Samsung is also well known for releasing identical phones with a different model number and names, and that makes people go crazy while deciding the best one in all of them. While Galaxy S6 is high on specifications such as, super high resolution screen with 577 PPI and fast charge features, Galaxy J5 & J7 are attracting customers as a budget 4G & true 4G smartphones, with a special feature for saving on your 4G data.
Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S6 with J5 & J7 will be quite unfair, we’ll still do that because all are latest launches and you will not be able to find J series in your offline local market or even in Samsung showrooms as it is online only series at least for now and in that case you can go for S6 maybe.
So, let’s take a look at the features and promises of these phones one-by-one and then we’ll be comparing them specification wise side-by-side to give our final verdict on what you should purchase.
1. Samsung Galaxy S6
Well, seems like Galaxy S6 is inspired by the works of glass blowers and artisan Metalsmiths; the Samsung Galaxy S6 presents an exclusive amalgamation of the techniques and it makes a marvelous design statement with its gorgeous curves and radiant glass surfaces which reflect a wide spectrum of dazzling colours.
Along with the super-fast boot-up and app launching, it gives you unbeatable results. LPDDR4 RAM and advanced GPU delivers amazingly powerful performance, letting you take multitasking and also multimedia functions to the next level. Samsung S6 is definitely a beauty from the outside with the best specs from the inside.
The phone is very fast when compared with the J5 & J7 as it is loaded with a 3GB RAM and a 64-bit octa-core processor, it is like a cakewalk with a smooth touch. It features the fingerprint scanner like iPhone 6 but with better stability and recognition, the fingerprint scanner works too good and is way better than what was there in the S5.
The wireless charging feature is also good, and Samsung claims that it could run for 4 hours just by a 10 minutes of charging with a fast charging or Quick Charge 2.0 compatible chargers only that provides extra juice to the battery while charging.
The look of the phone is eye catching & attractive, sometimes it looks like iPhone 6, Anyways the quality of build is awesome and it feels great when you hold it in your hand. I couldn’t resist saying that the dual edge screen is of great use in S6 edge and it is better than the S6 when it comes to looks.
Overall the phone is super cool and is the best flagship phone Samsung has given till date and is the actually the best flagship present in the current market.
Display and Body
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a super AMOLED capacitive 5.1 inch touch screen which has 70.7% screen to body ratio and has resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and 577 PPI pixel density. It also supports multi touch up to 10 fingers and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The phone weighs 138 grams-4.87 oz. Talking about the dimensions, the phone is 143.4×70.5×6.8mm or 5.65×2.78×0.27 inches.
OS Platform and Hardware
The phone has Android OS and v5.0.2 Lollipop as its operating system which is upgradable to v5.1.1 Lollipop and the chipset is Exynos-7420. And Samsung Galaxy S6 sports Dual CPU Quad core 1.5GHz CortexA53 and Quad core 2.1GHz CortexA57 which will be used according to the uses with that it uses Mali-T760MP8 as GPU.
Galaxy S6 has 3GB of RAM in all variants which will be capable of running any application or games in Play Store, but the phone does not have a MicroSD card slot built in, that is why it comes with 32/64/128GB of internal memory variants.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 16 MP Primary camera with auto focus, optical image stabilization and LED flash which is capable of capturing 2988×5312 pixels in every shot. The primary camera has features like Geo-tagging, panorama, auto HDR face detection and touch focus, Check Picture Quality of Samsung Galaxy S6.
The video quality offered is 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps and 720p@120fps slow motion and has features like dual video recording and HDR, Check Video Quality of Galaxy S6.
While the secondary camera is of 5 MP and its video quality is 1440p@30fps comes with auto HDR and dual video call feature, I wondered why they didn’t include the front flash as in the J5 & J6, that would have been really cool.
