Alright, I read quite a lot of negative comments about 2015 J5 version. I am using this phone for well over a year and certainly there are pros and cons. I have love/hate relationship towards this device, more love then hate. Simple design, solid build and overall nice looking phone for a very cheap price. Can handle the drop and not taking proper care but I would strongly advise using case and screen protector (tempered glass) if you dont want to have small but noticeable scratches once u take a good look. Removable battery is plus to me, and having an option to use SD card is a MUST for this device. Performance, day to day use, I find no problems with it. Of course you cannot expect to have flagship performance but does it lag, does it crash, is there an app that it cannot handle, almost no. From social media apps, music, videos, games, third party application, you can run almost all of them without any issues. But, big BUT, you have to know how to use this device, I know, many of you will say there it is, more work and tweaks..keep in mind this is a low end device, you do get what you pay for. I agree that having 8GB of memory is big punch in the face, especially knowing that there is no option that enables you to use SD as an internal (which to me is pretty stupid..). These few next steps will void your warranty, but it will give you best possible performance out of this device (yes you can also revert to the way it was by flashing your rom and all is good)
1) Root this device (supersu)
2) Install custom TWRP recovery
3) Flash small file from XDA that will enable using SD as an internal storage
4) Install SD Maid and most important Greenify and enable root access
5) Install SD2Link and uninstall bloatware from this device
- Optional - Install Nova Launcher Prime (perfect for getting as close as possible to pure android stock like UI)
With these 5 steps, you will get really good results. No issues with performance neither with low memory. Everything you do, everything you install, download, it all goes to your SD card which is now your internal storage (I am using Samsung 32GB SD card) Without it I wouldn't be able for sure to have over 60+ apps installed on my device, thousands of photos, couple of movies, etc.. (you get the picture) It is a low end device, but knowing how to use it to its fullest, you will be happy with it. Best regards, Miko
b0kn0y, 10 Sep 2017n0...j5 2015 will receive a nougat update on november this year...starting w/ j500f variants..... moreAlso these are rumors from a Turkish Samsung update roadmap, "There isn't any official confirmation from Samsung it's self about this" only a Turkish article where the speculations started which GSM are using here's the link to the article/rumor.
b0kn0y, 10 Sep 2017n0...j5 2015 will receive a nougat update on november this year...starting w/ j500f variants..... moreIt'll be postponed, S4 was certified to get marshmallow but Samsung cancelled it these things happen, J5 2015 is well out of the 2 year's mandotry support, i have a A5 2017 which is ls awaiting the Nougat update still. Example the S5 only received 1 major update from lollipop to marshmallow but never Nougat which this device is more capable than the J5. Anyways why would anyone update and be left with near to no memory for apps updates ect.
hi guys please help my phone ring loud, I can hear the person on the other side but they can't hear me, its a new phone what maybe the problem
Device Storage problem all the time..
Many useless Apps can't Removed to Media Card.
Only Downloaded App are able to Move.
Even in Device Operating Software Update.
No Space ...always Caution Signage pop out immediately.
It has super Amoled screen, then why it cannot handle always on display after nougat update?
Awaiting for November3, as per the certain website mentioning that there will be an update to J5(2015) from A6 to A7. Everything is working Fine, except for the Space criteria... Can store only a few Apps......require to remove the bloatware and unwanted---compulsory Apps deployed by Samsung....
How can i uninstall android 6.0.1 from my J5
Its lowing my phone
Pls anyone help me
J500FN, Android 6.0.1.
Fm Radio recording function not working correctly! Please check this! The record sample is from microphone input, NOT from FM broadcast audio!
Please fix this in Nougat!
Samsung J5 (2017) improved camera, excellent battery life and no problem with google maps. Speaker is at the side. Oct core processor. Nougat out of the box. Aluminium body. A steal at £159 PAYG O2 UK network. Screen shot from drop down bar lacking but easily resolved with the excellent `Screen Master' app. Overall incredible value for money... little touches this phone J5. I'm a big HTC fan (well I was when they had front facing speakers and headphone jack) and have always been skeptical of Samsung, Didn't like the S6 but this is one very good piece of kit for a fraction of the price of the big boys. If you don't play games on your phone then you can't go wrong with this even if just a back-up phone. Does need extra SD card for space but for the price I am questioning why spend 4 times the money?
J5 hater, 26 Aug 2017Phone has very very low storage space. 8gb total and the oprating system on mine at this stage... moreIt is the worst phone I have owned and will never buy Samsung again. Reasons :
1) Terrible for navigation. Without compass or Gyroscope, it winds up getting confused and points the wrong direction when you take U turn or sharp turn.
2)Miserable memory -gets full all the time
3) Awful camera with a front camera that blinds user when trying to take a selfie by keeping the flash on all the time.
4)The most compelling reason to avoid this third rate design is that Samsung has blocked configuring the SD card as internal memory. To add insult to injury they have filled the internal memory with useless bloatware that cannot be removed without voiding the warranty.
5) Call quality is bad . Speakerphone is worse with rear facing speaker.
Chris22, 13 Sep 2017I do not think he's getting it anymore because I did not get another 7.0 Nogat either with J7 ... moreit will get an update...here is the proof...
b0kn0y, 10 Sep 2017n0...j5 2015 will receive a nougat update on november this year...starting w/ j500f variants..... moreI do not think he's getting it anymore because I did not get another 7.0 Nogat either with J7 2016 and they have not yet received J5 2016. So it's hard to believe he'll get J5 2015
this phone is so good the 4g network is superb with good fm radio and the price is cheap if you higer version you need bigger money like s8
Chris22, 10 Sep 2017This device no longer qualifies to receive 7.0 Nougat. It only remains with 6.0.1. Sorry n0...j5 2015 will receive a nougat update on november this year...starting w/ j500f variants...try search first before answering :)