Samsung J7 Prime, a mid-budget smartphone has been launched in India at Rs 18,790. It was launched alongside J5 Prime priced at Rs 14,790. The J7 Prime has a metal unibody design and comes with a fingerprint scanner. Though Samsung is not touting J7 Prime as a selfie-focussed device, it comes with a front flash for better low-light pictures.
Given the price and camera specifications, the J7 Prime competes with the likes of Oppo F1s and Gionee S6s. While Gionee S6s comes with an 8MP front camera with LED flash; Oppo F1s packs a 16MP front shooter. Gionee S6s and Oppo F1s are priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 17,990 respectively. In terms of design, all three smartphone feature metal unibody.
Samsung J7 Prime, Oppo F1s and Gionee S6s will compete against each other in the mid-budget segment. The USP of Oppo F1s is clearly its 16MP front camera. Gionee S6s wants to tap in the ‘selfie-focused’ smartphones segment as well. However, with Samsung J7 Prime, the focus is on the overall performance as well its Made for India features such as S Bike mode, ultra-data saving, S Secure etc. Samsung’s J series has done pretty well in the past and the company hopes to replicate the success with its new smartphones.
It is a tough choice when it comes to narrowing down to a mid-budget device, especially because there are a lot of options available. So, which of these three devices has the edge? We compare J7 Prime, F1s and S6s based on specifications for you to decide:
Samsung J7 Prime
Samsung J7 Prime has a metal unibody design with 2.5D curved glass. The J7 Prime gets a 5.5-inch full HD display. It packs Made in India features like the S Bike mode and ultra data saving (seen on all Galaxy J series smartphones). Samsung has also introduced two new features called S Power Planning and S Secure with the new devices. The S Power feature helps on saving smartphones battery when it’s really low. The S Secure mode has a secure folder, lock and hide apps option and a secure WiFi option.
The smartphone is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory (expandable up to 256GB via microSD card). Samsung J7 Prime gets a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera with LED flash. Both have a f/1.9 aperture. In our first impressions, we said J7 Prime’s rear camera produces sharp images in area with decent lighting. The front camera gave us decent results as well.
Samsung J7 Prime’s home button doubles up as a fingerprint scanner. The device is backed by a 3,300 mAh battery.
Samsung’s S Power Planning comes with three options for users to save on juice, when the battery is low. Users can reserve battery for calls, extend battery time and forward calls when they have no battery. According to the company, S Secure feature helps users ‘Stay Secure’. Its comes with options such as secure folder, lock and hide apps option and a secure WiFi option.
The highlight of Oppo F1s is clearly its 16MP front camera with LED flash. In our review, we said the selfie camera delivers images which are bright and crisp even indoors, where lighting might not always be ideal. The rear camera is 13MP. The front camera comes with Beautify 4.0. The Beautify 4.0 feature has been upgraded with seven beautify levels and two skins tone modes. The rear camera is 13MP.
Oppo F1s has a 5.5-inch HD display, and the smartphone is similar to Oppo F1 Plus in terms of design. It runs ColorOS 3.0 on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. This is a dual-SIM smartphone. It is powered by a an octa-core MT6750 processor with 3GB RAM and 32 GB ROM (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card). Oppo F1s features a front-facing fingerprint sensor.
Oppo F1s is backed by a 3,075mAh battery. We noted, after the selfie camera, the battery is the highlight of the Oppo F1s. It will easily last more than a day with moderate to heavy usage.
In our review, we called Gionee S6s as selfie-wonder. The smartphone is Amazon exclusive in India and comes with an 8MP front camera with front flash. In our review, though we preferred the 13MP rear camera as it gave some really subtle shots with good depth of field, which is unusual in smartphone cameras.
Gionee S6s features a 5.5-inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. It has a full metal body with 2.5D water-drop design. It is powered by MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.3Ghz with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The battery on the Gionee S6 is 3,150 mAh. Gionee S6s supports 4G and VoLTE and runs Android Marshmallow 6.0 with company’s Amigo 3.2 OS.
The Gionee S6s seems like a straightforward phone with some likeable features, especially for those with a selfie fetish.