Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 32GB New

  • 5.2″ 720×1280 pixels
  • 13MP 1080p
  • 3GB RAM Exynos 7870 Octa
  • 3000mAh Li-Ion
  • Item condition: NEW

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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017

Segmentation is 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.


At 5.2 inches of screen diagonal, the Galaxy J5 (2017) fits between the 5-inch J3 (2017) and the 5.5-inch J7 (2017). From then on it takes some careful balancing between those two extremes to assemble a J5 that is that much better than the J3 without being as good as the J7. Perhaps most importantly, the J5 for this year gets the Exynos 7870 SoC – a proper 14nm chip with an octa-core CPU, as opposed to the quad-core Snapdragon 410 that powers the J5 (2016).

With only the J7 treated to full-HD, the J5 has a 720p screen – which is acceptable considering the smaller diagonal. Plus, the J7 (2016)’s sales figures didn’t seem to be hurt by its own 720p display, a 5.5-inch diagonal there, not to mention that the Mali-T830MP2 GPU appreciates the lower load of fewer pixels. There’s no always-on display on the J5, unlike the J7, and that’s a bit of a waste of AMOLED.

The J7 (2017) comes with 3GB of RAM in all its incarnations, but the J5 only has 2 gigs, except for a Pro version that matches the big bro. Storage is less than generous too, with the international version getting just 16GB, though it’s double that in some regions – remember, segmentation.

The cameras come from the J7, and not the J3, which is good, even if we weren’t ecstatic about the J7’s output. The overall body design is identical to the larger model’s, which makes the J3 look like a member of a different family. Additionally, you do get a fingerprint reader with the J5 (2017); the basic J3 is denied that.



LAUNCH Announced 2017, June
Status Available. Released 2017, June
BODY Dimensions 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm (5.76 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight 160 g (5.64 oz)
Build Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Exynos 7870 Octa
CPU Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM – Global
32 GB, 3 GB RAM – Pro edition
MAIN CAMERA Single 13 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, AF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 13 MP, f/1.9
Features LED flash
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– ANT+ support
– MP4/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 21 h (3G)
Music play Up to 83 h
MISC Colors Blue, Pink, Gold, Black
SAR EU 0.35 W/kg (head)     1.36 W/kg (body)
Price About 170 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1154 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1038
Basemark X: 5258
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 3.599 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 70dB / Ring 82dB
Audio quality Noise -85.0dB / Crosstalk -90.3dB
Battery life

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