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Today, you could probably throw a stick with your eyes closed and hit someone…that has a smartphone. The availability of these smart devices has reached such a state that the technology is blanketing the entirety of modern civilization.

Smartphones used to be a fancy accessory not everyone could afford, but that changes pretty fast as the handsets became standard. For this reason we now have a multitude of high end devices coming out each year, ready to impress users with the latest and greatest features. While the spicy price tags are still present for top brand flagships, it’s easier than ever to find a decent mid-level device that can accommodate both your needs and your budget.

In this article we will be comparing two Samsung handsets that cater to the middle class, namely the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016 model) and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Let’s see what users can expect from these mid-price solutions.


The J7 Prime offers the bigger screen, in the form of a 5.5 inch, Super AMOLED display with a max resolution of 1280 x 720. On the other hand we have the A5 and its similar super AMOLED screen featuring a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Another difference is that the second device has a smaller screen of 5.2 inches.

CPU, GPU, Memory

There are several differences between the two setups in this department. Starting with the processors, we have an octa core Exynos 7 facing the A5’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 615. The two are coupled with the Mali-T830 MP2 and Adreno 405 respectively, making strong CPU/GPU pairs. In terms of RAM, both devices will provide 2 GB, as well as 16 GB of internal storage capacity which can be extended through a microSD.


Both devices have pretty good cameras, with 13 MP and an array of options and features such as ISO control or Exposure compensation. The front facing lens has 5 MP for both handsets,  making the two phones pretty similar in this department.


The battery is one of the most important elements since it’s what keeps the phone alive and not completely useless to users. That is why the J7 Prime takes the edge, thanks to its 3300 mAH battery unit that is also replaceable. The Galaxy A5 only offers a 2900 mAH, non-replaceable battery unit.