The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 were released last April 2016. These are different models from the Galaxy Note 7 which has caused a great deal of embarrassment for the Korean tech giant.
Samsung Galaxy J5
The Galaxy J5 is meant as an entry in the mid-range of mobile devices. Priced at around $220, it was one of the good phones in its price range. The initial reviews of the device were mostly positive and it does have some solid features.
The phone has a solid build which is because of the aluminum frame with strong edges that is built around the plastic body of the unit. It also has back cover that's interchangeable and a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. It uses the Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and comes equipped with the Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Chipset.
There is nothing fancy about the exterior design of the J5 and it has the same looks as the other mid-range phones that are available from Samsung. While the initial reviews of the J5 have been generally positive, there seems to be some problems connected with it recently.
There are reports now that the same problem which afflicted the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are affecting the J5 as well. A woman from France claims that her J5 caught fire. If true that can have some very negative effect on the Korean company. The company has already recalled millions of the Galaxy Note 7, so it cannot afford to have another model catching fire.
Samsung Galaxy J7
The Samsung Galaxy J7 is another mid-range phone from the Korean phone maker. The J7 has a 5.5-inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on the Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and has a Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 Chipset. The J7 has a 13-megapixel primary camera that comes equipped with Beauty Face, Selfie, Sports, Sound and Shot, Auto, Continuous Shot, HDR (High Dynamic Range), and other features. On the front of the unit is a 5-megapixel secondary camera. The Galaxy J7 has a 3300 mAh battery that's removable and which offers a better charge life than other similar models.
Compared with the other phones that are in its range, the Galaxy is more appealing because of the better features that it offers.
Hopefully, the J7 does not follow the Galaxy Note 7 or the other Samsung devices which are catching fire. Another smartphone model of the company that goes hot could mean more losses for the Korean company.