This is where it disappoints a lot, the Phone has a Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery, I think that’s why they have included the Fast Charging feature. Somehow it has still been able to offer talktime of up to 17 hours on 3G, and music playback is said to be up to 49 hours.
After charging for just 10 minutes, you can get almost 4 hours of usage thanks to the fast charging. And with the wireless charging you can just pop the Samsung Galaxy S6 handset onto a Samsung wireless charging pad for wire-free recharge.
Pros of Samsung Galaxy S6 SmartPhone:
- Sturdy and very attractive metal body
- Fantastic performance of the phone
- Great screen and display with high pixel density
- Outstanding camera with super awesome pics
- On-The-Go (OTG) Support
Cons of Samsung Galaxy S6 SmartPhone:
- The MicroSD slot is not available in the phone
- Awkward bulge of camera is there
- Less Battery Power
2. Samsung Galaxy J5
Samsung has introduced its new J Series with the launch of Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 in June 2015. These smart phones fit in the mid-range segment as per their low prices, and great specifications and mind blowing features. Samsung Galaxy J5 was the first device of this series, after that they launched J7 and J2.
The whole J series has been advertised as the true 4G smartphone, on the basis of a small data saver feature (maybe), it claims to save your 4G data so you can run longer. Who knows how it works and why should I until it works.
Anyways, the J5 has bright 5 inch display surrounded by the chrome bezel, built mostly with plastic but still feels good in hand. It doesn’t have any pattern on back so it tends to slip from hands quite easily. I love the camera on the device which able to capture realistic pictures which good auto focus speed, it is also able to capture good images even in the dark, thanks to its big LED flash which gives you good light.
The front camera also has an LED flashlight which I had seen for the first time, front camera is also able to capture images up to 1440 pixels per inch and is great according to the price range it comes in.
The phone can potentially deliver smooth online gaming experiences using 4G LTE connectivity. Notably, however, the phone does not support TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz) for 4G LTE in India, in simple words you won’t be able to use 4G on Galaxy J5 if you are from India, at least for now.
Display and Body
Galaxy J5 comes with 5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, that is capable of displaying 16 million colors. Screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels with 294f
Body of J5 is built with plastic, no traces of metal is there, but chroming does trick people into thinking of the metalic frame at sides. To be exact the device is 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm (5.59 x 2.83 x 0.31 in) in size and weights 146 grams.
OS Platform and Hardware
It comes with Android OS v5.1 Lollipop out of the box, and is upgradeable to v5.1.1 and as the all other Samsung smartphones, it also features the Touchwhiz UI, so it will be easier if you are migrating from any other Samsung phone only.
It runs on the Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, with that it has Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Adreno 306 GPU, which is capable of delivering good graphics in games and HD videos.
Galaxy J5 has 1.5GB of RAM built in, and comes in two variants of 8 & 16GB internal memory. It also supports external MicroSD card up to 128GB so, all in all it has good space for storing your files and application, if needed more just throw in a SD card.
The RAM seems little low, but still I haven’t faced any lag while using it for days, and devices is very stable.
Samsung have always been good with camera quality, so is true with this Galaxy J5, it sports a CMOS 13 MP primary camera at rear which is capable of producing images with 4128 x 3096 pixels and Full HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels at 30 frames per seconds, it has better autofocus and bright LED flash included at rear which helps in capturing images or videos in low light or night. The quality of images produced with this is very good the color is very deep and realistic.
The secondary camera on J5 is of 5 MP along with a LED flash, which I like very much as I haven’t seen any other phone that has front LED also. The quality of front camera is also very good with very less noise and color look good.
Galaxy J5 comes with a long lasting 2600 mAh Li-ion battery, which is even more than the Galaxy S6^ battery. It can deliver up to 18 hours of talktime on 3G networks and up to 62 hours of consistent music playback. If you turn on the power saving feature it can give you additional 5 hours of time by limiting the CPU performance.
