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Samsung Galaxy J5

Samsung Galaxy J5

  • CPU
    Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

  • Memory
    8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM

  • Camera
    13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash

  • Battery
    Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery

  • WiFi
    Yes

  • Price Range
    €160

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

7.2 3.6 1
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Features 6 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Camera 7 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10

The Samsung Galaxy J5 goes by a number of names depending on the country in which you are located. These are known as the J500FN (Europe); J500F (HK, India, South Africa, Thailand); J500G (Malaysia, Indonesia); J500Y (New Zealand); J500M (LATAM). You can check with your local mobile phone dealer as to what it is called in your country if it has not been listed above. The phone has good connectivity however some users have complained about the phone heating up a bit when used for an extended period of time.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a mid range mobile phone and covers the full frequency spectrum ranging from 2G to 3G as well as 4G. You can also connect your mobile phone to your computer via a USB cable and using the Samsung USB driver to achieve this. You can find the driver listed on another website. The phone was released in June 2015 and has had good sales since then considering Samsung also released the Samsung S6 Edge in the same year. The Samsung Galaxy J5 looks like the Iphone design and is very handy in the pocket at that size being 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm (5.59 x 2.83 x 0.31 in).  It is also very light at 146 g. There is also a single micro-sim as well as a dual micro-sim option with this range of phones. Ask about this before you purchase the phone online or in the store.

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – J500F, J500G, J500FN
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – J500Y, J500M
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) – J500F, J500FN
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) – J500F (India)
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300) – J500G
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 17(700), 28(700) – J500Y, J500M
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
 

The Galaxy J5 comes with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The screen is large coming in at 5.0 inches and the screen to body ratio is ~67.5% much like the Samsung Galaxy V Plus also on this website. They look very similar so you can look at that mobile phone specs as well. The screen resolution is good at 720 x 1280 pixels with ~294 ppi pixel density. This is pretty good and gives a good picture considering the price of the phone. If you wish to have a 1440 x 2560 pixels screen then you will be looking for a phone 3 times the price of this one.

Samsung Galaxy J5The operating system is Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop) which is upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow). The phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. The GPU is a Adreno 306 and you can read more about the GPU processor on this website as well. The memory is large being an internal memory of 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM. The storage on the phone is rather small considering the large camera it gets. For this reason there is a microSD, up to 256 GB on a dedicated slot. The phone has an LED flash with a 13 MP camera with autofocus  and geo-tagging, touch focus as well as face detection. The internal memory can run full quickly with the 13 Megapixel camera and high definition video camera. The front or primary camera is a 13MP while the rear camera is also very good at 5 MP with a 23mm which is only slightly smaller than the primary camera and this too has an LED flash.

Much like any other mobile phone on the market, there are also the standard features such as Vibration; MP3 as well as WAV ringtones. There is also a loudspeaker as well as a 3.5mm jack. Mobile connectivity is also good with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct as well as hotspot. The Bluetooth on the mobile phone is v4.1 with A2DP. GPS is also standard but it will depend on where you buy the mobile phone as it is market dependent. There is A-GPS and/or GLONASS/ BDS depending on your location and this also applies to the NFC functionality. The Samsung Galaxy J5 also has an FM radio, RDS as well as a recording option.

There is also a USB port to connect to your computer in the form of a microUSB v2.0 port. You will need to download the USB driver for your computer to connect the Samsung to your computer. The phone comes with only two sensors being an accelerometer and also a proximity sensor. Messeging is pretty standard for a mid range phone having SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail as well as an IM. There is also an HTML5 browser. There is no Java on the phone.

With a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery and the specs of the phone you can get about 18 hours of talk time. Overall its a good phone considering the specs as well as the price of the mobile phone. It also feels good in the hand (a bit ‘boxy’ as the edges are not round) and much like all Samsung phones this phone also has a every good camera. It is more than adequate for most business people.

Samsung Galaxy J5 - Specs

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - J500F, J500G, J500FN
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - J500Y, J500M
  • 4G Network
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - J500F, J500FN
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300) - J500F (India)
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300) - J500G
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 17(700), 28(700) - J500Y, J500M
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Data

  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    HTML5

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
    5.0 inches (~67.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    720 x 1280 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~294 ppi pixel density
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Features
    - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes
  • Secondary
    5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm, LED flash

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    v4.1, A2DP
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Yes
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Headphone Jack

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 306
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes, microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer, proximity

Media

  • Audio Playback
    Yes
  • Video Playback
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes, FM radio, RDS, recording
  • Ring Tones
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes

Messaging

  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
    Yes
  • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
    Yes

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • Features
    - ANT+ support
    - MP4/WMV/H.264 player
    - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer

Power

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Battery Life
    Up to 18 h (3G) / Up to 62 h (Music)
  • Batteries Included
    Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery
  • Placement
    Rear
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 18 h (3G)
  • Music Play
    Up to 62 h

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