Huawei GR5 2017 or Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro?

Daryll Anthony Fortunado asks, “Huawei GR5 2017 or Samsung J7 Pro?”

This match is a very close fight between two mid-range smartphones. We actually had a rough time deciding which is better but without further ado, let’s start this battle.

The Huawei GR5 2017 is the improved version of the Huawei GR5 2016. It has a 5.5 IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 32GB internal storage, Dual rear cameras (12MP/2MP), an 8MP wide-angle front camera, and a 3,340mAh battery to power up the smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is an upgrade from last year’s J7 Pro (2016). This smartphone has a 5.5 Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 32GB internal storage, a 13MP f/1.7 rear AF camera with LED flash, a 13MP f/1.9 front camera with LED flash, and a 3600mAh powering up the smartphone.

Let us now look at their detailed specs.

Huawei GR5 2017 Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080
pixels
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 655 2.1GHz octa-core 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core
GPU Mali-T830 MP2 Mali-T830 MP2
Memory – 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
Camera – Dual rear cameras (12MP/2MP)
– 8MP wide-angle front camera
– 13MP f/1.7 rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
– 13MP f/1.9 front-facing camera w/ LED flash
Battery 3,340mAh Li-Ion battery 3,600mAh non-removable battery
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Samsung Experience UI

Now, for the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei GR5 2017

+ A bit better CPU performance

+ Dual rear cameras

Samsung GAlaxy J7 Pro

+ Better front camera quality

+ A bit longer battery life

+ Android 7.0 out of the box

As you may have noticed, both smartphones are almost identical in terms of performance. In our video review for Huawei GR5 2017, the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is lacking but the 2MP lens dedicated for depth of field makes up for it. The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, however, has a better front camera quality with 13-megapixels.

If we look at the displays, the GR5 2017 has an IPS panel which gives off a more natural color while the J7 Pro has a Super AMOLED display which gives a better color accuracy and saturation but has a risk of “burn in”. When two different smartphones have an almost the same performance and specifications, we will resort looking at their prices. GR5 2017 sells at Php11,990 while the J7 Pro sells at Php15,990. Basing from the prices of both smartphones, the Huawei GR5 2017  wins this match because it is cheaper than J7 Pro assuming that they have an almost identical performance.

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4 Responses

  1. Adalim says:

    Lamon ang j7pro. Sila hanggang nougat nakang kahit latest, kami otw na sa Android O.

  2. Isa says:

    Dont Base always on the specs and price range base it on the benefits and which is the most useful. And you dont need a dual camera if you have a Wide selfie on your phone. Try to compare more. Always base what are customers needs and they will be satisfied even in a high price they ate worth it.. .

  3. Samsung heaters. says:

    Obviously clear winner talaga sa huawei gr5 2017…

    Pag 5k nlng si j7 pro bka bumili akon yan kaso hindi talaga ayaw ko yan..

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