Samsung Galaxy J5 – Budgetary smartphone with powerful specification!
2016 has seen Samsung bring out some spectacular smartphones with powerful specifications. Apart from its flagship devices, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 (this one though brings a lot of shame to smartphone leader), the company has launched some really powerful and intelligently designed smartphones in all price brackets.
Among the budgetary lineups, Samsung “J” smartphone lineup is certainly an interesting one. “J” smartphone series covers the middle to lower-middle price segment smartphone markets (competing amazingly powerful and cheap Chinese brands foremost). This series was initially launched in 2015, with two initial variant, the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5. This year, “J” lineup is back with a little touchup with Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 and Galaxy J5 2016. Samsung is poised to boost its mid category “J” lineup sales as they have packed it up with some premium features and powerful specifications.
Here we are going to look into some of the exciting features or Galaxy J5 2016. As can be taken by name, Samsung J5 2016 is a smaller sibling of Galaxy J7 2016 and comes in a small compact body with premium features. So, before we have a little review of what features you can get with Galaxy j5 2016, let’s have a quick look into its features:
· 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display
· Capacitive touch
· 16GB internal storage (expandable)
· 2GB RAM
· 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 price:
As of writing, Galaxy J5 2016 price in around $200. Though you might get one with at a little less price.
Coming to little details about J5 2016, the first and foremost limitation that J lineup have had from the very beginning is their built-quality. Though looking at the modest Galaxy J5 price, we can’t expect a premium metal uni-body, and then also the overall built of J5 2016 is a mere disappointment.
Samsung has though tried to improve a little in terms of built-up as compared to initial 2015 devices, coming up with glass front panel and plastic (matte finish) back cover. This might help face saving for Samsung, still we can’t term it a respectable built-up especially from the smartphone leader who is known for its exquisite and lavish designs (for flagship models).
Apart from poor built-up, the overall design is quite similar to what we all have seen in almost every Samsung budgetary smartphone, a bottom bezel comprising of capacitive buttons surrounding physical center home button and an upper bezel comprising earpiece, front camera and sensors (this time around accelerometer, ambient etc.).
Getting on, Samsung has done minor tweaks in terms of J5 2016 display as compared to its older sibling. A large 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display with capacitive touch, 720pixel resolution and 282ppi; pretty much sums up the display for Samsung J5 2016. Overall, J5 2016 display covers 70.7% of the device’s front panel.
Performance vice, Galaxy J5 is certainly at the top of the list compared to all other smartphones in the same price bracket. A powerful 2GB RAM and quad-core Cortex-A53 chipset certainly gives is a power boost. There isn’t any lagging you will notice even when multi-tasking, however, powerful games might make it lag a bit, but looking at the Samsung Galaxy J5 price, you can’t expect more power in such a budgetary device.
Galaxy J5 price which currently costs around $200, certainly makes it a very much affordable smartphone with premium hardware specifications and durability. The only low here is the built-up quality and display and if you can compromise on these than there isn’t a better budgetary smartphone than Samsung J5.