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Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)
alaScore 88

25583 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25583 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. People are impressed by the size and camera. The battery and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the reception and durability. The text input and reliability get negative opinions.

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 88/100 = 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 Reviewers are impressed by the battery and camera. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the sound, while there are some mixed reviews about the durability.

price, usability, performance, camera, battery


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

May, 2021

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 Reviewers are impressed by the usability and camera. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, price, portability, camera, usability

reliability, connectivity

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

May, 2021

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 : Nathan Spendelow (

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

Samsung’s updated Galaxy J5 does everything you could ask for. It’s a solid performer when put side-by-side with its competition, battery life is excellent, the new design is top-notch and its camera is far improved over last year’s effort.

Aug, 2017

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

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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

Price comparison for Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500)

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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...
$149.00 TO SHOP
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Compatible with Most GSM Carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T, MetroPCS, etc. Will NOT work with CDMA Carriers Such...
$143.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 (16GB) J737A - 5.5in HD...
5.5" HD 720x1280 Type LCD, 1.6GHz Octa-core Exynos
$108.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) J510M/DS 16GB Black, 5.2"...
Screen: 5.2-inch HD 720 x 1280 pixels (~282 ppi pixel density) Super AMOLED, 16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM, microSD...
$200.00 TO SHOP
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2G Bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 3G Bands: 850/900/1900/2100
$249.00 TO SHOP
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AT&T Unlocked phone and works with GSM providers only (like AT&t, T-Mobile and etc)
$129.00 TO SHOP
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5.5” HD TFT Display
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Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards...
$222.00 TO SHOP
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Exactly what you want to hear. Galaxy Buds+ are the perfect fitting earbuds to isolate you from distracting...
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This Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to...
$99.00 TO SHOP

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