What is the difference between this below code?

Class : \Magento\Catalog\Model\ProductFactory

Code : $this->productFactory->create()->getCollection();

Class : \Magento\Catalog\Model\ResourceModel\Product\CollectionFactory

Code : $this->collectionFactory->create();

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Result is the same in this case.

$this->productFactory->create()->getCollection(); will use the basic method getCollection() of class \Magento\Framework\Model\AbstractModel, resulting in creating collection by object manager.

Magento\Catalog\Model\ResourceModel\Product\CollectionFactory is directly responsible of creating product collection. Extra logic can be added in this class.

You should use CollectionFactory as much as you can.

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