Moto G4 Plus launch event
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Almost all major smartphone-makers are concentrating on budget and mid-range devices of late with an aim to make a foothold in emerging and price-sensitive markets. India is flooded with such handsets, but two of them that have grabbed the attention of the public are Moto G4 Plus and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).

The 32GB storage and 3GB RAM model of Moto G4 Plus comes with a price tag of Rs. 14,999, while Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) is priced Rs. 15,990. Both devices are currently available in India, which means they could eat into each other's sales.

Here is the specification comparison to give you a better picture of the popular devices:


Moto G4 Plus and the Galaxy J7 (2016) score evenly in terms of display, with both sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1,080x1,920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density).


The Galaxy J7 (2016) has an all-metal body, while Moto G4 Plus has a metal frame.


Moto G4 Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, while the Galaxy J7 (2016) has an Exynos 1.6Ghz octa-core processor.

Operating system

Moto G4 Plus runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The Galaxy J7 (2016) devices launched in the U.S. and a few regions in South Korea have Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the ones released in China run Android 5.1 Lollipop.


Moto G4 Plus comes packed with 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and a 3GB RAM, while the Galaxy J7 (2016) has 16GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and 3GB RAM.


The Galaxy J7 (2016) mounts a 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm, autofocus and LED flash, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture, while Moto G4 Plus has a 16MP camera with OmniVision Pure Cel Plus sensor, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus) and dual-LED flash, and a 5MP camera with wide-angle lens.


The Galaxy J7 (2016) has a 3,300mAh battery compared to a 3,000mAh battery with Turbo charger feature in Moto G4 Plus.


The devices score almost evenly in terms of specifications. The Galaxy J7 (2016) scores more in design (metal body) and battery, but Moto G4 Plus comes as a better package with a superior camera, storage and quick battery-charging technology, not to forget that Moto G4 Plus is cheaper than the Galaxy J7 (2016) by almost Rs. 1,000.