The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a low cost quad core powered smartphone from a well known brand.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is the latest 5 inch budget smartphone priced at Rs 11,999. Exclusive online availability could be a major reason why this phone could be sold at such, uncomfortably low price (for a Samsung smartphone). But it’s a win-win situation for consumers and, especially for those who have preferred Samsung above every brand but hadn’t yet had the chance to give it one more chance after is crash in this segment.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and it comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy J5 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy J5 runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 2600mAh removable battery. It measures 142.00 x 73.00 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 149.00 grams. The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer.
Samsung Galaxy J5 full Specifications
Galaxy J5 unboxing
Inside the box you will find the J5 handset, user guide, warranty card, data cable, good quality earphone, travel charger (5V ~ 1A) and battery of 2600 mAh capacity. SAR Value: 0.808 W/kg (max).
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy J5 has got a good build quality. Body is made of plastic, and typical Samsung design with some minor changes top and bottom sides are slight bend inwards. I got the white colour version for the review.Handset is flat on the rear, curvy on the sides and the camera module is slightly out. J5 is comfortable to hold and operate. Power button is on the right side, volume rocker on the left and audio jack + micro USB port at the bottom. Weight with battery is 147 grams and dimensions are 71.98 x 143.39 x 8.08 (mm).
Memory, Storage and OS
The J5 is loaded with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB storage. There is micro SD card slot that supports up to 128GB external cards. On the first boot you will get 652MB free RAM and about 4.2GB free space. Apps are getting installed on internal storage but there is option to move to external SD card. OTG works.
This handset houses the well known qualcomm snapdragon 410 64 bit 1.2GHz quad core processor (cortex A53) coupled with Adreno 306 GPU. Performance is smooth, lag free and surprising part is that the handset doesn’t really heat up much. For this full review the temperature was well under 35 degrees, even the handset did not feel too warm.
This handset supports 2 point multi touch that is kind of disappointing and you may face issues on some games that support more than 2 point touch. I played Asphalt 8. There was a mild lag when playing this game in high visual quality mode but the game played really well in medium visual quality mode. This game got installed on the internal storage.
There is 13MP AF camera on the rear with flash and a 5MP camera on the front with front flash. Camera quality is above average however the handset is not able to properly focus close up object. If you check the sample images (the similar kind that I shoot for all review) you will find that for the same close-up distance the shots are blurry. Apart from that there are no other issues.
This dual SIM handset gets power from a removable 2600 mAh battery. Battery performance is excellent. You can expect about 5 to 6 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage on a full charge. I have been / still using the handset while composing this review and battery backup is amazing it has been over 2 days and still waiting for the battery to drain.
Sound volume I felt was slightly lower than as compared with other Samsung smartphones but still louder than most handsets. No other issues found with 4G, 3G, GPS (lock was instant), Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.