Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) or Xiaomi Mi Max 2?

Jaylord Uy Talosig asks, “Which is better: Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) or Xiaomi Mi Max 2?”

 

This match may be odd because of the noticeable price difference between these two smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy A7(2017) was released last January 2017. It has a 5.7 AMOLED display which gives a very good color saturation and accuracy, 3GB RAM, a nice 16-megapixel f/1.9 rear and front camera, and 3600mAh of the battery to power up the phone.

The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 was released last June 2017. It has a big display size of 6.44 IPS LCD which gives a more natural color, 4GB RAM, a camera of 12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ flash, a 5MP wide-angle front camera, and a big battery with 5300mAH.

Let us now look at their detailed specs:

Samsung Galaxy A7(2017) Xiaomi Mi Max 2
Display 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, ~386ppi 6.44-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels, 342ppi
CPU 1.9GHz Exynos 7880 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core
GPU Mali-T830MP3 Adreno 506
Memory – 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
– 64GB/128GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
Camera – 16-megapixel f/1.9 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
– 16-megapixel f/1.9 front-facing camera
– 12MP Sony IMX386 PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
– 5MP wide-angle front camera
Battery 3600mAh battery w/ fast charging 5300mAh non-removable battery w/ Quick Charge 3.0
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 7.0 Nougat w/ MIUI 8

To summarize, here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Samsung Galaxy A7(2017)

+ Higher camera quality

+ Slightly better CPU performance

+ IP68 dust and water resistant

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

+Larger screen size

+Larger internal storage

+Higher RAM capacity

+Larger battery

+Android 7.0

In this matchup, the winner is the Xiaomi Mi Max 2. The Galaxy A7(2017) costs Php23,990 while the Mi Max 2 costs Php15,500. Spec-wise, the Mi Max 2 has larger memory, a longer battery life and is already in Nougat. The Galaxy A7(2017) may be water-resistant and has a better camera quality but if we take a look at their price difference, you can see who has the upper-hand in this match.

If you are having any problems with deciding which display is better, the IPS LCD displays give off a more natural color while Super AMOLED displays give brighter colors and deeper blacks but have a risk of burn-in which results in degrading of pixel quality over time. The Mi Max 2 may be a little too big for your hands but it definitely justifies the price for its specs.

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