Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

1 variations 
price Rs. 11,990 onwards launch May, 2016
current magic score ?
59.2
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#56
of 152 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 5 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

5 expert review(s)


36,075+ user reviews

video review

source: @iGyaan
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Super AMOLED
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Hall Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPUAdreno 306
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3100 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)21.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet 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
Dimensions
Weight158 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • Palm Selfie
  • Beauty Mode
  • Wide Selfie
  • F/1.9 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
FM RecordingYes
More
  • S Bike Mode
  • ANT+ Support
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys