In the year of 2016, Samsung launched a new line-up of their newest smartphone products. Starting from the higher end series which includes Galaxy A, and they offer the lower end versions – Galaxy J which includes Samsung Galaxy J5.
The new products they launched have similar name as their predecessors with the addition of number 6 behind it to symbolize their launching year, 2016.
Many enhancements have been made to these new phones, including specifications and additional features.
In this review, you will find out more about Galaxy J5, which is a lower end phone but still has amazing features.
This Android device is especially targeted toward young people who mostly use smartphone for surfing the internet and browsing through social media.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Specifications
Want to know more about Samsung J5 Specifications? This review will give you all the information needed.
|Product||Samsung Galaxy J5|
|Screen||5.2-inch HD Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Snapdragon 410 (Quad-Core, 1,2 GHz, Cortex A53)|
|Memory||16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Connectivity||GSM, HSDPA, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/d/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, microUSB v2.0, USB Host|
|Camera||13 MP (Rear), 5 MP (Front)|
|Operating System||Android Marshmallow 6.0.1|
Samsung always presents a simple but premium design in every product. It is not only because of the aesthetic values, but also supports the endurance of this smartphone.
The Galaxy J5 is also presented with a simple design. Even many people admit that the line of Samsung products confuse them because each one of them look similar.
The Galaxy J5 smartphone has an open design, with a back cover that can be opened. This smartphone is available in several colors, including silver, rose gold, and gold.
The back cover is made from polycarbonate material with brushed metal texture. This enables all users to grip it strongly and they don’t need to worry about it slipping away. The metal frame also promises a high durability.
This device has a dimension of 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm with a weight of 153 grams. The screen size is 5,2 inches with a very thin bezel around it. There’s a Samsung logo on the front top part, as usual.
Display and Perfomance
Galaxy J5 boasts the amazing display screen it has. With a super AMOLED Screen with 1280x720p HD resolution and a pixel density of 224ppi. This AMOLED screen will give you a fantastic brightness.
Even if there is no automatic mode for screen settings, there is an outdoor mode so users can still operate their devices comfortably in outdoor settings.
The processor itself is quite standard, but powerful enough to do everyday tasks. It comes with Snapdragon 410 (Quad-Core 1,2 GHz + Adreno 306) and a RAM with 2 GB capacity.
The internal memory of this device is quite huge, which is 16 GB. There is a MicroSD slot to expand its memory. Has this Samsung J5 review convinced you enough to buy it?
The Galaxy J5 has a 13 MP F/1.9 main camera with auto focus and LED flash. Even if the quality of this phone’s camera resembles other phones, the results are visibly different.
The photos taken with J5’s camera shows brighter colors and more details. Brightness and contrast is also more balanced because of higher exposure. In low light conditions, the photos still look their best.
Focusing the camera and taking pictures can be done in seconds, so the object does not become blurred.
Users can apply pro features such as ISO, white balance, brightness, and contrast in the camera application.
The front camera also gives surprisingly good results in normal or low light conditions. The wide angle enables you to take selfies comfortably.
Moreover, in low light conditions, users can activate the LED flash for additional lighting.
With a battery capacity of 3100 mAh, this device is expected to give superb battery life. Luckily, it has been proven with a PCMark test.
This device can run for 9 hours and 11 minutes. In other devices with the same battery capacity, 3100 mAh is only expected to last for 7 to 8 hours.
For nonstop video playbacks, Samsung Galaxy J5 can last for around 16 hours. Quite fantastic, right? The charging time for this device is around 2 hours and 19 minutes.
However, it would be better if a quick charging adapter is provided.
This feature will be very beneficial if you frequently use data.
Considering the need of limiting data usage because Wi-Fi is not provided everywhere, Samsung provides the Ultra Data Saving feature in order to save data usage.
What makes it more special compared to the general data saving feature available in most Android devices is that Ultra Data Saving saves up to 50 percent of data usage.
This feature is integrated with Opera Max Application, so the contents of a web site will be downloaded and compressed.
Samsung does not disclose much information about the data compression, but it is guaranteed to save you data (and money).
This feature also available in samsung galaxy j7. See : Samsung J7 Price in Malaysia
SBike for bikers
Samsung truly understands that a majority of its users are also motorcycle riders. If you purchase a Galaxy J5 with an NFC SBike sticker, you can activate the SBike feature while riding a motorcycle.
Place the sticker somewhere on your motorcycle and make a contact between your smartphone and the sticker to automatically activate this feature.
In the SBike mode, you will find some menu such as notification, smart reply, and my rides. The notification will show incoming messages and calls.
The most valuable feature in this mode is smart reply, where you can set an automatic message to be sent out while you’re riding.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Price List
If you are considering this one as your phone, you might need some information about the price. In the table below, you will find Samsung j5 price in Malaysia.
Want to save more money?
the Samsung j5 second hand price Malaysia is also provided below. Remember to always buy second hand phones from trusted sellers to minimize the chance of getting an unfunctional device.
|8 GB||RM 750.00||8 GB||RM 480.00|
|16 GB||RM 943.90||16 GB||RM 550.00|
Compared to the previous versions, Galaxy J5 has several enhancements, including a bigger RAM capacity and internal memory.
The battery capacity is also noticeably bigger. However, when talking about its performance, the Galaxy J5 still lacks some feature compared to other similar phones.
The quality than Samsung maintains in every type of their phone is the strong build. This device uses a durable metal frame, giving it more strength.
The design is very ergonomic and comfortable to hold. Even though this phone does not appear special, you can consider this as your next phone.
Overall, the advantages of this phone are good build quality, super AMOLED screen, huge battery capacity, high quality camera, and complete features.
However, there is a few minimal disadvantages such as incomplete sensors and a processor that is not powerful enough.