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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) / SM-J530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2245 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) / SM-J530. 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. Comments about the battery and performance are overall positive. The usability and price also get good opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) / SM-J530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = 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)

Just as good as my Samsung s8

 

My husband's phone after many years had decided to pack up! we saw that the J5 seemed pretty good on reviews but didn't seem to have the attention like the other Samsung makes, s8 or s9 for example. When the phone arrived I can tell you now it is just...

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Excellent quality

 

Brought this for my wife as she broke her Samsung A3, she loves this phone, same quality build as the A3 with a larger screen, Excellent features, long battery life, highly recommend.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Love this phone

 

Im so happy with this phone. Ive always had sony phones but i didnt want to spend a lot of money of a phone. The camera on this is great. I've had it about 3 no the now. Not had any problems. Definitely worth.

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Replacement

 

Purchased this phone to replace Sony Xperia M that is 4 years old. It was very easy to set up from the old phone using nfc and by signing into to Google account. It is very easy to use you do not need to be technical in fact it virtually set itself up....

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

J5

 

Bought as a replacement for my daughters s5 That kicked the bucket .. I've had no moans or groans from her so hopefully all good , may get One myself when mine gives up

Mar, 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
Talk time (3G):21

Call Management

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
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE

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
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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Carrying 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

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