Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) was announced in March this year, however, it has been followed by a number of smartphones from different OEMs, including Lenovo’s Moto G4 Plus, as they look to outshine the mid-ranger in a territory it is well-conversant with.
So, how do these two smartphones compare against each other in terms of specs and features?
At first glance, you will notice that the two phones have the same size. The Moto G4 Plus packs a 5.5-inch Full HD screen as compared to the 5.5-inch HD panel available on the Galaxy J7 (2016). It gets even better for the Moto G4 Plus when it comes to specs under the hood. The phone features a massive combination that sees all variants feature a Snapdragon 617 SoC that is supported by different RAM configurations of 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB. This variation in RAM is dependent on the amount of storage available, with the low-end model coming in with 16GB, followed by a 32GB variant while the high-end 4GB variant comes with a storage of 64GB.
This is not the same case as for the Galaxy J7 (2016). The phone comes with an octa-core processor believed to be a Snapdragon SoC clocked at a speed of 1.6GHz. There is a RAM of 2GB to support this unit while you only get one storage variant of 16GB. The good side of the story is that this memory can be expanded with the help of a microSD card of up to 128GB, but the same support is available on the Moto G4 Plus as well.
You get a better battery capacity on the Galaxy J7 (2016) – a 3300mAh unit – as compared to the 3000mAh used on the Moto G4 Plus. However, the latter outshines the former when it comes to camera quality. While you will be getting a 16MP/5MP combination on the G4 Plus with respect to rear and front facing cameras, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) features a 13MP/5MP combination, which is still a decent offering. The J7 has an LED flash on the front camera too.
The Moto G4 Plus gets better of the Galaxy J7 (2016) as far as security is concerned thanks to the fact that it comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button.
This year’s Samsung Galaxy J7 is valued at about $240, which should be around the same pricing for the base model of the Moto G4 Plus.