After Galaxy J5 and J7, Samsung, the leading smartphone maker, has launched another set of 4G budget phones with a minute line of difference. This time, the company has taken “On” as the label, and has unleashed Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 in the budget segment. Designed with perfection, the two new beauties cater standard user requirements, and go straight against the likes of players like, Moto G Gen 3 and Lenovo K3 Note.
Specifically, Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 both are quite impressive. They both boast a stunning design with a metal finish, and are priced quite closely to each other. But,due to a very small difference in pricing, many of our readers feel dubious in marking out the key differences between the two new smartphones. This is why, to elucidate the issue, we’re giving an in-depth comparison of both phones, highlighting which is the best option to count on!
Unlike old times, Samsung has given a little more concern to improve the design language of its highly anticipated Galaxy On series. This time, instead of featuring a dull plastic body, the company has added faux leather back as seen on the recent Galaxy Note 4. They both flaunt a nice look from all angles, and feature a strong metal frame which protects the sides against scratches, smudges, and fingerprints. Samsung has ditched its traditional designing techniques, and has crafted Galaxy On5 and On7 with sheer brilliance. The smaller Galaxy On5 measures at 142.3×72.1×8.5mm and weighs around 149 grams, while its elder sibling On7 measures at 151.8×77.5×8.2mm and weighs at 172 grams. They both give a nice grip, and make a perfect style statement in Black and Gold!
When it comes to visual experience, Samsung has never compromised with the efficiency of its smartphones. The Galaxy J series featured Super AMOLED display panels, and now, the budget oriented On series features TFT display panels with 16M color density. Galaxy On5 and On7 both stand out and deliver a meticulous viewing experience with their vivid high-definition displays. The only thing that makes them different is the screen-size. The smaller Galaxy On5 endows a 5-inch display, while its elder sibling features a slightly bigger display of 5.5-inches.
Hardware and Performance
As for performance, Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 both power up by quad-core chipsets and handle games and multi-tasking quite effectively. The more affordable Galaxy On5 powers up by company’s very own Exynos 3475 chip clocked at 1.3GHz, while its elder sibling houses a quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz. The hardware of both smartphones is pretty decent for standard usage requirements, but the RAM equipped with both phones sticks at the less favorite 1.5GB. With memory hungry apps making their way, 1.5GB of RAM looks like a slight disappointment from Samsung, yet again!
On the software front, there is nothing to complain about Galaxy On5 and On7. Both phones run the latest version of Android with Samsung’s own custom UI, TouchWiz and offer top-tier performance without any lags or glitches. Samsung has worked a lot on TouchWiz UI, and the results are simply exemplary. The improved avatar of TouchWiz based on Android 5.1 Lollipop runs seamlessly, and is very clean and bloat-free as well.
Another major difference that counts a lot between Galaxy On5 and On7 is their camera capabilities. The more affordable Samsung Galaxy On5 features an 8MP rear and 5MP front-facing shooter, while its elder sibling looks slightly better with a 13MP rear and 5MP front-facing snapper. It offers crisp images in daylight and lowlight environments, and performs slightly better with decent frames at 4128 x 3096 pixels. Apart from this, they both include the standard set of features such as, LED flash, touch focus, autofocus, face detection, 1080p video recording, and geo tagging.
Samsung has surprised all of us by offering same storage on both phones. Galaxy On5 and On7 both offer 8 gigs of built-in storage, and boast expandability up to 128 gigs via micro-SD card. They offer sufficient room for work and play, and can easily bear a microSD card for keeping a humongous selection of apps, files, videos, and docs. Memory expansion is not an issue with either of these phones.
The battery backup of Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 is a little different. The affordable Galaxy On5 houses a 2600 mAh battery, while its elder sibling with a bigger display is powered by a larger 3000 mAh battery. However, the difference is only paper, as both phones promise sufficient backup for top-notch performance, and deliver more than or at least 11 hours of talktime on 2G/3G network. Whether you’re a gamer, movie-buff, or on-the-go users, these phones will never run out power before completing an entire day!
In India, Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 are hitting the shelves at Rs. 8,990 and Rs. 10,990 via renowned shopping portal Flipkart.com. Both phones offer LTE connectivity on both SIM card slots, and are available with a slew of offers from Samsung and Airtel. You can purchase these via Samsung’s retail outlets.
With a perfect union of top-notch performance, decent hardware, and supreme build quality, Galaxy On5 and On7 offer an ultimate package at a tempting price tag. Both of these phones are really impressive and cater standard requirements with absolute perfection.
So, when it comes to selecting any one from these two, we’ll suggest you to go with Galaxy On7. Despite being slightly expensive, the big-screened smartphone offers an improved processor, better camera, and enhanced battery capabilities. It makes a perfect package for on-the-go users, and delivers top-of-the line performance while running standard apps or high-end games.
However, if you’re looking for a phone strictly under 10k, Galaxy On5 is one of the finest options to count on. The dual-SIM based device features enhanced pixel density and offers decent performance without any complications or snags!