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South Korean tech giant, Samsung and Chinese-American consumer electronics company released two mid-range Android phones this year. These are the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and the Motorola Moto M smartphones, launched in September and November, respectively. Here is a comparison of these two new mobile devices to determine which is better of the two:

Body and Design

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a metal body while the top and bottom ends are plastic with brushed metal finish. Dimensions are 151.50 x 74.90 x 8.10, making it one of the slimmest smartphones. Home button has non-backlit capacitative buttons and weighs 167.00 grams. Designed with a curved 2.5 D Corning Gorilla glass front, the J7 Prime can be mistaken for Galaxy S7 from afar. It also has a fingerprint scanner. The Motorola Moto M, on the other hand, has an all-metal body with a curved back and is thinner than the J7 Prime at only 7.9mm.


For display, the Galaxy J7 Prime boasts of a 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display with 1080 x 1920 resolution and 401 ppi pixel density, features it shares with the Motorola Moto M, with the Moto M equipped with Super AMOLED LCD screen. Both phones have sharp displays and good viewing angles.

For the operating system, both the J7 Prime runs and the Motorola Moto M run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. As for the processor, the former is powered by octa-core Exynos 7870 at 1.6GHz, with 16GB internal memory, 3GB RAM and external memory that is expandable to 256GB in microSD card while the latter is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P15 processor at 2.2Ghz, has 32GB internal memory that can be expandable via an external memory microSD card up to 128GB and RAM, also at 3GB. Also, the J7 Prime is dual-SIM and comes with two slots, for the SIM card and microSD. Moto M also is a dual-SIM smartphone.

The J7 Prime has a non-removable 3,300mAh battery that can last up to 14 hours but with slow charging while the Moto M is backed by a 3050mAh battery. As for the camera, the Samsung J7 Prime is designed with a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera and can capture full HD 1080p videos while the Motorola Moto M also has a 23-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and Automatic Phase Detection feature while the front-camera is the 8-megapixel type.

The Galaxy J7 Prime supports FM radio and has a 3.5mm headphone jacks. Connectivity includes, GPS with GLONASS or BDS, USB OTG and microUSB v2.0 port, WiFi, WiFi Direct, hotspot and Bluetooth. Conversely, Motorola Moto G supports MP3 for music and MP4 for video. Connectivity includes WiFi, GPS, Type C-port USB, Bluetooth, GPRS, 3G, 4G and LTE. Sensors on both smartphones include Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Ambient Light.

Both smartphones have almost similar features with the Moto M being slightly thinner. Perhaps, the choice will just depend on personal preference for Android brands. By the way, for the J7 series, the two choices are Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy J7.