Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 vs Moto X Play: Which Smartphone wins the battle?

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is a premium budget smartphone with several new features like S Bike mode. Moto X Play is a flagship high-end smartphone with water-resistance capability. In this article, we will compare the features and specifications of both smartphones.



While Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD display, Moto X Play is equipped with a 5.5-inch FHD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected display with a pixel density of 403PPI.



While Galaxy J7 2016 comes with Exynos 7870 Octa Core Processor (1.6GHz) paired with Mali T830 graphics, the Moto X Play features a Snapdragon 615 processor coupled with Adreno 405 graphics in addition to advanced processor capabilities like natural language and contextual computing.

Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, the Moto X Play offers 2GB RAM with both 16GB and 32GB internal storage capacities. Both Galaxy J7 2016 and Moto X Play provide a facility to expand the internal storage to up to 128GB.


While Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 offers a 13MP primary camera with HDR, the Moto X Play features a 21 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture including support for advanced technologies like closed loop processing, PDAF, burst/night modes. Both Galaxy J7 2016 and Moto X Play ships with a 5MP front-facing shooter.


The Moto X Play feature a 3630mAh battery which is higher than 3300mAh battery included with Samsung Galaxy J7 2016. You can work with Moto X Play for up to 30 hours and will be able to charge quickly via TurboPower technology.

Operating Platform

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On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 offers Android Marshmallow 6 but Moto X Play still ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. If you would like to buy a smartphone with latest Android, you should opt for Galaxy J7 2016.

Advanced Features

Like Samsung Galaxy J5 2016, the Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 also integrates S Bike mode, which ensures that the rider attends the call only after stopping the vehicle. The caller will be able to hear a pre-recorded message with the information that the relevant person is riding the bike. Samsung has integrated the unique Motion Lock feature to ensure that the caller attends the call only after stopping the bike.

The Moto X Play offers bold style with a trendy design and comes with a water-repellent coating to prevent damage to the device caused as a result of accidental water spills, splashes, and rain. You can manage the various activities such as searching and query via the integrated handsfree feature. With Moto X Play, you will be able to preview notifications or play/pause music without unlocking your phone.


While Samsung Galaxy J7 is priced at Rs. 15,990 in Black, Gold, and White color variants, Moto X Play is available for Rs. 17,999 in both Black and White variants. Flipkart is also providing exchange offers up to Rs. 13,000 in return for a display intact fully functional devices including flat Rs. 500 discount for the device for a limited period of time.

As you can see, the price of Moto X Play is higher than Galaxy J7. If you want to buy a device with a premium camera and water resistant capability you should consider Moto X Play.