Samsung is definitely a prolific builder, ability to commercialize new products every week. But, what it did recently is completely renewing its range “J” and by joining as a new particle with the number “six”.

So we have now new range consists of 4 Mobile officially marketed in the UAE. An amazing range that combines the very entry level one hand (J1 2016 for example) and the medium / high second range (J7 2016) … and we will present here in this great comparison.

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  • The best prices for the J1 (2016): AED 389
  • The best prices for J3 (2016): AED 489
  • The best price for the J5 (2016): AED 689
  • The best price for the J7 (2016): AED 839

 Aesthetics:

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If these four models have Samsung look easily identifiable (and very close to that of an S5) was still 2 levels of distinct finishes. On the one hand, the J1 and J3 2016, very similar, built 100% plastic and secondly the 2016 J5 and J7 2016 have a metal frame while keeping a battery cover that can be removed, to access a removable battery. The look is so neat, and these mobile are all 4 available in the same colors: white, gold, black.  Obviously, the higher up the range J (going from day 1 to day 7) plus one notices that the model is growing in size but also in screen diagonal.

The picture and sound:

Quite surprising manner, the J1 2016 serves little black duck and offers a resolution which is only 480p, far below the 720p offered by its 3 brothers. But again, the last 3 are not equal … as to propose a resolution which remains the only 720p, and winning in screen diagonal, the J5 J7 2016 and 2016 will lose image clarity. The result most consistent and coherent then being proposed by the J3, 2016. However, note for all mobile presented here, the screens are all based on the Super AMOLED technology, which provides an excellent contrast, very good viewing angles, as well as dynamic and bright colors.

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In terms of sound, without any surprise, the available speakers offer are stifled since mobiles are placed back on the table (because of the position of the speakers, on the back of devices).

Performances:

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The large gap created by the range Samsung Galaxy “J” does not get that price, but also on performance.  And we start with a very reasonable: J1 2016 to arrive at a very satisfactory 2016 J7. What is felt not on opening applications or multitasking (at least, in almost all situations), but does not fail to be visible whenever we make 3D games. Indeed, the J1 hardly see a smooth picture since the 3D game in question is a new game with a high level of graphics and greedy, while J3, J5, and J7 fared no problem (especially J7 2016 elsewhere). So no mystery: Samsung (and others), a low price is usually accompanied by poor performance.

Connectivity:

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The large gap created by the range Samsung Galaxy “J” does not get that price, but also on performance.  And we start with a very reasonable: J1 2016 to arrive at a very satisfactory 2016 J7. What is felt not on opening applications or multitasking (at least, in almost all situations), but does not fail to be visible whenever we make 3D games. Indeed, the J1 hardly see a smooth picture since the 3D game in question is a new game with a high level of graphics and greedy, while J3, J5, and J7 fared no problem (especially J7 2016 elsewhere). So no mystery: Samsung (and others), a low price is usually accompanied by poor performance.

Connectivity:

It is clear that the manufacturer wanted to create a gap between these models, leaving a force and go to the “artificial”.  So we firstly J1 J3 2016 and 2016 have a very good Android 5.1 with TouchWiz overlay, and the other side the J5 J7 2016 and 2016 equipped with Android 6.0 and TouchWiz always overcoat. And there are also other restrictions.

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An example being that if you are not able to install S Voice on these 4 models (which clearly marks the difference with the “S” range), but S Health is available on the J7, 2016. Or, one can well imagine S Voice on J3. The evidence is that the manufacturer wanted to create an additional element of differentiation within its own ranges and models.

The photo quality and autonomy:

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Again, these mobile 4 are not equal to each other (it varies due to pricing) far from it.

  • Note that J1 2016 only offers small 5MP sensors (dorsal) and 2MP (front) while the J3 offers 8MP (dorsal) and 5MP (frontal).
  • Only J5 and J7 provide a decent and enjoyable picture quality with their 13MP sensors (dorsal) and 5MP (front).
  • Power is, surprisingly, almost similar to mobile 4 modes which all have the “energy saving” and “ultra-energy economy”.
  • The batteries are not of the same capacity: 2050 mAh (J1), 2600 mAh (J3), 3100 mAh (J5), 3300 mAh (J7).

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In conclusion:

  • The range “J 2016” is surprising, because of the great difference made between J1 models 2016/2016 J3 and J5 2016/2016 J7.
  • The range clearly manages to distinguish two sub-range, with one hand reasonable moving the plastic finish, and also mobile which is in the range of average, with a metal finish. It is, therefore, clear that, if only for the design, J5 and J7 are clearly more attractive.
  • In terms of the proposed picture, J3 appears to be the most consistent and homogenous smartphone thanks to its pixel density that is closest to 300dpi.
  • The Samsung mobile performance is related to price, and the higher the price, the higher the performance is on the rise. So much so that the J1 2016 will be too much to bother with the latest 3D games.
  • Connectivity is, as it was also a way for the manufacturer to show the difference between these 4 models, although all benefit from 4G LTE.
  • The picture quality is a good standard for J5 and J7, and acceptable to the J3 … as saying on the J1, it will be difficult to be content (especially when one takes into consideration its price).

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So? What is the best pick for you?

It appears at the end of this comparison that the J3 2016 mobile offering the best result in terms of consistency and satisfaction / price ratio.

  • The 2016 J1 is meanwhile clearly lagging behind, and because of its price too close to that of its big brother (J3 2016), he became completely uninteresting.
  • J7 2016 is clearly “the best” mobile this range, especially in terms of performance.

And so this is the choice of the King … but its price could deter many, especially as the J line was originally intended to be an “affordable” range for a reasonable budget.

  • The J5 2016, as the J1 2016, struggles to find a place.

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  • The most consistent mobile: Samsung Galaxy J3, 2016.
  • The most powerful mobile: Samsung Galaxy J7, 2016.
  • The most disappointing Mobile: Samsung Galaxy J1, 2016.
  • The most un-positioned mobile: Samsung Galaxy J5, 2016.