Indian smartphone market is not a small one anymore. There are several new smartphone launches happening daily in India and things are already heated up in the mid-range segment.
Another day, another smartphone launch in the mid-range segment. This time, it's the South Korean giant, Samsung launched their new Galaxy J7 Prime in India for Rs. 18, 790. Samsung has seen a huge success in the mid-range category in recent times with the Galaxy J series of smartphones leading the way.
The Galaxy J7 Prime is surely an attractive device from the Korean company with some exciting features such as all-metal body, powerful processor. The major contender for the smartphone will be the Motorola Moto G4 Plus, which was launched a few months ago and comes with some really good features.
In this article, we will compare the on-paper specifications of both Galaxy J7 Prime and Moto G4 Plus. Read on to know more.
In terms of design, there is no doubt that the Galaxy J7 Prime is a clear winner as it comes with all-metal body design and some of its design cues are taken from the upper mid-range range Galaxy A series, which made it look more premium.
On the other hand, the Motorola Moto G4 Plus comes with a plastic body, which doesn't inspire confidence and the smartphone is heavily criticized for the odd fingerprint sensor placement. So, the design section goes to newly launched Galaxy J7 Prime.
Both the smartphone feature a 5.5-inch display and they are 1080p panels as well. But, Samsung has the knack of delivering good displays in the smartphone industry. The display on Moto G4 Plus isn't a bad one either when compared to its predecessor. Also, the pixel density on both smartphones stays at 401PPI.
The Indian variant of the Galaxy J7 Prime comes with the company's own Exynos 7870 with all the eight cores clocked at 1.6GHz. Supported by the chipset is the Mali-T830 GPU to manage the graphic intensive tasks. RAM on this device is 3GB LPDDR3. It is good to see that Samsung has finally added 3GB RAM for the devices under Rs. 20,000.
On the other hand, the Moto G4 Plus comes with a Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 SoC which is an octa-core chip. The chipset is divided into two quad-core chips with one clocked at 1.5GHz and the other ones clocked at 1.2GHz.
It seems that the J7 Prime has a powerful processor than the G4 Plus.
On paper, the Galaxy J7 Prime comes with a 13MP rear camera and the G4 Plus comes with a 16MPcamera and also differs in front-facing camera capabilities as the J7 Prime has 8MP front-facing shooter and the G4 Plus comes with only 5MP shooter on the front. However, the advantage goes with the Moto G4 Plus as it features laser autofocus technology. But, Samsung also manufactures smartphones with best cameras in the industry.
Smartphones batteries have come a long way since their inception. The Galaxy J7 Prime wins this segment because it features a 3,300mAh battery when compared to the 3,000mAh battery on the Moto G4 Plus.
Both the smartphones feature fast charging support, which is good to see.
One of the big advantage in buying a Motorola smartphone as they ship with near stock Android and gain faster OS updates than any other vendor. And the J7 Prime comes with almost latest OS, Android Marshmallow, but Samsung will take some time to upgrade the device to Android Nougat.
The Galaxy J7 Prime is priced at Rs. 18,790, which is on-par with all the mid-range smartphones released this year. However, the Moto G4 Plus is available for Rs. 14,999 and offers some good value for money.
It's up to you now to decide on the both. If you can spend a little 3,000 more, then you should go for the Galaxy J7 Prime. But, if you are looking for a smartphone with clean and stock Android, then the Moto G4 Plus is a clear option for you.