Samsung Galaxy J5 Specifications Review

August 25, 2015
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The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a recently launched mid-range smartphone and is the successor of the Galaxy J1.

The Galaxy J5 features some decent technical specifications and a handful of flagship grade features that gives the smartphone an upper hand over its competitors.

Here is what the Galaxy J5 has to offer.

[image] Samsung Galaxy J5 Price in Kenya

Samsung Galaxy J5 Technical Specifications


Display Size: 5.0 inches

Display Type: Super AMOLED

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 294 ppi

Screen Protection: None

The Samsung Galaxy J5 features a 5.0-inch display, a slight upgrade from the 4.3-inch display you will find on the Galaxy J1. In addition to this, the Galaxy J5 has a 720p HD Super AMOLED display.

This is kind of a big deal as often AMOLED technology can make any display look good. You should check out an article I wrote that highlights the merits that an AMOLED display has over an LCD display.

A 720p display is now pretty much the standard for mid-range smartphone and I am of the opinion that the AMOLED display technology is what gives the J5 and an edge over its rivals.


Frame Dimensions: 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight: 146 g

The Samsung Galaxy J5 features a chrome-like rim that graces the edges of the smartphone. The Galaxy J5 has a polycarbonate construction, but Samsung did an excellent job at giving the smartphone a premium look and feel.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 looks a lot like a large Galaxy J1 but there are a couple of design adjustments that make the smartphone slightly better.

For starters, conspicuously on the top right corner you will find an LED flash. This is the first time that a Samsung smartphone has a front facing camera and it is very interesting that the feature made its debut via the Galaxy J5.

Also, most of Samsung smartphones I have encountered have their 3.5 mm earphone port at the top. But with the Galaxy J5, the earphone ports is at the bottom, just besides the charging port.


Operating System: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

CPU: Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53

RAM: 1.5 GB

Internal Memory: 8/16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB

A Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 powers the Samsung Galaxy J5 and this is coupled with some 1.5 GB RAM. This is a great profile and an impressive improvement from what you will find on the Galaxy J1.

What is, however, interesting to note is that the Samsung Galaxy J5 runs Android OS, v5. 1 (Lollipop). This is a big deal. Various tests have shown that Android OS, v5.1 has some excellent battery management properties and this is one of the core feature that gives the Galaxy J5 an admirable battery stamina.

Other than that, you will get 5/16 GB for your files, as well as a MicroSD that can handle up to 128 GB of memory.


Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 5 MP

LED Flash: Yes (Front and Rear)

The Samsung Galaxy J5 features a 13MP Rear snapper and a 5 MP camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2600 mAh

That Samsung Galaxy J5 boasts of a Li-Ion 2600 mAh. This is an upgrade from the Li-Ion 1850 mAh found on the Galaxy J1.


Dual SIM


Why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy J5

Impressive display specification

Great Performance Profile

Fantastic Design

Awesome Battery Life

Cons of the Samsung Galaxy J5


Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy J5

Rivals of the Samsung Galaxy J5 include the Microsoft Lumia 540 – Ksh. 17,899 and Tecno Camon C5 – Ksh. 12,999

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy J5 has a suggested retail price of Ksh 20,999.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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