Samsung has released the Galaxy J Max in India. It is a 7-inch phablet measuring 186.9x108.8x8.7 mm in dimension and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. Priced at Rs. 13,400, the device will take on devices like the Moto G4 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) that belong to the same price range.

How does the Samsung Galaxy J Max stack up against the Moto G4 Plus 16GB that is priced at Rs. 13,499 and the Galaxy J5 (2016) that comes with a price tag of Rs. Rs. 13,999? Here is a comparison of the specifications of the devices to help you buy the device that suits you the best:


The Moto G4 Plus sports a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), while the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) has a 5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (282 ppi pixel density). On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy J Max has a massive 7-inch HD WXGA TFT LCD screen with 800x1,280 pixels (216 ppi pixel density).


The Moto G4 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, as compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 seen in the Galaxy J5 (2016) and a quad-core CPU seen in the Galaxy J Max.

Samsung Galaxy J Max
Samsung Galaxy J Max launched in IndiaSamsung Press Kit

Operating System

The Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Moto G4 Plus run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow but the Galaxy J Max runs last year's OS Android 5.0 Lollipop.


Both the Moto G4 Plus and the Galaxy J5 (2016) come packed with a 16GB internal storage expandable up to 128GB via microSD card, while the Galaxy J Max has an 8GB internal memory expandable up to 200GB.


Both the Galaxy J5 (2016) and Moto G4 Plus have 2GB RAM, while the Galaxy J Max has a 1.5GB RAM.


The Moto G4 Plus has a 16MP main camera with OmniVision Pure Cel Plus sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual-LED flash and a 5MP camera with wide-angle lens, compared to 13MP main camera with features like f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash and 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash in the Galaxy J5 (2016). The Galaxy J Max mounts an 8MP main camera with LED flash, autofocus and f/1.9 aperture, and a 2MP front-snapper with f/2.2 aperture.

Moto G4 Plus
Moto G4 PlusMotorola Press Release


The Samsung Galaxy J Max has a 4,000mAh battery compared to 3,100mAh in the Galaxy J5 (2016), and 3,000mAh (with Turbo charger) in the Moto G4 Plus.


The Moto G4 Plus has an edge over the other two devices, with better display (better screen resolution though the Galaxy J Max has bigger screen), processor and camera. It shares the same OS, storage and RAM specifications with the Galaxy J5 (2016). The Samsung Galaxy J Max scores more in terms of battery but the Moto G4 Plus makes it up with its Turbo charger feature.

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