Galaxy A series vs J series
Galaxy A series vs J series

Samsung has a lot of smartphones under different series. Their A and J series have a large number of popular mobile phones. In their portfolio, there are different models and they have similar names, specifications, and prices. Sometimes people face confusion and it causes issues while making purchase decisions. The confusion is about the best hardware, what to buy, which is powerful, and which will give the best value for money. So here we will explain all the differences between Samsung A series and J series smartphones so that you can get a clear idea. In this, we are mainly doing a detailed comparison between Samsung Galaxy A series Vs J series phones.

The Galaxy A series was introduced in 2014 after the launch of Galaxy Alpha. A series was started to be the best mid-range smartphone lineup that provides powerful hardware and features from the flagship segment in the mid-range price. In 2015 the Galaxy J series was launched. The phones in these J series were meant to be the go-to budget option. They were set out to bring the best possible specs and features at a reasonable price. However, the company has now discontinued the Samsung J series. Now, the M series has taken its position.

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Basic Differences between Samsung A series and J series

Samsung made these phones differently and it shows in different aspects. The Samsung J series is meant for budget and entry-level. This is why the phones in this family have basic hardware, cheap build quality, and starting level performance. We can see plastic body, mediocre camera, and basic processors. The A-series is for mid range which means models of this family are a bit expensive and have better hardware. We can see models with metal unibody construction, Gorilla Glass, a better camera, and powerful internal hardware.

Both are made for different people and need. But the problem comes in when there are many models and many of them start to overlap. All phones in these families have similar names due to generic numbering styles. Many of them even have similar specs and pricing. One thing we have to notice is that the specs might be the same but construction, build quality, and material are different. Here we have listed a few key differences between phones of Samsung A series vs J series.

Galaxy AGalaxy J
High quality material and build qualityCheaper materials and average build
Premium PriceEntry Level Price
More and Better Features (Eg: Fast Charge)Limited Features (Eg: No Fast Charge)

Comparison Process and Objective

Our objective is to simply show the difference between Samsung A series and J series smartphone models. We want to help you differentiate them easily and show the differences in specifications. First, we will compare the similar models of the same generation then move forward accordingly. There are many other similarly named models in the Galaxy C series as well. Therefore we have also done the comparison between the Samsung Galaxy C series vs A Series smartphones. J is near to A in terms of specs and price but quite far from C lineup. But many models of A family are close to the C family.

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Here in this article, we want to compare smartphones as per generation and closeness. Our try is to compare matching generation because people can have an idea of how the features and power is according to time. Our next criteria are the model number and price.

A3 vs J3

These are starting level phones with a small body, entry-level hardware, and lower price. Galaxy J3 has been one of the starting level phones. There are Galaxy J1 and J2 but the J3 is a bit better and can give a good performance. Galaxy A3 has always been a small but high-quality device with the same entry level internal hardware but top-class build and design. The first Samsung A3 came with an aluminum body in a small size and gave an excellent option for people who like smaller devices. These mobile devices are mostly for people who want smaller smartphones.

Galaxy A3 2016 vs Galaxy J3 2016

There is a Galaxy A3 from 2014 but there is no J3 from that generation so we can’t compare them. Here let us start by comparing 2016 models of Galaxy J3 and A3 because these are the nearest in Samsung’s portfolio.

Galaxy A3 (2016)Galaxy J3 (2016)
4.7” Super AMOLED Screen5” Super AMOLED Screen
720×1280 HD Resolution720×1280 HD Resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 4 ProtectionAsashi Dragontrail Glass protection
Snapdragon 410 Chipset (1.2 GHz Quad Core) / Exynos 7578 (1.5 GHz Quad Core)Exynos 3475 (1.3 GHz Quad Core) / Spreadtrum SC9830 (1.5 GHz Quad Core)
Adreno 306 / Mali-T720 GPUMali-T720/ Mali-400 GPU
1.5 GB RAM1.5 / 2 GB RAM
16 GB Internal Storage8 / 16 GB Internal Storage
13 MP f/1.9 Back Camera8 MP f/2.2 Back Camera
5 MP f/1.9 Front Camera5 MP f/2.2 Front Camera
2300 mAh Li-Ion Battery2600 mAh Li-Ion Battery

In the case of Galaxy A3 2016, the Snapdragon 410 model has Adreno 306 GPU while the Exynos model has Mali T720 GPU. Similarly, in the case of Galaxy J3 2016, the Exynos model has Mali T720 while the Spreadtrum model has Mali 400 GPU. Both phones have a good screen, the same memory, and the same storage. Galaxy J3 2016 has a bigger battery so it is good for battery life while A3 2016 is good for premium build and camera. The 13 Megapixel camera can be very beneficial over 8 MP. Thus for performance and camera, A3 2016 is a good option among both.

