Samsung has added another member to its C series with the launch of Galaxy C7 Pro in India. The smartphone will be available from Amazon India starting from April 11. Priced at Rs 27,990, the smartphone will be available in Navy Blue and Gold colour variants.
Samsung has no doubt added some interesting specifications like a 16-megapixel rear and front cameras, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and more coupled with a sleek design language. Interestingly, it has entered a price segment which is already dominated by the likes of OnePlus, Motorola, Honor and more, which offers some top-of-the-line specifications, at a similar price point. Looking at the sheer specs sheet of the device, it is certain that it will face a stiff competition from other manufacturers. So, if you are one of those who is keen to buy this device, we suggest taking a close look at its arch rivals is of utter importance. Therefore, without further ado, here is the list of top 5 competitors of the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro will really have a hard time competing with the latest flagship device from OnePlus. The smartphone has more ticks than crosses in most of the departments and can be considered as one of the value for money device at Rs 29,999.
Looking at the sheer specs sheet, the OnePlus 3T boasts a features a 5.5 inches Full HD Optic-AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset clocked at 2.35GHz, along with Adreno 530 GPU. Both the 64GB and 128 GB variants have 6GB RAM. The device runs on Oxygen OS based on Android Marshmallow, which is upgradable to Android Nougat.
On the camera front, the OnePlus 3T sports the 16-megapixel sensor on its back as well as on its front panel. The OnePlus 3T also comes with a fingerprint scanner and Type C port as well. The smartphone is backed up by a 3400 mAh non-removable battery with Dash Charge support. On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers Dual SM, 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and GPS/Glonass. The handset measures 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.35 mm and weighs 158 grams. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro clearly lags behind in the hardware department with its less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM, though it is sleeker with 7mm thickness and has a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display.
Micromax Canvas Dual 5
Micromax launched its most expensive smartphone known as Canvas Dual 5 at Rs 24,999. The smartphone comes loaded with some interesting features and offers some good specifications as compared to the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro.
To start with, the device comes with a dual rear camera setup having two 13-megapixel sensors, one being a monochrome sensor and one being a regular RGB sensor. Another unique feature of the Micromax Dual 5 is its security. The device boasts dedicated hardware security chip along with the software security features, which the company claims make the device unhackable. To explain, fingerprint password imaging and other passwords are usually stored at a software level but in Dual 5 all the user credentials and security passwords are encrypted and saved in the dedicated security hardware chip.
For the specs, the device comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with 2.5D curved display and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. On the inside, we have a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 652 chipset coupled with Adreno 510 GPU for graphics. Further, the device comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is further expandable via microSD card which sits in a hybrid dual SIM slot. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Micromax’s own UI on top.
Coming to the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of the device i.e. the dual camera set up at the back, Micromax Dual 5 comes with two 13 MP dual Sony sensors ( one with colour and one with monochrome sensor) paired with F / 1.8 aperture, Pixel size 1.12um pixel size, PDAF, Corning glass lens surface, 6 lens type structure and a dedicated color temperature sensor. At the front, we have another 13-megapixel sensor with soft selfie flash to eliminate the unnatural pic under regular flash.
Lastly, the device packs in a 3200 mAh battery inside which also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. For connectivity, we get USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and all the necessary sensors. The device comes with one-year replacement warranty.
Motorola Moto Z Play
Motorola Z series brought back the modular concept from the dead. The star of the show is the magnetic connector at the back of the device through which one can attach different modular accessories like JBL Soundboost speaker, Hasselblad True Zoom Camera, Insta share projector, Incipio Off grid power pack and more, though these mods will cost you some extra bucks.
The device comes with a price tag of Rs 24,999 and sports a sleek design language with an aluminium frame and glass back. The smartphone boasts a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor present in the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro. The Moto Z Play is backed by a 3GB RAM of memory (LPDDR3 RAM) and has 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB via microSD card slot.
On the camera front, It has a 16MP rear camera with laser autofocus, f2.0 aperture, 1.3 um pixel size, 4x digital zoom, burst mode, auto HDR, 4K video recording ability, slow motion video recording feature, and professional mode. For the front, it sports a 5-megapixel camera with f2.2 aperture, 85-degree wide angle lens, flashlight, professional mode, beauty mode and auto night mode.
Moto Z Play promises up to 45 hours of battery life with 3,510mAh battery and is said to be Moto’s longest-lasting battery ever. It has TurboPower charging feature that claims to charge it up to 8 hours in just 15 minutes and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. On the connectivity front, this dual SIM smartphone has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi (a/b/g/n), NFC, AGPS, USB Type-C port and a fingerprint scanner.
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor introduced this smartphone in October last year at Rs 29,999, which was a hit, all thanks to its dual-camera setup coupled with a premium look. The smartphone comes glass design and is available in Pearl White, Sapphire Blue and Sunrise Gold colour options.
The major highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup at the back with both being 12-megapixel shooters and comes loaded with f/2.2, 35mm, laser autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. At the front, the device boasts an 8-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture, which was pretty decent for selfies and video calling.
As for the rest of the specifications is concerned, Huawei Honor 8 comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display. Underneath the hood, the device is powered by a 2.3GHz Octa-Core Kirin 950 processor paired with a Mali T880-MP4 GPU and 4GB RAM. Besides, there is 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system wrapped under EMUI 4.1 and gets its strength from a 3000 mAh battery with fast charging support. The handset measures 145.5 x 71 x 7.45 mm and weighs 153 grams with a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. For connectivity, It has USB Type-C port for data syncing and charging plus hybrid Dual SIM tray apart from connectivity options like 4G LTE, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and NFC.
Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Mi 5 is yet another smartphone that gives a tough competition to the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, despite being launched in India in April last year. The smartphone was initially launched at Rs 24,999, but it now retails at a discounted price of Rs 22,999.
As far as specifications are concerned, the Mi 5 has a 5.15-inch display that has full HD resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and comes along with Adreno 530 graphics processor, dual SIM, a fingerprint scanner and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. The phone has a 16-megapixel rear camera that has Sony IMX298 sensor, 6P lens, phase detection auto focus feature, LED flash light support, optical image stabilisation and sapphire glass protection for the lens. For selfies, the Mi 5 offers a 4-megapixel front camera.
The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes fitted with a 3000 mAh battery and comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology. It has a USB Type-C port too. Other than that, the Mi 5 offers WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. The handset measures 144.5×69.2×7.25mm and weigh 129 grams. The Xiaomi Mi 5 also has UFS 2.0 storage which is said to offer 87 percent faster read write speed than eMMC 5.0 storage which is found in other smartphones. The Mi 5 comes with 4G+ (CAT 12 LTE modem) technology that can offer up to 600 Mbps speed. It also supports VoLTE.