Samsung Galaxy J5: Full Specs & Features

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Samsung Electric Industries is a popular South Korean electronics manufacturer, who is known for making everything from Smartphone to televisions to semiconductors. They started producing smart phones in early 2009, and since they have released dozens of amazing Smartphone in the market. It is one of the most renowned and best selling Smartphone brand in India.

And one such model was Samsung Galaxy J5 Smartphone which launched in mid-2015. It became widely popular in India soon after its release and garnered a good sale ratio.

Price

Samsung Galaxy J5 Price in India was set at Rs 13,000 but has since come down to Rs 11,990 because of the competition and introduction of new technology in the market. Galaxy J5 is available in two variants in the market, one with an internal story of 8 GB which costs around Rs 10,000 and other with 16 GB which is worth Rs 11,960.

Display

Galaxy J5 comes with a Super AMOLED 5-inch capacitive touch screen, with HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels display. It is shielded with a metal body that gives it a smart sleek structure. Samsung Galaxy J5 is available in three color options gold, black, and white.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with any additional screen protection of Gorilla Glass, which makes this handset a little delicate. Buyers might prefer investing in a stronger product and prompts more strength than this one.

Camera

Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with a 13 MP primary camera and a 5 MP front camera with dual flash. You can click some of the most amazing detailed images through this phone. I remember when it launched; everyone went gaga over its camera. It also supports HD video recording with 1080p at the rate 30 frames per seconds. It dual flash allows you to take selfies even in the dark settings. Now lighting is no more a restraint for to take selfies. Its camera also offers features like touch focus, face detection, autofocus, Geo-tagging and multiple shots.

However, it does lack HDR, which disables its camera from delivering detailed images. Sometimes it images can appear way too smooth or blurry, because of the lack of HDR.

Performance

Galaxy J5 comes with Android 5.1, which can be upgraded up to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and Quad Core 1.2 GHz processor. It also has a GPU chipset of Adreno 306. It comes with 1.5 GB RAM, with two internal storage variants of 8 GB and 16 GB, both of which can be expanded up to 256 GB.

The phone was released two years and still, holds a good ground to stand in competition with some of the latest smart phones in the industry.

Battery

Galaxy J5 comes with a removable 2600 Li-ion mAh battery, which claims to offer 18 hour talk time on a 3G network. Its battery capacity is obviously not impressive but it’s a good thing that its removable users can upgrade or replace it if any battery problem occurs.

It doesn’t support any quick charging features, which doesn’t help in running a good debate for its poor battery life.

Other features

Samsung Galaxy J5 supports connectivity features like Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Radio, USB, WLAN, Radio, and USB.

It also supports sensors like accelerometer and proximity. It doesn’t have any fingerprint sensors, which obviously make it a more unsecured device, however, users can put the pattern and digital lock on the phone, but we all know people can easily unlock those.

Verdict

Samsung Galaxy J5 is a 2-year-old model, and it seems unfair to judge the device so brutally. It made amazing sales in its time and is still available in the market, which should be an achievement in itself for the phone. It doesn’t support a solid battery life or an upgraded operating system. It’s unlikely that people would buy an Android 5 and upgrade it Android 6 when they can easily buy the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. Thanks to the dominance Chinese Smartphone companies in India the competition is sure isn’t easy for Galaxy J5, as there are over 100 better smart phones available in the market within the same price range. However it does have an amazing camera and a great user interface, so if you still own this device you shouldn’t be too sad about it.

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