Samsung Launches the J5 and J7 2017 Editions

Samsung’s budget J series of smartphones has received its annual refresh. The company has announced the Samsung J5 and J7 (2017), both of which improve on last year’s design.

The Galaxy J5 (2017) will cost €280 (around Rs. 33,000) and will be available at the end of June. Galaxy J7 (2017) will go for €340 (around Rs. 40,000) and will launch in July.

Given that these prices are for European markets, expect them to be slightly higher when they launch in Pakistan.

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

In terms of design there is no difference between the J5 and J7. They both feature the same S7-like design on the front with curved antenna lines on the back. The back camera/flash layout features a vertical layout contrary to the traditional horizontal arrangement that you see in most Samsung phones.

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For the display, both the J5 and J7 feature a Super AMOLED display. The J5 has a 5.2″ 720p (1280 x 720) screen while the J7 houses a 5.5″ 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution display.

A major difference between the two phones is the IP 54 splash resistance for the J7, which the J5 doesn’t have.

This time around the J5 and J7 also feature a fingerprint sensor.

Internals and Storage

The system-on-chip on the two devices is exactly the same – Exynos 7870 octa.

The J5 has 2 GB RAM while J7 has 3 GB. The internal storage is also the same at 16 GB for both. Expandable storage is included with a microSD card slot.

Android 7.0 Nougat is the default OS version for the two smartphones alongside Samsung’s custom UI.

Camera(s) and Battery

Primary cameras for the J5 and J7 employ the same 13 MP sensor with a f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash. The difference lies in the front cameras where the J7 has a 13 MP shooter with an LED flash and the J5 only has a 5 MP sensor.

Battery capacity has been upgraded for the J7 compared with last year’s model. However, J5’s battery capacity has been downgraded. The Galaxy J7 has a 3,600 mAh battery (up from 3,300 mAh last year) while the J5 has a 3,000 mAh battery (down from 3,100 mAh from 2016).

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Specifications

  • CPU: 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @1.6 GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T830
  • Chipset: Exynos 7870 Octa
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Fingerprint sensor (front mounted)
  • Display: 5.2” Super AMOLED with HD (1280 x 720) resolution (~282 PPI)
  • Memory: 
    • RAM: 2 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP f/1.9 with autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording
    • Secondary: 5 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth V4.2, GPS with AGPS, GLONASS/BDS
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh Li-ion non-removable
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
  • Price: €280 (Rs. 33,000)

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Specifications

  • CPU: 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @1.6 GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T830
  • Chipset: Exynos 7870 Octa
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Fingerprint sensor (front mounted)
  • Display: 5.5” Super AMOLED with FullHD (1920 x 1080) resolution (~400 PPI)
  • Memory: 
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP f/1.9 with autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording
    • Secondary: 13 MP,  LED flash
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth V4.2, GPS with AGPS, GLONASS/BDS
  • Battery: 3,600 mAh Li-ion non-removable
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Pink, Blue
  • Price: €340 (Rs. 40,000)

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    Samsung Ko Kahi Roza to Nahi Lag Gay :
    Itne Main Oppo 4GB Ram Ajayga, Huawei P10 Lite 4GB RAM A Jayga :
    LG G5 A Jayge,a S7 Used Main A Jayega

    Grow Up Samsung

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      ShameShit
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    • Fayyaz Ahmad

      Agreed

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  • Anonymous

    I hate Samsung for this

  • Ali Rashid

    Cool phone!