Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 vs. Galaxy J7 2017 – Head-to-Head Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy J7 2017 this week. The phone was also accompanied by the usual suspects, Galaxy J5 2017 and Galaxy J3 2017.

As you may know already, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 is here to replace the Galaxy J7 2016. These two are the highest-specced variants of their respective Galaxy J series families and as such, we can’t just go past them without comparing their specs head-to-head to see what has improved or rather changed.

Of course, many have been expecting to see an improved Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 and the South Korean tech giant has truly not disappointed. The new phone has some new features and significant upgrades when compared to the 2016 variant and without going into so much chit-chat, here is a side-by-side comparison of the specs and features that these two have to offer. Hopefully, this will help you make a wiser choice as far as upgrading or staying with the Galaxy J7 2016 is concerned.

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  Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 Samsung Galaxy J7 2016
Dimensions 152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm
Display size 5.5 inches Super AMOLED 5.5 inches Super AMOLED
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) 1280 x 720 pixels (HD)
Pixel Density 401ppi 267ppi
Processor Exynos 7870 octa-core (8 Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz) Exynos 7870 octa-core (4 Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz & 4 Cortex-A53, 1.0GHz)/Snapdragon 617 octa-core (8 Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz)
RAM 3GB 2GB
Storage 16GB/32GB 16GB
MicroSD Yes (up to 256GB) Yes (up to 128GB)
Back camera 13MP, f/1.7, AF, LED flash, 1080p video recording 13MP, f/1.9, AF, LED flash, 1080p video recording
Front Camera 13MP, f/1.9, fixed focus, LED flash and 720p video recording 5MP, f/1.9, fixed focus, LED flash and 720p video recording
Software Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Planned upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat)
Battery capacity 3600mAh, Non-removable 3300mAh, Removable
Connectivity LTE, NFC, GPS, microUSB 2.0, dual-SIM, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm audio jack LTE, NFC (Market dependent), GPS, dual-SIM, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5mm audio jack
Sensors Fingerprint, Ambient Light, Accelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Hall Accelerometer, Proximity, Hall
Colors Blue, Black, Gold, Pink Black, White, Gold, Rose Gold

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