Samsung launches 2016 series Galaxy J7, J5 in India; price, specifications
Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India Electronics today (May 9) launched the 2016 editions of Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in New Delhi.Samsung Press Kit

Samsung has finally launched its much-awaited budget smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) in India. The device comes with a price tag of Rs. 13,990, which means it will take on some popular handsets like LeEco Le 1s and Lenovo Vibe K4 Note.

The South Korean technology giant released the Galaxy J5 (2016) along with the Galaxy J7 (2016) on March 29, launching in its home country and India a month later. Expectations from the device are high, but there are several devices that will give it a run for its money.

Should you buy the just-launched Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) or opt for the LeEco Le 1s and Lenovo Vibe K4 Note? It's not easy to choose one from the lot but specifications comparison may help you identify the device that suits your budget and liking.

The Galaxy J5 (2016) is priced at Rs. 13,990, while the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note costs Rs. Rs 11,999, and the LeEco Le 1s comes with a price tag of Rs. 10,999.

Specifications comparison:

Display

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) sports a 5.2-inch HD Super-AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (282 ppi pixel density), while LeEco Le 1s has a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS In Cell display with a 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density). Lenovo Vibe K4 Note has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 1,080x1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density).

Processor

The LeEco Le 1s is powered by a Mediatek Helio X10 processor clocking 2.2GHz, while the Galaxy J5 (2016) has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and the Vibe K4 Note has a Mediatek MT6753 processor clocking at 1.3GHz.

Software

The Galaxy J5 (2016) comes running Android 5.1 Lollipop but the versions for the US and a few regions in South Korea have Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So, the firmware update is expected to come to the device in other regions very soon.

On the other hand, LeEco Le 1s runs Android 5.1 Lollipop based eUi OS, and Lenovo Vibe K4 Note runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI 3.0.

Storage

The Galaxy J5 (2016) comes packed with 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and 2GB RAM, while LeEco Le 1s has a 16GB/32GB internal storage (no microSD card slot) and 3GB RAM. On the other hand, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note has 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB) and 3GB RAM.

Camera

LeEco Le 1s has a 13MP main camera with ISOCELL 5P Lens, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/2.0 aperture, while the Galaxy J5 (2016) has a 13MP main camera with features like f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture. Lenovo Vibe K4 Note houses a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 5MP front-snapper.

Battery

The LeEco Le 1s is powered by a 3,000mAh battery compared to a 3,300mAh battery in the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note and a 3,100mAh battery seen in the Galaxy J5 (2016)

The devices are almost evenly matched in terms of specifications, and they come with similar cameras. LeEco Le 1s scores above other in terms of processor and display, while Lenovo Vibe K4 Note stands out in storage and shares the screen size with the Le 1s. The only advantage the Galaxy J5 (2016) has over the other two devices is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, a good phone is not just about good specifications. Features like durability, software, hardware integration and build quality matter.

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