Samsung is known for producing some of the best high end handsets, filled to the brim with new features and powerful hardware. However, those devices come at a price, and that price is pretty steep for a lot of people. Samsung is trying to make sure the lower budget users aren’t left behind, by coming up with the J and A series, which offer capable features for a considerably lower price tag.

The new Samsung Galaxy J7 and A5 have come out 6 months apart from each other, with the J7 being the first to hit the shelves. Let’s take a look and see exactly what kind of specifications can be found under the hood and which device comes out on top.

Display

The Galaxy A5 comes with a 5.2 inch display with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 that ensures the display won’t crack at the slightest bump. This Galaxy J7 display on the other hand comes with a display that’s bigger, but offers a lower resolution. The size of the J7 screen is 5.5 inches.



Performance

Both devices feature an Exynos processing unit, although not exactly the same model (7870 for the J7 and 7580 for the A5). The Galaxy A5 comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 612, while the Galaxy J7 has a Snapdragon 617 octa-core chip. Both devices feature 2 GB of RAM and an internal storage capacity of 16 GB. However, the storage space can be increased through a microSD card.

Features

This category also bares numerous similarities between the two devices, with both handsets sporting 13 MP rear cameras and 5 MP front lenses, with the J7 taking the edge through offering  LED for both lenses.

Compared to the A5’s 2900 mAH battery, the J7 takes the lead once again with a 3300 battery unit that can also be removed, compared to the one in the A5.

On the other hand, A5 had the advantage of coming with a fingerprint sensor, which isn’t present on the other Samsung handset.

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