Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 32GB is a slightly better phone, but the Nokia 5 (2GB RAM) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 32GB might be a slightly better choice.

Nokia 5 (2GB RAM)  Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 32GB 
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Excellence Score
22.1
23.9
Value for Money Score
67.3
67.1
Price ₹ 8,679 onwards ₹ 9,994 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2017 May, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Polarizer TFT, 2.5D Curved Glass Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #69 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7570Ranked #77 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-T720 MP1
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture F/1.9 Aperture, 28mm Focal Lenght, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features Autofocus, 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.0 Aperture, 84-degrees Wide-angle Lens F/2.2 Aperture, 103 Degree Wide Angle Lens, Beauty Selfie
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.05 mm 8.1 mm
Weight N/A 143 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 2400 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 16.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): 10 hrs, Internet Usage Time (4G): 13 hrs, Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi): 12 hrs, Video Playback Time: 12 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 54 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; S Secure; S Power Planning
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Great design for this price bracket
  • Looks smart, and its slim, metal design is very comfortable to hold too
  • The fingerprint scanner below the screen works well and doubles as a home button
  • There's not much of a bezel around the display either, which means the body hasn't had to balloon out too much to accommodate its 5.2-inch display
  • Decent display - bright and bold
  • Runs almost stock Android UI resulting in a clean, fuss-free interface that's easy to use and nippy to navigate thanks to the phone's octa-core processor
  • Performance is good in daily use, and casual games are handled well too
  • Decent rear camera - especially in daylight - detail levels are good, noise is not an issue, colors are pleasing
  • Decent front camera - with an HDR mode that gives sharp, well-balanced selfies
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Very good battery life - comfortably lasts a whole day of use
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Display resolution could have been better - some competitors provide a 1080p display in this price bracket
  • Internal memory at 16GB might become a limiting factor if you install lots of apps/games
  • The performance is alright, but definitely lags behind competitors like the Moto G5 Plus or the Redmi Note 4, which have more power under the hood
  • The rear camera too is ok, but not as good as the top camera phones in this price bracket, like the Moto G5 Plus
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