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If you got hooked on buying the newest 2016 Galaxy J7 model – but in the same time, are seeing great reviews on the Galaxy J7 Prime release by Samsung and wondering which option will suit your needs in a better way – it’s time to hear us out.

Today, we are listing all the features, specs and details – and yes, the difference between these two models.


The Difference In Features

Let’s start with the difference. Aside from the name extension Prime, there is a huge difference in these two phones. Although same when it comes to their dimensions, the Galaxy J7 Prime is 3 grams lighter which is hardly noticeable. However, the main difference comes in the screen resolution which boasts with 401 ppi pixel density in the Prime, compared to the 267 ppi pixel density in the J7 2016 model.

Both of the models have octa-core CPU with the same Exynos 7870 Octa chipset. The camera and video features are the same, as well as the battery. The only thing that is better in the J7 Prime is the secondary camera which is 8MP compared to the 5-megapixel one in the J7 model. Also, the J7 Prime is made to support two SIM cards in each variation, while the J7 model can be found in single-SIM mode as well.

The level of screen protection is a bit next-level in the Galaxy J7 Prime, which packs a Gorilla Glass just like the S series from Samsung.

So, Which Model Is For You?

If you have the J7 2016 model and you want to upgrade, the J7 Prime may not be your best option because simply said it doesn’t have a lot of upgrades to offer. Sure, the slightly bigger RAM, the better secondary camera and the Gorilla glass are amazing options – but not something you should take for granted when upgrading to the Prime model.

Basically, the J7 Prime has been released in September as an upgrade on the J7 2016 model. In our opinion, it had a lot to do with the popularity of the J7 model and the amazing reviews it got on the market – a move which Samsung was bound to make and get that extra profits from a (relatively) similar model update.