Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: Another Missed Opportunity

By on Email @exolete

Samsung has finally learned pricing for its mid-range smartphones. The Galaxy J5 is perfectly priced at Rs. 11,990 and comes with a Super AMOLED display, 4G LTE support, decent set of cameras running the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop right out of the box. So that should make it one of the best smartphones in its price range? But it doesn't. The Galaxy J5 is missing basic sensors, its design is quite outdated and the speakerphone here is quite tinny. Moreover, the competition has been getting better without Samsung giving them much credit.

7.8

Samsung finally got its pricing right with the Galaxy J5. With the J5 you are finally getting a good mix or specs and usability, but it might just be a little too late.

PROS

  • Great Display
  • Good Battery-life
  • Good Performance, Gaming
  • Good Cameras
  • 4G LTE, USB OTG
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

CONS

  • Speakerphone Should've Been Louder
  • Missing Basic Sensors
  • Build Should've Been Better
  • Just 8GB Storage
  • Dated Design
  • Capacitive Buttons Not Backlit


Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
    7
  • Display
    9.2
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
    9.0
  • Camera(s)
    8.1
  • Music & Video Playback
    7.0
  • Gaming
    7.2
  • Performance
    8.1
  • Battery-life
    9.6
  • Software
    7.1
  • Total Score
    7.8 10.0
Samsung Galaxy J5 Specs and Photos
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