I bought it a month ago for my mom. The only thing she does with her cell phone is making calls, texting and make video calls . Also she uses it as alarm clock. She is pretty happy with it. But why?!
1- Because it's Samsung, it's long time she is using Samsung's phone so menus doesn't look new and strange for her, she tried few other Android phones but it was hard for her to get use to them.
2- she trusts the brand, with Hua*** and Len*** all she experienced was dealing with costumer service, but with her old Samsungs all she did was buying a new battery and replace it by herself.
3- The screen is very readable for her eyes
Long story short, every product targeting its own costumer, If you believe this is not a good phone, it is because it didn't design for you.
If you think it is expensive, Maybe you don't earn enough. Nothing is expensive or cheap without a reason. When you see iph*** uses dual core processor , 1gb RAM and 8MP camera with that price tag definitely it has a reason.
for this price i will buy lumia 640, much better phone than this shamesung sh*t
Overpriced and crappy. My mom had one for a month, screen had scratches on because Dragontail glass is useless. The UI is same old Samsung bloat. Gave her a Moto G3 which cost the same, much better phone.
This is not a value smartphone. This is pure laggy rubbish. Dont favorize Sammy!
Cortex A7 with 1.5gb ram in 2016 and value driven? If that was $80 maybe.
ithehappy, 18 Jul 2016"The UI runs smooth!" Are you guys serious? I find it so hard to believe an entry level Samsun... morethese j series share same ui with s6, note 5 and s7. new touchwiz run smooth on them, as j5 owner i can confirm that.
"The UI runs smooth!" Are you guys serious? I find it so hard to believe an entry level Samsung phones has optimised TouchWiz! Don't know! The camera samples are pretty bogus anyway! I fail to see a single point to get this over other phones in this segment like Moto G v3!
Kudos Samsung, once again.
I feel sorry for any person who would get suckered into buying this thing.
No compass, gyro and lightsensor? 1.5GB RAM and 8GB ROM in 2016? It's that hard to put 2GB/16GB as standard these days? 8MP camera (where it should be at least 13MP with a 1/3" Sony sensor, which are cheap these days) and no freaking NFC? Also, Android 5.1? This junk just shouldn't be more than 50 bucks. And man, it's a Samsung, with TouchWiz crap. 1.5GB RAM just ain't gonna cut it.