Samsung Galaxy J5 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Samsung Galaxy J5 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Samsung Galaxy J5 is a 2015 smartphone. It measures 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm and weighs 146 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 5" inches. The resolution is 720 x 1280 and 294 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 5 MP. The main camera is Single with 13 MP.

It runs on Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU with 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM memory. The battery is 2600 mAh.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy J5

Release date

2015, June


142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm (5.59 x 2.83 x 0.31 in)


146 g (5.15 oz)

Body build

Plastic body


White, Black, Gold


2600 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Talking time- Up to 18 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 62 h

Approximate price160 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5" inc

Screen area

68.9 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


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


LED flash

Video 1080p@30fps
Front camera, selfie

5 MP, Single


5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm (wide)


LED flash


Operating system OS

Android 5.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)


- 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 score 20152 (Rank 1529 of 2128)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 80 (Rank 1544 of 1569)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 226 (Rank 1550 of 1564)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 491 (Rank 765 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 1201 (Rank 809 of 984)
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
Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on publicly available information and official specifications from Samsung. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should be aware that specifications are subject to change and updates from Samsung may not be reflected.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Review

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Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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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).

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