Comparing the two best selling mid-range smartphones (2017) Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7
There are couple of main differences between these two:
- Display - the J7 has a bit bigger 5.5 inch display compared to the 5.2 inch in the J5. The bigger one also has higher resolution and is a FHD Super AMOLED display compared to (just) the HD resolution of the J5. I have used both of these displays and I would say the difference is not huge but the bigger Full HD display is much better when browsing and for watching videos.
- The J7 has 3GB RAM vs 2GB for the J5 - after using the J5 (2017) for more than half an year I have never experienced lack of memory. Probably that is because I am not a mobile gamer. Anyways the 3 gigs of the J7 are definitely an advantage.
- Always on display - feature that is only embedded in the J7. I think there are some software workarounds (display management apps) for the J5 though.
- Price - the J7 is slightly more expensive (up to 20% more in different stores.