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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is a 2017 smartphone. It measures 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm and weighs 160 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 5.2" inches. The resolution is 720 x 1280 and 282 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 13 MP. The main camera is Single with 13 MP.

It runs on Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU with 16 GB, 2 GB RAM - Global
32 GB, 2 GB RAM - LATAM, SEA
32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Pro edition memory. The battery is 3000 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) specs

General specs

Brand and model Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)
Release date 2017, June
Dimensions 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm (5.76 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight 160 g (5.64 oz)
Body build Front glass, aluminum body
Colors Blue, Pink, Gold, Black
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 83 h
Approximate price130 EUR

Screen

Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.2" inc
Screen area 74.5 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio71.5%
Screen resolution 720 x 1280 px
PPI /points per inch/ 282 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 13 MP, Single
Camera specs
-13 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1'', 1.12µm, AF
Functions LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 13 MP, Single
Specifications 13 MP, f/1.9
Functions LED flash

Performance

Operating system OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset - Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-T830 MP1
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 16 GB, 2 GB RAM - Global
32 GB, 2 GB RAM - LATAM, SEA
32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Pro edition
Antutu 7 score46320 (Rank 742 of 2084)
GeekBench 5 Single Core118 (Rank 1434 of 1552)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core447 (Rank 1401 of 1546)
GeekBench 4 Single Core705 (Rank 496 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3367 (Rank 347 of 984)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript2268

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
Harmful irradiation

SAR EU - 0.35 W/kg (head)     1.36 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio
Headphone jack Yes

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- ANT+
- Versions: J530F/DS (Global Dual-SIM); J530Y/DS (Malaysia); J530FM/DS (UAE) Also known as Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro (2017) with 32GB/3GB RAM; Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Duos with dual-SIM card slots

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review

The company Samsung takes care of fans of budget models diligently. An entire series is dedicated to them - the J series. One of the smartphones of the family is the Samsung Galaxy J5 - a device that impresses with a balance of features and affordable price.  ... continues. Read the full Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) was around 130 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2017, June.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is 160 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is 5.2" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.