Samsung Galaxy J5  Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) 
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Excellence Score19.823.5
Value for Money Score61.566.4
PriceRs. 8,990 onwardsRs. 10,090 onwards
Launch Date (India)Jul, 2015May, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 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
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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