Motorola Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy J Prime: Which One Should You Buy?

Motorola has been quite successful in the mid-range smartphone category. It owes its success to the Moto G for that. Samsung has been losing ground in the mid-range category and has not had a worthy smartphone in the segment till date. This is why the Galaxy J7 Prime is so important for Samsung. With it, the Korean smartphone maker has a fighting chance against Motorola. However, the Lenovo-owned company has been doling out successive generations of the Moto G. The fifth-gen Moto G is among us in its badder form. So, get ready for Motorola Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime to see which one you should buy:

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime


Moto G5 Plus (3GB RAM/16GB internal storage) Rs 14,999
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (3GB RAM/16GB internal storage) Rs 15,900

Both phones have two variants. The starting variant of the Moto G5 Plus costs almost Rs 1,000 less than that of Galaxy J7 Prime. Not that it is a big deal but in this price sensitive segment, every penny matters. Let’s take a look at the price of their more expensive variants:

Moto G5 Plus (4GB RAM/32GB internal storage) Rs 16,999
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (3GB RAM/32GB internal storage) Rs 16,900

Looking at both phones more powerful variants, it seems the game has reversed. However, the price difference is just Rs 99 and it favours the Galaxy J7 Prime. On a closer look however, you can see that Moto G5 Plus also offers more RAM with more internal storage. However, the Moto G5 Plus Vs Galaxy J7 Prime battle has just begun. Let’s take a look at their specs.


Specifications Motorola Moto G5 Plus Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
Processor 2.0GHz octa core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 1.6GHz octa core 64-bit Exynos 7870
Internal Storage 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 128GB) 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.2-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Rear Camera 12-megapixel with flash 13-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 5-megapixel 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Turbo Charging 3300mAh
Dual SIM Yes Yes

Both phones go neck-to-neck against each other. The Moto G5 Plus takes the lead in processor power, RAM and OS. The Galaxy J7 Prime makes a come back in screen size, camera and battery department. Both phones have some tricks up their sleeve which we reveal in the next section. Get ready for round three of the Moto G5 Plus Vs Galaxy J7 Prime battle.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime


Motorola Moto G5 Plus Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
4GB RAM Internal Storage expandable up to 256GB
Android 7.0 Nougat 5.5-inch Full HD Screen
Turbo charging Ultra power saver mode
Full metal construction Full metal construction
Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint scanner
Dual SIM Dual SIM
Google Assistant 8-megapixel front camera
NFC Rear camera flush with panel
Water resistant

Both phones have their set of unique features. However, in this battle, Motorola is able to offer more with NFC, water resistance, newer OS and a fast charging battery. The NFC feature helps you in utilizing another feature of the phone – tap to pay. With this, all you have to do is tap your phone on the card machine and you will be able to pay your bill without even taking out your wallet. The Galaxy J7 Prime does have some good features such as ultra power saving mode, a bigger screen and rear camera that is flush with the back panel. However, that is not enough to compete against Moto G5 Plus’ feature list.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

In the end, in the last round, the Moto G5 Plus is able to fend off the competition that is Galaxy J7 Prime. The winner of the Motorola Moto G5 Plus Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime battle is the Moto G5 Plus.

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