Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Review

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Review: When Budget Meets Quality; Smartphone Brings Competition With Powerful Battery, Processor, Camera

Samsung has another impressive smartphone being kept in the sidelines — the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime.

According to the Samsung website, the specifications of the Galaxy J7 Prime are the following:

Display: 5 inch HD 1280x720p Super AMOLED display, 294ppi
OS: Android Marshmallow
CPU: 1.4 GHz quad-core
Storage: 2GB +16GB with 256 GB Expandable
Cameras: 13MP (rear), 5 MP (front with LED flash)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G/4G/2G, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB
Battery: 2,400mAh SIM: Dual
Dimensions: 142.8×69.5×8.1 mm
Weight : 143 grams


Built on the same design principles of earlier flagship devices, the compact size of the Galaxy J5 gives a good grip. The buttons are well positioned and the matte finish on the rear feels good in one’s hands.

Screen and Display

The AMOLED display brings in vivid and saturated colors to Galaxy J5 and adds a soothing multimedia experience as well.


The combination of Quad-core and 2GB RAM guarantees a minimum mid-level performance. Decent multitasking is possible in the Korean Giant latest make. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, it packs 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256 GB with the help of microSD card.


The Galaxy J5 Prime’s 13MP camera with a wide aperture helps absorb a good amount of light to capture images. The images are good even under low-light conditions. The camera user interface also features seven different camera modes. Double pressing the home button to shoot is very useful especially if you want to capture something quick.


Perhaps the biggest selling point of the Samsung Prime J5 is the battery. Its 2600 mAh provides acceptable performance to the Galaxy smartphone. As mentioned in the Fonearena, the S Power Planning helps in saving battery for calls or for enabling users to allocate a certain battery percentage for calls/messages and in doing so, extending the phone’s life to its maximum potential.

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The Samsung J5 Prime is definitely a good choice in the affordable category of smartphones. With its quality features perfect for regular, yet not too heavy usage, it should stand out from the crowd.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime – Ready To Rumble!
Samsung is out on hunt, Galaxy J5 is upgraded to the new Prime position to beat its rivals. It provides greater view along with unlimited speed to its users. This new beast from Korean giant is stunning just like its other siblings and named as Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime. This phone is built with 5.0 inch IPS capacitive touch screen that support the pixel resolution of 720*1280. 16M colors and multi-touch features is also added to Samsung Galaxy J5’s display. Under the hood a Quad-core processor is clocking at the speed of 1.4 GHz. Cortex A53 is managing the performance and energy consumption of Samsung’s Galaxy J5 Prime. 2 GB of RAM is best combination for this type of processor and it is capable to easily manage all the running functions and applications of Galaxy J5 Prime by Samsung. 16 GB built-in memory is enough to store large amount of data and music along with latest Android OS v6.0 marshmallow. A dedicated SD card slot is also installed on Samsung J5 Prime to expand its memory up to 256 GB. 13 MP back sensor carries f/1.9 mm lens which is equipped with autofocus and LED flash light. Additional camera features of Galaxy J5 Prime includes Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR. You can also record video of1080p at 30fps. 5 MP front camera carries f/2.2 lens that support J5 Prime to take wide angle selfies without any hurdle. 4G LTE and 3G support brings you to the edge of lighting fast browsing and live video streaming. WI-Fi, Bluetooth and type C USB port has taken the connectivity of Samsung Galaxy’s J5 Prime to the whole new level.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime detailed specifications

Release date September 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 142.80 x 69.50 x 8.10
Weight (g) 143.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2400
Removable battery No
Colours Black, Gold
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating System Android 6.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No