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Samsung Galaxy J4+ vs OPPO A3s Specs Comparison

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Samsung recently made the Galaxy J4+ official in the Philippines. It is the company's answer to the hot-selling OPPO A3s. Can it beat its specs? Let's see!
Samsung Galaxy J4+ vs OPPO A3s Specs Comparison
J4+ or A3s?

Samsung Galaxy J4+ vs OPPO A3s Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy J4+OPPO A3s
Display6-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ HD+ 1480 x 720 resolution at 274 ppi6.2-inch 2.5D curved In-Cell IPS screen w/ HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution at 260 ppi
CPU
1.4GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 308Adreno 506
RAM2GB2GB
ROM16GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)16GB expandable via microSD card slot (dedicated)
Back Camera13MP f/1.9 w/ AF and LED flash13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera5MP f/2.28MP f/2.2 w/ AI Beauty 2.0
Battery
3,300mAh
4,230mAh
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Android 8.1 Oreo w/ ColorsOS 5.1
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), 4G LTE Cat 4, Bluetooth 4.2 ANT+, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, proximity
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
Fingerprint sensor, Colors: black, gold
Face unlock, Colors: red, dark purple
Dimensions161.4 x 76.9 x 7.9 mm156 x 75.3 x 7.8 mm
Weight
178 g
158 g
PricePHP 6,990
PHP 6,990

Overall, it is an interesting match for me. Both has few advantages over each other.
Glossy back design

Build/Design - Both has a stylish glass-like glossy finish at the back. Both are mostly made out of plastic with 2.5D glass on the top. It is a pretty even match here. Some may like the notch design of the A3s and some may prefer the 18.5:9 Infinity Display of the Galaxy J4+.
A3s notch
A3s notch

Display - Both are equipped with an HD+ screen. The OPPO A3s has the bigger 6.3-inch display versus the 6-inch screen of the Galaxy J4+. Both are massive for the price. We do not know the actual screen performance of the J4+ yet.

Specs - OPPO is ahead here. It is using the speedier Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor with Adreno 506 GPU versus the slower Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor of the J4+.

The have the same RAM and ROM size at 2GB/16GB, respectively. The expandable storage of the J4+ is higher at 512GB though.

But, the battery capacity of the A3s is way bigger at 4,230mAh vs 3,300mAh.
A3s dual-camera
A3s dual-camera

Cameras - On paper, the Galaxy J4+ has the brighter 13MP f/1.9 single sensor. It could be the better point and shoot camera here. But, the A3s has a dual-camera setup. It goes with a 13MP f/2.2 + a 2MP sensor with bokeh effect. It could be better in some conditions.

For selfies, I will personally go with the AI-assisted 8MP camera of the A3s versus the regular 5MP selfie camera of J4+

Other features - As expected, both has 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.2. They have GPS technology as well. The GPS of Samsung is more complete though.

Samsung Galaxy J4+ advantages - Brighter f/1.9 rear camera, near complete GPS
OPPO A3s advantages - Speedier processor, better GPU, larger battery capacity, nicer selfie camera, higher LTE category

Our thoughts

The Galaxy J4+ is a surprising Samsung smartphone for the price. We liked that it has a trendy glossy back cover design, 18.5:9 Infinity Display, and f/1.9 camera for just PHP 6,990.

However, the specs of the A3s is still higher for me. It has the larger 6.2-inch notched display, speedier Snapdragon 450 processor, bigger 4,230mAh battery, and better selfie cameras.

It could also have the advantage in taking portrait shots at the back since it has a dual-camera setup. The A3s is also priced at PHP 6,990.

What do you guys think? Who are you picking?
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