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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)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
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Key Specifications

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • 3100 mAh battery
  • 13 MP Rear, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 5.2 inches (13.21 cm)
  • Dual, Micro-Micro SIM
  • Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Price in India

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Price starts at Rs. 10,990.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016): Pros & Cons

8.3
out of 10
MSP SCORE
  • 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

Summary

Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Display 5.2 inches (13.21 cms)
Storage 16 GB
Front Camera Single (5 MP, f/1.9 Camera)
Rear Camera Single (13 MP, f/1.9 Camera)
Battery 3100 mAh
RAM 2 GB

General

Launch Date May 9, 2016
Dimensions 5.74 x 2.85 x 0.32 inch (145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm)
Weight 158 grams
Build Case: Metal, Back: Metal

Processor

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
No of Cores 4 (Quad Core)
CPU Quad core, 1.2GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture 64-bit
Graphics Adreno 306

Software

Operating System Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Storage

Internal Memory 16 GB
RAM 2 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, microSD, Up to 128 GB (Dedicated)

Display

Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Size 5.2 inches (13.21 cms)
Display Type Super AMOLED
Aspect ratio 16:9
Protection No
TouchScreen Yes, Capacitive, Multi-touch
Color Reproduction 16M Colors
Screen to body percentage 70.55 %
Pixel Density 282 pixels per inch (ppi)

Camera

Flash Rear (LED Flash), Front (LED Flash)
Rear Single (13 MP, f/1.9 Camera)
Sensor CMOS image sensor
Front Single (5 MP, f/1.9 Camera)
Camera Features Auto Flash, Auto Focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video Rear: 1920x1080 @ 30 fps

Battery

Type Li-ion
Capacity 3100 mAh
Removable Yes
Fast Charging No
Talk time Up to 21 Hours(3G)
Wireless Charging No

Connectivity

USB OTG Support Yes
Wi-Fi Yes with b/g/n
SIM Configuration Dual SIM (SIM1: Micro) (SIM2: Micro)
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.1
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands), 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Wi-fi features Mobile Hotspot
GPS Yes with A-GPS, Glonass
Infrared Yes
USB microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging, USB On-The-Go
NFC Chipset Yes

Sensors

Fingerprint sensor No
Other Sensor Proximity sensor, Accelerometer

Sound

Speaker Yes
Audio Jack Yes, 3.5mm
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By ghs canalcamp, 45 months ago
Best mobile camera in this price range, Has dual flash, 31000 mAh battery.
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By sdeswal3, 47 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, 49 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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