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Samsung Galaxy J5 review

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Here are the details of the latest Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

Samsung has a wide range of mobile phones with a balanced quality / price ratio and tries to propose tailor-made solutions for many. This Samsung Galaxy J is a good example. It is a very interesting mid-range smartphone. And it is that, the Samsung Galaxy J5 , a smartphone of the Galaxy J range that is situated in the middle point of what we understand as a terminal for all audiences: a standard five-inch screen , the well-known Snapdragon 410 processor , 1.5 GigaBytes of RAM to smoothly move background tasks, 8 GigaBytesinternal memory (expandable by microSD , so as not to run out of space), Android operating system ...

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is available in stores for a price of around 200 euros , and can be purchased in three different housing finishes: white , black and gold . In this analysis of the Galaxy J5 we are going to take a look at what each and every feature of this mobile offers.

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

Design and display

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is presented with a design that combines the plastic , present on the back and the front, with the chrome materials, present on the entire side of the mobile. In this combination, the Galaxy J5 offers a design in which the volume button is located on the left side, while the power button is located on the right side. The back cover of the Galaxy J5 is removable, which means that the user can remove it in a simple way to access the battery, which in this case is also removable and, therefore, can be replaced by any other compatible with the mobile in question.

If we analyze its design a little more, we will see that the Samsung Galaxy J5 incorporates both the microUSB port and the audio output at the bottom of the mobile. At the rear, the main camera is accompanied on its left by the LED Flash and on its right by the loudspeaker , while on the front the presence of the front LED Flash stands out . On official measures, the Galaxy J5 has dimensions of  142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm , with a relatively weight content reaches 146 grams .

Speaking of the screen, the Galaxy J5 incorporates a screen five inches which, being housed on a panel Super AMOLED , offers a resolution HD of 1280 x 720 pixels . The fact that the panel is of the Super AMOLED type is not exactly a fact that we should ignore, since it is the panel technology incorporated in the screens of Samsung's highest-end mobile phones . In this case, the screen of the Galaxy J5 reaches a pixel density of 294 ppi .

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

Camera and multimedia

The main camera of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is formed by a sensor CMOS of 13 megapixels , with the company of a Flash LED , is able to take pictures with a maximum resolution of  4,128 x 3,096 pixels , while maximum resolution in the case of videos reaches 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (at 30 frames per second ). In addition, so that users do not miss any photos, the Galaxy J5 incorporates a function that allows access to the Camera application at any time simply by pressing the Home button .

But it is the front camera that really draws attention when analyzing the multimedia section of the Samsung Galaxy J5 . It turns out that the Galaxy J5's selfie camera is accompanied by a front LED Flash that, in short, allows you to obtain an important addition of lighting when taking self-profile photographs in night scenes. This flash works with the same methodology as the main camera flash, and can be configured to activate automatically in the scenes where it is necessary.

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

Processor and memory

In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy J5 comes to be what we would consider to be the standard of the mid-range. A processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 of four cores running at a maximum speed of 1.2 GHz , a graphics processor Adreno 306 and 1.5 gigabytes of RAM are three characteristics that summarize the performance of the Galaxy J5, and they do it by revealing that we are dealing with a smartphone that should have no problem offering fluidity in everyday performance. Surfing the web, playing videos, having online conversations and playing games are tasks that cannot be resisted by a smartphone with these characteristics.

The internal storage capacity of the Galaxy J5 of Samsung is 8 gigabytes , although because factory installed files in the terminal, space is actually available to the user is 4.3 gigabytes . Since it is a capacity that can fall short as soon as we want to store multimedia files, Samsung offers the possibility of expanding it using an external microSD memory card of up to a maximum of 128 GigaBytes .

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

Operating system and applications

The Samsung Galaxy J5 comes standard with the Android 5.1 Lollipop version of the Android operating system , which is one of the most recent versions of the Lollipop update . This version incorporates all the functions that mobile phones that share this operating system boast nowadays, and the fact that it is personalized with a Samsung layer adds other additional functions created by the South Korean company itself. All this accompanied, in addition, by a list of applications that are also factory installed.

As for Samsung functions incorporated into the Galaxy J5 , this smartphone boasts options such as, for example, Smart Manager , which allows you to control the status of the terminal from an intuitive menu. In this menu, the user can check the status of the battery, the storage capacity used or the available RAM , as well as some options related to the security of the device.

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

Autonomy and connectivities

The battery that gives life to the Samsung Galaxy J5 has a capacity established at 2,600 mAh , and the official autonomy figures provided by Samsung speak of up to nine hours of Internet use with data connectivity , up to 11 hours of Internet use with WiFi , up to 18 hours talk time , up to 13 hours of video playback and up to 62 hours of audio playback .

If we take a look at the wireless connectivity section, we will see that the Galaxy J5 stands out especially for being compatible with 4G , which is an ultra-fast Internet connectivity that allows download speeds of up to 150 Mbps through the tariff of data. In addition to this, the Galaxy J5 also incorporates WiFi , NFC , Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS . The phone card that can be used in this mobile is the Micro-SIM type .

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

Price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is now available for a price of around 200 euros , depending on the distribution that we go to when buying it. In short, we are talking about a smartphone aimed at users looking for a device for everyday use without having to shell out a high amount of money in the process. The front LED Flash , 4G connectivity , NFC , Super AMOLED screen and Android 5.1 Lollipop version are the features that most attract our attention in the Galaxy J5 .

Samsung Galaxy J5

ModelGalaxy J5


Size5 inches
Resolution1,280 x 720 pixels
Density294 ppi
TechnologySuper AMOLED


Dimensions142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm
Weight146 grams
ColorsWhite / Black / Gold


Resolution13 megapixels
FlashYes, LED Flash
VideoYes, with Full HD recordings

Different camera modes

Front camera5 megapixels, with front LED flash


RadioFM RDS radio


Operating systemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Extra applicationsSamsung Apps

Google applications (Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, etc.)


CPU processorQualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916), running at 1.2 GHz
Graphics processor (GPU)Adreno 306
RAM1.5 GigaBytes


Internal memory8 GigaBytes (4.3 GigaBytes available to the user)
ExtensionYes, with MicroSD card up to 128 GigaBytes


Mobile Network3G (HSDPA at 21 Mbps / HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps)


WifiWiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n
GPS locationGPS (GLONASS, Beidou)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.1
ConnectorMicroUSB 2.0
Audio3.5 mm minijack
BandsGSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)

B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B20 (800)

Micro-SIM card compatible

OthersCreate WiFi zones


Capacity2,600 mAh
Standby duration-
Duration in useUp to 18 hours in conversation

+ info

Release dateNow available
Manufacturer's websiteSamsung

Price: 200 euros