Comparison: Motorola Moto G7 Play vs Samsung Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

We compare the Motorola Moto G7 Play (Price) to the Samsung Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017) (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as entry-level phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Moto G7 Play on the left, the Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017) on the right:

Moto G7 Play vs Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017). Size comparison

The back. Both phones feature a single camera.

Moto G7 Play vs Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017). View of main cameras

Moto G7 Play vs Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)


Main features and specification at a glance:

Moto G7 Play

  • Introduced
    February 2019
  • Category
    Entry level
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Plastic
  • Display
    5.7" - 720 x 1512
  • Main camera
    13 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    147.3x71.5x8mm³
  • Weight
    149g
  • Price*
    c. $149.00
  • Datasheet
    Motorola Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

  • Introduced
    June 2017
  • Category
    Entry level
  • OS
    Android 7 (Nougat)
  • Body
    Aluminum
  • Display
    5" - 720 x 1280
  • Main camera
    13 Megapixel
  • Video
    1920 x 1080 Pixel
  • Dims
    143.2x70.3x8.2mm³
  • Weight
    142g
  • Price*
    c. $219.00
  • Datasheet
    Samsung Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Motorola Moto G7 Play again in the left and the Samsung Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017) in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

BodyPlasticAluminum
Dims147.3 x 71.5 x 8mm³143.2 x 70.3 x 8.2mm³
Weight149g142g
Colors Motorola Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color Samsung Body Color
ProtectionKeine AngabeKeine

Recommendation: For easy hands free operation, have a look at the practical full-metal Lamicall Smartphone Stand:

Smartphone Stand Cradle Portrait Landscape.

DISPLAY

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

Horizontal720px.720px.
Vertical1.512px.1.280px.
Ratio19:916:9
Diagonal (in.)5.7"5"
Diagonal (mm)145mm127mm
Density294ppi294ppi
TypeLCD (IPS)LCD (TFT)

Recommendation: For cleaning LCD and OLED displays, pre-moistened wipes give the best results. We recommend the iCloth Cleaning Wipes:

Smartphone LCD OLED Display Cloth Cleaner

HARDWARE

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

Processor/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 632Samsung Exynos 7570
CPU cores84
Clock rate1.800MHz1.400MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 506ARM Mali T720 MP2
GPU cores?2
RAM*2GB2GB
ROM*32GB16GB
Expandablemax. 512GBmax. 256GB

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

SIMNanoNano
Slots*22
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**45
LTE 4G**1611
Wlan (802.11)b, g, nb, g, n
Bluetooth4.24.2
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

Recommendation: Fantastic sound quality and maximum portablility in a sleek package. We recommend the Bluetooth-connected Bose SoundLink Mini:

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker iPhone Android.

PHOTO

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

Main cameraSingleSingle
    Focal length26mm26mm
    F-stopF2.0F1.9
    Resolution13 MP13 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom--
Selfie camera
    Resolution8 MP5 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

Main camera3840 x 21601920 x 1080
...max FPS3030
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801280 x 720
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CMicro USB
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

Recommendation: No more cable and adapter mess with these smart wireless earbuds. TheTBI Pro Bluetooth phones work up to six hours on a single charge:

TBI Pro Bluetooth Headphones.

BATTERY

Moto G7 Play

Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

Size3.0002.400
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Motorola Moto G7 Play

No rating available.

Our rating of the Samsung Galaxy J3 DUOS (2017)

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