Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) and China’s Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 are two great phones that are still new in the market. These two also happen to be competing for the same market space – the midrange family.
There is no doubt that both Asian companies have invested heavily in the design language of the two phones. Still, you will enjoy the range of specs that are packed in the two phones, but you will have to make a choice between the two – so, will it be the Galaxy J7 2016 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4?
Released this year, Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 comes in with a huge display screen of 5.5 inches. However, you might be a little disappointed with the 720p resolution of the Super AMOLED panel. As a result, the 1080p resolution on the 5.5-inch Full HD LCD panel on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 trounces the Galaxy J7 2016 in terms of quality. This is even backed by the fact that you get a 401ppi pixel density on the Redmi Note 4 as compared to the 267ppi you find on the J7 2016.
Processor, RAM, and storage
As for the hardware specs, the two phones come with interesting combinations. Where the Galaxy J7 2016 comes with an option for a Snapdragon 617 SoC or Exynos 7870 processors, there is a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. There is a RAM of 2GB and expandable onboard storage of 16GB on the Galaxy J7 2016, but this is the same package you find on the standard Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The latter goes ahead to add a premium version that packs 3GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
Software and camera
In terms of software, the two are technically on the same level. Both come with a customized version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 uses the updated version 6.0.1. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has an MIUI 8.0 skin running on top of the stock OS while the J7 has Samsung’s TouchWiz.
A look at the camera will reveal some similarities between the Galaxy J7 2016 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. There is a 13MP snapper and 5MP front snapper on both handsets, but they differ in a few specs. The former has an aperture of f/1.9, LED flash and autofocus on the rear snapper. The same aperture is retained on the front-facing camera, but the deal is made sweeter with the addition of a LED flash as well. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 has an aperture of f/2.0 on both snappers as well as the likes of dual-tone LED flash and PDAF, which are not found on the J7 2016.
Battery capacity and price
With display panels known for the huge power consumption, these two handsets have some decent battery capacities to keep them going. The Full HD panel on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 means that there are more pixels to be powered as opposed to the HD panel on the Galaxy J7 2016. As a result, the former packs a huge 4100mAh battery unit as compared to the 3300mAh unit found on the latter.
As far as prices are concerned, the Galaxy J7 2016 has a price tag of $220 while the high-end Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is valued at just $246.