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Samsung is known for releasing super high quality, high end, expensive smartphones each year, topping the charts in terms of performance, features and sales everytime.

However, in recent years Samsung has begun looking more into the mid-level consumer market. This has brought us a few good budget smartphones from the Korean manufacturer, one of which is the Galaxy J5 Prime. Let’s see how the device handles itself when facing a device such as the Xperia XA Ultra from Sony.


While the Samsung offering focuses on safety with its Gorilla Glass protected display measuring 5 inches, it cannot compete with the 6 inch screen featured on the Sony handset. While screen size isn’t everything, all must agree that a gorgeous screen is also influenced by the how big it is.


From a performance perspective, we have the 2 GHz Helio P10 processing unit serving the Sony Xperia XA Ultra, while the 1.4 GHz Cortex A53 and its quad core configuration try to rival the octa core CPU.

When it comes to RAM and storage, the devices feature the same 256 GB internal storage capacity. If it’s not enough, users can always opt for a microSD card. The J5 Prime features 2 GB of RAM which isn’t enough to compete with the XA Ultra’s 3 GB.

The Samsung device also comes with a lesser battery unit of 2400 mAH while the Sony handset offers a 2700 mAH.

Granted that the Xperia handset comes with the higher price tag, users might be reluctant to choose the device with the best specs. However, it is worth remembering that you only get what you pay for and that the extra coin could prove to be a smarter decision in the long run.