A top tier phone must be affordable. Samsung has amazing brands and not all of them are favorable. The company is now leading in the smartphone market but other tech companies like Apple are improving each day and introducing incredible features like the Force Touch.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is an amazing phone even if you compare it with iPhone 6S Plus. However, not all Kenyans prefer the high profiled phone since other devices like Samsung Galaxy J7 are better. Samsung Galaxy J7 was launched last month in Kenya and it has received positive reviews from users.
Why would Kenyans prefer Samsung Galaxy J7 to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus? The first thing a Kenyan considers before buying a phone is the price. Expensive products are always used for commercial purposes hence advertise a company’s potential to make advanced devices. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is too expensive for a regular family guy or any Kenyan struggling to identify himself in a particular class. S6 Edge Plus goes for Sh89,999 in Kenya. 89K is too much, a regular Kikuyu guy with a business mind would prefer opening an Mpesa shop then throw in a feature phone.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy J7 costs Sh27,000 which is favorable for most Kenyans. If you have 89K you can buy three Galaxy J7 and one Galaxy J1. So which phone would you prefer?
The beauty of a phone is the design. Samsung Galaxy J7 qualifies to be called a phablet because of the 5.5 inch screen. The phone has a stunning design and you can operate it using one hand. However, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is 5.7 inch larger than j7 and holding it with one hand isn’t that easy. Edge Plus has an impressive curved screen but it failed to truly capitalize on that curved edge design in terms of software functionality, with many accusing its curves as being mere vacuous aesthetic. Well, going with the fact that both phones are phablets but Edge Plus is bigger most people would prefer J7 since it offers a high class touch.
Most people claim that Galaxy S6 Plus is not comfortable to hold. The phone has a flat back and the grips on the edges are small. Why not choose a Samsung phablet that is comfortable? In addition, the curved screen should be well taken care of. The screen will cost you about Sh20,000 if it breaks and you might incur some special charges afterwards.
Samsung Galaxy J7 holds a massive battery capacity which is a good indicator of overall battery life. The phone holds 3000 mAh which is pretty good for a phone that costs 27K. The battery can allow 354 hours of standby time. On the other hand, Edge Plus holds 3000 mAh which is also good but the phone would probably kick out excessive heat compared to J7. The two phones have the same battery capacity but one of them is extremely priced.
Galaxy J7 has an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 system on a chip. Its CPU runs at 1.5 GHz, which is a bit higher than average for a phone’s CPU. The phone’s 1.5 GB of RAM means that it has more memory than an average smartphone, which will boost overall phone performance. Most people want a phone that performs well and can accommodate basic features.
Not everyone is a gamer or an editor to work with a highly advanced RAM and Processor. S6 Edge Plus is a 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420, which is actually two quad-core processors one 2.1GHz, one 1.5GHz working together. The RAM is also fairly high at 4GB, and you can get the Edge Plus with 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. The phone’s speed is quite impressive but few people would prefer that. Well, probably.
A 16 Megapixel smartphone camera sounds amazing, but a 13 Megapixel shooter produces better photos. The number of megapixels does not guarantee perfect photographic performance. The camera module matters a lot, which includes the size and material of the main camera lens, the light sensor and the image processing hardware. Photographers prefer a good sensor because that’s the part that captures the light hence no light, no photo. The Galaxy J7 has a 13 megapixel rear camera which produces high quality photos and a 5 megapixel front camera which makes it a good selfie phone.
Samsung Galaxy J7 can capture 1080p high definition video with its primary camera, which is second only to 4K in terms of recording quality videos. The main camera has the ability to reach f/1.9 which is an incredible aperture for a smartphone, it allows the phone let in more light as well as take shallower depth of field photos. J7 is simply a masterpiece. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has a 4K(UHD) video filming and Live Broadcast which is quit impressive. The phone has a 5-megapixel front and 16-megapixel back cameras that can launch in just 0.7 seconds. Galaxy J7 and S6 Edge take good photos and videos.
A phone’s storage size is very important. Galaxy J7 has a 16GB of internal memory which is good for storing music, videos and photos. You can also expand its storage to 128GB with a microSD card. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus come in 32, 64 and 128 GB versions. However, lack of MicroSD is a turnoff, especially considering the fact that the 64GB models cost Sh89,999.
The two phones are amazing but I believe the Samsung Galaxy J7 will record more sales compared to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus because most people prefer Samsung Galaxy J7 to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.