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Samsung Galaxy J5 (J530, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2764 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (J530, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The usability and price also get good feedback.

size, price, usability, performance, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J5 (J530, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Duos Smartphone Preview

 

First Impression. With the update of its attractive Galaxy J series, we have the third generation of the J5 in our test. Samsung radically changed the design and otherwise performs meaningful fine tuning. Fans of removable batteries will be...

With the 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy J5, the Koreans succeed in an update of their most popular smartphone. We like the design in particular, even if the device becomes slightly larger.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review

 

The new Galaxy J5 (2017) comes to replace a hugely popular affordable phone, but will its aluminum design and modern Samsung interface convince buyers to overlook some considerable issues?…

Feature-rich modern new Samsung UI ; Solid build quality ; Very good battery life ; Modern look thanks to minimal side bezel ; Android 7.0 Nougat on board ; Supports microSD memory expansion

Stuttery performance ; HD display resolution, pixelization noticeable ; Unimpressive, rather slow camera, even for a cheap phone ; Only 16GB on-board storage ; Feels overpriced ; microUSB port rather than USB-C

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 review

 

The ever-popular Samsung Galaxy J5 has been upgraded for 2017 with a full metal body, and a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. It's a smart, slim phone with a good-sized 5.2 inch AMOLED screen and fast performance from its 8-core Exynos...

The Samsung Galaxy J5 has always appealed to those looking for good all-round performance for a modest spend. Samsung has moved the J5 slightly upmarket in 2017, giving it a metal casing and a faster processor - both very welcome moves. The phone...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review: a change of face and price

 

Samsung's Galaxy J line is quite popular among users who are looking for a brand device that's not too expensive. The J5 (2017) exhibits new materials and design compared to the previous generation. But how does it go about it in terms of performance?...

Quality of materials and assembly ; Battery life time ; Dual SIM

Lack of notification LED ; Keys are not backlit ; Price too high ; MicroUSB instead of Type C

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) offers a more elegant design than the previous generation and houses the fingerprint reader. Overall it is an improved version, able to satisfy less demanding users (gamers stay away from this device). Good battery life...

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review

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Looking for a smartphone without spending top dollar? You might consider the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017), one of the South Korean company's cheaper mobile phones. It has a few nifty features such as a fingerprint scanner, but our full review reveals...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Samsung J5 Gold

 

Recently bough for my 11 year old daughter as a first phone, it's great! Great value, does everything she needs. Good quality camera, perfect size, great screen resolution...very clear, good size storage, very easy to set up, very easy to use, quick...

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Fantastic

 

I brought this a week ago highly recommend easy to use x

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Grate phone

 

I love my galaxy j5 so much I have order a galaxy tab

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

very poor phone .

 

just after 1 month of use the battery is ready faulty.i have to charge it twice a day, yet i do not use it as much. wast of money

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

lovely

 

easy to use for an older person like me. easy to work apps out too.

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):14
Continuous audio playback time:83
Continuous video playback time:19
Removable battery:N
Talk time (3G):21

Call Management

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

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera aperture number:1.7 / 17
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.36
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.349

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Silver
Fingerprint reader:N / Y
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.2
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

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

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, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
FM radio:Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Speakers:Stereo
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Carrying case:Y
Manual:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper / Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor model:7870

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.0 / 7.0 Nougat
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage:Y
User memory:10.1

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Material:Metal

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.315
Height:5.76
Weight:5.64
Width:2.81