Samsung Galaxy J5 review at a glance

The J5 is a typical budget smartphone with its compact dimensions and low-end specifications. The phone will be competing against the likes of the new Moto G in various emerging markets.

Samsung Galaxy J5 at a glance

·5.0-inch 1280x720 resolution Super AMOLED display
·Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset
·1.5GB RAM
·8GB storage with microSD and USB OTG support
·13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording
·5 megapixel front camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording
·Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 4G LTE
·Dual SIM support
·FM Radio
·2600mAh removable battery
·Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
The Galaxy J5 seems to check all the key boxes and is reasonably well-equipped for a Samsung device in this price range. We'll have to see how that translates to real-world usage.

Design of Samsung j5

Samsung stepped up its industrial design game at the top end of its device portfolio but the low and mid-range devices are yet to follow suit, with the Galaxy J5 looking fairly similar to the other Samsung phones since 2013. The design wasn't particularly striking back then when it was introduced with the S III and is decidedly long in the tooth now. This is not a phone you are going to buy for its looks, that's for sure.

Battery Life

The Galaxy J5 offers impressive battery life from its 2,600mAh battery. Even with two SIM  you can expect to get around 5-6 hours of on-screen time with upwards of 20 hours of total battery life.

Its a phone you can forget to take your external battery pack with and not have to worry about dying out on you before you get home at the end of the day. Unfortunately, charging the phone takes painfully long, with 1% to 100% taking exactly three full hours with a standard 5V/2A charger.

Screen Type

The Galaxy J5 has a 5.0-inch 1280x720 pixel Super AMOLED screen, which is surprisingly good for a Smartphone in this price range. The colors are quite natural for an AMOLED unit and almost make it look like an LCD. The J5 does not have the color profile picker from more expensive Samsung phones so you are stuck with the one display color setting, but in this case that's not really a problem.

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