Pros of Samsung Galaxy J5
- Front Flash
- Pretty Decent Camera for this price point
- Dual SIM Dual Standby
- Great Battery Life
Cons of Galaxy J5
- Unsupported 4G in India
- Little low on RAM, it could be 2GB
3. Samsung Galaxy J7
Display and Body
Samsung Galaxy J7 has a super AMOLED capacitive 5.5 inch touch screen which has 69.6% screen to body ratio and has resolution of 720×1280 pixels and 267 PPI pixel density. The phone weighs 171 grams-6.03 oz. Samsung Galaxy J7 has an option of dual SIM which is a micro-SIM and dual standby. Talking about the dimensions, the phone is 152.2×78.7×7.5mm or it is 5.99×3.10×0.30 inches. The handset also supports multitouch up to 10 fingers.
OS Platform and Hardware
The phone has Android v5.1-Lollipop as its operating system and the chipsets are Qualcomm MSM8939-Snapdragon-615 & Exynos-7580. The CPU of Samsung Galaxy J7 is Octacore 1.5GHz supported by two Quadcore CortexA53 (1.4GHz + 1.0GHz) and GPU as Adreno-405, Mali-T720MP2.
Unlike Galaxy J5 it comes with only one variant of the phone that is with 16GB of internal memory and it has RAM of 1.5GB, the phone also has a MicroSD card slot which can be used to expand storage memory up to 128GB.
Samsung Galaxy J7 has a 13 Mega Pixel Primary camera with auto focus and LED flash which is 4128×3096 pixels. The primary camera has features like Geo-tagging, panorama, face detection and touch focus. The video quality offered is 1080@30 fps. Check Picture Quality/Check Video Quality of Samsung J7.
The secondary camera is of 5 MP and it has LED flash facility and also HDR. With the secondary or front camera, the phone shows a few more modes which include a Wide-Selfie Shot.
Only the Pro and Continuous Mode seems to perform a bit poorly. Continuous mode dosent really captures the images as fast as it was expected and the Pro/manual mode does not have many options as some other phones of this range offers. However, overall, the cameras seem to be one of the best features.
Phone has a good battery and quite better than Samsung Galaxy J5. It has Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. It offers a standby on talk time of up to 18 hours. The standby on music play is said to be up to 76 hours.
Pros of Samsung Galaxy J7 Handset:
- 1.5 GB RAM is great to store all your applications
- Sluggish free gaming experience
- Primary Camera provides amazing pictures
- Offers decent Selfies with the secondary camera
- It has a big HD Display
- It supports dual SIM
- 4G LTE is Supported
- It has a slim body
- Design and the build quality are pretty good
- Offers a great battery backup
- Good Octa-core processor is available for Multitasking
Cons Samsung Galaxy J7 Handset:
- No Gorilla Glass screen protection
- TFT screen No IPS or AMOLED
- A bit bulky – little heavier than J5
Let’s take a look at all the specifications of these devices before we reach to the final verdict, we have put all the 3 devices side-by-side with all the possible specifications, but some of them might be missing, you can safely ignore them or Google for them if you want.
Well, after checking all the smartphones in details it is clearly visible that they all offer great value for money, but they still are different in some case. Here is what I’ll say about these devices.
Samsung Galaxy S6 – Go with it if you want a premium smartphone along with a fingerprint scanner and Quad HD screen, specifically if you want to show off ;)
Samsung Galaxy J5 – Go with J5 if you want a decent smartphone with big screen or for regular use, but don’t go for it if you want a 4G phone (at oneplus.net/inleast not in India) it doesn’t support 4G band of India.
Samsung Galaxy J7 – All-in-All it is a great device, go with it if you want 4G, 5.5 inch screen and Octacore CPU.
If I’ll have to choose from all these I’ll go with J7 because it is the best value for money from all these, Galaxy S6 seems quite overpriced according to features. If you were considering on S6 then I would suggest you to take a look on NEXUS 6 and OnePlus One/Two.
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