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Render models of Galaxy J3 2016

Galaxy A3 2017 vs Galaxy J3 2017

These are both small form factor phones with a 16:9 aspect ratio display. The below-mentioned phones are very much comparable in terms of features and hardware specifications. Here the main visible difference is screen size in both of these phones else most of the things are similar.

Galaxy A3 (2017)Galaxy J3 (2017)
4.7” SAMOLED Screen5” SAMOLED Screen
720×1280 Resolution720×1280 Resolution
Exynos 7870 SoCExynos 7570 SoC
1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-Core Processor1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-Core Processor
Mali-T830 MP1 GPUMali T720 MP2 GPU
2 GB RAM2 GB RAM
16 GB Onboard Storage16 GB Onboard Storage
13 MP f/1.9 Rear Camera13 MP f/1.9 Rear Camera
8 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera5 MP f/2.2 Selfie Camera
2350 mAh Li-Ion Battery2400 mAh Li-Ion Battery

Both phones have a Super AMOLED screen which is great. But Galaxy A3 2017 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which is a huge plus. The A3 2017 also has an octa-core processor while J3 2017 only has a quad-core processor. The A3 supports AOD (Always on Display) feature and has a slightly bigger battery. For features and power, A3 is a good choice but for a lower budget, the J3 seems very good value.

Samsung Galaxy J3 2017
Review models of Samsung Galaxy J3 2017

A5 vs J5

Samsung Galaxy J5 and A5 are in the center of their lineup. Both phones come with similar specifications, internal hardware including processor, RAM, and storage. The cameras on both handsets are also the same and sometimes better in J5. But the difference is again in build material, quality, and other features. For example, in A5 we get a metal body or glass-metal sandwich design and fast charging. In the case of J5, we get the plastic body, micro USB, normal charging, and removable battery. The removable battery is actually great to have and we wish we can have that in modern devices as well.

Galaxy A5 2015 vs Galaxy J5 2015

Now, we will start the battle of the most popular handsets of both series. Galaxy A5 2015 and J5 are one of the most popular mobile phones of their respective family since the start. Let us see the comparison between these two models.

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Samsung Galaxy A5Samsung Galaxy J5
5 Inches Super AMOLED Screen5 Inches Super AMOLED Screen
720X1280 Resolution720X1280 Resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 410 Chipset
1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor
Adreno 306 GPUAdreno 306 GPU
2 GB RAM1.5 GB RAM
16 GB Internal storage8/16 GB Internal storage
64 GB External SD card support128 GB External SD card support
13 MP f/2.0 Back Camera13 MP f/1.9 Back Camera
5 MP f/2.2 MP Front Camera5 MP f/2.2 Front Camera
2300 mAh Li-Ion Battery2600 mAh Li-Ion Battery

We can see that both mobiles have the same processor, GPU, and even screen. The J5 2015 has a bigger battery and larger SD card support. The back camera of Galaxy J5 is of the same pixel count but has a wider aperture. On the other hand, the A5 2015 has Gorilla Glass 4, 512 MB more RAM, and metal unibody build. In a simple overview, A5 is surpassed by its Samsung J series counterpart in terms of value.

