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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

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Samsung J5 (2016) runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen. Latest variants of Galaxy J5 are Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime and Samsung Galaxy J5 2017. It has a 13 MP rear camera with a LED flash and a 5 MP front facing camera. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and 2GB RAM. It has 16GB internal storage which can further be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a microUSB 2.0 port. The device is powered by a Li-Ion 3,100 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
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Key Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • 13 M.Pixels rear & 5 M.Pixels selfie
  • Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
  • Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Price in India

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Price starts at Rs. 8,999.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016): Pros & Cons

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  • Good Stuff
  • At least day and a half’s battery backup with large 3,100 mAh battery
  • Bright and sharp images from primary camera
  • Front camera is equipped with LED flash for low-light selfies
  • Super AMOLED display beats almost every LCD displays in its category
  • Bad Stuff
  • Basic ambient light sensor is missing

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Details

Unique features
  • Front camera flash for brighter photos in low-light
  • S Bike mode for tension free ride on road
Introduction & Design
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is the successor of the first generation Samsung Galaxy J5. The Samsung Galaxy J5 has a beautifully crafted metal frame with brushed metal finish on the back of the device. The device measures 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm and weighs only 159 grams. It is available in White, Black, Gold, and Rose Gold colour options. The phone is priced below Rs. 15,000 in India  
Display & Camera
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display. The touchscreen comes with a 1280x720 pixel (HD) resolution that can be translated to 282 PPI pixel density. The display has exceptional viewing angles and the display delivers best black levels in the mobile phone market. the mobile is backed with a best display which is perfectly readable under direct sunlight too.   The Samsung Galaxy J5 sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash for low-light photography, it has f/1.9 aperture for brighter images and 28mm wide angle lens for capturing more area. It supports recording full-HD videos up to 1080p as well. The image quality is good compared to other devices in its price range as Samsung has always done optimisation on the imaging side. A 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera sits on the front which is also equipped with LED flash and selfie enhancing features.  
Software & Performance
The Galaxy smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box with TouchWiz UI on top. One of the unique feature on this device which differentiates it from others is the S Bike mode through which you can ride tension free on road, as it will handle all the calls like an answering machine and if the call is marked important by the caller, only then the call will be displayed on the screen.  The Galaxy J5 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The Adreno 306 GPU tags along as well to take care of the graphics. This is coupled with 2GB RAM and the handset includes 16GB internal storage. You can extend the internal storage up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The device delivers average performs for multitasking, it lags during application installs but other than that it performs well.  
Battery & Connectivity
The phone is backed by a 3,100 mAh replaceable Li-Ion battery which lasts you a whole day under moderate to heavy usage, giving you approximately 4-6 hours of screen-on time. It is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts a micro-SIM card with dual stand-by feature. Both the SIM card slots supports 4G connectivity. Other connectivity options on the Galaxy J5 are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS/A-GPS. The phone's FM radio comes with an additional recording option. There is also a microUSB v2.0 port. It supports USB OTG (On-The-Go) for external media connectivity. The USB OTG slot enables you to connect a flash drive directly to the phone so that you could access files without any hassle.  

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Specifications


Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Storage 16GB
Rear Camera 13 M.Pixels
Battery 3100 mAh


Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Display Type Super AMOLED
Pixel Density 282 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Color Reproduction 16M Colors
Screen to body percentage 70.7 %


Internal 16GB
Expandable MicroSD, 128 GB


Dimensions 5.74x2.8 x0.3 inches
Water Resistant No
Weight 159 grams


Operating System Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)


Rear 13 M.Pixels
Selfie 5 M.Pixels
Rear Camera Features Rear Flash
Selfie Camera Features Selfie Flash
Video 1080p(HD)@30fps


Type Li-Ion
Capacity 3100 mAh
Fast Charging No


Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Yes with Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM Configuration Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)
NFC Chipset Yes
Infrared No


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
CPU 1.2 GHz
Graphics Adreno 306
No of Cores 4 (Quad core)


Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Fingerprint sensor No
Other Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
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How to improve hanging and heating problem in this phone?
Unplug from charging to keep it cool, most of the time when I plug into charging, my phone gets heated. For resolving the hanging problem you need to clear cache and unusable data which consumes internal memory. So you need to keep the maximum internal memory free.
By send4pawan, 31 months ago
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Just download apps only from play store and keeps a part of your phone memory free. Also, you can regularly (like in 5-6 months) restore the whole phone and can use the smart switch app for backing up your data to a pen drive.
By sahilrajput1993, 31 months ago
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There are No hanging and heating problems on this phone. But after 2-3 months, format your phone, so that it extends your phones battery life.
By riyaz241.ia, 25 months ago
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No hanging problems faced till now, but there is still the heating problem. I closed all running apps when I observed the heat.
By rajkumaractive95, 31 months ago
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I didn't find any hanging and heating problems with my handset. It's better to install fewer apps for better performance.
By ashu4626, 23 months ago
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What is the difference between samsung J5 and J5 2016?
Regarding battery, Samsung J5 has 2600mAh battery, whereas in 2016 it is 3100mAh. Regarding Screen size, Samsung J5 has 5-inches, and in 2016 it is 5.2-inches. Regarding RAM, Samsung J5 has 1.5GB, whereas 2016 has 2GB RAM. Samsung J5 has 8GB internal storage, whereas in 2016 it is 16GB.
By parthabasu.almcal, 35 months ago
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RAM & internal storage:- • J5 RAM- 1.5 GB & Internal storage- 8 GB, Display size- 5-inches. • J5 2016 RAM- 2 GB & Internal storage- 16 GB, Display size- 5.2-inches. • Front camera & Front flash are opposite to each other.
By oct211982, 32 months ago
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J5_ 1. 5-inch super AMOLED 2. 1.5 GB RAM 3. 8GB internal storage But in J5 (2016) 1. 5.2-inch super amoled 2. 2GB RAM 3. 16GB internal storage Bigger battery J5 (2016) is better
By tmohanty57, 31 months ago
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It has a minor difference. 2015 model has 5-inches display, 8GB internal memory, 1.5GB RAM and 2016 model has 5.2-inches display, 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM. But overall, both devices are good.
By vipuljbamaniya, 35 months ago
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Both have some differences in RAM:- In J5, it's 1.5GB and J5 2016, it's 2GB, even they also differ in processor speed.
By ksandeep064, 34 months ago
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Which one is good phone J5 or J7?
If you compare both the phones, then you will find that major difference is in the screen size only. So, both are almost same except for the 3-inch difference in screen size. J5 is smaller and manageable, so it's better for me.
By cnd181, 37 months ago
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It's your screen choice; I like J5 because it has a compact screen (5.2-inches), J7 has 5.5- inches screen. Some people like the big screen, but it does not make too much of a difference in day-to-day performance.
By satbir.ktpl, 36 months ago
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J7 is better than J5 (2016). But in comparison, J5 (2016) is better, because same features are available at a low price than J7.
By sushil.jangid940, 37 months ago
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Both devices are very good, but if your choice is big display (5.5-inches), then you choose J7.
By vipuljbamaniya, 35 months ago
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j5 is good, it's easy to handle and is worth it's compatibilty.
By chaitanyaohri, 32 months ago
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Which one is better Samsung J5 2016 or MI note 4 3Gb ram 16gb internal, and which phone has a good camera in both of this?
If you are looking for camera, then cameras of both mobiles are not very good. Battery is good in both mobiles. If you want good camera phones, then refer to Honor and Xolo mobiles phone.
By ksandeep064, 32 months ago
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The Samsung camera is better than others, Mi has a lot of features and a good battery, but mostly there are software problems after one year of its use.
By muzaffarali786, 32 months ago
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Mi Note 4 does not have 16 GB. It is available in 32 GB & 64 GB only. Battery backup & camera is better in Mi Note 4.
By drvenki.ram, 32 months ago
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Camera is best in J5 2016 but over all function is less than MI note.
By santoshverma2910, 32 months ago
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Camera is best in J5 2016, but performance is less than MI note 4.
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Is it upgradeable to Android Nougat 7.0 OS?
Yes. I have done it. It is an Excellent phone. The only problem is that we should be careful about the screen. If it breaks, it's costly as compared to others.
By vikasvast, 25 months ago
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Yes, but it's not worth as the battery is dropping a lot.
By ashu4626, 23 months ago
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Nougat 7 is updated successfully, and it's excellent.
By potanacharyudu, 25 months ago
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Yes, it's updated and is working fine.
By nagaacs2004, 25 months ago
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Yes, it had an update of Android 7.0.
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By ghs canalcamp, 36 months ago
Best mobile camera in this price range, Has dual flash, 31000 mAh battery.
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Don't buy this phone.
By sdeswal3, 38 months ago
Totally wastage of money, it's hanging so much . Purchased online yesterday & returning tomorrow. This phone is of no use, you can use a keypad phone than this.
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By Dance, 39 months ago
It's made of very low quality material. I had never seen this type of screen, this phone's screen is not actually super amoled. It is worse than IPS & TFT screen. We can clearly see its pixels. Phone is heated up very much when Internet is used. Thank you.
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