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Samsung Galaxy J5


Samsung Galaxy J5
Samsung Galaxy J5 (Galaxy Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 4 x 1.2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1536 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive, 10 touch points, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 4.2 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 128 GB), NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Orientation sensor , NFC, WiFi-Direct, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, ANT+
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM (850, 900, 1800 and 1900), UMTS (850, 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz), LTE FDD (B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20), Head-SAR: 0.612 W/kg, SAR Body: 0.482 W/kg, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 142.1 x 71.8 ( = 0.31 x 5.59 x 2.83 in)
10 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2,600 mAh, replaceable, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 18 h
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Webcam: 5 MP, Main camera: 13 MP (FHD videos @30fps) with autofocus and LED flash
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: virtual, USB-cable, Power adaptor, headset, Quick-start guide, Warranty information, Galaxy Apps, S Planner, Smart Manager, OneNote, OneDrive, my Galaxy, several advertisement apps, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 44 g ( = 1.55 oz / 0.1 pounds)
219 Euro



Average Score: 93.67% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 42%, features: 46%, display: 83% mobility: 94%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy J5

81% Samsung Galaxy J5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Recycling. You have a déjà-vu experience when you open the box of the Galaxy J5, because Samsung uses the old chassis design. Although the components are fairly standard, the manufacturer has integrated a flash at the front for selfie fans.
100% Brilliance on a budget
Source: PC Pro English version
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, Medium, Date: 04/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% A new Moto G killer?
Source: Expert Reviews English version
Still, if this doesn't bother you, then the Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fine choice. The Moto G is still the phone to beat in my eyes, with Android 6.0, a better camera and more stylish design. However, the J5's amazing screen and battery life will make it the better pick for many, especially if you're switching from another Samsung handset. It wins a Recommended award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
Samsung Galaxy J5 review – Samsung marches into the mid-class with an amazing offer
Source: Laptop Media English version
Samsung Galaxy J5 stood up to our expectations, proving it performs really well for a mid-class device. Expectedly, we are satisfied with the Super AMOLED display that offers high brightness and contrast. The only drawback of the screen is the presence of PWM at up to 70% brightness. Furthermore, we don’t have anything bad say about the battery as it performed superbly in all of our tests. We are also satisfied with the software features and performance. We somehow knew the rear 13MP camera of Galaxy J5 will be one of its strong suits and the sample shots along with the performed tests, are here to vouch for that.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2015
Samsung Galaxy J5 preview
Source: GSM Arena English version
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fine budget smartphone. Samsung has done a good job of cutting the right corners to achieve the low price and while you will have to make some compromises as will all devices in this range the overall experience is surprisingly good. All the important bits are covered and in the end that's what really matters when shopping bargain phones.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2015


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.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

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

Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.

93.67%: This rating is indeed excellent. There are not many models that are rated better. This can definitely be seen as a purchase recommendation.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2015-09-28 (Update: 2015-09-28)