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Phone-Off: Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime vs OPPO F1s


Mabuhay, Manila.

We’re pitting two fan favorites against each other. This is the phone-off between the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime vs the OPPO F1s.


The J7 Prime is clad in metal all around with plastic top and bottom caps to make way for signal reception. It’s smooth and cool to the touch. Nothing much else is present apart from the flushed camera with dual tone LED flash. The backing rounds out to the front to meet Gorilla Glass protection.

The chin houses the home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner flanked by two capacitive navigation keys. The power button is on the right side and above it is the speaker grille. On the other side are the volume rocker, a sim card tray for the primary SIM and another card tray for the second sim and the microSD. Finally, the 3.55mm headphone jack and microUSB port are located at the bottom.

The lar qualities apart from the camera being flushed to the left. Like the contender the F1s is also clad in metal with plastic caps for the bottom and top portions of the back. The design rounds out to the front to meet Gorilla Glass protection.

The chin houses the home button that functions as a fingerprint scanner along with two backlit capacitive keys. Underneath the glass panel is the selfie camera, the earpiece, and the ambient-proximity sensor.
The power button is on the right side with the dual sim tray right above it and the volume rocker can be found on the other side. Up top will only be the noise cancellation mic and at the bottom is where you will find the 3.55mm headphone jack, microUSB port, and the speaker grilles wherein only one works.

In terms of weight, the J7 Prime is heavier but the smooth and cold touch adds to the premium feel to it. Overall, both devices can be used one hand but the plastic feeling on the F1s is just something left to be desired.

J7 Prime wins this one.


Both are coming with 5.5-inch display size with gorilla glass protection. The J7 Prime uses a 1080p PLS TFT panel and the F1S uses a 720p IPS LCD panel. Pixel count here is a huge difference at 401 and 267 ppi, respectively.

Despite the 720p resolution, colors are more vibrant and show brighter white panel for the F1s while the J7 Prime provides better accuracy on color reproduction. However, the J7 Prime pulls ahead with crispier details on the screen. Using in broad daylight though would be no problem here for the both.

J7 Prime lacks the ambient light sensor so manually adjusting its brightness is required.

J7 Prime wins this one.


The main camera is both at 13MP with f/1.9 for the J7 prime and f2.2 for the F1S.

Outdoor shots were handled well with the J7 prime resulting in vivid colors and better sharpness compared to the natural colors and smooth image processing of the F1S. However, the J7 Prime struggled to find white balance in another shot.

The indoor shooting made no difference with J7 Prime providing a washed out photo.

Low-light shooting favored the F1S when it comes to details but with pale colors compared to the smooth yet lively image of the J7 Prime. A little aid from its own flash will give the J7 Prime a natural and detailed photo while the F1S resulted to smoother details with a reddish hue.

Night shooting was a struggle for both as F1S showed some noticeable grains while the J7 prime provided underexposed image.

The 16MP f2.0 selfie camera of the F1S pulls ahead with better color reproduction and crisper details compared to the 8MP f1/9 of the J7 Prime.

Both main shooters of our contenders can record up to 1080 @ 30fps. The J7 Prime video processing was washed out while the F1S did well in overall quality. A steady hand or a tripod is needed should you wish to reduce shaking of the video.

It was a very close call for the camera of our contenders but the F1S will be taking this one with a very slight lead.


The J7 Prime is being powered by a Samsung Exynos 7870 1.6GHz octa-core cpu while F1s is using Mediatek MT6750 1.5GHz octa-core CPU as well, the two are paired with 3GB RAM. The J7 prime is running on Android Marshmallow with TouchWiz on top while the OPPO F1S is still on Android Lollipop with ColorOS.

Antutu benchmark scores were close with the J7 prime picking up 43k while the F1S with 41k. Real-world performance was also close with the J7 Prime opening applications a tad faster but overall navigation of both was handled well with ease. Lags are expected but very minimal.

Fingerprint recognition is accurate with 8 out of 10 for the two however, F1S was able to unlock the device much faster.


The F1S wins this one.


The 3300mAh battery of the J7 Prime lasts longer with 32hours of stand-by time garnering 5 hours of screen-on-time. The 3075 mAh battery of the F1S lasted 31 hours and 4.5hours, respectively.

Support for Quick Charge is absent with both clocking in at 2hours and 20mins of charging from zero to a hundred percent.


The J7 Prime wins this one.


The mono speaker of the two are on par with each other when it comes to quality, it only differs when it comes to the intensity of the F1S that comes out at the top despite its single bottom firing speaker. However, the placement of the speaker on the side for the J7 Prime will aid you in watching or playing games in landscape mode.

F1S wins this one.

Pricing and Verdict

The Samsung J7 Prime will be priced at P13,990 ($281) while the OPPO F1S is retailing at P12,990 or $261.

Performance for our contenders is close, as well as with the pricing. OPPO F1s is still a good choice if you are looking into the selfie game and despite its outdated software, it still provides good performance for casual use.
However, if you are looking for a better design with premium feel on the hands, a 1080p display that is a standard nowadays for smartphones, then the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is worth the buy especially if you spend more time watching videos on your device.

What do you think of our contenders this round? Let us know in the comments section below.

Mabuhay, Manila.



OPPO F1s vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Comparison + Video Review

Full Specs


Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Display 5.5-inch 720p HD display IPS LCD, 267ppi 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p LCD IPS, 401 ppi
Design Metal + Plastic, Gorilla Glass 4 Metal casing
Chipset Mediatek 6750 Samsung Exynos 7870
CPU Octa-core Cortex A53 @ 1.5GHz speed Octa-core Cortex A53 @ 1.6GHz speed
Chipset MT860MP2 graphics Mali-T830MP2
Memory 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, dedicated microSD card slot 3GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, dedicated microSD card slot
Camera 13MP f2.2, dual tone LED flash, 1080p video 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
Selfie 16MP f2.0 8MP f1.9
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
Security Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint scanner
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop, ColorOS UI 3.0 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, TouchWiz
Battery 3000mAh battery capacity 3300mAh battery capacity
Ports and charging microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, 3.55mm headphone jack microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, 3.55mm headphone jack
Audio Mono speaker, standard Mono speaker, standard
Release Date August 2016 availability in the Philippines October 2016 availability in the Philippines
Official price P12,990 SRP for 32GB model (US$280) in online stores P13,990 ($281) pesos
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