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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510)
alaScore 88

795 reviews

Jul, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 795 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510). 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. Reviews about the screen and performance are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the sound.

size, price, usability, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Wimmer (

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Smartphone Review


Metalhead. Plastic before, metal now: The new edition of the Galaxy J5 aims to make a higher-quality impression. However, the inner values have remained mostly the same. Is that enough for a successful update? Update: New firmware is rolled out.

high-contrast AMOLED screen ; metal bezel ; modern operating system ; decent reception quality ; front-sided LED flash ; relatively fast storage ; low power consumption ; very good battery life

relatively heavy ; slow WiFi throughput ; poor voice quality ; camera's pale and sometimes blurry photos ; moderate sound quality ; no ambient light sensor ; high-frequency screen flickering

It is easy to answer the question whether the update of Samsung's Galaxy J5 has been successful: Yes. Samsung's Galaxy J5 (2016) is not perfect, but it is a really good smartphone from the lower mid-range. Thanks to its long battery life, the AMOLED...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Luis D. (

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review


When we think of Samsung, it's usually the flagships like the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 5 that immediately come to mind. However, it's not really these flashy and expensive models that sell by the buckets. Rather, it's the less design- and...

Pleasant design ; Fine display ; Surprisingly good camera

Underwhelming specs and performance ; Dated Android build ; No fingerprint scanner

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is a smartphone of reasonably good quality. It looks elegant and its screen is fairly pleasant. Its software experience is well-accomplished and its camera can land surprisingly good shots. While the Galaxy J5 (2016) does...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : S21 (

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 review


The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016 Edition) is a mid-range smartphone with premium design and a good spread of features. We draw your attention to its superb AMOLED HD screen, exceptional battery life, Android Marshmallow, 16GB of memory and 2GB of RAM. The...

Samsung has built the Galaxy J5 2016 on a very solid platform. The original J5 was a very sound all-round performer, priced competitively, and the new J5 brings improved build quality and some selective performance tweaks. Asked by Kevin from UK on...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Asif Iqbal Shaik (mysmartprice)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) review - MySmartPrice


Having faced cut-throat competition from Chinese and Indian smartphone makers in the mid-range segment, Samsung came up with the new Galaxy J series of smartphones last year. Needless to say, the Galaxy J series went on to become a massive hit. Now,...

Jun, 2016

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (

Samsung Galaxy J5 review (2016): 2017 model is here, but is it worth the upgrade?


2016's Galaxy J5 was Samsung's best budget phone yet, but a much-needed 2017 upgrade is here

Great price ; Excellent screen ; Lengthy battery life

Rubbish camera

Despite this, it’s clear that the Motorola Moto G4 is the phone to beat in the budget smartphone space right now. But that’s not to say there are no reasons to choose the Samsung Galaxy J5. It remains a good option if you value screen quality and...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review: In Depth


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Review: One of Samsung's latest budget mobiles, the J5 is a rival to the Moto G & a solid smartphone for just £150 SIM-free.

Solid battery life ; Strong display for the price ; Decent cameras

Old Android

At this price, the Galaxy J5 is a very strong rival for the Moto G and other cut-price handsets. It's a solid all-rounder, offering dependable performance and excellent battery life as well as some brilliant camera tech. We prefer the vanilla Android...

May, 2016

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Looking for a new mobile phone but don't want to break the bank? You might consider the mid-range Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) - it has a 13Mp rear camera and you can use it for Android Pay. But is it any good, or will it leave you wishing you'd done some...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Laique Khan (

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Edition Review


Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Edition is decent purchase with its long battery life, bright AMOLED screen and stylish design finishing mobile.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Prasid Banerjee (

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016


Not worth the buy

Respectable camera ; Display does well with colours

Highly underpowered ; Display resolution is low ; Uninspiring design

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is not the smartphone you should buy. It is quite underpowered compared to other offerings in the market, doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, and its pros don't outweigh the cons. The compromise isn't worth Samsung's brand...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Paul Briden (

Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: A Great, Cheap Android Phone


There's no getting around the fact that Samsung's big hitters steal a lot of the limelight; flagships like the Galaxy S8 and members of the Galaxy Note phablet series, but Samsung has always been a firm which likes to provide a wide range of handsets...

Good build quality, affordable, excellent Super AMOLED display, excellent battery life, decent general performance

Plastic body, little under-powered for gaming

Best in class of the budget Android category; you will struggle to find battery and display performance this good anywhere else at this price

Price comparison for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016, SM-J510)

  Store     Price
Samsung Galaxy J5 SSJ500MGD Factory Unlocked Dual...
Samsung Galaxy J5 is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and it comes with 1.5GB...
$180.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime G570M/DS 16GB White Gold...
5.0-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixel resolution (~294ppi pixel density)
$373.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime G570M/DS 16GB Black, Dual...
5.0-inch IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixel resolution (~294ppi pixel density)
$79.00 TO SHOP
for J5 Pro Screen Replacement LCD -SRJTEK AMOLED LCD...
[Compatible Enough]Supper AMOLED Compatible for Samsung Galaxy J5 PRO 2017 J530 J530F,Tempered Glass and...
$55.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy J5 J500M 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Quad...
Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards...
$200.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy J5 J500M 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Quad...
Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards...
$190.00 TO SHOP
Compatible with Samsung Galaxy J5 PRO 2017 J530...
[Compatible with Samsung Galaxy J5 PRO 2017 J530 LCD screen replacement] A-MIND FOR Samsung Galaxy J530...
$56.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S4 I337A | (16GB, 2GB RAM) | 5" Super...
Will a GSM phone work for me Yes it does Since this device is Unlocked it will work on any GSM Network with...
$52.00 TO SHOP
Samsung SM-J510M Galaxy J5 J510M/DS 16GB Gold, 5.2"...
5.2-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixel resolution (~282ppi pixel density)
$347.00 TO SHOP
Assembly Replacement for Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500H...
Package included:1pcs new LCD Display Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly and a package of free tools for you...
$69.00 TO SHOP

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