In my opinion rather a low end, rather than a mid ranger. Only the build construction and the Samsung brand, but I would prefer anytime a Chinese model. And is far from being polished and optimized: my S5 Duos has a better battery life with full HD Amoled display and consistently better CPU, GPU, WiFi and all the rest, even if the official numbers of the battery are lower. But the review is topnotch quality as always and very polite.
They should've put an SD 600 series in this one. That SD 410 will be sure to slow down in time.
You guys should include the LG K10 in your alternatives portion of the conclusion. If found at the right price with the right amount of ram its equal to the J5 as the top of the entry midrange category. UX is soooo much lighter them touchwiz so 1.5 gigs is adequate, and its build quality is surprisingly great. In another league compared to the J5.
Video play back 5 hrs Only? Then what the use of 3100 mAh battery? A Very big NO
"Perhaps supplying the newer Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and bumping the RAM to 2GB is all it took to keep the J5 (2016) relevant."
No it doesn't! A snapdragon 410 in 2016 is pathetic.
And why does this POS get themes but the galaxy S5 upgrades not?
man of war, 26 May 2016No dude sd410 is really weak ,you will notice when you play games, i had e5 thats why i know w... moreyeah if you play heavy games, yes 410 is weak. i only play casual games (CoC/Crossy Road etc..) this chipset fulfill my needs for now so im ok with that.
selfiecchi, 26 May 2016chipset is ok for entry level, i own a device with snapdragon 410/2gb ram, no problem for my u... moreNo dude sd410 is really weak ,you will notice when you play games, i had e5 thats why i know well about this chipset
Droiderr, 26 May 2016xperia m5 costs around double as compared to this. and you guys still list it as an alternativ... moreGo find yourself an Indian website and complain... All this compararions are based on prices in USA and it's same as in EU.
Did yu missed that!?
xperia m5 costs around double as compared to this. and you guys still list it as an alternative? oppo f1 costs around 4k more. p9 lite is again twice as expensive.
Browndynamite, 25 May 2016Chipset is bad .Other than that ,it's cool .Got a nice battery too chipset is ok for entry level, i own a device with snapdragon 410/2gb ram, no problem for my usage, but that is zenfone 2 laser with ZenUI, i don't know how it deals with touchwiz. but for me, the main problem for j5 is less sensor. something like ambient light sensor and compass are always welcome.
So they put the new touchwiz on a entry level device but not the note 4? Why?
Judoboss, 26 May 2016Its ironic samsung still manage to stay on top even with these crap smartphones launched. Old ... moreI have the same thoughts, and moreover it costs lot more than 180$ here in europe.
When I saw the price, I was quickly reminded of the chinese smartphone Qiku 360 N4. 5.5" FHD (2D glass), 32gb w/microSD, 4gb RAM, helio x20, ~3000mAh. Its more than entry-spec level at an entry-level price.
When do we expect to read review of J7-2016 (and G4 plus)? Would be interesting to find out if that cell phone has the same pathetic battery life for video playback as this one.
Grey1213, 26 May 2016They do mention android 6.0, in the intro and in the ui. I presume the spec sheet is outdated.Yeah but they took so soft on this phone, it look likes they done it intentionaly to reduce the pressure on this phone, as you said space of this phone is dissapointig
man of war, 26 May 2016One question for gsmarena, why you guys didnt mention lack of andriod 6 as a negative part,bec... moreThey do mention android 6.0, in the intro and in the ui. I presume the spec sheet is outdated.
Its ironic samsung still manage to stay on top even with these crap smartphones launched. Old android version, minimum sensors, boring design , lack of features and a total waste of 180$.
One question for gsmarena, why you guys didnt mention lack of andriod 6 as a negative part,because its really a shame for the samsung to relase a phone now with andriod 5, it is a derict insult. J5 2015 never get marshmallow(like many other samsung phones),and how are the chances of this phone to get 6????? And as everyone know samsung upgrades most of the time destroy lower models,with out any change