Samsung Galaxy E series vs J Series: Differences and Similarities

Samsung Galaxy E series vs J Series

Samsung released the Galaxy J series in 2015 in the smartphone market after the launch of the Galaxy E series phones. Thus many people might want to know about these products. Also, many of you may have been in dilemma and confused regarding purchase. Samsung has many product lineups and they fall in different price ranges. Also, there are many things to consider when buying a new phone. For mid-range buyers, the choice between the E series and the A series might be difficult. Similarly, the choice between the E series and the J series is also confusing due to matching specs. Here we will be comparing the hardware and features of all the Samsung Galaxy E series vs J Series phones.

Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are among the upper budget range phones. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 are among the mid-range category. Their names are very similar and the pricing is also nearby. So, it is quite confusing for many people. However, there are a few important variations among these smartphones. These things affect the user experience and performance. So one must be very careful while choosing between these phones. Here we are simplifying things for you by showing the differences and similarities for your easiness.

In this article, we will be comparing two models of the E series and the J series. Samsung only has two models in the E lineup because they discontinued it. The comparison consists of the specifications of each phone and the price which is the most important factor. The J5 and E5 are entry-range phones from their respective lineups. So let us start by showing the comparison between these phones.

Samsung Galaxy E5 vs Samsung Galaxy J5

Let us first have a look at the specifications differences between these two phones.

Galaxy E5Galaxy J5
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 410Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
CPU Frequency1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad Core1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad Core
Display5″ Super AMOLED5″ Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution720×1280 HD720×1280 HD
Memory1.5 GB RAM1.5 GB RAM
Internal Storage16 GB8 /16 GB
External Storage64 GB micro SD card support128 GB micro SD card support
Battery2400 mAh battery non-removable2600 mAh battery removable
Back Camera8 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture13 Megapixel with f/1.9 aperture
Front Camera5 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture5 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture
Price$265 (2015)$192 (2015)

J5 vs E5: Analysis of specification and features

Looking at the specifications of both of these phones, we see that both are using the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset. This SoC has a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor on it. It has been widely used in many smartphones including Galaxy A5, Galaxy Core Prime, and many other phones. In the comparison, we can see that the Galaxy J5 is much cheaper than Galaxy E5 and brings the same hardware. Both smartphones have the same AMOLED screen, same display size, HD resolution,1.5 GB RAM, and processor.

Moreover, the camera and battery are also better on the Galaxy J5. There is a 2600 mAh removable battery in J5 while the E5 just has a 2400 mAh non-removable battery. For the back camera, there is a 13 MP camera with f/1.9 aperture in J5 which is far better than the 8 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture in E5. One thing the E5 is good for is that it offers higher internal storage to the users with 16 GB for the base model. Still, we have to consider that is also a 16 GB model of Galaxy J5 available as well. There is one other big benefit of 128 GB memory card support in the J series as well. If we compare the price, there is no meaning in purchasing the E5 when there is J5 in the market.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy A Series vs Galaxy J series

Samsung Galaxy E7 vs Samsung Galaxy J7

These are the differences between these two big E7 and J7 phones.

Galaxy E7Galaxy J7
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 410Exynos 7580 / Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
CPU Frequency1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad Core(1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad core sets on Snapdragon)
(1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 on Exynos)
Display5.5″ Super AMOLED5.5″ Super AMOLED
Screen Resolution720×1280 HD720×1280 HD
Memory2 GB RAM1.5 GB RAM
Internal Storage16 GB16 GB
External Storage64 GB micro SD card support128 GB micro SD card support
Battery2950 mAh non-removable3000 mAh removable
Back Camera13 Megapixel with f/2.1 aperture13 Megapixel with f/1.9 aperture
Front Camera5 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture5 Megapixel with f/2.2 aperture
Price$270 (2015)$240 (2015)

J7 vs E7: Analysis of specification and features

These are the bigger size phones in both of the series. They come with bigger batteries, screens and other benefits. We can see that these phones have different processors, camera sensors, and prices. In terms of overall size, both J7 and E7 are very similar. Also in terms of design, they are quite similar. However, there are some differences like plastic body, removable back covers. The best part of Galaxy J7 is that it has a removable battery and back cover which the Galaxy E7 doesn’t have.

Galaxy J7 is slightly cheaper and it offers a better and faster processor. Whether it is Exynos 7580 or it is Snapdragon 615 processor, J7 provides better value to the user. Snapdragon 410 is just quad-core but the Exynos 7580 and Snapdragon 615 are 8 core processors. This gives higher power to the new J series model. The only thing that is less is memory because E7 has 2 GB RAM and J7 has 1.5 GB RAM. In the case of batteries, they are almost the same because there is just a tiny difference of 50 mAh.


Both phones have SAMOLED screens of the same size and resolution, so the game is square there. However in terms of the back camera Galaxy J7 again beats the E7 with its wider aperture. In J7 there is a 13 MP camera with f/1.9 aperture and in E7 there is a 13 MP camera with f/2.1 aperture. Moreover, there is another camera perk with LED flash on both and the front sides with these J series phones.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy J Prime Lineup vs J (2016) Lineup

Analysis and Advice

Samsung has made its own lineups more confusing and made some smartphones not worth buying. On the contrary, we can say that they have made better and cheaper phones that compete with their own expensive models. The new Galaxy J series phones are powerful or on the same level as expensive E series phones. J lineup products are new and they have the same display, same or even better processor, and definitely better cameras. This is fantastic for all users and customers. People can get better specs at a lower price which is fantastic. Our Samsung Galaxy E series vs J Series comparison can clearly show that both J5 and J7 are better than E5 and E7 in terms of value. We are saying value because these are cheaper and have same level specs.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy J Series vs Galaxy On Series


As the Galaxy J lineup is newer, it is guaranteed that they will get OS updates for a longer run. The phones from the J lineup also have a removable battery which is a plus point compared to the E lineup. Overall, the new models are better and we like the fact that Samsung has improved its lineups drastically since the start of 2015. This shows that they will be focusing on improving their phones to take more market share. Therefore, in conclusion, all we want to recommend to our readers is to purchase Galaxy J5 over E5 and J7 over E7.

This article was originally published on July 22 of 2015 and we have updated this a few times. All of the models mentioned in this article are also discontinued. So, this article is for information purposes because there are already far better products in the market.

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About the Author: Abhishek Chand

Structural Engineer by profession. Computer and smartphone enthusiast. Tech-savvy blogger and former Gadget reviewer of AP1 HD TV and TechnoNepal.

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