OPPO’s current releases are some of the best-sellers in the Philippine market today. Their smartphones, especially the midrange ones, are slowly becoming household names.
Their current forerunner, the OPPO F7, was stuck in people’s mind for a couple of reasons. First, there’s the specs list and design that aims to please the mainstream market. And of course, the device is being showcased in pretty much any form of advertisement everywhere.
This is the reason why we’re curious to see how it stacks up when a new competitor comes around. We have here the Samsung Galaxy J8, a proper midrange smartphone from the South Korea’s mobile giant.
Samsung is known for their flagship devices. However, their affordable options were almost never the choice of most people. But with the Galaxy J8, will things turn for around for Samsung? Or can the likes of the OPPO F7 beat them?
Go ahead and check out our OPPO F7 versus Samsung Galaxy J8 specifications and features comparison to know which of these two devices is the better smartphone. Let’s start!
|OPPO F7||Samsung Galaxy J8|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Display||6.23-inch FHD+ IPS|
2280 x 1080 pixel resolution
19:9 aspect ratio
|6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED
1480 x 720 pixel resolution
18:9 aspect ratio
|Processor||2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core||1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Adreno 506|
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
|Connectivity||HSPA+, 4G LTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
|HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
|Dimensions||156 x 75.3 x 7.8mm||160 x 75.8 x 7.95mm|
The Samsung Galaxy J8 is a testament to the fact that Samsung is still not serious in their attempt to dominate the midrange market. As you can see, the device’s spec sheet is no match to the OPPO F7’s. And despite being cheaper, there’s no way that its features are worth its asking price.
For starters, the Galaxy J8 only comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor. That’s the exact same chipset used in smartphones under Php10,000.
In addition, the device only has an HD+ display. Although having a vibrant Super AMOLED display is a plus, we should already be seeing an FHD+ screen in this price category.
On the other hand, OPPO seems to have gotten it right with the F7. This handset has a 6.23-inch FHD+ screen and runs on a capable MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. It is still not the best combo that you can get for the money, but it makes up for it in other departments.
The OPPO F7 runs on a much newer Android 8.1 Oreo software, while the Galaxy J8 only has Android 8.0. But to the Samsung Galaxy J8’s credit, it does have a marginally bigger 3,500mAh battery than the 3,400mAh capacity found on the F7.
The Galaxy J8 also is also equipped with a dual camera setup on the back. There are the 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors, while the F7 only has a single 16-megapixel rear camera.
When it comes to selfies, the OPPO F7 instantly steals the show with its 25-megapixel front camera, which is currently the highest in the world. Partnered with its camera app that’s geared for selfie lovers, the 16-megapixel front shooter on the Galaxy J8 definitely has nothing against it.
As stated earlier, the OPPO F7 is a bit more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy J8. To be exact, that’s a Php2,000 price difference. But despite being more expensive, I still think that the OPPO F7 offers far better value for the money.
For Php17,990, the OPPO F7 manages to deliver a good all-around smartphone experience plus the expertise in selfies. It sure is not the best value-oriented smartphone around, but it is still take better when compared to the J8.
Samsung’s midrange smartphone costs Php15,990. And for what it offers, there’s no way that we’ll be paying that much money for it. In case you’re really a big Samsung fan, I suggest that you wait a bit more until the price goes down. But since it’s a new phone, that won’t happen anytime soon.