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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  • AnonD-690840
  • Liu
  • 09 Aug 2017

we need review for huawei nova 2 plus , please gsmarena

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    • AnonD-690674
    • ub6
    • 09 Aug 2017

    Old age specs, at high price like old wine in new bottle.

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      • Baba
      • 7t@
      • 08 Aug 2017

      Is j5 pro plays 1920×1080 resolution video please answer this

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        • AnonD-690419
        • ut{
        • 08 Aug 2017

        This model is one of the best of samsung seris..

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          • AnonD-690419
          • ut{
          • 08 Aug 2017

          The battery backup is really superb.

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            • kiroku
            • Ki3
            • 07 Aug 2017

            Sealed battery. Good luck.

              AnonD-669148, 06 Aug 20175.2" 720p PenTile, and not even Gorilla Glass 3, screen is ... moreFrom what i read, it has a decent display for that price. I suggest you read the review first before judging things based on specs.

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                • AnonD-669148
                • J5P
                • 06 Aug 2017

                VasiliS7edge, 04 Aug 2017Very very good phone! 5.2" 720p PenTile, and not even Gorilla Glass 3, screen is NOT "good", especially not for that much money!

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                  • AnonD-669148
                  • J5P
                  • 06 Aug 2017

                  Romeo, 06 Aug 2017The app drawer opening on slide up /down is only specific t... moreInstall "Nova Launcher" to get that as one of many options!

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                    • Romeo
                    • 0U2
                    • 06 Aug 2017

                    The app drawer opening on slide up /down is only specific to J5? Could be be achieved also on S7?

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                      • AnonD-292864
                      • ak}
                      • 05 Aug 2017

                      Hari, 05 Aug 2017Still huawei p10 lite is much better phone for that priceP10 Lite is way more expensive than J5 2017. You should compare J5 2017 with Huawei P9 Lite 2017.

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                        • Julia
                        • fjR
                        • 05 Aug 2017

                        Hari, 05 Aug 2017Still huawei p10 lite is much better phone for that priceAm using Samsung J 5 prime, so disappointed, wish my Huawei P9 light didn't break. Can't wait for end of this construct to go buy Huawei .

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                          • Rayne
                          • ibg
                          • 05 Aug 2017

                          Anonymous, 04 Aug 2017micro usb is NOT outdated. It's a very pratical and common ... moreVery true. USB c will take 5 years to become mainstream. Most power banks don't even have USB c support.

                            Hari, 05 Aug 2017Still huawei p10 lite is much better phone for that priceYeah but EMUI is not for everyone.

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                              • Hari
                              • xqx
                              • 05 Aug 2017

                              Anonymous, 04 Aug 2017Thank you GSM for this review....been waiting a while - whi... moreStill huawei p10 lite is much better phone for that price

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                                • Anonymous
                                • thw
                                • 05 Aug 2017

                                I really like their design on the back.. Really cool

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                                  • Anonymous
                                  • m5k
                                  • 04 Aug 2017

                                  Thank you GSM for this review....been waiting a while - whilst the phone is generally superior to the Nokia 5, it doesn't seem that much better considering the price difference. The graphics results were interesting too. But the build quality is excellent from what I have seen in the stores.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • 3{L
                                    • 04 Aug 2017

                                    micro usb is NOT outdated. It's a very pratical and common interface. Most chargers, cables and such are micro usb. Pratical and interchangeable. They shouldn't have changed a standard-for-all-interface... now users must buy new accessories or boring adapters

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                                      • AnonD-632062
                                      • Hxc
                                      • 04 Aug 2017

                                      Solid battery life!

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                                        • VasiliS7edge
                                        • iAE
                                        • 04 Aug 2017

                                        Very very good phone!