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The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 has been released back in April 2016, being a mid-range phablet with a simple design, while the Apple iPhone 7 is the new flagship that will hit the stores this month. Today we will compare these two devices and let you decide which one of them is best for you.


The Galaxy J7 2016 measures 151.7x76x7.8mm and weights 170 grams. It has a plastic back (rounded on the edges) with a brushed metal finish and it’s available in colors such as White, Black, Gold and Rose Gold. On the other hand, the iPhone 7 is slimmer and lighter as it measures 138.3×67.1×7.1mm and weights 138 grams. Its exterior is still made of aluminum, but the new location of the radio antennas are at the top and bottom edges.


The Galaxy J7 2016 has a super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 267 ppi. The iPhone 7 comes with a smaller LED-backlit IPS LCD display of 4.7-inch that supports a higher resolution of 1334×750 pixels at 326 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy J7 2016 comes in two variants, as follows:

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

The iPhone 7 has an Apple A10 Fusion chipset, a quad-core CPU, a six-core graphics card and 2GB of RAM.


The Galaxy J7 2016 has been released with an internal storage of 16GB which you can expand it up to 256GB using a microSD card. The iPhone 7 comes in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 128GB and 256GB, but it doesn’t offer a microSD card slot for storage expansion.


The Galaxy J7 2016 sports a primary camera of 13MP that features LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP. The iPhone 7 has a primary camera of 12MP that features OIS, quad-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, touch focus, face detection and a secondary camera of 7MP.


The Galaxy J7 2016 is powered by a removable battery of 3300 mAh which is way better than the non-removable battery of 1960 mAh that the iPhone 7 features.