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Motorola Moto G3 Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 – DNA Test

In India, budget smartphone arena has been enriched with a number of phones hitting the shelves via online as well as offline channels. From Samsung to Lenovo, leading smartphone makers have created a perfect ecosystem for buying an ideal phone with utmost ease. Few days back, the Lenovo-owned company, Motorola unveiled its latest Moto G (Gen 3) in the budget segment. The device packs a combination of top-grade specs and decent pricing, and goes straight against the new selfie-focused beauty from Samsung, Galaxy J7.

While Galaxy J7 packs an improved camera setup, Moto G (Gen 3) focuses more on improved user-experience with smooth and glitch-free performance. Both phones go head to head, but there prices differ by a small margin.

To know whether spending few bucks for Galaxy J7 is worthy or not, check out our detailed comparison featured right below!


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In terms of design, Moto G Gen 3 and Samsung Galaxy J7 can be described as two most beautiful phones in the budget segment. Both handsets boast an alluring look from all angles and give a nice grip for less-fiddly operation or gaming. Moto G (2015) looks identical to its predecessor from the front, but features an improved rear panel with a curved strip stretching from the camera module till the bumped Motorola logo. It lighter than Galaxy J7 at 155 grams, and can be customized with a bunch of swappable covers available online.

Samsung Galaxy J7, on the other hand, tips at 7.5mm and looks a whole lot slimmer than Moto G (Gen 3). It looks extremely appealing and comes with anti-smudge anodized CMF coating for giving a premium look without any smudges or fingerprints. It comes in limited color options (Black, White, Gold), but can certainly give best user experience with its slim and compact form factor. On whole, both phones are pretty good in terms of design and build quality!


As far as display capabilities are considered, Moto G (Gen 3) and Galaxy J7 both pack a real punch with their HD-displays. On one hand, Moto G (Gen 3) ships with a 5-inch HD IPS display, protected by Corning Glass 3, while on the other, Galaxy J7 flaunts a bigger 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, but with no added protection. Also, the smaller display packed with Moto G (2015) features higher pixel density and gives an improved visual experience with rich color rendering and better contrasts. It might not be a super AMOLED, but is still better than Galaxy J7.


Under the hood, Moto G (Gen 3) and Samsung Galaxy J7 power up by totally different processors. On one hand, Galaxy J7 powers up by company’s own Exynos 7580 processor with eight cores clocked at 1.5GHz, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and Mali-T720MP2 GPU, while on the other, Moto G (Gen 3) boasts a Snapdragon 410 processor with four cores clocked at 1.4GHz, paired with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 306GPU. Moto G definitely looks stronger, but considering the faster processor of Galaxy J7, this round will be clear tie between the two phones.


On the software front, Moto G (Gen 3) and Galaxy J7 again go head to head by running the latest iteration of Android straight out-of-the box. On one hand, Moto G runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with a very clean stock-like interface, while on the other, Galaxy J7 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with improved TouchWiz skin on the top. Both phones work really well, and best user experience without lags or thermal issues!


For photography enthusiasts, Moto G (Gen 3) and Galaxy J7 are two best camera phones in the budget segment. Both handsets feature identical camera capabilities, and go head to head with a 13-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. They produce ideal snaps under daylight and lowlight conditions, and give prolific photography experience with a bunch of features like, face detection, HDR mode, panorama, and geotagging. But, for selfie lovers, Galaxy J7 with its front-facing flash stands a better option to consider.


In terms of storage, Moto G (Gen 3) and Galaxy J7 both go head to head with 16GB of internal memory. Both phones offer expandability via micro-SD card, and offer sufficient room for keeping rich collection of apps, docs, and medial files. But if you want more space for keeping a bigger selection of files, Galaxy J7 with expandability by up to 128 gigs will be a better choice Moto G (Gen 3) with expansion just up to 32GB.


On the connectivity front, Galaxy J7 and Moto G (Gen 3) go head to head with options like, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE, A-GPS, 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth, and micro-USB 2.0. Both phones give smooth browsing experience, and deliver lightening and upload speeds with improved LTE capabilities. Plus, they also pack a bunch of sensors such as, accelerometer, ambient light sensors, proximity sensor, and gyroscope.


In terms of power efficiency, Moto G (Gen 3) looks a little weak against Samsung Galaxy J7. The selfie-focused beauty from Samsung is backed by a long-lasting 3000mAh battery, while Moto G (Gen 3) houses a very small 2,470mAh battery. No doubt, Moto G can also hold sufficient amount of juice throughout the day. But, if you want more power for heavy usage, Galaxy J7 is surely a better choice to consider.


Here in India, Moto G 3rd Generation is offered at Rs. 12,999, while Galaxy J7 is coming at a slightly higher Rs. 14,999. Both phones were launched as a Flipkart exclusive product, and are currently available with several offers from both companies.

Final Verdict

The face-off between Moto G (Gen 3) and Galaxy J7 was close, but in our opinion, the new Moto G looks like a better player against Galaxy J7. Apart from smaller battery life, the waterproof friend from Motorola serves well under all categories. It packs real powerful with more RAM, and looks extremely beautiful with a sharp display and customizable rear panels.

No doubt, Galaxy J7 is also a nice handset, but spending extra bucks for a bigger display, expandable memory, and front-facing flash is surely not a thing for most of us!