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Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy S9 phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S9 XSamsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)07Points
Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)
5.5"
AMOLED

1080x1920

13
MP

13mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

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29PointsSamsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)Compare Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) X
Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)vsGalaxy S9 (SM-G960F)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+(back) 13MP5%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+LED flash on both camerasAdvantage
The LED flash on both cameras helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+(front) 13MP60%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 8MP
+3600 mAh20%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
1.6GHz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.7GHz 64bit Octa-Core61%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR3vs+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (10GB available)vs+64GB (51GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
eMMC 5.1vs+UFS 2.1Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
181 grams (6.34 ounces)vs+163 grams (5.71 ounces)11%
Lighter
1080x1920 pixelsvs+1440x2960 pixels106%
Higher resolution screen
401 PPIvs+568 PPI42%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
5.5"vs+5.8"5%
Larger screen
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/1.7 (aperture)vs+f/1.5 (aperture)13%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 9.0 Pievs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 1200 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

24 Common items in both devices
Aluminum body, glass front / Aluminum frame, glass front/back
Super AMOLED
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
+17 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
ModelGalaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Other model namesGalaxy J7 2017 J730F/Dual-Sim (Galaxy J7 Pro)Galaxy S9 G960F (Exynos) Single-sim
Country or region available(Europe)
(Europe)
(Europe)
(Europe)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date7/1/20173/9/2018, Announced: 2/25/2018
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)74.8 x 152.5 millimeters (2.94 x 6 in)68.7 x 147.7 millimeters (2.7 x 5.81 in)
Weight181 grams (6.34 ounces)163 grams (5.71 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
System versionAndroid 7.1 NougatAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI 2.5 / 3.1

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7870 (14nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 9810 (10nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 1 processor:
1.6GHz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.7GHz Quad-Core Mongoose M3
1.79GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T830 MP1 (700MHz)ARM Mali-G72 MP18 (572MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 242789 (v8)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR34GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (10GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (51GB available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~73.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x1920 pixels1440x2960 pixels (18.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)401 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 5
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredHDR10
Always-On Display

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps1200/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 (Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20)
TD-LTE 2300 (Bands 40)
LTE Cat18 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Back camera (main camera)13 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flash on both camerasLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.5 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.55" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Camera extrasfeature not registered1080p@240fps
720p@960fps

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashLEDNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens25mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
LoudspeakerSupportedStereo sound
32-bit/384kHz
Dolby Atmos
Tuned by AKG
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, MKV, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, OGG, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCSupportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
ANT+
Barometer
Compass
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Heart rate
Iris scanner
Proximity sensor
SpO2
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3600 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W (9V/1.67A) Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Quick Charge 2
Talk time autonomy24 hours (1 day)feature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gold, Blue, Pink
- 2.5D glass screen
- Always on Display
- Colors: Black, Silver, Blue, Gold, Orchid Gray
- Samsung DeX
- Curved edge screen
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Samsung Pay

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (SM-J730F/DS)Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960F)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.567W/kg (head), 1.33W/kg (body)0.362W/kg (head), 1.18W/kg (body)
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