Samsung Galaxy J5 Review

Score: 6.67/10

Samsung Galaxy J5 is a quite good Android cellphone released two years ago, including a comfortable 5-inches screen, a processor speeding at 1200 MHz, and two cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back side camera and a 5 megapixels front camera. Is that all? Not at all, it's only the introduction of this extreme review.

This device is available in 3 color options, black, white and gold. Samsung made an excellent job making this phone weight only 5.15 ounces. Being just 0.31 inches thick,this cellphone is very thin and good-looking. This cellphone is only 5.59 inches long, but it's able to fit a a 5" screen.

This device is equipped with a fast 1200 megahertz processor, bundled in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 system chip with a huge 1,5 GB of RAM memory. This phone comes with a good 8 GB internal storage and an SD memory slot, allowing the user to install a couple hundred apps without any trouble.

This phone is equipped with a interesting 1280 x 720 (HD) 5 inches display, making everything look colorful and brightful. This display uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

The J5 has WiFi connectivity (although it can't provide it to other devices around, acting as a wireless modem), 4G (LTE) fast connection type or 3G fast connectivity, over HSPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This phone works with a Micro SIM card for GSM carriers.

This phone features two cameras, a 13 mega-pixels back camera and a 5 mega-pixels front facing camera. It is capable of capturing videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. This cellphone also features some interesting features: auto-focus, flash, geo tagging and face detection shooting.

This phone counts with a big 2600 mAh removable battery that can keep this cellphone running for many hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it at all.

This cellphone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.1), GPS Navigation and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

This phone is being sold for only 165 dollars, a good offer for comparing with similar devices. If you need a cellphone to majorly use social networks, this phone is probably a good choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0
Also Known As:Samsung SM-J500F
Dimensions:5.59 x 2.83 x 0.31 inchesMetric14.2 x 7.19 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:5.15 ouncesMetric146 gImperial
Colors:Black, Gold and White
Release date:2015-06-18
Price:$ 165.00 at Amazon


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:294 pixels per inchMetric115.75 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Single-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1,5 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 306
Internal Memory:8 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Capacity:2600 mAh
Talk Time:18 hours


Back camera:13 megapixels
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting and Geo Tagging


SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor