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Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6285 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. Opinions about the camera and battery are generally positive. The screen and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the text input. There are mixed reviews on the durability and 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 87 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. Reviews about the battery and camera are on the whole positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the durability. Some have doubts 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

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The camera and price also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the connectivity.

performance, price, camera, portability, design

connectivity

92% 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)

Sep, 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: 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 Makori from Kenya on 2nd Sep 2016 Does it have m-pesa services? Reply Asked by Alison...

Aug, 2015

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....

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Samsung’s brand-new Galaxy J5 and J7 all set to woo Selfie Lovers With Front Flash

 

After launching two mid-range tablets in India, Samsung is all set to reveal the brand-new Galaxy J5 and J7 with a selfie twist in India on 16th July. They have already been launched in China – the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7. Both devices sport the...

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

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: 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: 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: (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7: First Impressions

 

These smartphones might just have the best camera features in their price range.

Consumer review by: Linda (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5

 

I love this phone but how do you find out how to go back to just talking to one person on your phone .as i put it to know whos calling when on my phone but cant rem what i went in to i know its settings ..help ????

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):11 / 9
Browsing time (4G):13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 14

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Design

Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black / Gold / White

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB port: Yes