Huawei Honor 7 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Xiaomi Mi 4: Battle of the Android Pawns!

By GizBot Bureau

India is a major market for smartphone makers, especially in the low end and the mid range segments. The affordable segment is essentially the mass market but the mid-range segment is also hogging limelight due to the new flagship smartphones that have been placed in this segment. For instance Huawei launched the Honor 7 smartphone with a premium-flagship-phone level features that made it highly competitive in the market.

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It is not just Huawei as many companies have their mid-range offerings available under a similar online only model. Samsung added the Galaxy J7 to its J series of smartphones, where as Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched the Mi 4 earlier this year.

Here we compare the Honor 7 with Samsung Galaxy J7 and the Xiaomi Mi4 to know which phone has better specifications.


The Honor 7 dons a premium build with the goodness of metal, where as Samsung Galaxy J7 has a plastic body design. The Mi4, on the other hand, has plastic chassis with a metal band around it. While metal-clad Honor 7 gets an upper hand in the design segment, but its uni-body design leads to a non-removable battery. The Mi4's battery can't be removed either.


The Samsung Galaxy J7 has the biggest display in all three smartphones, however its display resolution is comparatively lowest. The J7 features a 5.5-inch FHD, Super AMOLED display offering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and 267ppi, where as the Honor 7 has a 5.2-inch Full HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution giving way to pixel density of 424 ppi. The Mi 4 has a 5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which translates to 441 ppi resolution.

Which phone has more power!


Processor, combined with RAM, is the powerhouse of a smartphone and is important for the overall performance of the phone. Speaking about the hardware specs, the Huawei Honor 7 is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 935 octa-core chipset with quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, paired with Mali-T628 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy J7 runs on Exynos 7580 Octa-core chipset ticking at 1.2 GHz, coupled with Mali-T720 GPU. Xiaomi's Mi 4 features a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU.

Storage space:

The Honor 7 offers a massive 3GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage expandable by up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Mi4 also has a 3GB of RAM, however it does not support a microSD card. Samsung Galaxy J7, on the other hand, has 1.5GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage and microSD card slot (up to 128GB) Honor 7 gets an edge here considering that it combine 3GB of RAM with higher storage space.


Camera is one of the key features that attract consumers to buy a smartphone. Comparing the camera on the phones on the basis of their specs on paper, the Huawei Honor 7 seems to have an edge over other two phones. The Honor 7 boasts a 20MP rear snapper with 4992 х 3744 pixels count and dual-LED (Dual Tone) flash, Phase Detection Autofocus and HDR mode. Also, it sports an 8MP front-facing snapper for selfie lovers.

The Samsung Galaxy J7, in comparison, has a 13MP primary camera with 4128 x 3096 pixels, LED flash, auto-focus, and HDR, and a 5MP camera up front. The Xiaomi Mi4 features a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 BSI sensor and 4K video recording, and an 8MP snapper with Sony Exmor R sensor.


The Honor 7 packs in a huge non-removable Li-Ion battery of 3,100 mAh capacity. The Mi 4 also houses a non-removable 3,080mAh battery, where as Samsung Galaxy J7 has 3,000mAh battery.


These are all Android smartphones with native UI's running atop Android. The Honor 7 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop wrapped under Huawei's Emotion UI, the Galaxy J7 comes with Android Lollipop with TouchWiz UI, where as the Mi4 runs on dated Android Kitkat version with MIUI on top.

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