Galaxy A5 2016 vs Galaxy J5 2016

These are the second iteration of the A5 and J5 smartphones. The second-generation models came with better improvements and different hardware sets. Both of these models are equally popular in the international market.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
5.2 Inches Super AMOLED Screen5.2 Inches Super AMOLED Screen
1080×1920 FHD Resolution720×1280 HD Resolution
Exynos 7580 (1.6 GHz Octa Core) / Snapdragon 615 SoC (Octa Core)Snapdragon 410 SoC (1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad Core)
Mali-T720MP2 / Adreno 405 GPUAdreno 306 GPU
2 GB RAM2 GB RAM
16 GB Onboard storage16 GB Onboard storage
256 GB Max Memory Card support256 GB Max Memory Card support
13 MP f/1.9 Rear Camera13 MP f/1.9 Rear Camera
5 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera5 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera
2900 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery3100 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery

In the case of Galaxy A5 (2016), the Exynos model has Mali T720 GPU while Snapdragon 615 has Adreno 405 GPU. Unlike the 2015 models, Samsung has given more power to the Galaxy A5 2016. It has Gorilla Glass, better screen resolution at FHD, faster processor, and improved design. However, Galaxy J5 2016 has a bigger battery with a 3100 mAh rated cell. It is very good to see that both mobiles have the same level of camera power on both sides. The sensor size, pixel count, and aperture are all same. So overall both handsets get a very good score. But for power and quality A5 2016 is a better choice.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016
Render Model of Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

Galaxy A5 2017 vs Galaxy J5 2017

These smartphones are better than their respective predecessors. The specs of Galaxy J5 2017 and A5 2017 are quite similar to each other. But there are still some major hardware differences that keep them apart. Let us have a look at the table below to get more ideas.

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Galaxy A5 (2017)Galaxy J5 (2017)
5.2″ Super AMOLED Screen5.2″ Super AMOLED Screen
1080×1920 FHD Resolution720×1280 HD Resolution
Exynos 7880 SoCExynos 7870 SoC
1.9 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core Processor1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core Processor
Mali-T830 MP2 GPUMali-T830 MP1 GPU
3 GB RAM2 GB RAM
32/64 GB eMMC 5.1 Internal Storage16/32 GB eMMC 5.1 Internal Storage
Max 256 GB SD card supportMax 256 GB SD card support
16 MP f/1.9 Back Camera13 MP f/1.7 Back Camera
16 MP f/1.9 Front Camera13 MP f/1.9 Front Camera
3000 mAh Lithium Ion Battery3000 mAh Lithium Ion Battery

The Galaxy A5 2017 brings a higher 1080p resolution screen and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. While Galaxy J5 2017 doesn’t have these things. This is a trend we are seeing since the start. One interesting thing we see is in the camera because the A5 2017 has a higher pixel count at 16 MP and it has f/1.9 aperture. The J5 2017 counterpart has a comparatively lower 13 MP sensor but with wide f/1.7 aperture. This wider aperture gives better low light photos and a bokeh or lens blur effect. For everything else, the performance is very similar due to nearly and same level hardware.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017
Render models of Samsung Galaxy J5 2017

A6 vs J6

These are newer models that came very later in the game. These phones came with a taller aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Before 2018, Samsung used to produce smartphones with a traditional 16:9 ratio. But as the industry changed all companies adopted this for better design and narrower bezels. We started to see a good design and mediocre power in the device of this tier.

Galaxy A6 (2018) vs Galaxy J6 (2018)

Both of these phones are new phones of 2018 in their respective series. Before these models, there were no A6 or J6 present in Samsung’s portfolio. The company adds new models their lineup constantly to keep up with time and trend. These new mobiles come with a taller aspect ratio, newer UI, and more much-needed updates. So here is the comparison between both Galaxy A6 and Galaxy J6.

Galaxy A6 (2018)Galaxy J6 (2018)
5.6″ Super AMOLED Display5.6″ Super AMOLED Display
720×1480 Resolution 18.5:9 aspect ratio720×1480 Resolution 18.5:9 aspect ratio
Exynos 7870 ChipsetExynos 7870 Chipset
1.6 GHz Octa Core Processor1.6 GHz Octa Core Processor
Mali-T830 MP1 GPUMali-T830 MP1 GPU
3/4 GB RAM3/4 GB RAM
32/64 GB eMMC 5.1 Built-In Storage32/64 GB eMMC 5.1 Built-In Storage
16 MP f/1.7 Rear Camera13 MP f/1.9 Rear Camera
16 MP f/1.9 Front Camera8 MP f/1.9 Front Camera
3000 mAh Lithium Ion Battery3000 mAh Lithium Ion Battery

It is very interesting to see Samsung put the same hardware in phones of a different segment. Both A6 2018 and J6 2018 have the same processor, screen size, resolution, and battery size. The only difference is in the cameras because Galaxy A6 2018 has 16 Megapixel f/1.7 back and 16 Megapixel f/1.9 selfie camera. On the other hand, Galaxy J6 2018 has 13 Megapixel f/1.9 main camera and 8 Megapixel f/1.9 selfie camera. Except for these things, both phones are the same as the core. In our view, Galaxy J6 is a much better value providing device compared to A6.

