Samsung Galaxy J5 Review Summary – Super Impressive with AMOLED Display at $190

Samsung expands Galaxy J Series as Galaxy J5 SM-J500F phone is now official. Check Samsung Galaxy J5 Availability, Price & full Galaxy J5 review.

Samsung Galaxy J5


Samsung Galaxy J series gets a push up as the second smartphone in the lineup is officially announced now. Remember few weeks back Galaxy J1 smartphone by the Korean giant was official which was basically a mid range device. Now both Galaxy J5 SM-J500F and Galaxy J7 makes the Galaxy J line to three phones.Samsung Galaxy J5

Both these phones are the Android 5.1 Lollipop phone, coming out with latest version out of box.

Galaxy J5 Camera Review

The best thing about SM-J500F is the camera, On the rear side we have 13 mega pixel snapper with f1.9 aperture capturing impressive photos even in low light conditions. For the first time, Samsung has launched an phone under Rs 12,000 with 13 MP camera and all these due to stiff competition from Chinese OEM and growing popularity of Micromax phones. With full HD video recording at 30 fps, videos are great.

Galaxy J5 Camera Review

Selfie, who doesn’t take on smartphone. For Selfie addicted people Galaxy J5 will be a good choice with brand in hand as this phone has got 5 mega pixel snapper on the front. You can take wide screen selfies with palm and wide selfie modes.

Display & Battery Life

The ‘Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode‘ so called as AMOLED display is adopted on Galaxy J5 and this is for the first time that we have AMOLED display on any Samsung phone below $180 or Rs 12,000. It has 5 inch display providing 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution with 67.5% screen-to-body ratio. The pixel density is 294 PPI.

Most of 5 inch phones comes with 2000 mAh battery but Samsung thinks out of box and brings out 2600 mAh Li-ion battery on the device which is removable. On normal usage you are bound to get atleast one day without charging.

Galaxy J5 Specifications

Display: 5-inch 1280×720 touchscreen Super AMOLED display
1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Processor
1.5 GB RAM
GPU: Adreno 306
Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
Dual SIM: Yes
Main Camera: 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash
Front Camera: 5 MP front facing camera
Storage: 16 GB Internal + Micro SD card slot support up to 64 GB
Connectivity: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA, Bluetooth, WiFi tether, WiFi, USB OTG
Battery: 2600 mAh Li-ion battery
aGPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack

What We Liked

  • Samsung are you kidding? Super AMOLED display at this price
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual SIM support
  • Good rear facing camera
  • Impressive battery life
  • Latest software build

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Price, Availability

Samsung Galaxy J5 will be shortly available in other parts of the world. There is no word on price for other countries but in India its retailing at Rs 11,999. You can choose from Black, Gold and White Color options from Flipkart.


Galaxy J5 is Samsung’s answer to Xiaomi Mi4, Motorola Moto G [3rd Gen], Asus ZenFone 2, Micromax Canvas Nitro, Xolo Black and Huawei Honor 6. Among recent launches are the Lava Pixel V1 and Meizu M2 Note with impressive specifications.


Given at Rs 12,000 it’s surprisingly an impressive handset with Galaxy J1 design + AMOLED display and beautiful camera. Go for it.

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