Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review: Just the job

4 August 2017
Segmentation at its finest in the Samsung smartphone lineup. That's how we have the entire alphabet of series with a handful of models in each of them. Near the bottom of the food chain, which is in no way sorted alphabetically the hugely successful J series is the place to get good value for money and the Galaxy J5 (2017) is ready to oblige.

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  • Ajie

MarcoTronci, 15 Oct 2020What a phone this was. I loved it to pieces. The performanc... moreThe is sweet and very good

What a phone this was. I loved it to pieces. The performance and amoled display was great.

  • Tadie

I loved this phone, the cam is real good, sadly mine died but i feel like getting it again

  • hert

Anonymous, 02 Sep 2018which is good for me (im 14 years old) samsung j5 pro (201... moreNone dear , you are too young to own a phone. Do opt for a button phone though.

  • Anonymous

which is good for me (im 14 years old) samsung j5 pro (2017) or huawei p10 lite

  • Anonymous

I just got this phone for 160€ and I am impressed so far. Fingerprint scanner is super fast! The screen resolution is not up to date but you don't really need more in daily use. Actually I think the screen is better than the ones in A3 or Note 8 cause it does not flicker as strong. I would never buy a Note 8 cause of that.
The only thing I'm not sure about is the camera. In really low light the noise reduction is much too aggressive. I compared to my old A3 2016 and the A3 looks more detailed and clear. In better light I think the J5 wins.
The phone looks great in gold!

  • Growler

Is this j7 a sim free phone or what!!! No mention of it. Apart from google saying it is.

  • mahmen

Lalit Lara, 04 Aug 2017I dont think show this is good fonyeah! this is not actually a good fon because that is not a fon it's phone (peaceyow:))

  • AnonD-440159

The sound enhancement, "UHQ sound resolution enhancer", on galaxy J5 and s8 sucks big time. I returned a galaxy s8 because the sound on headphones was ridiculously flat, unexciting, with a funny gentle baseline. My huawei honor 8 has DTS sound enhancement which beats the crap out of samsung's UHQ.

  • Anonymous

DD C, 26 Sep 2017Notification led available or notno

  • DD C

Notification led available or not

  • Anonymous

AnonD-669148, 06 Aug 20175.2" 720p PenTile, and not even Gorilla Glass 3, screen is ... moreWell, mine is fine. No scratches and marks and the glass is smooth with a good hardness to it too. Just because it's not Gorilla Glass doesn't mean it's crap. There are tons of other types of glass which can as good if not better. Aminosilicate glass used on some Huawei phones is good hard glass. Gorilla Glass is breakable just like any other. Think you need to get out more

  • littlestewie

Which one has better cameras? A3 (2017) or J5 (2017)?

  • AnonD-697135

I like the phone but can it be delivered to Africa (Uganda)

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2017I dont have a lot of money, but never will I buy a low end ... moreAgreed but sometimes it can happen otherwise . Look at what happened to note 7 . I bought an A series phone from Samsung ( which is mid range between flagship and budget ) to replace my j series phone and sadly j series was more reliable in connectivity . The particular model I bought had some WiFi and mobile data connectivity issues ( maybe because of software ) . But overall yes premium phones give great experience which budget phones fail to

  • AnonD-693912

Where can i get one seriously?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2017I dont have a lot of money, but never will I buy a low end ... moreWith these specs I guess the phone will last well for 3 years

  • Anonymous

I dont have a lot of money, but never will I buy a low end phone again. I rather save up for 3 years and buy flagship every 3 years.. low end phones are a nightmare to use

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Aug 2017I didn't get the part about the notification led. Does it h... moreI see now... there's a led but used for flash... Can't you make it as notifier?

I was planning to buy the J5 but thankfully I've read this and I'll now have to buy J7...

  • Anonymous

I didn't get the part about the notification led. Does it have it or not?