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Galaxy A6+ 2018 vs Galaxy J6+ 2018

These are new 2018 big brother of Galaxy A6 and J6. The J and A series lineup are very big and they have a lot of phones in their catalog. Samsung constantly adds new phones which is better for everyone because people can get good deals even with small price delta. Now let’s have a look at J6 Plus and A6 Plus

Galaxy A6+ (2018)Galaxy J6+ (2018)
6 Inch Super AMOLED Display6″ IPS LCD Display
1080×2220 FHD+ Resolution720×1480 HD+ Resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC
1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa Core Processor1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad Core Processor
Adreno 506 GPUAdreno 308 GPU
3/4 GB RAM3/4 GB RAM
32/64 GB eMMC 5.1 Onboard storage32/64 GB eMMC 5.1 Onboard storage
16 MP f/1.7 and 5 MP f/1.9 Dual Rear Cameras13 MP f/1.9 and 5 MP f/1.9 Dual Rear Cameras
24 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera8 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera
3500 mAh Li-Ion battery3300 mAh Li-Ion Battery

There is a lot of disappointing things in the Samsung Galaxy J6+ compared to A6+. It has IPS LCD instead of AMOLED which almost all J series phones have. Then the screen resolution is also HD+ even for such a big display. The processor is also very old and is just quad-core while A6+ has an octa-core chip. Therefore we suggest going to A6 Plus in this case.

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Samsung Galaxy J6+ on hands

A7 vs J7

These devices used to be the top models of their series. Samsung’s Galaxy A7 always used to have the best specs possible in the mid range. Similarly, Galaxy J7 of each year used to have the best hardware then can provide for the top budget. These tend to fall in the more expensive side of each segment. This is because they also used to provide powerful hardware for the time.

Galaxy A7 2015 vs Galaxy J7 2015

Both of these phones are big and better models of their respective lineups. People prefer these because of the big screen, bigger battery, and better hardware. At the time of launch, Samsung Galaxy A7 was the thinnest phone from the company while Galaxy J7 was the best option in the upper budget range market.

Galaxy A7 (2015)Galaxy J7 (2015)
5.5” Super AMOLED Display5.5” Super AMOLED Display
1080×1920 Resolution720×1280 Resolution
Snapdragon 615 8 Cores (1.7 GHz and 1.0 GHz Quad Core Sets) / Exynos 5430 8 Cores(1.8 GHz and 1.3 GHz Quad Core Sets)Snapdragon 615 8 Cores (1.5 GHz and 1.0 GHz Quad Core Sets) / Exynos 7580 (1.5 GHz octa-core processor)
Adreno 405 / Mali-T628 MP6 GPUAdreno 405 / Mali-T720MP2 GPU
2 GB RAM1.5 GB RAM
16 GB Internal Storage16 GB Internal Storage
64 GB External SD Card128 GB External SD Card
13 MP f/2.0 Back Camera13 MP f/1.9 Back Camera
5 MP f/2.2 Front Camera5 MP f/2.2 Front Camera
2600 mAh Li-Ion Battery3000 mAh Li-Ion Battery

The model with Snapdragon has Adreno GPU and variant with Exynos processor has Mali GPU. The original Galaxy A7 2015 has an amazingly solid unibody build, beautiful look, and slim body. But the A7 has a smaller battery compared to Galaxy J7. The A7 2015 has FHD resolution with Gorilla Glass 4 which are its major pros. In the Samsung J7 2015, there is the same display size but the resolution is just HD. However, it also has a bigger battery and better camera because there is the same pixel count at 13 MP but a wider f/1.9 aperture. Here we suggest getting J7 (2015) as it provides the best value.

Galaxy A7 2016 vs Galaxy J7 2016

These are the second iteration of A7 and J7 phones. Both smartphones come with almost the same specifications and we can see them in the table below. Still, just like original handsets, we see a major difference in display and camera.

