Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Galaxy J6

Here we compared two budget smartphones: the 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy J7 (with Exynos 7 Octa 7580) that was released on June 20, 2015, against the Samsung Galaxy J6, which is powered by Exynos 7 Octa 7870 and came out 35 months after. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy J7
  • The front-facing camera can record video at 1080p
Reasons to consider the Samsung Galaxy J6
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v4.2)
  • More recent OS version: Android 10 versus 5.1
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Thinner bezels – 6.69% more screen real estate
  • The phone is 2-years and 11-months newer
  • Better grip in hands – the body is 8.4 mm narrower

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests
Phone:
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Display

Type Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Size 5.5 inches 5.6 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels 720 x 1480 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9 18.5:9
PPI 267 ppi 294 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
HDR support No No
Screen protection Tempered glass Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 69.49% 76.18%
Peak brightness test (auto)
499 nits
n/a

Design and build

Height 152.4 mm (6 inches) 149.3 mm (5.88 inches)
Width 78.6 mm (3.09 inches) 70.2 mm (2.76 inches)
Thickness 7.5 mm (0.3 inches) 8.2 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 171 gramm (6.03 oz) 154 gramm (5.43 oz)
Waterproof No No
Rear material Plastic Plastic
Frame material Plastic Plastic
Colors White, Black, Gold Black, Gold, Blue, Purple
Fingerprint scanner No Yes, rear
Screen-to-body ratio
69.49%
Galaxy J6 +10%
76.18%

Performance

Tests of Samsung Galaxy J7 and Samsung Galaxy J6 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7580 Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Max. clock 1400 MHz 1600 MHz
CPU cores - 8 (8)
Architecture - - 8 cores at 1.6 GHz: Cortex-A53
Lithography process - 14 nanometers
Graphics - Mali-T830 MP1
GPU clock 550 MHz 600 MHz
FLOPS - ~23 GFLOPS
Memory
RAM size 1.5 GB 3, 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory clock 800 MHz 933 MHz
Channels 1 2
Storage
Storage size 16 GB 32, 64 GB
Storage type eMMC 5.0 eMMC 5.1
Memory card MicroSD MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 128 GB Up to 256 GB
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
n/a
68193
CPU - 27388
GPU - 5507
Memory - 14428
UX - 21531
Total score - 68193

Software

Operating system Android 5.1 Android 8.0 (Can be upgraded to Android 10)
ROM TouchWiz UI One UI 2.0

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable Yes No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging No No
Full charging time 2:20 hr 1:50 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 13 megapixels 13 megapixels
Image resolution 4128 x 3096 4128 x 3096
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash LED LED
Stabilization Digital Digital
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No No
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS Up to 30FPS
Slow motion No No
Lenses 1 (13 MP) 1 (13 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 13 MP
- Aperture: f/1.9
- Focal length: 28 mm
- Pixel size: 1.136 micron
- Phase autofocus
- 13 MP
- Aperture: f/1.9
- Focal length: 28 mm
- Phase autofocus
Selfie camera
Megapixels 5 megapixels 8 megapixels
Image resolution 2560 x 1920 3264 x 2448
Aperture f/2.2 f/1.9
Focal length 23 mm 24 mm
Pixel size 1.12 microns -
Sensor type BSI CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/4" -
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 720p at 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n) Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Wi-Fi features - Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 4.1 4.2
Bluetooth features OPP, MAP, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP PBAP/PAB, PAN, OPP, MAP, HSP, HID, HFP, DIP, AVRCP, A2DP
USB type Micro USB Micro USB
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFC* Yes No
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Micro Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* Yes Yes
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 4 6
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Mono Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos No Yes
Speakers test
Max. loudness
66 dB
n/a

Other

Category Budget Budget
Announced June 2015 June 2018
Release date June 2015 June 2018
SAR (head) 0.18 W/kg 0.809 W/kg
SAR (body) 0.265 W/kg 1.568 W/kg
Sensors - Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

If the software, design, and sound are more important to you, then choose the Samsung Galaxy J6. But if the performance is more of a priority – go for the Samsung Galaxy J7.

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