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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Specs Review: A Slightly Upgraded Galaxy A5?

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime 2016 is set to launch in India soon. Is it just a slightly upgraded Galaxy A5 or even better?

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime vs Galaxy A5: Design

To refresh, when Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A5 in 2015, it quickly garnered attentions with the all metal and glass design. It's got metal frame and every little things are well placed. The 5.2-inch screen, Super AMOLED display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4.

Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, the smartphone sports slightly larger screen, 5.5 inch, Not protected by any Corning Gorilla Glass. Apparently, Samsung keeps it toned down without using Super AMOLED screen, but IPS LCD instead.

The J7 Prime feels good in hand but since it is a full-metal body, users will find it a little slippery.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime vs Galaxy A5: Software and hardware

Galaxy J7 Prime runs Android Marshmallow whilst the A5 runs Android Lollipop upgradable to Marshmallow.

Both smartphones' components include fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE support and Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, GSM Arena wrote.

Galaxy J7 Prime gets 1080 x 1920 pixels and 401 ppi pixel density. The quality is slightly lower compared to the Galaxy A5 with its 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and 424 ppi pixel density. In terms of screen brightness, there is no doubt, a significant difference. However, the J7 Prime produces pretty decent images, they're bright and vivid.

Both smartphones pack 13 MP of rear camera, LED flash and autofocus but the J7 Prime is lacking of OIS - which means, videos shot may not get the best quality without the image stabilizer.

Galaxy J7 Prime gets 8 MP of front camera whilst the Galaxy A5 gets only 5 MP. And in term of internal storage, the A5 offers 16 GB - 2 GB RAM whilst the J7 Prime gets 32 GB - 3 GB RAM.

Underneath the hood of Galaxy J7 Prime, there is Exynos 7870 Octa-core processor. Galaxy A5 is offered with two processor options Snapdragon 615 and Exynos 7580 Octa-core.

Samsung equips Galaxy J7 Prime with removable 3,300 mAh battery without fast-charging feature. Galaxy A5 is equipped with 2,900 mAh battery that features fast-charging.

Overall, Galaxy J7 Prime is a nice upgrade if you are currently using Galaxy J5 or J2. As far as the image quality is concerned, Galaxy A5 does have better screen display and color productions.

Galaxy J7 Prime is a newer device, packs bigger battery and RAM at around $282. However, if you want to shoot a better quality video with the stabilizer tech, then Galaxy A5 with its $318 pricetag is your answer.

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