Samsung Galaxy J5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy J5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy J5 Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2015, June
  • Dimensions: 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 146 g
  • Screen: 5", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 13 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 2600 mAh
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy J5
Release date 2015, June
Dimensions (HxWxD) 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm | 5.59 x 2.83 x 0.31 in
Weight 146 g | 5.15 oz
Body build Plastic body
Colors White, Black, Gold
Battery 2600 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 18 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 62 h
Approximate price160 EUR
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5" inc
Screen area 68.9 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio67.5%
Screen resolution 720 x 1280 px
PPI /points per inch/ 294 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 13 MP, Single
Camera specs
-13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), AF
Functions LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide)
Functions LED flash
Operating system OS Android 5.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 (28 nm)
Processor CPU
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 306
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
Antutu 7 score20152
GeekBench 5 Single Core80
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core226
GeekBench 4 Single Core491
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core1201
GeekBench 4 RenderScript869
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Micro-SIM)Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC Yes (market dependent)
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.80 W/kg (head)     1.13 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.61 W/kg (head)     0.48 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity
- ANT+
- Versions: J500F/J700FN (Global Single-SIM); J500F/DS (Global Dual-SIM); J500G/DS (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand); J500Y (Australia, New Zealand); J500M (LATAM); J500M/DS (Brazil); J500H/DS

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Samsung Galaxy J5 Review

Galaxy J5 is a budget smartphone, suitable for any user who knows the quality of Samsung's production, but does not want to use flagship features. The Galaxy J5 is ideal as a first device for children.


In appearance, the smartphone resembles previous Samsung models. The body is made of plastic. Don't let the frame fool you - it looks like metal. And it is plastic, only it is treated with chrome. 

The front panel of the Galaxy J5 catches the eye with the flash. That's no accident. The smartphone is positioned in the market as a "selfie phone". The front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel one, and we'll look at its capabilities in the next lines. 

The Galaxy J5's dimensions make it comparable to the flagship Galaxy S6. The nicely rounded edges make the device comfortable to interact with. 


It is the screen of the Galaxy J5 that is tasked with winning over the user. As soon as you turn on the device, the picture immediately draws you into a pleasant experience. You immediately forget that you are holding a budget device in your hand. The manufacturer has spared no expense on the matrix and has placed a quality for this class of phones 5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. 

The specs are not top notch, but visually the screen is excellent. The resolution is enough to see the content comfortably. The picture is juicy, bright and colorful. 


At the heart of the Galaxy J5 lies a 4-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz. The chip is old, but can be found in a number of budget models - j5 competitors. Hence, the conclusion is easy - this smartphone is not the most productive on the market. With the graphics is loaded Adreno 306. RAM is 2 GB. We see a similar solution in models such as Asus Zenfone Laser and Moto G (2015). 

The storage is 8 GB, and the manufacturer has provided the option to expand it using a microSD card up to 128 GB. This puts an end to memory issues! 


In the Galaxy J5, you get two cameras. The main one is a 13-megapixel and the front one is a 5-megapixel. There are two flashes for each photomodule. Inasmuch as the smartphone is positioned as being designed for taking selfies, the marketers have decided to equip the front camera with a flash as well. 

Both cameras shoot well for a budget device. There may be issues with colour rendering, focusing, noise and white balance, but with practice you will be able to take quality photos. The cameras work satisfactorily fast.

Autonomous operation 

The smartphone is equipped with a 2600 mAh battery. If you have the practice of watching videos, listening to music, surfing and gaming, then the charge will quickly disappear before your eyes. In standby mode, the battery will provide you at least a few days. We recommend carrying the charger with you. 


Samsung has successfully marketed its budget smartphones. This is definitely a high praise from the users. Its next offering - Galaxy J5 2015 has serious competitors - in the face of Meizu M1 Note, for example, but in the fight it has trump cards up its sleeve. Those are the gorgeous display and the classy camera. In addition, it supports the possibility of more memory and offers a good level of selfie quality. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy J5 was around 160 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2015, June.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is 146 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is 5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
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.