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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510)
alaScore 94

159 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but there are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation and reliability.

size, performance, usability, price, design

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review: A cracking budget handset, but no longer the top dog

 

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

Sep, 2016

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?

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.

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 David from Australia...

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

Consumer review by: Karma Chophel (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

 

I am using this product and love its performance and speed.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: siva valluru (samsung.in)

Simply Superb .Value for money. Stylish.Official SamSung Accessories not avialble

 

" Simply superb. durable with latest OS and 4G. looking for J5-2016 Samsung brand accessories. pls add cases and covers for this product. "

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: vinod (samsung.in)

Good Phone

 

" Its a good phone for peopole.But Price is very high. "

May, 2016
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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: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.17
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:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): 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
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported: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): Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled: Yes
Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: 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 storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
User memory:10.9

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, 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