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Samsung Galaxy J5 (J530, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2972 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. Opinions about the battery and performance are overall positive. The usability and price also get good opinions.

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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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (

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. (

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

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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 (

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 : Nathan Spendelow (

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

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) quick review – make way for the new mid-range hero


Samsung's Galaxy J lineup has quickly gained popularity, the main reason behind it being its slightly lower price than the higher-end series. However, this does not mean that you will get uns…

Renewed design with a full metal unibody construction;Fingerprint sensor;5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with color modes and protections;Surprisingly high battery endurance + power saving modes;Android 7.0 Nougat and user interface with many useful...

Only 10.1GB available space;MicroUSB instead of USB Type-C

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : S21 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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

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