Samsung Galaxy J3, J5, J7: 2017 vs 2016 versions

The Samsung Galaxy J series is a relative newcomer to the Samsung smartphone family. That being said, it does cater to users that don’t require the best of the best from their handsets, and would rather save a few hundred bucks.

That’s why the series enjoys a moderate success globally, and it’s being upgraded for another year. But what exactly are the differences between last year’s Galaxy J smartphones and the current generation?

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

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The great Samsung 2017 mid-range series comparison: Galaxy A3, A5, A7 vs J3, J5, J7

When it comes to buying a smartphone, consumers around the world are spoiled for choice nowadays. Each year, companies are producing more and more different smartphones, with an increasing number of manufacturers joining the fold in the quest to get our attention (and hard-earned cash).

All of this competition means that it’s no longer required to dish out $600-$700 in order to get a good smartphone. You won’t struggle to find mid-range handsets that offer many of the bells and whistles present on current flagships for about half the price. Samsung is a leading …

Another upcoming dual-camera phone from Samsung leaks, a Galaxy J7 model

Samsung is jumping on the dual-camera bandwagon big time, it seems. We’ve been hearing that it is working on its own proprietary dual camera system for a while now, and it even invested big bucks in the Israeli startup Core Photonics that deals exclusively in multiple lens setups for smartphones, but so far it hadn’t released even a single handset with more than one camera sensor on the back.

That’s about to change abruptly with no less than four dual-camera Samsung handsets in the pipeline, rumors suggest. Starting with the Galaxy C10, C7 2017 and the J7 2017 …

AT&T starts selling a Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) with a 2016 vibe

AT&T this week started carrying a new, affordable Android 7 Nougat smartphone made by Samsung: the Galaxy J7 (2017). Mind you, this is not the Galaxy J7 (2017) that was officially unveiled last month in Europe, despite the fact that it has the same name. Confusing, we know.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) that AT&T is selling is a slightly improved and redesigned Galaxy J7 (2016) – similar to Verizon’s Galaxy J7 V and Sprint’s Galaxy J7 Perx.

Sold for $239.99 outright, or $8 per month for 30 months, AT&T’s Galaxy J7 (2017) sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, …

Recently introduced Samsung Galaxy J7 Max renamed the Galaxy On Max for Flipkart in India

Last month, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max was unveiled in India. Today, the very same phone was introduced again in the same country, but with a different name. As the Samsung Galaxy On Max, the handset becomes a Flipkart exclusive in India. The online retailer has the phone priced at Rs 16,900. With the current exchange rate, that works out to a price of $261 USD for the model, which will go on sale Monday, July 10th. Pay for the phone using a Standard Chartered credit or debit card, and you can take $31 off of the price.

The highlight of the phone is what Sammy is calling a “flagship camera.” …

Samsung app update confirms Galaxy S8 Active, J7 Reloaded, and Galaxy Tab A2 S

News of Samsung’s 3 impending devices – the Galaxy S8
active, Galaxy
J7, and Tab Active 2 – has ramped up a bit lately. The S8
made its way through the FCC, the
J7 (and its siblings) were introduced to the European market, and until now
only reports
of the upcoming Tab Active 2 had surfaced. It looks like we can now be a
lot more certain about their inevitable releases.

 

The latest update for Samsung Video Library, an app the
company offers for on-board video aggregation, has revealed added support for
the “Cruiser US AT&T” (Cruiser is the Active’s nickname) as well as …

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) explodes in 4-year old's hand

Naureen Ahsan, a Pakistani mother, had lent her daughter’s Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) to her four-year old nephew so that he could play a game called “My Talking Tom.” Suddenly, the phone got overheated and exploded. Luckily, no one got hurt although “this incident was terrifying for all of us,” Ahsan said  on Facebook. The explosion comes at a rather bad time for Samsung since the company is about to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE).

The Galaxy Note 7 (FE) is a refurbished “Fan Edition” of the phablet that was recalled twice before it was finally pulled off shelves for good following …

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is coming to Cricket as the Samsung Galaxy Halo

Earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017), Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) were unveiled in Europe. The latter model is coming to Cricket Wireless in the U.S. as the Samsung Galaxy Halo. An image of both the front and back of the device was disseminated today via a tweet sent out by reliable tipster Evan Blass. The image shows the back of the phone branded with the Cricket logo. The Galaxy Halo is equipped with a 5.5-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution.

The Galaxy J7 (2017) is powered by an Exynos 7870 SoC featuring an octa-core 1.6GHz CPU, although …

The original Samsung Galaxy J7 could receive Android 7.0 Nougat update soon

The two-year-old Samsung Galaxy J7 was definitely not in the cards for an Android 7.0 Nougat update. However, it looks like for whatever reason Samsung has decided that the original Galaxy J7 is popular enough to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Otherwise, we can’t explain why the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2015) with Android 7.0 Nougat on board recently received its Wi-Fi certification. The device is listed with model number SM-J701M, one of the many model numbers that the original Galaxy J7 was tagged with since its release.

If Samsung will indeed push Android …

Samsung Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017) officially introduced

Samsung has just unveiled its new Galaxy J series in Europe. Three new mid-range Android smartphones that we already know about will be making their debut on the market in the coming months: Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017).

Although Samsung announced pricing would vary by country, we already know the Galaxy J5 (2017) will be up for purchase for €279. As far as availability goes, the first to hit the shelves is the Galaxy J5 (2017), which is supposed to go on sale later this month (possibly on June 22).

The next to arrive on the market is the Samsung …