Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Review

Today we are going to review one of the popular Samsung android mobile, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime. The phone named Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is an Android smartphone produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics and later launched in September 2016. Similar to other 2016 edition J-Series devices, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime too is made up of metal frame and comprises 5.0 inches screen having IPS LCD screen. Comparing Galaxy J5 Prime with its predecessor Samsung Galaxy J5 and J5 2016, J5 Prime has been re-launched with many new features which were lacking in J5 2016.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, as Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, has been built up with metal body which helps the device to look stylish and attractive. And because of the look almost all people may fail while guessing the price randomly.  The device, comparing to predecessor Galaxy J5 2016, is thin and light-weighted having 7.9mm and 146g respectively. Just like Samsung’s other smartphones, Galaxy J5 Prime has got the same look. The device, in the forepart features an earpiece on the top, a front facing camera and has a proximity and accelerometer sensor alongside. There is a home button, a recent app button and a back button featured under the display of the gadget. Nevertheless, the two recent app and back buttons are not backlit.

The device, just like J7 Prime, features power button and speaker framework on the right-hand side of the device and the speaker has been placed above the power button. Furthermore, the volume adjusting keys, SIM card slots and microSD card slot have been placed on the left-hand side of the device. Besides, the bottom part of the device features a USB Type-B port, a 3.5mm headphone socket and a mic. However, the second mic is absent which helps in active noise cancellation.

Comparing about the display with its predecessor J5 2016, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime has got 5.0 inches PLS TFT LCD screen and 720×1280 pixels. The Galaxy J5 2016 was featured by SAMOLED display which lacks in Galaxy J5 Prime, however, the screen is bright and vibrant. Moreover, ambient lighting sensor also lacks in the phone, nevertheless, the phone features an outdoor feature to use it under intense lighting.

Besides, talking about software the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. The device meets with Touch WIZ UI to overcome the previous problems of device lagging. Additionally, the device features some pre-loaded applications which can later be disabled. Also, Samsung has pre-installed some apps developed by Microsoft like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. And yes, just like J7 Prime, this device also comes with features like SBike mode, S Power Planning and S Secure.

The device, Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime has been packed with Exynos 7570 Quad Core 1.43 GHz Cortex –A53 64-bit processor, Mali-T720 graphic processor and 2GB of RAM. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can later be expanded upto 256 GB with the help of external microSD card. The main issue of this device is it’s speaker. The speaker gets fully covered by hands while using the device in the landscape mode. The device supports fingerprint functionality which was missed in its predecessor Galaxy J5 2016.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime comes with 13 MP rear facing camera having f/1.9 aperture. Users can take good pictures in the bright light. The device features 5 MP front facing camera and has f/2.2 lens which helps you to capture good self-portraits. The front facing camera lacks front LED flashlight but the camera provides an alternative to make the screen glow while capturing self-portraits.

The device has been equipped with 2400 mAh non-removable battery.  The only problem is that the device lacks the fast charging functionality and the battery can be replaced by the users.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Price in Nepal : Rs. 21,381 (For 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM) (Around),

Rs. 22,490 (For 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM) (Around)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Specification


Size  5.0 inches
Resolution  720 x 1280 (HD)
Color Depth  16M


CPU Speed  1.4GHz
CPU Type  Quad-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 13.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS 5.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  2 GB
 ROM  16 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable upto 256 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 4G TDD LTE  B38(2600), B40(2300)


 ANT+  No
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  No
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Physical Information

 Color+  Black, Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  142.8 x 69.5 x 8.1 mm
Weight  143
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  No
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  No
 Gyroscope  No
 Barometer  No
 Temperature Sensor  No


 Standard Battery Capacity  2400 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
 Video Playing Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps


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