Samsung Galaxy J5 Review

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd is an international as well as multi-brand company which has been serving the world by manufacturing and retailing different types of electrical commodities and other military products for more than 70 years, released a new smartphone known as the Samsung Galaxy J5 on June, 2015 along with its big brother Samsung Galaxy J7 in Asian countries and other regions too. Like other devices, the Samsung Galaxy J5 too is an Android smartphone that lacked many features which were later added in it’s successors. The successors of this device are Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016), Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime which were launched on April 2016 and 2016, October.

The Samsung Galaxy J5, because it lies in low range devices, is made up of metal and plastic body as of its big brother Samsung Galaxy J7. The device lacks the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass, however, its successor Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime has been protected by 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The device compared to its successor, Galaxy J5 (2016), is thin and light-weighted. Just like other smartphones manufactured by Samsung, Samsung Galaxy J5 has got the same outline. The device has got an earpiece on the top on its front part along with front facing camera and different sensors and LED flashlight. The home button exists below the screen having recent app button and back button on each sides. The home button, but doesn’t works as a fingerprint sensor. However, this functionality can be seen in Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, the successor of both J5 and J5 (2016). Besides, the Samsung Galaxy J5, just like its successors, lacks backlit functionality, and just like other low-range devices of Samsung, it is not supported by notification LED lamp.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 features a power button on the right-hand side. The volume adjusting keys have been placed on the left-hand side of the device. Furthermore, a mic, a headphone socket and USB Type-B port has been placed at the bottom of the device. The speaker grille has been placed on the backside of the device. The SIM cards slots and MicroSD card slot have been placed beneath the back panel, and the battery should not be removed to insert the SIM cards and MicroSD card.

Talking about the display, the Samsung Galaxy J5 has been equipped with 5.0 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels ~294 ppi pixel density. The device has got good display screen, viewing angles are quite good, and provides vibrant color output. The Samsung Galaxy J5, nonetheless, lacks ambient light sensor, which means the users have to manually adjust the brightness to use their device in intense lights. However, the device has got an option of Outdoor mode that brightens the screen for 15 minutes or until the screen is turned off. Furthermore, the device lacks Corning Gorilla Glass which is used protect the screen from scratches. Nevertheless, the device has got an option to change the screen mode that is used to optimize the color sharpness, saturation and range of the display.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 has been furnished by Android 5.1 Lollipop, but the device can later be updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Besides, the Samsung J5 comes with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset and Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. Talking about the graphic processor, the device has been equipped by Adreno 306 GPU. The phone comes with 8 GB and 16 GB of internal memory which is an attraction that can be seen in the low ranged devices. Furthermore, the device features microSD card slot which means the memory can be expanded up to 128 GB. Besides, the device comes with 1.5 GB of RAM. However, its successor Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) and J5 Prime comes with 2 GB of RAM.

Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S6 has been supplied with 13 MP, f/1.9 aperture lens, autofocus, rear camera. The device, however, comes with single LED flashlight. The main camera has got different features like face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, and so on. The camera captures good photos during daytime. Coming to the front camera, the device has been equipped with 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture lens front facing camera. The rear camera also helps to capture the video at 1080p@30fps.

Moreover, the device comes with Li-Ion 2600 mAh removable battery. Furthermore, the device, along with its successors, lacks adaptive fast charging functionality. The battery, however, is good compared to other low-range devices manufactured by Samsung. The device gives good battery backup, and can be used up to 18 h on talk time (3G) and up to 62 h on music play. Moreover, the device is available in white, black and gold color.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Price in Nepal : Rs. 17,900 (Around)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Specification


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


CPU Speed  1.2 GHz
CPU Type  Octa-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  1.5 GB
 ROM  8 GB, 16 GB
External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF)
 2G Sim  GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
 4G TDD LTE  B40(2300)


 ANT+  Yes
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.1
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  No
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  No


 Operating Software  Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Upgradable To Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

Physical Information

Color+  White, Black and Gold
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
Dimension  142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm
Weight  146 g
Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


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


 Standard Battery Capacity  2600 mAh
 Removable  Yes

Audio and Video

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


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