In case you prefer Samsung or Motorola over brands like Xiaomi or Lenovo, we’re assuming you give more preference to the brand value over raw specs. Turns out, that’s the preference of a lot of people globally, otherwise, there would be no Samsung or Motorola in the low-mid end market. Even so, we would keep these two brands at par when it comes to quality and the brand value. Naturally, it makes sense to compare recently released phones from these manufacturers then, more so, because they’ve been priced similarly. And you’d be surprised to know that Moto G4 Plus isn’t just a better phone than the Samsung Galaxy J7 – S, it’s miles ahead. Here’s why.
The Moto G4 improves upon the already excellent Moto G Turbo/G3. Motorola has bumped the screen resolution to 1080p (although they increased the screen size as well), added a gig more of RAM for a total of 3GB, used a better processor (Snapdragon 617) over the G Turbo (Snapdragon 615), have upgraded the rear camera and added a beefier battery. We think it’s a worthy upgrade over the last year’s model. To top it, the phone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Now let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy J7 – S. It’s an improvement over its predecessor no doubt, but hardly a worthwhile one. It’s still stuck on 2GB RAM, comes with Android 5.1 instead of Android 6.0, and has 720p resolution for the same screen size as the Moto G4 Plus. That’s not all, since it offers half the storage at the same price point as the Moto G4 Plus. Disappointed? Certainly. The J7 – S is a weak phone by 2016 standards. Had the price been closer to the 16GB variant of the Moto G4, we still might have called it a close match, but at Rs 15,000, it makes no sense to get this over the Moto G4 Plus.
But of course, Samsung still holds a strong brand loyalty in the Indian market and should see strong sales for the phone. However, from a technical standpoint, we would any day recommend the G4 Plus over the J7 – S. The same goes for the the 2GB RAM variant of the G4 Plus against the Galaxy J5 – S.