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Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25598 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 really like the size and camera. The battery and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the text input and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the reception and durability.

usability, screen, battery, camera, size

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500) from 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 Opinions about the battery and camera are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, but many are less positive about the sound. Reviews are divided on the durability.

price, usability, performance, camera, battery


93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 461 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500) from 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 Views about the usability and camera are generally positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, price, portability, camera, usability

reliability, connectivity

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 review by : Chris Barraclough (

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


While the Galaxy S9 dominates 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...

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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

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

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

Expert review by : Rahul Sethi (

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

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