After the success in E-series, mobile phones Samsung launch J series which include phones having similar specification as E- series but with fewer prices compare to them. The mobile phones which are more popular are galaxy J5 and galaxy J7. In this post, we will talk about J5 and in next post, we talk about J7. The J5 was released in the market in June 2015.
The J5 is a budget android phone which got low-end specification in compact dimension. It gives healthy competition to the Moto G in the market. The stock OS of J5 is Android 5.1.1 with Samsung TouchWiz UI. The functionality of high-end Galaxy phones is also used in this phone like double tap home button to launch the camera. But there is no multi window mode available. No special music player is given you can get Google play music. There is FM radio.
The Galaxy J5 powered with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, with quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and Adreno 306 GPU good for gaming and large app. The phone also has 1.5GB RAM and 8GB/16GB storage, with support for microSD 128GB and USB OTG devices.
Front camera: 5MP
Rear camera: 13MP, autofocus , LED flash
Camera features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Size: 5.0 inch
Resolution: 720*1280 pixels
Display: Super AMOLED capacitive , 16M colors
Processor: Quad core 1.2 GHz cortex-A53
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Gpu: Adreno 306
Ram: 1.5 GB
Rom: 8/16 GB
Android version: v5.1 Lollipop, upgradable to v6.0.1 marshmallow
Battery: Removable 2600mAH LI-ion
Bluetooth version 4.1, A2DP
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Dual SIM: Yes
NFC: Yes (Market dependent)
• Solid built
• Decent camera, nice image reproducing, good contrast and white level
• New improved TouchWiz UI on top of Android is great
• Bright Display, good viewing angle
• Speed and performance is good
• Battery life is good
• No major cons
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of the decent budget smartphones. Samsung has done a great job of not decreasing the quality to achieve the low price and while you will surprise as a device in this range the experience is surprisingly good. All the important aspects are covered and in the end, that’s what really matters user choice.
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