Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 vs Moto G4 Plus: Mid-range smartphones battle it out

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is a budget device with several new features like S Bike mode. Moto G4 Plus ships with a large a 5.5-inch display with fingerprint sensor. In this article, we will compare the features of both smartphones.


While Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED HD display, Moto G4 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch FHD display with a high pixel density of 401PPI.


While Galaxy J5 2016 comes with Snapdragon 410 processor paired with Adreno 305 graphics, the Moto G4 Plus features an advanced Snapdragon 617 Octa Core Processor coupled with Adreno 405 graphics.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Moto G4 Plus, on the other hand, ships in both 2GB and 3GB RAM variants with 16GB/32GB internal storage respectively. You will be able to expand the internal storage of both J5 2016 and Moto G4 Plus up to 128GB.


While Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 offers a 13MP primary camera coupled with a 5MP front-facing shooter, the Moto G4 Plus is equipped with 16MP rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, laser focus, PDAF and Professional mode paired with a 5MP front-facing snapper with f/2.2 aperture. If you compare the specifications, you will be able to know that Moto G4 Plus includes enhanced camera than J5 2016.


Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 features a 3100mAh battery, which provides the capability to deliver up to 21 hours of talk time. Even though Moto G4 Plus is integrated with a 3000mAh battery, the device has an ability to quickly charge for up to 6 hours of usage in just 15 minutes from the start of charging via TurboPower technology.

Operating Platform

Moto G4 Plus

On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 offers Android Marshmallow 6. However, the Moto G4 Plus is loaded with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is the latest. However, you will be able to upgrade to 6.0.1 in Galaxy J5 2016 after purchase, although we are not sure about it.

Fingerprint Sensor

With Moto G4 Plus, you will be able to instantly unlock your smartphone using your fingerprint as passcode. However, this feature is not available with Samsung Galaxy J5 2016.

Advanced Features

The main attraction of Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is the integration of S Bike mode, which ensures that the rider to attend a call only after stopping the vehicle. A pre-recorded message will be played to the caller stating that the relevant person is riding the bike. Moreover, the unique Motion Lock feature ensures that the caller attends the call only after stopping the bike.


While Samsung Galaxy J5 is priced at Rs. 13,990, Moto G4 Plus is available at Rs. 14,999, exclusively via Amazon. Flipkart is also providing exchange offers up to Rs. 11,000 in return for a fully functional and display intact devices as part of the Big Shopping Days.