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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 845 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510). 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 are impressed by the camera and price. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the sound. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple iPhone 7 review: The iPhone 8 is here, but should you upgrade?

 

Apple's iPhone 7 is the best iPhone you can get, but what about the iPhone 8?

Improved battery life ; Speedy performance ; Waterproof protection

Eye-watering price ; Uninspiring camera

That said, if the new prices are just a little too high for you, then I'd recommend buying a new iPhone 6s instead – particularly now that Apple's bumped up the storage and dropped the prices to £499 and £599 respectively.

Sep, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review (2016): 2017 model is here, but is it worth the upgrade?

 

2016's Galaxy J5 was Samsung's best budget phone yet, but a much-needed 2017 upgrade is here

Great price ; Excellent screen ; Lengthy battery life

Rubbish camera

Despite this, it’s clear that the Motorola Moto G4 is the phone to beat in the budget smartphone space right now. But that’s not to say there are no reasons to choose the Samsung Galaxy J5. It remains a good option if you value screen quality and...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) 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...

May, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) review

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Looking for a new mobile phone but don't want to break the bank? You might consider the mid-range Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) - it has a 13Mp rear camera and you can use it for Android Pay. But is it any good, or will it leave you wishing you'd done some...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Paul Briden (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: An Awesome, Wallet-Friendly Android Phone

 

There's no getting round the fact that Samsung's big hitters steal a lot of the limelight; flagships like the Galaxy S8 and members of the Galaxy Note phablet series, but Samsung has always been a firm which likes to provide a wide range of handsets at...

Good build quality, affordable, excellent Super AMOLED display, excellent battery life, decent general performance

Plastic body, little under-powered for gaming

Best in class of the budget Android category; you will struggle to find battery and display performance this good anywhere else at this price

Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Smartphone Review

 

Metalhead. Plastic before, metal now: The new edition of the Galaxy J5 aims to make a higher-quality impression. However, the inner values have remained mostly the same. Is that enough for a successful update? Update: New firmware is rolled out.

high-contrast AMOLED screen ; metal bezel ; modern operating system ; decent reception quality ; front-sided LED flash ; relatively fast storage ; low power consumption ; very good battery life

relatively heavy ; slow WiFi throughput ; poor voice quality ; camera's pale and sometimes blurry photos ; moderate sound quality ; no ambient light sensor ; high-frequency screen flickering

It is easy to answer the question whether the update of Samsung's Galaxy J5 has been successful: Yes. Samsung's Galaxy J5 (2016) is not perfect, but it is a really good smartphone from the lower mid-range. Thanks to its long battery life, the AMOLED...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Luis D. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review

 

When we think of Samsung, it's usually the flagships like the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 5 that immediately come to mind. However, it's not really these flashy and expensive models that sell by the buckets. Rather, it's the less design- and...

Pleasant design ; Fine display ; Surprisingly good camera

Underwhelming specs and performance ; Dated Android build ; No fingerprint scanner

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is a smartphone of reasonably good quality. It looks elegant and its screen is fairly pleasant. Its software experience is well-accomplished and its camera can land surprisingly good shots. While the Galaxy J5 (2016) does...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) review

 

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016 Edition) is a mid-range smartphone with premium design and a good spread of features. We draw your attention to its superb AMOLED HD screen, exceptional battery life, Android Marshmallow, 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM. The...

Samsung has built the Galaxy J5 2016 on a very solid platform. The original J5 was a very sound all-round performer, priced competitively, and the new J5 brings improved build quality and some selective performance tweaks. Asked by Graeme from UK on...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Laique Khan (techmagnifier.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Edition Review

 

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Edition is decent purchase with its long battery life, bright AMOLED screen and stylish design finishing mobile.

• Incredible Battery Life ; • High-contrast AMOLED screen ; • Decent Performance ; • Stylish Design ; • S-Bike Mode

• Average Camera ; • Noticeable Lags ; • Moderate Sound Performance ; • Entry Level Chipset

May, 2016

Expert review by: Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

 

Not worth the buy

Respectable camera ; Display does well with colours

Highly underpowered ; Display resolution is low ; Uninspiring design

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is not the smartphone you should buy. It is quite underpowered compared to other offerings in the market, doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, and its pros don't outweigh the cons. The compromise isn't worth Samsung's brand...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3100
Browsing time (3G):11
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:71
Continuous video playback time:17
Talk time (3G):21

Call management

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
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):4 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.453 / 1.17
Body SAR category (EU):B
Head SAR (EU):0.453
Head SAR category (EU):B

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

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

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM: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, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: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 / 850,900,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:1.2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / 6.0 Marshmallow / Marshmallow 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal ROM:8
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
ROM capacity:16384
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.9

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Material:Metal

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.1
Height :14.6 / 145.8
Weight:158
Width:7.2 / 7.23 / 72.3