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Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25779 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and size. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reception and durability, and some have doubts about the text input and reliability.

usability, screen, battery, size, camera

sound, reliability, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the battery and camera. The performance and usability also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the sound. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

price, usability, performance, camera, battery

sound

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy J5 SIM-Free Android Smartphone - BlackSamsung Galaxy J5 SIM-Free Android Smartphone - Black

2018-09

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and camera. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, price, portability, camera, usability

reliability, connectivity

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 GSM Factory Unlocked Smartphone, International Version (Gold)Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 GSM Factory Unlocked Smartphone, International Version (Gold)

2018-09

Expert review by : Rahul Sethi (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Review

 

Samsung Galaxy J5 is a budget smartphone that has fast, simple interface and brand-grade hardware at Rs 11,999.

• Good Build Quality ; • Perfect screen size for easy use ; • Loaded with new TouchWiz interface ; • No heating issues

• Camera isn’t impressive ; • Low internal storage ; • No notification LED

Breaking away from gimmicks, Samsung has finally produced a budget smartphone that has fast and simple interface and brand-grade hardware to boast. Despite certain deficiencies – like low storage which kills its gaming aspect, average camera and rare...

2015-09

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy J5

 

Samsung Galaxy J5 Smartphone was launched in July 2015, comes with a 5-inch OLED Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

2015-07

Expert review by : Rohit Arora (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review: The budget all-rounder review

 

PROS: ; Vibrant AMOLED display ; front flash ; expandable up-to 128GB ; 4G capability with both SIMs

CONS: ; Battery back-up could have been better ; old design ; slippery ; low internal memory

Verdict Samsung Galaxy J5 may not be the ultimate budget smartphone but the value it offers at 12k is simply great.

2015-09

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Smartphone Review

 

Recycling. You have a déjà-vu experience when you open the box of the Galaxy J5, because Samsung uses the old chassis design. Although the components are fairly standard, the manufacturer has integrated a flash at the front for selfie fans.

sturdy chassis, long battery runtimes, good Super-AMOLED screen, replaceable battery, microSD-slot, good GPS module, LTE

very long charging time, chassis completely made of plastic, small internal storage, bad speaker, only 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, no light sensor

The second device from Samsung's Galaxy J series, the Galaxy J5, is a decent 5-inch smartphone. The highlight is the Super-AMOLED display. It only features the HD resolution, but can impress with rich colors, a great contrast and very good viewing...

2016-01

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: In Depth

 

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review: One of Samsung's latest budget mobiles, the J5 is a rival to the Moto G & a solid smartphone for just £150 SIM-free.

Solid battery life ; Strong display for the price ; Decent cameras

Old Android

At this price, the Galaxy J5 is a very strong rival for the Moto G and other cut-price handsets. It’s a solid all-rounder, offering dependable performance and excellent battery life as well as some brilliant camera tech. We prefer the vanilla Android...

2016-05

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review (2017): An updated, improved and highly desirable budget smartphone

 

While the Galaxy S9 dominates the premium smartphone market, Samsung's updated Galaxy J5 remains a low-cost marvel

Great performance for the price ; Much improved camera ; Flagship-like design

Significant price hike

The only issue is that price hike. For £140, last year’s J5 felt like a real bargain, despite its limitations. The new Galaxy J5 is a stronger phone in almost every way, but at £240 we’re starting to creep towards OnePlus territory, and that’s a fight...

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review: A great budget handset in its day, but hold out for the 2017 refresh

 

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a real surprise package, giving the mighty Moto G a run for its money

It’s a shame to end on the slight downer of the camera because it’s the only area where the Samsung Galaxy J5 puts a foot wrong as far as I’m concerned. Usually, when I’ve reviewed a budget handset, I’m extremely eager to get back to my own phone, but...

2017-07

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

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Samsung is one of the most popular smartphone manufacturers around. It has a large range including the Samsung Galaxy J5, one of the more affordable handsets in the Samsung family. We like the clear 5-inch screen, but does the processor offer enough...

2015-09

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Expert review by : Clare Hopping , Zach Marzouk , IT Pro (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

 

This budget Galaxy is low in price but high in quality

Excellent Super AMOLED display; Lengthy battery life; Cheap

Camera has disappointing issues with exposure; Average performance

The third-gen Moto G just retains its place in our budget smartphone affections thanks to its classier looks and build quality as well as its clean version of Android and waterproofing. Even so, the J5 has a lot going for it and is a very good...

2018-07

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

 

Samsung's affordable and popular Galaxy J5 is a mid-range smartphone with a very attractive slimline design and good performance. Its best features are its impressive HD AMOLED screen, decent camera and outstanding battery life.

The price of the Samsung J5 is competitive, and it does what a mid-range smartphone ought to do, without any nasty surprises, making it a very safe choice. Asked by Alice Salt from Leeds on 20th Nov 2017 It comes in three different colours and it is...

2015-08

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400 / 2600 / 3000 / 3100
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 11 / 12 / 9
Browsing time (4G):13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 12 / 14
Continuous audio playback time:54 / 62 / 71 / 83
Continuous audio playback time (display off):13 / 83
Continuous video playback time:12 / 13 / 17 / 19 / 37
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):12
Talk time (3G):16 / 18 / 21

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.482 / 1.17 / 1.36
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.349 / 0.453 / 0.612 / 0.808

Design

Brand colour:Blue Silver
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold / Gold, White / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Gold / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 12.700 / 13.2
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Distance sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5 / 2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, WVE / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AAC+,AMR,AMR-WB,AWB,FLAC,HAAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF
FM radio:N / Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG / JPG
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS / GSM
3G:No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2300,2600 / 800,900,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Play,YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Manual:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus included:N
Warranty card:Y / Yes
Wrist strap included:Y

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper / Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Refurbished:Y
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Screensavers, Wallpapers / Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / No
TV Out:N
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6
Processor Model:7870

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1 / 6.0 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat / Marshmallow 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:1.5 / 2 / 3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.1 / 24.3 / 4.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail,Google Play,YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6 / 7.9 / 7.900 / 8 / 8.1
Height :14.2 / 14.210 / 14.6 / 142.1 / 142.8 / 1421 / 145.8 / 146.2 / 146.5
Weight:143 / 146 / 158 / 160
Width:69.5 / 7.18 / 7.180 / 7.23 / 71.3 / 71.8 / 72.3