Samsung Galaxy J7 has been a highly successful series for Samsung since its advent in 2015. Well, Xiaomi‘s Redmi Note series have offered impressive specifications at the lowest possible prices. They sell like hot cakes during flash sales. Both these brands have introduced their 2018 midrange offerings the J7 Duo and Note 5 Pro. So, here’s a detailed comparison of Galaxy J7 Duo vs Redmi Note 5 Pro, and which one should you buy.
Galaxy J7 Duo Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Design And Display
Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo offers a decent design with a vertical dual camera setup. The smartphone still retains physical navigation buttons, with fingerprint scanner integrated into the home key. J7 Duo comes with a 5.5 inches 1280*720 Super AMOLED display. The price of J7 Duo doesn’t justify its display.
On the other hand, Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a premium looking design inspired by the iPhone X. The display is better than the J7 Duo in almost every aspect. Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a 5.99 inches display with a resolution of 1080*2160 and 18:9 aspect ratio.
Galaxy J7 Duo Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Performance And Storage
The J7 Duo is powered by a two-year-old Exynos 7870 processor coupled with Mali-T830 MP1 GPU. The smartphone comes with 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded to 256GB via MicroSD card. You also get 4GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro easily outperforms the J7 Duo with its 1.8Ghz Snapdragon 636 processor and Adreno 509 GPU. You get 64GB of internal storage with 4/6 GB RAM.
Galaxy J7 Duo Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Camera And Price
The J7 Duo is Samsung’s first mid-range device offering a dual camera setup. You get a 13 MP (f/1.9) + 5 MP (f/1.9) dual camera setup. The cameras are really capable in bright sunlight conditions. The camera offers basic functions like Geo-tagging, touch to focus, face detection AF, panorama, and HDR. The front camera is an 8 MP (f/1.9) sensor.
On the other hand, the redmi note 5 pro offers a Dual: 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 μm). You also get most of the features that J7 Duo offers. The front camera is much better than the J7 Duo. Well, you get a 20 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8″, 1 μm) sensor.
Galaxy J7 Duo Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Software Features And Price
J7 Duo out of the box runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Experience UI. The smartphone offers the same software experience as its flagship siblings Galaxy S9 and Note 8 offer. The Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on Android 7.1.2 with MIUI 9.0.
Comparing both the skins you will easily notice Experience UI to be more refined and fluid. The J7 Duo can be bought for Rs. 16990 while the Redmi Note 5 Pro is available for 13,999 or 16,999 based on RAM variant.
So as a conclusion, both these smartphones are good. Well, The Redmi Note 5 Pro easily outperforms the J7 Duo in almost every sphere. So, invest in the J7 Duo only if you strictly want to get a Samsung Smartphone. Which smartphone would you consider to buy, do let us know in the comments section?