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Samsung recently released two new J series phones – J7 Prime and J7 (2016). And, they’re a better version of the previous 2015 J7 model. Here is a look at the specs of both these phones.

Design and Display

Both phones have full metal bodies whereas the original J7 came with just a plastic one. The Galaxy J7 (2016) has a measurement of 151.7x76x7.8mm; the J7 Prime has a measurement of 151.7×78.7×7.5mm. The original J7 is 152.2×78.7×7.5mm.

While they also sport a 5.5-inch display, the J7 2016 and J7 Prime have the Super AMOLED HD screen with 267ppi pixel density. The J7 has the Full HD IPS screen with only 401 ppi for pixel density.


The Galaxy J7 2016 is equipped with the Snapdragon 617 chipset that comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of space. The Galaxy Prime is equipped with the Exynos 7870 and can be purchased in either a 16GB storage space or a 32GB storage space. Both come with 3GB of RAM.

The J7 2015 gets its power from the 615 Snapdragon chipset and has 1.5GB of RAM. Its storage capacity is 16GB, which can be increased through a microSD up to 256GB.

Camera and Software

The 2016 J7 and J7 have a 13MP rear camera that comes with LED flash and autofocus. The front camera is 5MP and also has LED flash for people who like to take selfies. The J7 Prime is installed with a 13MP rear camera, also with autofocus and LED flash.  However, the front camera is 8MP

Both the J7 2016 and Prime models have the Android 6.01 Marshmallow. The original J7 is installed with the 5.1 Lollipop software.

Battery and Prices

The J7 Prime and 2016 J7 have a 3,300mAh battery. The original J7 is 3,000mAh.

The Galaxy J7 2016 costs around $239, the J7 Prime can be purchased for $284 and the original J7 is about $200.