Samsung has different product lines targeted at various demographics and user preference. At the top of Samsung’s plethora of smartphones, you have the Samsung Galaxy S Series; S10, S9, S8, S8+, S7 and S7 edge and the Samsung galaxy J series; J1, J2, J3, J5 and J7, J4, J6, J8, J4+ and J6+. These smartphones are not the same; since you are here to note the difference before making a choice, I would delve into details right now.
Samsung Galaxy J series: Features, Pros and Cons
Samsung Galaxy J series is a good midrange smartphone targeted at developing markets or people who want cheaper phones and do not care about the most advanced specifications. Yes, it has good performance but when you consider heavy tasks (multi window), high end games Samsung J series cannot handle those tasks as easily as the Samsung S series. In addition, the Samsung J series can do basic tasks in fluidic manner as their software is greatly optimized. Nowadays some high-end cells in Samsung J series have good specs that can match the performance of s series.
Samsung Galaxy J series: Design and Display
The Samsung J series is super affordable for phones in its class, other features that would make you decide on choosing the smartphone are; the Full Metal Body on J7 and J5 2017 and their Crisp and bright Super AMOLED display on all model with Infinity Display on J8 and J6. The Bigger 6.0-inch displays on J6+ and J4+; the Dual Rear Camera on J8 and J6+ 2018, Dual SIM models support 4G on both slots and the Fast & fluid interface, snappy app loading and switching. Samsung flavour of OS customisation TouchWiz UI; the Front camera comes with complete LED flash (3 level flash on J6+ and J4+). Lastly, the memory has an Expansion slot for up to 512GB microSD card
Samsung Galaxy J series Performance rating
Although, the J series are low budget phones, they still pack a punch with up to 1.6GHz Octa Core processor on the J7. The new J6 comes with an equally powerful 1.6GHz Octa Core processor but the J8 tops the chart with a 1.8GHz Octa Core processor. On the other hand, the J5 and J1 only spot a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor.
Recent updates on the performance of the Samsung J series
- The J7 received a boost in memory and cpu speed from 1.5GB to 3GB and 1.5GHz to 1.6GHz respectively.
- The J8 has the fastest processor of the J-series clocking in at 1.8GHz with 3GB RAM memory and a spacious 32GM of ROM storage.
- The J6 uses the same 1.6GHz processor and 3GB RAM memory as the J7 but has the benefit of twice the amount of storage at 32GB ROM.
- The J6+ and J4+ moved away from Exynos 7 Quad-Core processors clocked at 1.6GHz and 1.4GHz in the smaller J6 and J4 to Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 Quad Core 1.4GHz processor. Depending on the market, the J6+ comes with 3 or 4GB memory and 32 or 64GB storage while the J4 has 2/3GB memory and 16/32GB storage.
Samsung Galaxy J series Storage capacity
Being the first of the series, the J1 comes with a gigabyte of RAM and 8GB ROM storage of which 4.4B is available to the user. Subsequent series like J5 and J7 runs quicker with more memory at 2GB and 3GB RAM respectively compared to previous models with only 1.5GB RAM; the J6 and J8 also have 3GB of RAM memory.
For internal storage, the J5 and J7 have the most space at 16GB ROM; double that of J1 at only 8GB ROM. Interestingly, the J series features a MicroSD expansion slot with support for up to 256GB additional storage. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge however seen the re-introduction of SD slots.
In 2018, the recent release of the J series comes with better storage capacity. The J6 and J8 has 3GB RAM and up to 32GB ROM and J6+ with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The Samsung Galaxy J6+ has the BIGGEST STORAGE, BIGGEST MEMORY.
Samsung Galaxy J series Camera quality
The Galaxy J series comes with 13 MP rear camera and f/1.9 aperture to get brighter, clearer photos and videos; the camera app also support touch anywhere capture.
The J1 and J2 have lower resolution main camera and front facing cameras at 5MP and 2MP respectively. The J4+, J4 and J5 come with the single 13MP front camera and 5MP selfie camera.
Both J7 and J5 have the same camera pair, a 13MP main camera and 5MP front-facing camera with auto focus and LED flash on both cameras. Both capable of capturing Full HD video. the J8 has the best camera upgrade; it comes with a dual camera setup with a 16MP and 5MP pair. The new J6+ also has the Dual main camera setup is with a 13MP and 5MP pair.
