Samsung has finally released its much-awaited device, the Galaxy J7 (2016), in India more than a month after it was launched in China. Expectations on the device are high after the success of its predecessor, the Galaxy J7 (2015), but competition will be stiff with several budget and mid-range smartphones currently available in the Indian market.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has been priced at Rs. 15,990 in India, which means it will have to take on the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (16GB), Lenovo K4 Note, Moto G Turbo Edition, Huawei Honor 5X and others. The Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with a higher price tag, but the aforementioned devices don't lag behind as far as specifications are concerned.
It is to be seen if the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) can beat the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Lenovo K4 Note, Moto G Turbo Edition and Huawei Honor 5X. Here are details of the devices to give you an idea of what these handsets have to offer:
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)
Priced at Rs. 15,990, the Galaxy J7 (2016) has a metal frame and sports a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, an Android 5.1 Lollipop, a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, and a 3,300mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (32GB)
The device has a metal body and comes with a price tag of Rs. 11,999. It sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1,080x1,920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor and run an MIUI 7.0-based Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. It also has a 32GB internal storage, a 3GB RAM, a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.0, and a non-removable Li-Po 4,000mAh battery.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
The device has a plastic build but comes with features like fingerprint sensor and NFC. Priced at Rs. 11,999, the handset sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a 1,080x1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), powered by a Mediatek MT6753 processor clocking at 1.3 GHz and run Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI 3.0. it also has a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB), a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 5MP front-snapper and a non-removable Li-Po 3,300mAh battery.
Moto G Turbo Edition
Priced at Rs. 12,499, the device has a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720x1,280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density). Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking at 1.5 GHz, an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow), a 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card), a 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.0, a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a non-removable Li-Ion 2,470mAh battery.
Huawei Honor 5X
The device comes with a price tag of Rs. 12,999 and has a metallic design with fingerprint scanner. It has a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocking at 1.5 GHz, an Adreno 405 GPU, and an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based EMUI 3.1. It also comes with a 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card), a 3GB RAM, a 13MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, a 5MP front-snapper and a 3,000mAh battery equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Interestingly, the devices share several features like screen size, display resolution, operating system and storage. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 scores more than others in terms of specifications with better camera and battery. However, it may be noted that a mobile phone is not about superior specifications. There are other factors like hardware and software integration and build quality that make a good handset.