Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Xiaomi triumphs over Samsung. South Korea tech giant Samsung has released a budget smartphone called Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo. The smartphone will be looking to compete with other budget smartphones in the market. The highlights of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo is its dual rear camera and Super AMOLED touchscreen. There’s no denying that Samsung released this smartphone focusing mainly on the India market. And in a bid to rival other strong budget smartphones in that market like Asus Zenfone Max Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

But for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo to do well in the market generally, it has to offer more than the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. So for this article, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo will go head to head with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in a comparison battle.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Design

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

They both sports a front glass with an aluminum unibody, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro’s top and bottom ends are made up of plastic. The edges are curved on both the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Galaxy J7 Duo. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo isn’t bezel-less and houses a home button, which has the fingerprint sensor. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro offers bezel-less display, so its fingerprint sensor is mounted at the back of the device.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo measures 8.2mm in thickness. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro comes at 8.1mm thick. Surprisingly, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is heavier compared to the Galaxy J7 Duo. The Galaxy J7 Duo weighs 174 grams and the Redmi Note 5 Pro weighs 181 grams. They both features dual rear camera aligned in a vertical position. The dual rear camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is at the top left corner. While that of the Galaxy J7 Duo is at the top middle. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo is available in Black, Gold, Rose Gold and White body colors. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in Black, Champagne Gold, Lake Blue and Rose Gold body colors.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Display

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo comes old in display judging by 2018 standard. The phone sports a display of 16:9 aspect ratio. Its 5.5-inch screen looks awkward with the large bezels at the top and bottom. And then a display resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with 267 PPI density. But it features arguably the best touchscreen in the market; the Super AMOLED touchscreen.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features an IPS LCD touchscreen. A good display of 18:9 aspect ratio with a 5.99-inch screen size that beats the Galaxy J7 Duo. And also a better display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density. Only bragging rights the Galaxy J7 Duo has in this category is its Super AMOLED screen. The Redmi Note 5 Pro’s display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass unlike the display of the Galaxy J7 Duo.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Camera

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo sports a dual rear camera system which features autofocus and LED flash. The dual rear camera system consists of a 13MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor, with a f/1.9 aperture on each sensor. The front camera of 8MP f/1.9 sensor also has a LED flash.

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The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro also sports a dual rear camera, which has a 12MP f/2.2 primary sensor and 5MP f/2.0 secondary sensor. The dual rear camera features phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. At the front is a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and also a LED flash.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – Hardware and Software

The Galaxy J7 Duo is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7885 chipset, which carries 2-cores reaching a speed of 2.2GHz and 6-cores reaching a speed of 1.6GHz. While powering the Redmi Note 5 Pro is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with 8-cores clocking at speed of 1.8GHz.

Running on the Redmi Note 5 Pro is MiUI 9.0 skin with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. While the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo features a 32GB storage with 4GB memory. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro has two versions of memory; 4GB and 6GB memory. And they both have a 64GB internal storage.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Battery

I have to say Samsung did a poor job with the battery category of the Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo. The smartphone packs a removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Not only is the battery removable, the phone does not support fast battery charging. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro supports fast battery charging and packs a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Price

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo is available at about $251 (N87,850). While for around $237 (N82,950) you can get the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Samsung really messed up with the Galaxy J7 Duo. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has a bigger battery life, supports fast battery charging and better display qualities.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Dimensions and Weight 153.5 x 77.2 x 8.2 mm. Weight: 174 g 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm. Weight: 181 g
Display 5.5 inch (70.4% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels with 267 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 5.99 inch (77.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 4GB. ROM: 32GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo Android 7.1.2 Nougat (with MiUI 9.0)
Hardware Exynos 7885 chipset with Octa-core (2×2.2GHz & 6×1.6GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/1.9 aperture with LED flash front camera + Dual: 13MP f/1.9 aperture and 5MP f/1.9 aperture with LED flash 20MP f/2.2 aperture front camera with LED flash + Dual: 12MP f/2.2 aperture and 5MP f/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Removable Li-lon 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (front-mounted) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)

 

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