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This year the South Korean tech giant launched two new family members to the J series, the J7 Prime and the J7 (2016). These have been launched this year and are a better version of the J7 launched back in 2015.

We’ve put them all together and compared every aspect to ensure that you will have a clear view of what you’ll chose in respect to your needs.

Display And Design

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy J7 (2016) both come with full metal bodies opposed to the basic  J7 that comes with a plastic body.  Samsung’s Galaxy J7 (2016) measures 151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm whereas the J7 Prime measures 151.7 x 75 x 8mm and last but definitely not the least the basic J7 measures 152.2 x 78.7 x7.5 mm.

All three of them come equipped with a 5.5-inch display the only difference being that the Galaxy J7 (2016) and Galaxy J7 Prime sport Super AMOLED HD screens with a pixel density of 267 ppi as opposed to the J7 Prime that has Full HD IPS LCD screens with an enormous 401 ppi pixel density.


The Snapdragon 617 chipset along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage power the Galaxy J7 (2016).  Galaxy Prime comes with an Exynos 7870 and has two options to choose from regarding internal storage, namely 16GB and 32GB, both models having 3GB of RAM.

The older J7 However is powered by a 615 Snapdragon chipset with 1.5 of RAM. It does however have 16GB of storage capacity. They all can have storage capacity expanded by up to 256GB via microSD.

Software and Camera

Galaxy J7 comes straight out of the box with Android 5.1 Lollipop with the option to be upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The J7 (2016) and Galaxy J7 Prime come preloaded with Android 6.01 Marshmallow OS.

The Galaxy J7 (2016) and Galaxy J7 sport a 13mp snapper with autofocus and LED flash. Their front camera has 5 megapixels and is equipped with an LED flash for selfies.

The Galaxy J7 Prime also comes equipped with a 13mp back camera with autofocus and LED flash but its frontal camera comes with a whopping 8 megapixel piece of hardware.

Price and Battery

Galaxy J7 (2016) and J7 Prime are powered by a 3.300mAh battery whereas the J7 only has 3.000mAh to play with.

In terms of pricing, they are fairly close, where the Galaxy J7 (2016) is available at $239, the J7 Prime can be found at $284 and last but not least the basic J7 comes at $202.