Samsung Galaxy J5Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5
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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
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magic score53.759.2
PriceRs. 10,490 onwardsRs. 11,990 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Jul, 2015May, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0Android 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5 inches5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
RAM1.5 GB2 GB
Internal Memory8 GB16 GB
Thickness7.9 mm8.1 mm
Weight146 gm158 gm
Battery Capacity2600 mAh3100 mAh
Battery Standby342 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrs21.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 9 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 11 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 13 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 62 hrsInternet Usage Time (3G): Up to 11 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): Up to 14 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 17 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 71 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Solid build quality
  • Good display - natural color reproduction, good viewing angles, and good sunlight legibility
  • New improved TouchWiz UI on top of Android is clean, and functional
  • Good speed/performance in day to day tasks and activities
  • Decent camera - decent images with natural color reproduction, good contrast levels, accurate white balance, and a good amount of detail
  • Very good battery life
  • Top-notch build quality, and good looking design
  • Good display with accurate color reproduction, and good legibility even under sunlight
  • Good software package with Samsung's Touchwiz UI
  • Great multimedia app package with an advanced music player, and FM radio too
  • Decent front and back cameras with good colors and contrast levels (although detail could have been better)
  • Decent battery life
  • Good audio quality
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • No major negatives
  • The dated Snapdragon 410 chipset means that although the phone performs decent in daily tasks, it falls quite a bit short of phones with more modern chipsets in this price range
  • Average loudspeaker
  • No fingerprint sensor
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