The Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of Samsung’s two new budget offerings the other being the J7. The J5 is a budget smartphone with its low specification and the phone will be competing against the likes of the new Moto G and other smartphone.
Samsung stepped up its industrial design game at the top end of its device portfolio and the Samsung Galaxy J5 looking fairly similar to the other Samsung mobiles since 2013. The design wasn’t introduced with the S3 and is decidedly long in the tooth now.
Below thew display is the physical Home Button in the middle by the multitasking and back buttons, which are backlit or even have any kind of vibration when pressed.
The sides of the device are covered in shiny plastic that tries to pass off as chrome but ends up looking a bit tacky. On the bottom of the device is the microUSB port, primary microphone and the headphone jack.
On the back of the device is 13MP rear camera with LED flash light and the speaker. The back cover is removable and the removable battery, and the two micro SIM card slots and one microSD card slot.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with 5-inch 1280×720 pixel Super AMOLED display, which is good in this at this price. The colors are natural for an AMOLED unit and almost make it looks like an LCD.
The display was good in sunlight legibility and good viewing angle. The colors don’t shift with the brightness level.
There is no ambient light sensor so you have to ajust brightness manually. Samsung added an outdoor mode, which boosts the brightness beyond the normal max brightness and it increase the gamma level to make the display more visible in sunlight.
The Galaxy J5 was powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 CPU and 2GB of RAM. The device has 8GB internal storage and expandable via microSD card it support 128GB of SD card.
The device supports the 4G LTE connectivity and other features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS on the device.
Samsung Galaxy J5 utilies the Touchwiz UI based over Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on the software side of things. Long pressing home button opens up the Google Now and double press leads to the camera app instead of Samsung’s Voice which is good as the voice assistant used by anyone.
Samsung has also added the ‘Smart Manager’ which is basically a tool to check the performance statistics of the device.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with 2,600mAh battery. The device has two SIM card slot you can expect to get ground 5-6 hours of on-screen time.
It’s is one phone you can forget to take your external pack with and not have to worry about dying out on you before you get home at the end of the day.