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Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25762 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and size. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. The reception and durability get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the text input and reliability.

usability, screen, battery, size, camera

sound, reliability, 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 (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. Comments about the battery and camera are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good views. There are some negative reviews about the sound. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (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. People really like the usability and camera. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts 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)

Apr, 2018

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 Alice Salt from Leeds on 20th Nov 2017 It comes in three different colours and it is...

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 : Rohit Arora (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review: The budget all-rounder review

 

PROS: ; Vibrant AMOLED display ; front flash ; expandable up-to 128GB ; 4G capability with both SIMs

CONS: ; Battery back-up could have been better ; old design ; slippery ; low internal memory

Verdict Samsung Galaxy J5 may not be the ultimate budget smartphone but the value it offers at 12k is simply great.

Sep, 2015

Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review (2017): An updated, improved and highly desirable budget smartphone

 

While the Note 8 looks set to dominate the premium smartphone market, Samsung's updated Galaxy J5 remains a low-cost marvel

Great performance for the price ; Much improved camera ; Flagship-like design

Significant price hike

The only issue is that price hike. For £140, last year’s J5 felt like a real bargain, despite its limitations. The new Galaxy J5 is a stronger phone in almost every way, but at £240 we’re starting to creep towards OnePlus territory, and that’s a fight...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review: A great budget handset in its day, but hold out for the 2017 refresh

 

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

It’s a shame to end on the slight downer of the camera because it’s the only area where the Samsung Galaxy J5 puts a foot wrong as far as I’m concerned. Usually, when I’ve reviewed a budget handset, I’m extremely eager to get back to my own phone, but...

Jul, 2017

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Samsung Galaxy J5 review

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Samsung is one of the most popular smartphone manufacturers around. It has a large range including the Samsung Galaxy J5, one of the more affordable handsets in the Samsung family. We like the clear 5-inch screen, but does the processor offer enough...

Sep, 2015

IT Pro Value

Expert review by : Clare Hopping , Zach Marzouk , IT Pro (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...

Feb, 2018

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 3000 / 3100
Battery performance:2600 / 3100
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):11 / 12 / 9
Browsing time (4G):13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 14
Continuous audio playback time:62 / 71 / 83
Continuous audio playback time (display off):13 / 83
Continuous video playback time:13 / 17 / 19
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):12
Talk time (3G):18 / 21

Call Management

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

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Digital Zoom:4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Rear camera aperture number:1.7
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.482 / 1.17
Body SAR (EU):0.482 / 1.17 / 1.36
Certification:CE
Head SAR:0.453 / 0.612 / 0.808
Head SAR (EU):0.349 / 0.453 / 0.612 / 0.808

Design

Brand color:Blue Silver
Color of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold / Silver / White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5 / 5.2
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.0 / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5 / 2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / 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, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, WVE / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AAC+,AMR,AMR-WB,AWB,FLAC,HAAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF
FM radio:N / Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG / JPG
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4 / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2300 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,2300,2600 / 800,900,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / 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, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / 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 / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No / Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Stylus included:N
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management: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, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / 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, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper / Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Screensavers, Wallpapers / Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
TV out:N
TV-out: No
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.6
Processor model:7870

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1 / 6.0 / 7.0 / 7.0 Nougat / Marshmallow 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:1.5 / 2 / 3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.1 / 24.3 / 4.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Refurbished:Y

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.299 / 0.311 / 0.315 / 0.319
Height:5.59 / 5.594 / 5.74 / 5.75 / 5.76 / 5.77 / 55.9
Weight:5.15 / 5.57 / 5.64
Width:2.81 / 2.827 / 2.83 / 2.85