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Galaxy A7 (2016)Galaxy J7 (2016)
5.5 Inches Super AMOLED Screen5.5 Inches Super AMOLED Screen
1080×1920 Resolution720×1280 Resolution
Snapdragon 615 8 Cores (1.7 GHz and 1.0 GHz Quad Core Sets) / Exynos 7580 (1.5 GHz octa-core processor)Snapdragon 617 8 Cores (1.6 GHz and 1.0 GHz Quad Core Sets) / Exynos 7870 (1.6 GHz Octa Core)
Adreno 405 / Mali-T720MP2 GPUAdreno 405 / Mali-T830 MP1 GPU
3 GB RAM2 GB RAM
16 GB Onboard Storage16 GB Onboard Storage
13 MP f/1.9 Rear Camera13 MP f/1.9 Rear Camera
5 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera5 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera
3300 mAh Li-Ion Battery3300 mAh Li-Ion Battery

There are two variants of both of these models. Snapdragon model has Adreno GPU while the Exynos model has Mali GPU. We can see that the screen size is the same on both devices but the Samsung Galaxy A7 2016 still has a sharper screen due to FHD resolution. It also has one more benefit due to Corning Gorilla Glass screen protection. This time the cameras, battery, and internal storage capacity are exactly the same on both A7 and J7. The differences are very less in this comparison. So in our view, Galaxy J7 2016 still gets the award of best value here. Even though being a budget mobile, J series phones are providing significant value for the price compared to Samsung’s own more expensive A products.

Galaxy A7 2016
Render Models of Galaxy A7 2016

Galaxy A7 2017 vs Galaxy J7 2017

From this generation, we see significant updates and upgrades. Both Samsung phones come with a newer design, better screen, big battery, and improved feature sets. We see USB Type C in Galaxy A7 (2017), fingerprint sensor in J7 (2017), and many other changes. Now let us have a look at the comparison of these smartphones.

Galaxy A7 (2017)Galaxy J7 (2017)
5.7” Super AMOLED Display5.5″ Super AMOLED Display
1080×1920 Resolution1080×1920 Resolution
Exynos 7880 ChipsetExynos 7870 Chipset
1.9 GHz Octa-core Processor1.6 GHz Octa-core Processor
Mali-T830MP3 GPUMali-T830MP3 GPU
3 GB RAM3 GB RAM
32 GB Built-In Storage16 GB Built-In Storage
256 GB Micro SD card support256 GB Micro SD card support
16 MP f/1.9 Back Camera13 MP f/1.7 Back Camera
16 MP f/1.9 Front Camera13 MP f/1.9 Front Camera
3600 mAh Li-Ion Battery3600 mAh Li-Ion Battery

There are some major changes because there is now support to a higher capacity memory card and a bigger 3600 mAh battery. The Galaxy A7 2017 has bigger base storage and slightly newer processor. The camera pixel count is also higher which is 16 Megapixels with f/1.9 aperture for both sides. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 also comes with FHD resolution and the same size 3000 mAh battery. It has smaller base storage and both sides have 13 MP cameras. The difference is that the front sensor has f/1.9 and the back has f/1.7 aperture which is significantly better. Between these, our pick is the J7 2017.

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Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 Render Model

Galaxy A7 2018 vs Galaxy J7 2018

Both of these are the last models of the previous generation. After 2018 the J series was stopped and A family went for a serious overhaul. New phones with new design, approach, hardware, and naming scheme were introduced like Galaxy A51 and A71.

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Galaxy A7 (2018)Galaxy J7 (2018)
6″ Super AMOLED Screen5.5″ TFT LCD Screen
1080×2220 FHD+ Resolution720×1280 HD Resolution
Gorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Exynos 7885 SoCExynos 7870 SoC
2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 dual-core and 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 Hexa-core sets1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-Core processor set
Mali-G71 GPUMali-T830 MP1 GPU
4/6 GB RAM2 GB RAM
64/128 GB eMMC 5.1 Internal Storage16/ 32 GB eMMC 5.1 Internal Storage
24 MP f/1.7, 8 MP f/2.4 and 5 MP f/2.2 Rear Cameras13 MP f/1.7 Rear Camera
24 MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera5 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera
3300 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery3300 mAh Lithium Ion Battery

Here we see a very big differences between these two phones. The Galaxy A7 2018 has a far better screen, cameras, and processor. The design and build of A7 is also better. On the other hand, Galaxy J7 2018 has HD resolution only, less RAM, and subpar cameras. Actually these are in a different tier. This is why we see big differences between the two models.

