Motorola Moto G4 vs. Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 – Which Budget Phone is Better?

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 vs Moto G4

Samsung volumes of devices in the smartphone market that sometimes telling them apart can really be a tough time. It gets even worse when one is trying to buy a new phone as these handsets have actually flooded the budget market.

The Galaxy J series came to life last year and up to now, newer versions have been coming in fast. One of the most interesting additions is Samsung Galaxy J2 2016, which was unveiled to the Indian market a while ago. While the handset tries to bring out the best of Samsung, the South Korean tech giant is still facing tough competition from Lenovo-owned Motorola, which has just refreshed the Moto G series with a new Moto G4 budget phone.

So, which of these two will you choose to go with? Keep reading to find out more details about the Moto G4 and the Galaxy J2 2016.

Display quality

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 packs a 5-inch Super AMOLED display screen with a 720p HD resolution that gives it a pixel density of 294ppi. On the other hand, the Moto G4 packs an IPS LCD screen of 5.5-inches in size. The panel has a Full HD resolution of 1080p, which delivers a pixel density of 401ppi. In short, you get a better quality display screen on the larger Moto G4 as compared to the smaller Galaxy J2 2016.

Processing power

In terms of hardware and performance power in general, the Moto G4 still tops with its octa-core Snapdragon 617 SoC as opposed to the Spreadtrum SC8830 SoC that the Galaxy J2 2016 carries under the hood. It gets even better with the Moto G4 thanks to the fact that comes with a RAM of 2GB as compared to the 1.5GB installed on the J2 2016 handset.

Moto G4 5.5 Inch Screen

In terms of storage, Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 has a meagre 8GB of storage, but the good thing is that it can be expanded via a microSD card of up to 128GB. This is also possible with the Moto G4, but you also get more storage that is also available in two variants – 16GB and 32GB.

As for the software part, the Galaxy J2 2016 comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, which is the same case as the Moto G4.

Camera and battery life

With photography increasingly becoming a very crucial aspect of smartphones, Lenovo did not joke around with this aspect. The Moto G4 packs a capable 13MP snapper on the back, whose lens has an aperture of f/2.0, autofocus, auto-HDR, touch focus, face detection as well as dual-tone LED flash. It is capable of recording videos of up to 1080p. The front part has a 5MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and auto-HDR on board.

On the other hand, the Galaxy J2 2016 comes with a rear snapper of 8MP, a f/2.2 aperture as well as other features such as autofocus, HDR, face detection, touch focus as well as LED flash on board. Unlike its counterpart, it only manages video recordings of up to 720p. As for the front snapper, you get a similar 5MP snapper as that available on the Moto G4, including the same f/2.2 aperture. But there is no HDR.

Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 vs Moto G4

The display size of the Galaxy J2 and the fact that it is an entry level phone means it gets a mere 2600mAh battery unit. But the good thing is that it can be replaced with another charged battery whenever it runs out of power. This same story is not true for the Moto G4. This phone comes with a non-removable battery of 3000mAh and there is also fast charging available.

The Galaxy J2 2016 also adds other great features such as Smart Glow, S Bike mode as well as TST.

If you are looking to get yourself a brand new Samsung Galaxy J2 2016, you will need about $150 whereas the Moto G4 costs about $190.

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