Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) at a Glance:-

With the spectacular design and vibrant crystal clear display Samsung launches Samsung J5 (2016) in the budget segment, The phone is definitely loaded with lots of better features than last year such as Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS, Snapdragon 410, 5.2 inches Super AMOLED display, 13 MP primary & 5 MP front camera, 16 GB Internal with 128 GB External SD card support and 3100 mAh battery.
However this phone doesn’t have metallic body but it’s not going to hurt the spectacular form of the Smartphone.   It has White, Black, Gold and Rose Gold colour variants of the shiny quality plastic body and border of metallic frame that makes a difference for multiple tastes over colour selection. Its charismatic polishing with super AMOLED display makes a great affect of aesthetic craftsmanship. The Keys are easily accessible as Power button is located to right corner and volume rockers on left. Bottom houses the USB port and an earphone jack as well.
Samsung marketing Super AMOLED display as a key factor for mobile and definitely people love to see more vibrant colour production from this display. In j5 Sunlight visibility is pretty clean in full brightness as there is no Ambient Light Sensor so you need to change it manually. However we have a complaint that there is no special protection for scratches such as Gorilla or Dragon tail.

J5 has 13 MP primary and 5 MP secondary camera with wide f/1.9 aperture, which indicating that phone sensor is capable to take relatively better pictures even in low light. When you take this mobile in daytime for the photography; most probably you will love the picture quality of the photos taken by the handset. But the indoor photos looks soft and photos become washed out. The 5 MP front camera has wide viewing angle covers more area in a single picture, that maintains decency in quality.
Phone is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor that is mediocre in performance as it is not octa-core neither have higher clock speed. If you are heavy gamer or use some heavy apps this phone doesn’t look ideal for you in any way. However J5 is able to manage all day to day task quite comfortably. Phone warms sometime in video recording or even in playing games for long time but we don’t think it is a major issue.   
The 3100 mAh is under the positive impression of our analysis; as that can give battery backup of more than a full day. The sAMOLED display and mediocre processor are going to save power for the device.

Specification of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

Operating System
OS- Android
OS Version- v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS
CPU- Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Clock Speed- 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
Core- Quad-core
GPU- Adreno 306

Screen and Display
Type- Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size- 5.2 inches
Display Resolution- 720 x 1280 pixels
Display Reinforced- 
Display Density- 282 ppi
Screen-Body Ratio- 70.7%

Rear- 13 MP
Front- 5 MP
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm
Form- Bar
Weight- 159 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
3G- HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.1
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes
Accelerometer- Yes
Fingerprint- N/A

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 16 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB (dedicated slot)

SIM Type- Micro-SIM
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Capacity- 3100 mAh
Stand By-

Phone’s Available Colour- White, Black, Gold and Rose Gold

Pros of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

  • Handset supports OTG cable.
  • Vibrant 5.2 inches Super AMOLED display.
  • An impressive battery backup.
  • Battery is Removable.
  • Phone support FM with Recording.
  • The memory can be expended up to 128 GB with a dedicated slot.
  • The phone also comes with NFC that enables an easy one-tap file sharing.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

  • Fast charging not supported.
  • No fingerprint sensor.
  • Indoor photography looks soft/ fade.
  • No LED light notification.
  • No special protection for the display e.g. Corning Gorilla Glass.

Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

The J5 from the Samsung is one of best choice for budget sensitive Samsung fans; this handset includes quite balance display size, a comfortable processor, SD card support and impressive battery backup. However we will personally not recommend this phone to people who play heavy games and other who expecting a great camera (Although phone perform well in daylight). As there are always Equivalent or better alternatives in any price range, for J5- Moto G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 or even Samsung Galaxy J7 (16) can be alternate.

Minimum Price in Online Stores- Flipkart Snapdeal Amazon(USA)
N/A Rs. 13999 N/A N/A

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