Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs. Galaxy J7 (2016)

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Last updated: June 7th, 2017 at 10:00 UTC+01:00

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy J7 (2017) along with the Galaxy J5 (2017) and the Galaxy J3 (2017). The Galaxy J7 (2017), which succeeds last year’s Galaxy J7 (2016), is the highest-specced smartphone in the company’s Galaxy J series of smartphones this year.

The Galaxy J7 (2017) features a higher resolution display, a more generous memory configuration, a higher storage variant (for some markets), Android 7.0 Nougat, a larger capacity battery, and more color options compared to its predecessor. To see how the Galaxy J7 (2017) compares to the Galaxy J7 (2016), check out the table below.

You can also take a look at a more detailed specs sheet of the Galaxy J7 (2017) here.

Galaxy J7 (2017)Galaxy J7 (2016)
Display5.5-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD Resolution5.5-inch Super AMOLED, HD Resolution
Processor1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870, 64-bit1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 or Snapdragon 617, 64-bit
RAM3GB2GB
Rear camera13-megapixel, autofocus, F1.7, LED Flash,1080p video recording13-megapixel, autofocus, F1.9, LED Flash,1080p video recording
Front camera13-megapixel, fixed-focus, F1.9, LED Flash, 720p video recording5-megapixel, fixed-focus, F1.9, LED Flash, 720p video recording
Storage16GB/32GB internal, expandable (up to 256GB)16GB internal, expandable (up to 128GB)
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 5.1 Lollipop (Upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Battery3,600 mAh, non-removable3,300 mAh, removable
ConnectivityLTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, microUSB 2.0 port, headphone jackLTE, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB 2.0 port, headphone jack
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass, Fingerprint, Gyro, Hall, ProximityAccelerometer, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Dimensions152.4 x 74.7 x 7.9 mm145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm, 170 g
Color OptionsBlack, Blue, Gold, PinkBlack, White
Phone Galaxy J7 (2017)Galaxy J7 2016
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