Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime recently made its way to the already congested mid-range smartphone category, where it joins the still-new Moto G4 Plus, a phone that has been in the market for a few months now.
Design and display
If you are familiar with the Galaxy J7 2016, the new Galaxy J7 Prime, as the name could possibly imply, is an enhanced version of the former. It comes with a full metal design that makes it sleek. This doesn’t mean the Moto G4 Plus is easily outclassed, despite featuring a plastic body. Nonetheless, the design-conscious will possibly end up with the Galaxy J7 Prime, especially because of the material used.
You won’t be disappointed with the display quality on offer. The two have a 5.5-inch display unit with a Full HD resolution, delivering 401ppi of pixel density. The screens on both handsets are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology.
Hardware and software
Coming down to the software, the newer Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime may once again trounce the Moto G4 Plus. You get a Snapdragon 617 on the Moto G4 Plus while the Galaxy J7 Prime packs an Exynos 7870 SoC. It gets worse when it comes to the former as Quora reports that it overheats when playing HD games.
You will come across some amazing software tweaks on the Galaxy J7 Prime, among them a better storage manager, one-handed operation mode, data-saving mode, reserve battery, among others. However, this also means that there are heavier customizations on the J7 Prime as compared to the Moto G4 Plus. Hence, if you prefer a near-stock Android experience, the Moto phone is your definite choice here.
The back of the Moto G4 Plus has a 16MP lens while the front has a 5MP snapper. You get a dual-LED flash as well as fast autofocus, the same specs you get on the 13MP rear snapper of the Galaxy J7 Prime. The latter also comes with an 8MP selfie camera, in addition to other features such as night mode, sports mode, among others.
You should get a longer battery life with the Galaxy J7 Prime thanks to its 3300mAh battery unit as opposed to the 3000mAh unit on the G4 Plus. The better side of the Moto G4 Plus is that it supports rapid charging technology.
Ultimately, it will come to the buying part and this involves cash. The Moto G4 Plus is a decent buy at $202, but you can still add a few more dollars and get the Galaxy J7 Prime at $280.
So, which one will it be? Share your views in the comments.
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