Samsung Galaxy J7 and Samsung Galaxy J8 belong to the same series, but the two smartphones feature some significant differences. In this review about Samsung Galaxy J7 Vs Samsung Galaxy J8, see the phones’ specs and features and also their prices in Kenya.
In Brief, Samsung Galaxy J7/ Galaxy J8 Specs
- Screen – 5.5/ 6.0 Inches
- RAM – 3/ 3, 4 GB
- Storage – 16/ 32, 64 GB
- Camera – 13, 13/ 5, 16, 16 MP
- Network – LTE
- Processor – 1.6GHz Octa-Core
- OS – Android 7.0/ 8.0
- Battery– 3600/ 3500 mAh
- Price – KSh. 19,000/ 26,000
Samsung Galaxy J7/ Galaxy J8 Display
The main difference here is the screen size which is 5.5 inches (73.1 percent StB ratio) for the J7 and 6.0 inches (75.8 percent StB ratio) for the J8. For both phones, the screen type is super AMOLED capacitive multitouch with 16M colors.
Other display features include:
- J7 – 720x1480px, 18.5:9 ratio (274 ppi)
- J8 – 1080x1920px, 16:9 ratio (401ppi) and also Always-on Display
Memory and Platform
As far as the memory is concerned, the older phone has a 3GB RAM and 16GB storage. The newer phone also features a 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, but there is also a variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The internal memories can be enlarged up to 256GB with a microSD on the dedicated slot.
Concerning the platform, the two have the following:
- CPU – 1.6GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53
- GPU – Mali-T830 MP1/ Adreno 506
- Chipset – Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)/ Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)
- OS – Android 7.0 (Nougat)/ Android 8.0 (Oreo)
For J7, the rear camera is 13MP (f/1.7, 27mm wide, 1/3.1″, 1.12µm and also AF) and the selfie one is also 13MP (f/1.9, 28mm wide). As for the J8, the backside has a dual camera – 16MP (f/1.7, AF) and 5MP (f/1.9 and also depth sensor). The front camera stands at 16MP (f/1.9).
Other camera features are common for both phones and include LED flash, panorama, HDR and also 1080p@30fps video resol.
Connectivity and Communication
Starting with networks and SIM, both phones support 4G – LTE (and also the lower networks) and use dual SIM (nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
For other connectivity and communication features, the preceding phone comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac (dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 4.1 (A2DP, LE), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), NFC and also microUSB 2.0 (USB On-The-Go).
The same features under the successor include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n/ (Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 4.2 (A2DP, LE), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS) and also microUSB 2.0 (USB On-The-Go).
The features here are similar for both phones and include things such as FM radio (J8 with recording), loudspeaker and also the 3.5mm jack. There is also vibration alert and MP3/WAV ringtones.
These features include:
- Sensors – front-mounted fingerprint (both), accelerometer (both), gyro (J7), proximity (both) and also compass (J7)
- ANT+ support (J7)
- Messaging Options – threaded-view SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email and also IM
- Browser – HTML5
- Audio player – MP4, WMV (J7) and also H.264
- Video player – MP3, eAAC+, WAV, WMA (J7) and also FLAC
- Photo/video editor and also Document editor
Samsung Galaxy J7/ Galaxy J8 Battery
The batteries are non-removable Li-Ion and their capacities stand at 3600mAh and 3500mAh for the older and newer phone respectively. The talk times are up to 24/ 23hrs while the music play times up to 91/ 112hrs.
Design, Material and Color
According to my own assessments, both phones are bold and magnificent and also user-friendly. The J7 measures 152.5×74.8×8.0mm and weighs 181g while the J8 measures 159.2×75.7×8.2mm and weighs 177g.
On the side of material and color, the gadgets feature plastic, glass and also aluminum. The available colors include:
- Older phone – black, blue, gold and also rose gold
- Newer phone – black, gold, blue and also purple.
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Samsung Galaxy J7/ Galaxy J8 Price in Kenya
The J7 comes in a number of variants – Duo, Neo, Max, Pro and also Prime – and their prices range between KSh. 19,000 and KSh. 32,000 (around $190 and $320). On the other hand, the J9 has a price in the range KSh. 26,000 and KSh. 50,000 (around $260 and $500).
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