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Samsung Galaxy J5

The Samsung Galaxy J5, was released along with its baby brother, the Samsung Galaxy J7. While sporting all the characteristics of the iconic Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy J5 is considered a cheaper and easier version of Samsung’s line. Want to know if it’s worth your money? Read more below.

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Everything you want in a smartphone – Samsung Galaxy J5

As authentic as a Samsung phone is, the Samsung Galaxy J5 is the ultimate smartphone. Not catered to everyone, the Samsung Galaxy J5 is choc-a-block full of nifty little gadgets that make the J7 a unique smartphone to use. If you love Samsung Galaxy models, the J5 sheds some light on what Samsung is all about. Design-wise, the Samsung Galaxy J5 uses the same coatings as the Samsung Galaxy S series. A glass screen with a plastic back cover provides for Samsung’s signature design. A physical home button lets you get to your favourite apps with one touch. The volume rockers to the left and power button to the right make it easy to navigate. The Samsung Galaxy J5 boasts a Super AMOLED 5.5 inch HD display that makes colours warm and vivid. The downside to the size is the fact that you can’t operate this device with one hand.

Conquering specs of smartphones with the Samsung Galaxy J5

When it comes to specs, the Samsung Galaxy J5 is powered by a 1.5Ghz Octa-Core processor with 16 GB of internal storage. For its size and function, this processor gives a speedy response and a smooth transition between apps and programs. 1.5GB of RAM allows for a quick processing and external storage can be added up to 128GB. For those of you who love taking photos, the Samsung Galaxy J5’s back sports a camera of 13MP while the front camera is 5MP, perfect for all your selfies! A flash comes in the form of an LED light which is turned on manually. Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities all come standard with the Samsung Galaxy J5 and you’ll find the price of this Android mobile is worth it for its class and specs. Overall, the specs of the Samsung Galaxy J5 are much higher than expected for a budget Samsung model. So why not compare prices of the Samsung Galaxy J5 with other models of Samsung smartphones? You’ll be amazed to find that the value of the Samsung Galaxy J5 exceeds your expectations.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2016-09-28
When I first reviewed the Samsung Galaxy J5, I said it was a genuine Moto G challenger, and it was. The trouble is that we've had a whole new generation of Moto Gs, and as you would expect, that's clouded the picture somewhat – especially when the new mod...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-03
Excellent Super AMOLED display, Lengthy battery life, CheapCamera has disappointing issues with exposure, Average performance
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is something of a dark horse. This budget smartphone has received so little attention that not even Samsung's own PR team knew about its existence. The company's previous budget offerings have been nothing much to shout about, but th...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-16
Solid battery life, Strong display for the price, Decent camerasOld Android
Only £9.50 a month on iDSamsung Galaxy J5 Review: One of Samsung's best budget mobiles, the Galaxy J5 is a fierce rival to the Motorola Moto G and a solid smartphone for just £150 SIM-free. Here's what we think after using the Galaxy J5 as our full-time p...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-11
Two products, separated by just a single letter: one is Samsung's 2014 flagship, which still holds up pretty well today, and the other is the Samsung Galaxy J5 which is Samsung's latest budget smartphone. True, you'd struggle to slip up and type the wrong...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-22
With the screen brightness set to our standard measurement of 170cd/m2, the J5 lasted an incredible 17h 50m in our continuous video playback test, just edging out the S7 to be the longest-lasting smartphone I've ever tested. That's amazing for a smartphon...
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Reviewed on 2015-11-27
Design and HardwareThe first time you laid your eyes on it, it is unmistakably a Samsung smartphone. The design is very familiar and it hasn't been changed for years. But since this smartphone is an affordable mid-ranger, the smartphone is packed in a sol...
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Reviewed on 2015-10-24
Samsung about a month back launched its selfie-focused midrange devices Samsung Galaxy J5 and Samsung Galaxy J7 here in India. The devices bring with them the latest software experience along with a decently powered hardware. The Samsung Galaxy J5 has bee...
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Reviewed on 2015-10-08
sturdy chassis, long battery runtimes, good SuperAMOLED screen, replaceable battery, microSDslot, good GPS module, LTEvery long charging time, chassis completely made of plastic, small internal storage, bad speaker, only 2.4 GHz WiFi, no light sensor
Recycling. You have a déjà-vu experience when you open the box of the Galaxy J5, because Samsung uses the old chassis design. The components are fairly standard, but the manufacturer integrates a flash at the front for selfie fans...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-14
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of Samsung's two new budget offerings, the other being the J7. The two phones undercut the previous launched E-series devices with more aggressive pricing while offering nearly identical specifications.Samsung Galaxy J5 offici...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-09
Since time immemorial, there has been no device in budget range of Samsung arsenal that you couldn't slate. There has been quite a few every time.Finding a space for itself in just beyond the 10k category, Samsung has placed a new Snapdragon 410 based opt...
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Reviewed on 2015-09-05
Great Display, Good Batterylife, Good Performance, Gaming, Good Cameras, 4G LTE, USB OTG, Android 5.1 LollipopSpeakerphone Should've Been Louder, Missing Basic Sensors, Build Should've Been Better, Just 8GB Storage, Dated Design, Capacitive Buttons Not Backlit
Samsung has finally learned pricing for its mid-range smartphones. The Galaxy J5 is perfectly priced at Rs. 11,990 and comes with a Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE support, decent set of cameras running the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop right out of the box. S...
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Reviewed on 2015-08-26
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a low cost quad core powered smartphone from a well known brand. The J5 comes packed with added features and also missed out some features but with the price tag of ₹11,999 they have managed it really well.Galaxy J5 unboxing Insid...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-26
Thin and light body, Super AMOLED display with exceptional contrast ratio and high maximum brightness, Very durable battery, Low outer temperatured even after continuous usage, Quality camera with accurate colors and low color noise many shooting modes an...PWM at some brightness levels, Only 8GB of storage
In the past couple of weeks, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ come to mind when Samsung smartphones are mentioned, but the company also released an offering in the middle-class. Galaxy J5 if a typical example for this price range and seems like it ha...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-17
Samsung, as most of us guessed already, introduced its new J Series in India with the launch of Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 on Thursday. The smartphones, which have been available in China since last month, fit into the mid-range segment based on their low pr...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-17
Samsung today launched the Galaxy J5 and its mightier variant, the Galaxy J7 in India. The phones will be available in an online only sale model, for which Samsung has partnered with Fipkart.The company has priced these phones aggressively at Rs. 11,999 a...
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Reviewed on 2015-07-16
Samsung today unveiled two 4G enabled smartphones- Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 in the mid-segment category. The smartphones will be available exclusively on Flipkart at Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 11,999 respectively by July 23 and the pre-booking starts from today by...
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Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor cores



Display diagonal

12.7 cm (5")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


7.18 cm


7.9 mm


14.2 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


Near Field Communication (NFC)


Internal storage capacity

8 GB

Internal RAM

1536 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

128 GB


GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Video recording


Battery capacity

2600 mAh


Form factor


Colour of product