The premium budget smartphone market in India is getting even more competitive as companies place their latest bets in the market. Samsung, the world leader of premium and budget smartphones, is fulfilling the growing demand for premium handsets priced affordably with its latest Galaxy On7 Pro and Galaxy On5 Pro. While the difference between the two handsets isn't big, the On7 Pro promises a better fight against some of the industry leaders.
Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro is priced at Rs. 11,190, which suitably challenges handsets such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, LeEco Le 2 and others. Here's a comparison of the Galaxy On7 Pro against the industry's top sellers Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 2 to help shoppers choose the worthy handset under Rs. 15,000.
All three smartphones have the same display size, but the Redmi Note 3 and Le 2 have higher resolution than the Galaxy On7 Pro. A 1080p resolution screen powers Xiaomi and LeEco handsets while the Samsung smartphone has a HD (720p) screen.
LeEco Le 2 features a 16-megapixel primary camera with dual LED flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front-facing snapper for selfies. The Redmi Note 3 packs also a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, dual ISP and HDR and a 5MP front-snapper with 36 smart beauty profiles. Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro has an equally appealing camera setup, which combines a 13MP rear shooter with LED flash and a 5MP front snapper with 120-degree selfie mode and gesture shot.
Processor, RAM and storage
LeEco Le 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor clocking speeds at 1.8GHz, 3GB RAM and 32GB eMMC5.1 fixed storage. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 CPU, which is backed by 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Finally, the Galaxy On7 Pro has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage.
By comparison, the Le 2 and the Redmi Note 3 smartphones have better configurations compared to the Galaxy On7 Pro.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has the biggest 4,050mAh battery, which the company claims to last 14 hours with GPS navigation. LeEco Le 2 and the Galaxy On7 Pro pack individual batteries with the capacity of 3,000mAh each.
Software and Add-ons
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs MIUI 7 on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop, while the Le 2 is powered by the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow based eUI 5.8. Samsung Galaxy On7 Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based TouchWiz OS.
As for the extras, the Le 2 smartphone offers a USB Type-C audio port with CDLA standard, dual SIM support, fingerprint scanner and 4G LTE bands. The Redmi Note 3 also has fingerprint support along with 4G LTE dual SIM support. Finally, the Galaxy On7 Pro offers dual SIM 4G LTE support, ultra data saving mode, S bike mode, but lacks a fingerprint scanner like the other two smartphones in its price range.