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Samsung has released the Galaxy J7 2016 in April 2016, while the Galaxy J7 Prime has arrived last month. Today we will compare these two phablets and see how many specs they have in common.


The Galaxy J7 2016 has a super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 267 ppi. On the other hand, the Galaxy J7 Prime comes with an IPS LCD display of the same size, but which supports a higher resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi. The former has a faux metal back with a brushed effect, while the latter has a metal body with two slim horizontal antenna bars at the top and bottom of the back.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy J7 2016 has been released in two variants, as follows:

– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 or Exynos 7870 Octa
– Processor: a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1GHz or an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.6GHz
– Graphics Card: Adreno 405 or Mali-T830MP2
– RAM: 2GB of RAM.

The Galaxy J7 Prime features an Exynos 7870 Octa chipset, an octa-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, a Mali-T830MP2 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.


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


Both smartphones come with a primary camera of 13MP that features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. However, when it comes to the secondary camera, the Galaxy J7 2016 has a weaker one that supports 5MP, which is outperformed by the 8MP selfie snapper of the Galaxy J7 Prime.


The two handsets are powered by a 3300 mAh battery. However, keep in mind that the battery found on the Galaxy J7 Prime is removable, while the one that powers the Galaxy J7 Prime is fixed.

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