Samsung recently launched the Galaxy J8 smartphone in India, which brings an Infinity Display, and dual-rear cameras to the Galaxy J-series. While other manufacturers have been offering these features on their mid-range smartphones for quite some time now, Samsung is late to join the party. But does it have enough to outshine the competition? We compared the Galaxy J8 with Redmi Note 5 Pro, Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Moto G6 based on their price in India, specifications and features. Here’s how they fare.
Price in India and availability
The Galaxy J8 is priced at Rs 18,990 and it can be purchased online from Samsung Mall or Amazon India. Customers buying using ICICI Bank credit and debit card, or from Paytm Mall can avail Rs 2,000 cashback, which will bring down the effective price to Rs 16,990. What’s more, on buying the smartphone before July 31, customers can also avail one-time screen replacement offer.
The Moto G6 will set you back by Rs 13,999 for 32GB variant and Rs 15,999 for 64GB variant, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 from Asus is priced at Rs 10,999 for 32GB variant, whereas the 64GB variant is priced at Rs 12,999. Both smartphones are exclusively available via Flipkart. Lastly, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is also offered in two variants – 4GB RAM variant for Rs 14,999 and 6GB RAM variant for Rs 16,999. It can be purchased from Flipkart or Mi.com.
Design and display
The Galaxy J8, Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Zenfone Max Pro M1 come with a metal back, whereas the Moto G6 comes with a front and back glass design, offering a premium look and feel. In terms of display, the Galaxy J8 is equipped with a Super AMOLED panel which is good, but it falls behind in resolution. The smartphone flaunts a 6-inch HD+ display that runs at a resolution of 1480×720pixels, and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Moto G6 are all equipped with an IPS LCD panel, and come with full HD+ resolution 2160x1080pixels, and aspect ratio of 18:9. The Moto G6 features a 5.7-inch panel, whereas the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are equipped with a 5.99-inch panel.
Clearly, specifications wide, the three smartphones have better display resolution, but Samsung gets an advantage when it comes to punchy color reproduction that AMOLED panel offers.
Chipset, RAM and storage
Both, the Galaxy J8 and the Moto G6 are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC, whereas the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Zenfone Max Pro M1 are powered by a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 636 octa-core SoC. The Galaxy J8 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, along with a microSD card slot for further expansion.
The Moto G6 and Zenfone Max Pro M1 are offered in 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variants. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, is offered in 64GB storage, with 4GB RAM or 6GB RAM options to choose from.
All four smartphones feature dual-rear camera setup. The Galaxy J8 comes with a 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup with LED flash, where the secondary camera is a depth sensor allowing you to add DSLR like bokeh effects to your photos. There are also other effects such as – Background Blur Shape, Portrait Dolly, and Portrait Backdrop that you can add to add fun and flair to your photos. Up front, you get a 16-megapixel selfie snapper with an LED flash.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro and Moto G6 feature a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup at the back. And while the Moto G6 comes with an 8-megapixel front camera, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a 20-megapixel front camera. Lastly, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 includes a 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup at the back, and an 8-megapixel sensor on the front.
Battery, connectivity and OS
In terms of battery, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a 5,000mAh battery, which is a maximum capacity one of the lot, followed by the Redmi Note 5 Pro which comes with a 4,000mAh battery. The Galaxy J8 is armed with a 3,500mAh battery, whereas the Moto G6 comes with the lowest capacity of 3,000mAh.
In terms of connectivity, all smartphones come with dual SIM card slots, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth connectivity. All four smartphones also come with face unlock feature and a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. In the software department, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo, the Moto G6 and Galaxy J8 run on Android 8.0 Oreo, whereas the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Android 7.1 Nougat and an update to Android Oreo is due to rollout soon.
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Galaxy J8 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Zenfone Max Pro M1 vs Moto G6: Comparison Table
|Features||Samsung Galaxy J8||Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro||Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1||Moto G6|
|Display||6-inch HD+ (18.5:9)||5.99-inch full-HD+ (18:9)||5.99-inch full-HD+ (18:9)||5.7-inch Full-HD+ (18:9)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 450||Snapdragon 636||Snapdragon 636||Snapdragon 450|
|Storage||64GB||64GB||32GB/64GB||32GB / 64GB|
|RAM||4GB||4GB/6GB||3GB/4GB||3GB / 4GB|
|Rear Camera||16-megapixel + 5-megapixel with LED flash||12-megapixel + 5-megapixel with LED flash||13-megapixel + 5-megapixel with LED flash||12-megapixel + 5-megapixel with LED flash|
|Front Camera||16-megapixel with LED flash||20-megapixel with LED flash||8-megapixel||8-megapixel with LED flash|
|Misc||Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock||Fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, IR blaster||Fingerprint sensor, face unlock||Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock|
|Android OS||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 7.1.2 Nougat||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Price||Rs 18,990||Rs 14,999 (4GB)
Rs 16,999 (6GB)
|Rs 10,999 (32GB)
Rs 12,999 (64GB)
|Rs 13,999 (32GB)
Rs 15,999 (64GB)
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