Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) vs. Moto G4 Plus – A Mid-Range Battle

Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Moto G4 Plus

The much rumored Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and Moto G4 Plus are no longer speculations as the two have now been unveiled to the market.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J7 (2016) in March and the phone has been making its way to different markets across the globe, including Korea and India. While there is no official mention of when the phone will be coming to the United States, we expect it to be sooner than later, according to Sam Mobile.

As for the Moto G4 Plus, this phone will go on sale on Amazon India beginning Wednesday 18, however, its counterpart, the Moto G4, will have to wait until next month. But how does this Motorola phone compared to the mid-range Samsung Galaxy J7 model?


The pricing aspect is one reason we have these budget phones in the market. In essence, the phones are targeting those customers running on a budget but would still want to rock a new, classy device with the latest standards, be it hardware or software.

The Moto G4 Plus comes in two variants of 16GB and 32GB onboard storage. While the former has a RAM of 2GB, the latter has 3GB. The result of this difference is that the two variants are priced differently, with the base model available from $201.82 and the top-end version selling at about $224.24.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has a price tag of about $240. However, for this price, you only get 16GB of onboard storage and 2GB RAM (the Chinese variant comes with 3GB RAM).

Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Moto G4 Plus

As far as the pricing is concerned, we already have a winner in the shape of Moto G4 Plus.

Display quality

Even though Samsung has made its name in the display industry, the 720p Super AMOLED screen available on the Galaxy J7 (2016) is nothing close to what you get with the 1080p display unit offered on the Moto G4 Plus. However, as mentioned earlier, there is a Chinese variant of the J7 (2016) and besides from the fact that it has more RAM, it also features a Full HD display panel as opposed to the HD panel available on other models.

As for the display size, both handsets have a 5.5-inch screen.

Processing power

While Lenovo’s Moto G4 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 617 SoC and a RAM of 2GB/3GB, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with an in-house Exynos 7870 and a RAM of 2GB. While rumors have been pointing towards a May 18 release date for the Galaxy J7 (2016) as far as the U.S. is concerned, there is no mention of whether the 2GB or 3GB variant will be the one coming here.

Looking at the OS on board, the two phones are powered by the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. However, the Galaxy J7 (2016) variant released in China is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop, but reports are rife that the device will be updated with the latest OS to ensure uniformity.

Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Moto G4 Plus

Camera and battery life

Lenovo clearly wants to conquer the mid-range market with this new Moto G4 Plus phablet. To crown the amazing specs the phone comes with under the hood, the company went for a 16MP OmniVision Pure Cel Plus sensor on the rear that also includes things like dual-LED flash and PDAF. On paper, the Moto G4 Plus beats the Galaxy J7 (2016)’s 13MP rear snapper. However, the two have a tie as far as the front-facing camera is concerned, with both packing a 5MP camera.

Considering the huge size of the phones, a larger battery unit is also a very important addition in order to keep the phone going for a longer time. Although the Moto G4 Plus has a smaller unit of 3000mAh, it comes with a Turbo-charging feature that ensures a 15-minute charge lasts for up to 6 hours. On the contrary, Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has a unit of 3300mAh.

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