a microSD card.


The two handsets sport a primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP.


The Galaxy J5 2016 is powered by a removable battery of 3100 mAh, while the Galaxy J7 2016 has a slightly better removable battery of 3300 mAh.