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Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 (Galaxy J Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 12.3 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 128GB, NFC, Sensors: Bewegungssensor, Annäherungssensor, Lagesensor, USB OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS (850/900/1800/2100), LTE (1,3,5,7,8,20); max speed: 150 MBit/s (download), 50 MBit/s (upload); 0.45 W/kg (head), 1.17 W/kg (body), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 145.8 x 72.3 ( = 0.32 x 5.74 x 2.85 in)
Battery
11.94 Wh, 3100 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/1.9, AF, LED flash, videos @1080p/30FPS
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/1.9, LED flash
Additional features
Speakers: rear-sided speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, headset, S-Planner, Microsoft Office, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
159 g ( = 5.61 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
279 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.67% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 29 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 64%, features: 61%, display: 79% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

82.4% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Metalhead. Plastic before, metal now: The new edition of the Galaxy J5 aims to make a higher-quality impression. However, the inner values have remained mostly the same. Is that enough for a successful update?
Update: new firmware with security and bug fixes released.
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 review
Source: It Pro English
The third-gen Moto G just retains its place in our budget smartphone affections thanks to its classier looks and build quality as well as its clean version of Android and waterproofing. Even so, the J5 has a lot going for it and is a very good alternative if you want a better looking screen and a replaceable battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 review
Source: It Pro English
The Moto G series has been the gold standard in budget smartphones, but the Samsung Galaxy J5 is a great alternative thanks to its superlative screen and long lasting battery. It's an excellent choice for anyone who's looking for quality on a budget. Having said all that, it’s worth waiting for the new 2016 Moto G4 (the fourth generation Moto G) which is due any day now. Unless you need a cheap phone right away, it’s worth waiting to see if the now Lenovo-owned Motorola can continue its success streak.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 review
Source: It Pro English
The third-gen Moto G just retains its place in our budget smartphone affections thanks to its classier looks and build quality as well as its clean version of Android and waterproofing. Even so, the J5 has a lot going for it and is a very good alternative if you want a better looking screen and a replaceable battery.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy J5 review: A good alternative to the Moto G4
Source: Expert Reviews English
Despite this, it’s clear that the Motorola Moto G4 is the phone to beat in the budget smartphone space right now. But that’s not to say there are no reasons to choose the Samsung Galaxy J5. It remains a good option if you value screen quality and battery life above all else. You might prefer it if you're switching across from another Samsung handset and don't fancy changing to a different manufacturer. And you might prefer a smaller handset; the Samsung Galaxy J5 is more compact, more easily usable in one hand and easier to slip into a pocket. Despite the emergence of the Moto G4, then, it hangs on to its Recommended award.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
A decent choice for everyday usage
Source: Tech Nave English
We are living in a world where sub-RM1000 smartphones are coming out with features taken from flagships that were around scantly a couple of years ago. This scenario has created phones such as the Honor 5X, Vivo X3, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Alcatel Flash Plus 2 and so on. Samsung has a tough road ahead to go against the pack with the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), but we think they can do it - while breaking some sweat, especially for Samsung fans looking for an affordable metal frame Samsung phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2016
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review
Source: Yugatech English
As we wrap up the review, we can say that the Galaxy J5 (2016) is a well-built phone with decent specs. Although, a usual concern for most thrifty consumers is the pricing of the device. For something this underpowered yet encased in an above average body and topped with a vibrant display, the brand is asking for Php11,990. The official pricing may have put a frown on some but rest assured, it’s a pretty good handset with nifty features crafted for everyday use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2016
73% The gateway to the Galaxy
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
Make no mistake, with an asking price of RM799 for the J5 and RM999 for the J7, you're pretty much paying a premium for the Samsung brand instead of actual performance. If you're one of those people that wouldn't be caught dead with a phone that isn't from a well recognized international brand, the J5 and J7 can be considered. However, if the Samsung name doesn't mean all that much to you, then you should probably opt for one of the many entry/mid-level smartphones that come from brands located in mainland China.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 75% features: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy J5
Source: It Pro English
The third-gen Moto G just retains its place in our budget smartphone affections thanks to its classier looks and build quality as well as its clean version of Android and waterproofing. Even so, the J5 has a lot going for it and is a very good alternative if you want a better looking screen and a replaceable battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Worthy successor to an affordable and popular smartphone
Source: Laptop Media English
The Samsung Galaxy J lineup proved yet again that affordability and reliability can coexist successfully. After Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 performed very well in our reviews, Galaxy J5 (2016) did not let us down, either. On the contrary, it has great features for the asking price. This is a model with nice design, thin profile and metal frame. It offers a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED HD display which is a very good choice both in terms of size and of image quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2016
60% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is a smartphone of reasonably good quality. It looks elegant and its screen is fairly pleasant. Its software experience is well-accomplished and its camera can land surprisingly good shots. While the Galaxy J5 (2016) does cover the essentials, it does so with the absolute minimum amount of design flair and hardware power required. Priced at around $255 in Asia and €280 in Europe, it becomes easy prey for comparably priced alternatives that present better value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% x 03-06-2016
Source: It Pro English
The third-gen Moto G just retains its place in our budget smartphone affections thanks to its classier looks and build quality as well as its clean version of Android and waterproofing. Even so, the J5 has a lot going for it and is a very good alternative if you want a better looking screen and a replaceable battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
59% Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is not the smartphone you should buy. It is quite underpowered compared to other offerings in the market, doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, and its pros don't outweigh the cons. The compromise isn't worth Samsung's brand value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 59%
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review
Source: GSM Arena English
As far as the design is concerned the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) lays a solid foundation for the company's upcoming mid-range smartphones. There'll be few people to complain as the phone looks better than its price tag suggests and is rocking top-notch build quality. However, in terms of hardware the Galaxy J5 (2016) feels like a pretty minor update. The bigger screen and battery are always a good way to lure customers in, but the chipset is feeling decidedly dated at this point. And the camera certainly can't live up to the promises that its specs make.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2016
90% Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
At this price, the Galaxy J5 is a very strong rival for the Moto G and other cut-price handsets. It's a solid all-rounder, offering dependable performance and excellent battery life as well as some brilliant camera tech. We prefer the vanilla Android Marshmallow experience of the Moto G, but Sammy fans will love what the Galaxy J5 has to offer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% A cracking budget handset
Source: PC Pro English
It’s a shame to end on the slight downer of the camera because it’s the only area where the Samsung Galaxy J5 puts a foot wrong as far as I’m concerned. Usually, when I’ve reviewed a budget handset, I’m extremely eager to get back to my own phone, but in this instance, I’ll actually be a little sad to see the back of the J5. It’s smooth, stylish, and performs nicely with a bright screen and an incredible battery life. On one such day when I barely used the phone, it lost just 3% of its life from sitting in standby.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

86% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Source: Computerbild - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
78% Everybody's darling
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
71% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 60% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Ventajas y Desventajas a Fondo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High autonomy; super AMOLED display; decent cameras; good connectivity. Negative: Plastic case; no fingerprint sensor; unsupport wireless charging; mediocre hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2016
Características Del Nuevo Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Source: Descargar.mobi Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Quality cameras; good price. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2016
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 review: niet echt anders
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Excellent AMOLED display. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2016
75% Krótki test smartfonu Samsung Galaxy J5
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 73%
67% Recenzja Samsung Galaxy J5: Przeciętniak w (prawie) każdym calu
Source: Teleguru Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) – godny następca czy odcinacz kuponów?
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; energy saving; decent cameras. Negative: Plastic case; relatively heavy; mediocre hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2016
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 – 2016
Source: Tekno Seyir TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016): đủ dùng phổ thông, pin tốt, chơi game đuối
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; long battery life; good front camera; impressive display; decent price. Negative: Mediocre performance; nonsupport HDR mode.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2016
Review Samsung Galaxy J5: Low-End Samsung Jagokan Layar AMOLED
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Nice design; super AMOLED display; great cameras; full features; long battery life. Negative: Incomplete sensor; less powerful processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2016
92% Samsung Galaxy J5 2016: Samsung pre menej náročných | RECENZIA
Source: Moj Android SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 81% display: 82% mobility: 92% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Model: The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is an Android-based smartphone. The design of the smartphone looks quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5 except for the presence of the front-facing flash. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow system features a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 quad core processor, an Adreno 306 graphic card, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by 128 GB via the microSD slot. The smartphone's capacitive 5.2-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen is capable of displaying 1280 x 720 pixels. It features good colors, details and brightness.

Other features of the smartphone include Dual SIM card support, a proximity sensor, an accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. The 13 MP rear camera features autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection and is able to record videos in 1080p resolution at 30 fps. The 5 MP front camera features a LED flash. The image quality of both cameras depends heavily on the lighting conditions. Too much lighting will make the images overexposed and too little lighting will make the images lose details. There are three different colors to choose from; Rose Gold, Gold, Black and White. It weighs 159 g and its battery life can last up to 13.5 hours.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.159 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


79.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-05-12 (Update: 2016-05-12)