Samsung Galaxy J7 2015 vs J7 2016: Specifications & changes comparison

Along with Galaxy J5 2016, Samsung also released Galaxy J7 2016, which is the counterpart of Galaxy J7 2015 edition. In this article, we will compare the specifications and features of two devices.


The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 edition offers a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 267 ppi, which is the same as 2015 release. Even though the display is higher than Galaxy J5 2016, the resolution and pixel density remains the same. We expect at least a Full HD display for a smartphone with 5.5-inch display.


In contrast with J5 series, the Galaxy J7 2016 features 1.6Ghz Exynos 7870 processor with ARM Mali-T830 MP1 graphics. However, the 2015 edition is equipped with Snapdragon 615 and Exynos 7580 chipset with 1.5GHz processor paired with Adreno 405 graphics. As you can see, the J7 2016 comes with slightly advanced internals.

RAM & Storage

While both Galaxy J5 2016 and 2015 features 16GB internal storage, the 2016 version ships with 2GB RAM, which is higher than 2015 model, which shipped with 1.5GB RAM.



The new Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 edition offers 13MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, LED flash coupled with a 5MP front-facing shooter with support for geo-tagging, face detection and touch foucs. As you can infer, the camera specs are same as Galaxy J5 2016 and 2015 variant of Galaxy J7.


The Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 offers 3300mAh battery, which is comparatively higher than the 2015 model, which ships with 3000mAh battery.

Operating Platform

Loaded with Android Marshmallow, the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 brings in all the latest features for fast and seamless connectivity. Moreover, the Marshmallow offers several new features like Doze effect to the table. The Galaxy J7 2015, meanwhile, ships with Android Lollipop, which is slowly getting out-dated now.


Color Availability

In addition to White, Black and Gold color variants, the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 also ships in Rose Gold color.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Price

The new Samsung Galaxy J7 is priced at Rs. 15900, which is slightly than the 2015 variant, priced at Rs. 13499. The price increase can be justified since the new model ships with Android Marshmallow and also integrates Sbike mode.

New Features

The 2016 version of Samsung Galaxy J7 features S bike mode, which will automatically notify you when there is an urgent call alert. If the mode is activated, a pre-recorded message will inform the caller that the person you are trying to call is currently on a ride. The device has been manufactured in such a way that the bike rider will be able to speak only if he stops the bike safely. The 2015 edition doesn’t include this feature by default but was made available via a software update in April 2016.

Overall, the new Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 feature wide range of new features but you have more better choices like Redmi Note 3 and Le 1S, which are priced less than J7. However, Samsung devices are normally priced higher than other Chinese brands because of the strict quality control measures adopted by the company during the manufacturing process.


  1. Of course, j7 is good but I had to tell my 2015 j7 version has a very delicate sd card slot,which has already damaged with no reason. You must concentrate on making the slot n observe the grievances of customers or else..

    • Hi dude i have a j7 2015 version and i am trying to insert a 128 gb memoy card bit the phone is not reading it……can you help me in that

  2. Yes J7 is good but the battery issue is there with every 2 nd buyer.Batterylife 2-3 months only n then beg for battery @samsung ….wer theres nobody to respond.keep tryin n calling they care a damn(service centre)

  3. I want the AR mode to work on my Pokemon Go game. I’ve researched reasons why, and it seems as if my 2016 Galaxy J7 doesn’t have gyroscope which the AR mode requires in the game to work all the way. Is there any app or something I can so my phone has gyroscope?