Samsung Galaxy J series battery Capacity
The Galaxy J series’ has a relative high capacity battery. The J7 has the best battery capacity of the J series Samsung phones with a 3600mAh battery. The J8 goes up to 3500 mAh , while the J6+ and J4+ both enjoys a big 3300 mAh battery. The J6, J5 and J4 models have a big boost on their battery capacity, rising from 2600mAh to 3100mAh/3000mAh.
Samsung Galaxy S series: Features, Pros and Cons
Galaxy S series is a Flagship product. The S series is a premium smartphone and used for general productivity and tasks such as media consumption and work with Samsung Knox built in.
The Galaxy S Series is one of the priciest of all Samsung smartphones (only competed by the Note series). With features such as curved edge screens, dust and waterproofing, 1440p HD resolution, super fast processors and RAMs plus having some of the fantastic camera capabilities, fast and wireless charging and bezels and huge displays. It definitely cost more than 600$-700$ upon release but it’s one of the best galaxy lines to go for to not be outdated.
Check out the features of all the Galaxy S series phones and decide the on the one that suits your preference better.
1. Samsung Galaxy S
The first product from the S series was the Samsung Galaxy S; it came with Android 2.1. The Galaxy S had a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 480 by 800 resolution that plenty of people found impressive. It also had a single-core 1GHz processor and 0.5GB RAM; The Samsung S was fueled by the Samsung Exynos 3110 processor – a single-core CPU. The Galaxy S shipped with Android 2.1 Eclair out of the box and was later upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Samsung S comes with 512MB of RAM, and buyers had the option to choose between either 8GB or 16GB storage. The rear camera was 5-megapixels VGA camera, while the front was just 0.3-megapixels. The battery life of Samsung S is a little poor with a battery capacity of 1500mAh; you will certainly have to charge this phone every day.
2. Samsung Galaxy S2
Released in April 2011, the second product from the S series is the Samsung Galaxy S2. The S2 has the same screen profile as the Samsung S. The Galaxy S2 provided an improvement in build quality over the Galaxy S, even though the phone was still made out of polycarbonate (plastic).
The S2 runs on Exynos 4210 Dual / TI OMAP 4430 / Snapdragon S3 and this was coupled with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The processor got a bump up to dual-core and 1.2GHz, and there was 0.75GB of RAM. Galaxy S2 offered a rather capable camera for the time with an 8-megapixel main sensor; It also had an upgraded 8-megapixel camera on the back (now with flash!), a 2-megapixel shooter on the front. The battery capacity is similar to the Samsung S, it is average to not so good.
3. Samsung Galaxy S3
The Samsung Galaxy S III model came out in May 2012 and was the first in the series to have a HD screen. The Galaxy S3 featured a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 1GB of RAM, and arrived with three storage variants available. Samsung S3 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 1.4GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM on launch, although Samsung stuck with an 8-megapixel rear camera. The Samsung S3 has a battery capacity of 2100mAh which is quite better than its predecessors.
4. Samsung Galaxy S4
The Fouth of the S series was released in April 2013. The Samsung S4 had a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED panel. The S4 was powered by the Exynos 5410 Octa / Snapdragon 600.
The S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean upgradeable to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with a processing power to a 1.9GHz quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM. S4 has A 13-megapixel rear camera
5. Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was the third device in a row that offered slight design changes. The phone was still made out of polycarbonate (plastic) and sported a very similar physical home key/capacitive keys to the Galaxy S3 & S4. The device was announced in February 2014 with a Full HD Super AMOLED display screen but it was slightly bigger, measuring 5.1-inches. The S5 was the very first Galaxy S-branded phone to offer water and dust-resistance (IP67 rating)
The S5 runs on a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, with 2GB of RAM. And the rear camera was once again improved, to a 16-megapixel module. The Galaxy S5 was powered by the Snapdragon 801 / Exynos 5 Octa 5422 SoC (market-dependent), and O.S of Android 4.4.2 KitKat upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As an advantage, the Galaxy S5 was also the very first Galaxy S-branded phone to offer a fingerprint scanner which in spite of the visual similarities to the galaxy S4 made the home key on the Galaxy S5 entirely different. The Galaxy S5 came with 2GB of RAM and 16GB / 32GB of expandable storage
The Samsung S5 has a 2800mAh battery capacity, which is sufficient for 21 hours of talk time.
6. Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+
All released in 2015 with great improvement from the rest of the series.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge had displays of the same size, but the Galaxy S6 Edge’s panel was curved. They both included a 5.1-inch QHD display
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ was essentially a larger variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge, as it included a 5.7-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 were fueled by the Exynos 7420 Octa, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop upgrabable to Android 8.0 and runs on a Samsung-made octa-core processor, had 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel rear camera capable of recording Ultra HD footage. A 5-megapixel camera was adopted for the front.
7. Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
The Galaxy S7 was announced in February 2016; the Galaxy S7 featuring a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, while the Galaxy S7 Edge came equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. Like the S6 before it, it was the flat-screen version of two handsets, but added a dual-pixel 12-megapixel camera for better low light photography and faster octa-core processor.
The European model of the Galaxy S7 series was fueled by the Exynos 8890, while the US variant shipped with the Snapdragon 820. Both phones runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo. These two phones were the first Galaxy S-branded units to offer wireless charging.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge included 4GB of RAM, and were available in several storage variants and both have a dual-pixel 12-megapixel camera for better low light photography.
8. Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+
The Samsung Galaxy S8 was the first to introduce the Infinity Display, that referred to the fact it had an edge-to-edge display with virtually no bezels. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ were introduced as part of the Galaxy S8 series, and the two were identical in terms of the display, but different in terms of size; the Galaxy S8+ measured in at 6.2-inches compared to the Galaxy S8 and its 5.8-inch display. Both phones shipped with a curved QHD+ Super AMOLED display.
The EU variant of the Galaxy S8 was powered by the Exynos 8895, while the Snapdragon 835 was included in the US model. Both phones come with Android 7.0 Nougat upgradavble to Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Samsung S8 and S8+ are excellent devices though with a great camera of 12MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera. Both Samsung S8 and S8+ have a storage capacity of 64GB with , microSD support up to 256GB.
The Samsumg S8+ has a better battery life of 3500mAh compared to the 3000mAh of S8.
9. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
The S9 looks very similar to the S8; Both devices featured curved QHD+ Super AMOLED displays, 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch, respectively. Both also included a rear-positioned fingerprint scanner, and were IP68 certified for water and dust-resistance. The Galaxy S9 also offered AR emoji, which allows the phone to create a 3D avatar by scanning your face and creating a range of custom emoji for you. These can be used when chatting in any messenger, rather than using basic emoji. The Galaxy S9 and S9+ was powered by the Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845. Also runs on Android 8.1 Oreo upgradable to Android 9 Pie.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are excellent smartphone with great camera, both having 12MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera but S9+ has offering a dual aperture main camera that deliver good low light shots and a 3500mAh larger battery, unlike like the S9 with just 3000mAh battery.
10. Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+
The Samsung Galaxy S10 recently launched alongside the larger S10+, both the S10 and S10+ have QHD+ curved Dynamic AMOLED displays of 6.1 and 6.4-inch ones, respectively).
The Galaxy S10e is the smallest Galaxy S10 handset with its 5.8-inch display, and it is the only Galaxy S10 device to sport a flat display, side-facing fingerprint scanner, fullHD+ Dynamic AMOLED display, and two cameras on the back.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ feature an outstanding display, brilliant sound quality and a great software experience packed full of features.
They both have excellent triple camera on the rear and the 19.5:9 aspect ratio display and front camera of 16MP + 12MP + 12MP and 10MP front that deliver good low light shots. The Samsung S10 and S10+ have similar storage capacity of 12 GB RAM and 128GB or 512GB ROM, with the support of microSD to 512GB.
The only difference between S10 and S10+ is their battery. S10+ has a powerful battery of 4100mAh while the S10 has a capacity of 3400mAh.
The Samsung Galaxy S range is the company’s main flagship smartphone range. Its models have a glass and metal waterproof design. Samsung’s Galaxy S series phones have proven to be one of the main reasons the company has enjoyed such success over the years in the smartphone sphere. The Galaxy S series has always been Android’s main iPhone competitor, and it has been that way ever since the very first Galaxy S device launched back in 2010
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