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Render images of Samsung Galaxy A7 2018

Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy J8

These are the new addition in both lineups from 2018. They were not present before in the Samsung family. These are new generation phones that come with an updated design, refreshed software, and upgraded performance. Mostly these newer handsets have 18.5:9 aspect ratio, AOD feature, Android Oreo, dual cameras, Samsung Experience UI, and more sensors.

Galaxy A8 (2018)Galaxy J8 (2018)
5.6” Super AMOLED Display6″ Super AMOLED Display
1080×2220 FHD+ Resolution720X1480 HD+ Resolution
Exynos 7885 SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 dual core and 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 hexa-core sets1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa Core Processor
Mali-G71 GPUAdreno 506 GPU
4 GB RAM3/4 GB RAM
32/64 GB Internal Storage32/64 GB Internal Storage
16 MP f/1.7 Rear Camera16 MP f/1.7 + 5 MP f/1.9 Rear Cameras
3000 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery3500 mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
16 MP f/1.9 and 8 MP f/1.9 Selfie Cameras16 MP f/1.9 Selfie Camera

Both of these are very interesting devices because now we are getting a bigger 6″ screen size and taller aspect ratio. Galaxy J8 2018 has HD+ screen resolution and dual cameras at the back while Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 has FHD+ screen resolution and dual cameras at the front. Both are targeted to different consumers. Youths like good selfie camera while normal users like good backside main camera. The processor is stronger on Galaxy A8 but RAM and storage are not that much high. We do like the fact that the J8 has better battery life due to an extra 500 mAh battery size. Here our choice is A8 for performance but J8 for battery life.

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Analysis and Recommendation

Samsung makes A series to provide flagship features, specs, and design in mid-range. They make J series for the mass budget market to provide basic hardware and new features. Galaxy J family is meant to deliver basic requirements in the budget segment with value addition. If we look at the models of the Samsung’s A lineup, we see better build quality and design compared to the J family.

Each year the features from the flagship line are watered down and kept in each family. The top of the line feature slowly trickles down to lower-end models. First S series models get the best features then we see them in A and finally, on J. In the analysis of Samsung Galaxy A series Vs J series, specifications and build are the main differences. But in many cases, we are seeing that similar models of both lineups have the same internals and the cheaper one provides better value.

In a simple overview of the specs, we see that Samsung’s J series smartphones are providing hardware very close to more expensive A devices. But we do see better protection, design, and build materials in the expensive A models. But if we are to observe the raw power and value for money, Galaxy J mobiles are best for consumers. The decision is all yours. If you want good specs in the budget, J lineup is the best choice. For premium build and features than A series is the answer.

Now, the J series is discontinued and only A series exists. Galaxy M smartphones are the new budget range and mid-range options. Both lineups have evolved a lot and the models are much better and powerful these days.

Honorable Mentions

In the analysis of the Samsung A series vs J series, we saw differences and similarities between many models. We compared phones in the same range and with similar names. However, we have left out many good phones because they don’t have an exact rival in the counterpart lineup. The first one is Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro. This is one of the best phone of the Samsung J series. It came at a very reasonable price and offered great build, 5.5″ SAMOLED screen, FHD resolution, 3600 mAh battery, and 13 MP cameras at both sides.

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Samsung Galaxy A8 Star on hands

Then we have the Galaxy A9 which came in 2018 with quad cameras. It was first of its kind and had 24 MP f/1.7 wide, 8 MP f/2.4 ultrawide, 10 MP f/2.4 telephoto, and 5 MP f/2.2 depth-sensing cameras. The A9 2018 had 24 MP front camera, Snapdragon 660,8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. One of our favorites is Galaxy A8 Star and then there are many Pro and Prime models of different J phones. We have seen many models until now. Some were good and some were disappointing. But all of this somehow contributed to the improvement of smartphones in all segments and we will continue to see this in the future as well.

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