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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 (Galaxy J Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
NFC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 146.2 x 71.3 ( = 0.31 x 5.76 x 2.81 in)
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.3% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 44 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 66%, features: 68%, display: 76% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017

80% Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: A Great, Cheap Android Phone
Source: Know Your Mobile English
Really quite an impressive low-cost smartphone with a lot of bang for your buck. Arguably one of the best budget handsets on the market thanks to Samsung's mastery of Super AMOLED display technology and some sterling battery performance, both of which put it ahead of rivals such as the Moto G, while in other areas it's quite comparable with that very capable handset. The trade-off, however, is that the Moto G does get stock Android and timely updates, while Samsung's Galaxy J5 has TouchWiz on-top and requires a bit of extra fettling between software versions.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2018
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, Short, Date: 05/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: A Great, Cheap Android Phone
Source: Know Your Mobile English
Best in class of the budget Android category; you will struggle to find battery and display performance this good anywhere else at this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2018
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, Short, Date: 12/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% SAMSUNG Galaxy J5 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
With better performance and a longer battery life, Samsung’s updated Galaxy J5 is a low-cost marvel android 7.0 smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) quick review – make way for the new mid-range hero
Source: Laptop Media English
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) brings many improvements compared to its successful predecessor and this makes it more than accomplished model. First of all, the device comes with an entirely metal design which is not always seen in this price range. There is a fingerprint sensor built in the hardware Home button. It is quite surprising that we don’t find a USB Type-C port but this is a drawback which can be ignored.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2017
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, Short, Date: 08/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review
Source: GSM Arena English
Samsung's alphabet soup is making less and less sense. Here we have the Galaxy J5 (2017) that's got a premium metal build, a frugal 14nm chipset, an excellent Super AMOLED display, and Samsung's latest software. How is that lower midrange?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2017
66% Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro (2017) – Review
Source: Phone World English
Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has 4G supported device with some mid-range features. The device is especially for Samsung lovers because other device lovers will have some issue with its price which is a little bit expensive compared to other smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
65% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review
Source: Phone Arena English
It has one of the best interfaces around: sleek and modern-looking, it has Samsung’s excellent apps, and it has a very solid battery life. But its camera and, most importantly, performance are underwhelming. The phone often feels stuttery and the camera lacks in detail and speed. And we know the terrible state of Android updates for phones like the J5 (2017). In such a fiercely competitive market, the J5 (2017) does too little to stand out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%

Foreign Reviews

70% Die Einstiegsklasse wird teurer, aber schöner
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
91% Samsung Galaxy J5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 92%
80% Samsung Galaxy J5
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 74% display: 82% mobility: 82%
76% Galaxy S in der Einsteigerklasse
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
Ist das abgespeckte Galaxy zu leichtgewichtig?
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2017
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2017
Rating: price: 80% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy J5, ahora, en metal
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; metal case; nice design; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/08/2018
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017, diseño metálico para un superventas
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2017
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Ventajas y Desventajas, Pros y Contras
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display. Negative: Weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/10/2017
80% Review – Samsung Galaxy J5 E Galaxy J7
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Análise Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) surpreendente em (quase) todos os aspectos
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice design; metal case; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor; good selfie camera. Negative: Poor display; Mediocre speakers; no notification LED; no USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/09/2017
Samsung Galaxy J7 e Galaxy J5 (2017), será que valem a pena?
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Great built quality; nice display; decent cameras; good hardware. Negative: Short battery life; relatively high price.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2017
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) & Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) – Review/Análise
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; stylish design; excellent cameras; good connectivity.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2017
70% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Recensione: La Fascia Bassa Cambia Volto (E Prezzo)
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Smartphone Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
75% Recensione SAMSUNG J5 2017
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80%
77% Recensione Samsung Galaxy J5 2017
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 60% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 85%
75% Recensione Samsung Galaxy J5 2017: bello ma troppo caro
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 69% features: 68% display: 78% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 85%
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 review: drie keer is scheepsrecht
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Source: Consumentenbond Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Excellent display; long battery life; good price. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2017
70% Test Du Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) : Une Jolie Mise À Niveau
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
86% Test du Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) : la famille J monte en gamme
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
82% Test du Samsung Galaxy J5 : une autonomie record à moins de 280 euros
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 60% mobility: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test du Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 : encore plus beau, encore plus performant
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; good built quality; excellent display; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Poor display; average performance; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2017
Recenzja Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 – zadziwiająco dobry smartfon
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; support both dual sim and microSD slot; good selfie camera; decent hardware; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: No notification light; no optical image stabilization; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2017
Бюджетный флагман: обзор Samsung Galaxy J5 2017
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice display; support LTE; fast fingerprint sensor; good connectivity; long battery life. Negative: No Always On Display Mode; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2017
Recenze: Samsung Galaxy J5 – obrněnec s výbornou výdrží
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Metal case; solid workmanship; excellent display; good cameras; nice performance. Negative: No full HD mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2017
Đánh giá Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro 2017: Thiết kế và hoàn thiện cao cấp ở mức giá rẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Long battery life; modern design; support memory card slot. Negative: Average performance; poor display; poor cameras; weak hardware; relatively high price; no USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2017
Trên tay Galaxy J5 2017: Cấu hình cao, pin trâu, giá hấp dẫn
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high autonomy; good price; metal case; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2017
Ревю на Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) – направете път за новия герой на средния клас
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; metal case; fast fingerprint sensor; nice display; high autonomy; decent hardware; good cooling system; nice cameras. Negative: No USB-C.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/14/2017
Бърз поглед на Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) – първи впечатления, камера, производителност
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Nice display; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Представяне на Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) – 5.2″ екран, 8-ядрен Exynos 7870, метално тяло и две 13MP камери
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2017
75% Test Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

ARM Mali-T830 MP2: Integrated graphics card for smartphones and tablets with two clusters (MP2) supporting OpenGL ES 3.2. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7870 Octa: Exynos 7 Soc with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz and manufactured in a 14-nm process. Includes the GPU ARM Mali T830-MP2 as well as a dual-channel memory controller (LPDDR3-1866).» 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.
0.16 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.


77.3%: 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, 2017-07-11 (Update: 2017-07-11)