OPPO A83 or Samsung Galaxy J7 Core?

Jenny Jeng asks, “Which is better: OPPO A83 or Samsung Galaxy J7 Core?

In this matchup, two smartphones with the same price will be put side-by-side to see which one is more worth the purchase. Let’s start!

The OPPO A83 was released last year and has been gaining fame ever since. It has a 5.7″ 18:9 HD+ display with 1440 x 720 resolution, MediaTek MT6737T (Helio P23) processor, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front camera with screen flash, and 3,180mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Core was released last year and has been advertised as a budget gaming smartphone by the company. It has a 5.5″ 16:9 HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolution, an Exynos 7870 processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, a 5MP front camera with LED flash, and 3,000mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

OPPO A83 Samsung Galaxy J7 Core
Display 5.7-inch 18:9 HD+ display @ 1440 x 720 pixels 5.5-inch 16:9 HD Super AMOLED Display @ 1280 x 720 pixels
CPU 2.5GHz MediaTek MT6763T Helio P23 octa-core 1.6GHz Exynos 7870 Octa-core processor
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T830 MP2
Memory – 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage
– 2GB RAM
Camera – 13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
– 8MP front camera w/ screen flash
– 13MP rear camera w/ LED flash
– 5MP front camera w/ LED flash
Battery 3,180mAh battery 3,000mAh battery
OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat (ColorOS 3.2) Android 7.0 Nougat (TouchWiz UI)

Here are their benchmark scores:

OPPO A83 Samsung Galaxy J7 Core
AnTuTu 67,496 45,640
3D Mark 70 (Sling Shot Extreme) 295 (Slingshot Extreme)
PC Mark Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T830 MP2
Battery Life 13 hours and 2 minutes 11 hours and 42 minutes

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

OPPO A83

+ Larger screen size

+ Larger screen aspect ratio

+ Higher vertical resolution

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ Longer battery life

+ Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box

Samsung Galaxy J7 Core

+ Super AMOLED display under Php10k

+ Up to 10 multi-touch points

DISPLAY

The A83 has the upper-hand due to its larger screen size, aspect ratio, and vertical resolution. While it has a different display type with the J7 Core, both of them have advantages and disadvantages that we discussed before in this article.

CPU AND GPU

The A83 has the Helio P23 processor while the J7 Core has Exynos 7870. From clock speed alone, it can be said that the former has a better one but what sealed this claim is when we tested both of the devices in the AnTuTu benchmark. The scores that were yielded have a big difference which means that the former has a better performing CPU and GPU than the former.

The Mali-T830 MP2 GPU of the J7 Core gives a decent performance in terms of playing games such as Mobile Legends, Rules of Survival, Sky Dancer, etc… however, the Mali-G71 MP2 of the A83 exceeds it due to its higher clock speed per core making the former as the better pick for a gaming smartphone.

CAMERA

The A83 has a higher front camera resolution than the J7 Core with the addition of having an AI Beautification Technology making it a better choice if users are fond of taking selfies. We have taken sample shots from both smartphone and here are the images that we’ve produced: OPPO A83 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Core.

BATTERY LIFE

The A83 has a 3,180mAh battery while the J7 Core has a 3,000mAh one. When tested in PC Mark’s battery life test, both devices lasted longer than average but the former has a 1-hour advantage. If users are looking for a smartphone with a long battery life, they can go with the A83.

PRICE

The OPPO A83 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Core are both priced at Php9,990.

For this matchup, the A83 is the clear winner due to its better specs-to-price ratio. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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