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The Samsung Galaxy series this year is still getting hotter in terms of features and design specifications. Thus, if you are looking for a phone to purchase any time soon, you might want to get a glimpse of the main features of the Samsung Galaxy J7 and the Galaxy A5, while you’re at it.


In terms of firmware version, the Samsung Galaxy J7 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while the Galaxy A5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The J7 also has a slightly bigger screen compared to the A5. However, the Galaxy A5 does have a fingerprint sensor for added security access.


The Galaxy J7 obviously has a huge screen with 5.5 inches in comparison to the Galaxy A5, which is only 5.2 inches. In terms of resolution though, the A5 comes with an impressive 1080x1920p, while the J7 only has 720x1280p. Both have Super AMOLED technology, but they have differences in terms of features, as the A5 has scratch-resistant glass, while the J7 only has a proximity sensor when compared to the A5.


Both have similar camera resolutions in the front and back. The front-facing shooter of both devices have been set to 5MP, while the rear-facing camera are set at 13MP. While the A5 doesn’t have flash on its front-facing camera as opposed to the J7, it doesn’t have certain features in the shooting modes as well. The J7 does have some impressive shooting modes, including burst mode, Panorama, and high dynamic range mode. However, in using the camera, the Galaxy J7 has several features, including burst mode, panorama, effects, and high dynamic range mode or HDR. The camcorder of the J7 is also brilliant with its 1920x1080p resolution, compared to the A5 that only has the native camcorder feature default.


The system chip of the J7 is made of Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870, while the A5 is Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 7580 to begin with. Both have the same processor specification, Octa-core 1600 MHz, with ARM Cortex A532, 64-bit. Graphics processor in the Galaxy J7 is Mali-T830MP2, while the Galaxy A5 runs behind the Adreno 405.

The system memory of the Galaxy J7 and the Galaxy A5 both have 2GB of RAM, with built-in storage of 16GB.


The battery on the J7 is slightly more powerful at 3300 mAh than the A5 which has 2900 mAh only. Moreover, the J7 has been featured with 23 hours of talk time under 3G. However, only the A5 supports fast-charging features. The only downside of the A5 is that the battery is not user replaceable, in comparison to the user replaceable lithium-ion battery.


Both devices have settled for 4.1 in terms of Bluetooth connectivity. At the same time, both of them are featured with Wi-Fi connection 802.11 b, g, n. The J7 only took the advantage in terms of mobile hotspot connection via Wi-Fi.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) was announced in March 2016, while the Galaxy A5 (2016) was announced on December 2015. However, both devices are released on the same year 2016.