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Samsung Galaxy J5 (J530, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3004 reviews of Samsung Galaxy J5 (J530, 2017). 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 battery and performance. The usability and price are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy J5 (J530, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Duos Smartphone Preview

 

First Impression. With the update of its attractive Galaxy J series, we have the third generation of the J5 in our test. Samsung radically changed the design and otherwise performs meaningful fine tuning. Fans of removable batteries will be...

With the 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy J5, the Koreans succeed in an update of their most popular smartphone. We like the design in particular, even if the device becomes slightly larger.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Victor H. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review

 

The new Galaxy J5 (2017) comes to replace a hugely popular affordable phone, but will its aluminum design and modern Samsung interface convince buyers to overlook some considerable issues?…

Feature-rich modern new Samsung UI ; Solid build quality ; Very good battery life ; Modern look thanks to minimal side bezel ; Android 7.0 Nougat on board ; Supports microSD memory expansion

Stuttery performance ; HD display resolution, pixelization noticeable ; Unimpressive, rather slow camera, even for a cheap phone ; Only 16GB on-board storage ; Feels overpriced ; microUSB port rather than USB-C

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (alphr.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review (2017): A superb budget phone, but you should probably hang on for the 2018 version

 

Samsung's updated Galaxy J5 is a truly brilliant smartphone for less than half the price of today's popular flagships

The updated Galaxy J5 is a solid performer. Battery life exceeded our expectations, the new design is favourable over its predecessor, and its camera is impressive for a handset of this calibre.The only issue is that price hike. For £140, last year’s...

May, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review

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Looking for a smartphone without spending top dollar? You might consider the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017), one of the South Korean company's cheaper mobile phones. It has a few nifty features such as a fingerprint scanner, but our full review reveals...

Aug, 2017

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Expert review by : Clare Hopping , Zach Marzouk , IT Pro (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy J5 review

 

This budget Galaxy is low in price but high in quality

Excellent Super AMOLED display; Lengthy battery life; Cheap

Camera has disappointing issues with exposure; Average performance

The third-gen Moto G just retains its place in our budget smartphone affections thanks to its classier looks and build quality as well as its clean version of Android and waterproofing. Even so, the J5 has a lot going for it and is a very good...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 review

 

The ever-popular Samsung Galaxy J5 has been upgraded for 2017 with a full metal body, and a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button. It's a smart, slim phone with a good-sized 5.2 inch AMOLED screen and fast performance from its 8-core Exynos...

The Samsung Galaxy J5 has always appealed to those looking for good all-round performance for a modest spend. Samsung has moved the J5 slightly upmarket in 2017, giving it a metal casing and a faster processor - both very welcome moves. The phone...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review: a change of face and price

 

Samsung's Galaxy J line is quite popular among users who are looking for a brand device that's not too expensive. The J5 (2017) exhibits new materials and design compared to the previous generation. But how does it go about it in terms of performance?...

Quality of materials and assembly ; Battery life time ; Dual SIM

Lack of notification LED ; Keys are not backlit ; Price too high ; MicroUSB instead of Type C

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) offers a more elegant design than the previous generation and houses the fingerprint reader. Overall it is an improved version, able to satisfy less demanding users (gamers stay away from this device). Good battery life...

Expert review by : Arnoud Wokke (tweakers.net)

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 - Een paar streepjes voor op de Galaxy S8

 

De Galaxy J5 2017 is een van de goedkoopste smartphones die Samsung aanbiedt en hij is voor een budgettelefoon zeker het overwegen waard. Hij heeft een stevig metalen ontwerp en voelt aan als een tank. Nadeel is wel dat het mogelijk is om het signaal...

Mooi scherm ; Prima accuduur ; Stevig ontwerp

Signaal makkelijk te blokkeren ; Camera beperkt bij weinig licht ; Waarschijnlijk niet lang Android-upgrades

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Robert Berg (computerbild.de)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017): Alu-Neuauflage im Test

 

Nach A-Mittelklasse und S-Feuerwerk mischt Samsung nun den Markt der Einsteiger-Smartphones auf. Wie schlägt sich das Galaxy J5 (2017) bei der Eignungsprüfung?

Schickes Aluminium-Gehäuse ; Display ist hell und farbenfroh ; Dual-SIM und Speicherkartenfach ; Zufriedenstellende Kamera-Ergebnisse

Display nicht scharf genug ; Akku lässt sich nicht austauschen ; Hardware teilweise überfordert

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (computerbild.de)

Galaxy J5 2017 im Test: Ein guter Mittelweg?

 

Nicht Einsteiger- und nicht Oberklasse: Mit der J-Serie wendet sich Samsung an die Mittelklasse. Wie gut ist das J5 denn im Alltag?

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400 / 3000 / 3100
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):10 / 11 / 12
Browsing time (4G):13
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12 / 14
Continuous audio playback time:54 / 71 / 83
Continuous audio playback time (display off):83
Continuous video playback time:12 / 17 / 19
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):12
Talk time (3G):16 / 21
Wireless Charging:N

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:1.9
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Rear camera aperture number:1.7 / 17 / 2.2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.36
Certification:CE
Head SAR (EU):0.349 / 0.362

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold / Gold, White / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:N / Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black / Blue / Blue, Silver / Gold / Gold,White / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 13.2
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Magnetic sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):N / Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, WVE / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, IMY, Mid, MIDI, MPA, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA,AAC,AAC+,AMR,AMR-WB,AWB,FLAC,HAAC,IMY,M4A,MP3,MXMF,OGA,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,M4A,MID,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,WVE / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,M4A,MID,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF / 3GA,AAC,AMR,AWB,FLAC,M4A,MIDI,MP3,MXMF,OGG,OTA,RTTTL,RTX,WAV,WMA,XMF
FM radio:N / Y
Image formats supported:BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASF,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,ASP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GPRS / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,900,1800,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2300,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, MAP, OPP, Pan, PBAP / A2DP,AVRCP,HFP,HID,HOGP,HSP,MAP,OPP,PAN,PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Play,YouTube / Google Chrome,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Carrying case:Y
Manual:Y
Protective case:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus included:N
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Ringtones, Shortcuts, Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts / Ringtones, Themes, Wallpaper / Ringtones,Themes,Wallpaper / Themes, Wallpaper, Widgets
Refurbished:Y
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Screensavers, Wallpapers / Screensavers,Wallpapers / Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:N / Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6
Processor Model:7870

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Android 7.0
Operating System Version:7.0 / 7.0 Nougat / Marshmallow 6.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:2 / 3
USB mass storage:Y / Yes
User memory:10.1 / 24.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Chrome,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Material:Metal
Refurbished:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8 / 8.1
Height :142.8 / 145.8 / 146.2 / 146.5
Weight:143 / 158 / 160
Width:69.5 / 71.3 / 72.3