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Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6725 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and battery. The screen and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the text input. There are some mixed opinions about the sound.

usability, size, screen, battery, camera

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers really like the battery and camera. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the durability, while many are negative about the sound.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Comments about the usability and camera are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical 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)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review - a new Moto G killer?

 

With its incredible battery life and beautiful Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy J5 is Samsung's best budget phone yet

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Expert review by: Ingrid Fadelli , Adam Shepherd (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...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5: Brilliance on a budget

 

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

Mar, 2016

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...

Jan, 2016

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...

Sep, 2015

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 brian metcalfe from england on 3rd Nov 2016 Could you please tell me in plain English...

Aug, 2015

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.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Robin Sinha (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7: First Impressions

 

Samsung, as most of us guessed already, introduced its new J Series in India with the launch of Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 on Thursday. The smartphones, which have been available in China since last month, fit into the mid-range segment based on their low...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J7 Prime First Impressions

 

Well designed and well built ; Superb screen ; S Power Planning feature ; Decent battery life

Low light camera performance could be better ; Fingerprint scanner can be tricky at times

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: Full In-Depth Hands-On

 

Samsung about a month back launched its selfie-focused midrange devices Samsung Galaxy J5 and Samsung Galaxy J7 here in India. The devices bring with them the latest software experience along with a decently powered hardware. The Samsung Galaxy J5 has...

So should you get the Samsung Galaxy J5? The good things about the device are first the support for 4G connectivity, second would be the sound output (although it isn’t the loudest), third the latest android experience and finally the front LED flash....

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 3100
Browsing time (3G):11 / 9
Browsing time (4G):13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 14
Continuous audio playback time:62 / 71
Continuous video playback time:13 / 17
Talk time (3G):18 / 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
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.9
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
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: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.453 / 0.482 / 1.17
Body SAR category (EU):B
Head SAR (EU):0.453 / 0.612 / 0.808

Design

Colour of product:Black / Gold / White
Curved Design: No
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:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch screen: Yes
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:1.5 / 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, 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, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Image formats supported:JPG
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, 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 / 850,900,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles: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, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / 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:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
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
Personal info management (PIM):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, 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: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
TV-Out : 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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536 / 2 / 2048
Internal ROM:8
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6 / 7.9 / 7.900 / 8.1
Height :14.2 / 14.210 / 14.6 / 142.1 / 145.8
Weight:146 / 158
Width:7.18 / 7.180 / 7.23 / 71.8 / 72.3