Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Review

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Review

Samsung has launched Galaxy J5 2016 with salient features and latest technology. This Smartphone has more large display as compare to Samsung Galaxy J5 which was released in 2015.Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 comes with 5.2’’ large display with 16M colors and super AMOLED capacitive touch screen (~282ppi pixel density). The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Review is all about our experts testing and their unbaised view about smartphone

This Smartphone has dual sim option and A-GPS support, packed 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 16GB built-in ROM and 2GB RAM. Operating system of Samsung Galaxy J5 is Android OS, v6.0.1(Marshmallow).

Price and Specifications of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

  • 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm
  • 159 g
  • 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
  • Expandable up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
  • Adreno 306 GPU
  • GSM: 900/1800MHz
  • HSPA: 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 1800 MHz 
  • HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • Primary: 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
  • Secondary: 5 MP, f/1.9, LED flash
  • Size: 5.2 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: (720 x 1280) pixels
  • Pixel Density: 320 dpi
  • Protection: Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Removable 3100 mAh, Li-Po battery
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • USB: MicroUSB v2.0
  • NFC: No
  • Radio: FM
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Price ?????? PKR


  • Efficient Battery timing
  • Powerful Processor
  • Stylish device
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow


  • No HDR mode for Rear camera
  • No secondary mic

Display of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Samsung Galaxy J5 is fitted with 5.2’’ (~70.7% screen to body ratio) display size with (720 x 1280) mm resolution and super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen. The Smartphone has 16M colors and ~282ppi pixel density. It is upgraded version of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) with large display. The former version was 5.0’’ incher.

Super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen and 16M colors are the same in both Samsung Galaxy J5. The Smartphone has multi-touch option up-to 5-point.

Design of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is designed with 159g and (145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1) mm dimensions with metal body. Samsung Galaxy J5 has a home button which is centered at bottom of the Smartphone with task switcher on the left side and back button on the right side.

Samsung Galaxy J5 has a front camera at the top left side of the Smartphone. There is a LED flash light with the front camera. Proximity sensor is also fit with the earpiece in between the front camera and LED flash light.

The power/lock button is on the right edge of the Smartphone while volume keys on the left edge of the Samsung Galaxy J5.

USB/Charging port is on the bottom edge of the Smartphone. Headphone jack is also there at the top bottom of the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016.

Rear camera is on the back of the Smartphone at the top middle of the mobile and on a bit distance a flash light with the rear camera.

Processor of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Processor of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is 1.2GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 with the combination of 2 GB RAM. The Smartphone’s predecessor was not good for the 3D games. There is Adreno 306 GPU and Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410.

Memory for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Samsung Galaxy J5 gives you 16GB built-in memory and 2GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 supports up-to 128GB with the help of SD card. This RAM memory is comparatively same as in its predecessor.

Camera within Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Galaxy J5 16 has 13 MP rear camera while the front camera is 5MP with the LED flash. The camera has phase detect autofocus mode. Samsung Galaxy J5 can also record videos on 1080p resolution with good audio quality.

Rear Camera of Samsung Galaxy (2016) :

The Smartphone has rear camera of 13 MP (4128 x 3096) pixels. Samsung Galaxy J5 camera has many features like autofocus, GEO tagging, touch focus and face detection. The Smartphone’s camera has good video recording quality at 1080 pixels at 30fps.

One unsatisfied thing is that there is no HDR option in the camera settings and the pictures are slightly noisy.

There are some other settings like ISO, white balance and effects which user can set by its own choice.Samsung Galaxy J5 has also panorama shots and continues shots option.

Front Camera of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 has front camera because people love to take selfie. It has 5MP front camera with special focus and f/1.9 aperture. Colors are very good in front camera.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Connectivity:

Samsung Galaxy J5 supports Dual Sim. The Smartphone’s operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 frequency/band which is same for the both sim1 and sim2. The Smartphone 3G (HSDPA 850/900/2100) and 4G (LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600) technology supported. By default, you will get Wifi (1802.11 b/g/n), GPRS, Hotspot, EDGE and NFC facility. The Smartphone has some other connectivity features like Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, and USB (micro usb v2.0).

Battery Performance of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Samsung J5 has Li-Io 3100 mAh removable battery. The Smartphone gives you excellent battery performance as compare the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) had 2600mAh removable battery.  Samsung Galaxy J5 provides you 66 hours stand-by battery time. Samsung Galaxy J5 has good battery time for watching videos, playing games and for using different apps.

Interface of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

When you will slide to unlock the Smartphone you will find some different icons notification bar or status bar and some widgets about weather, time and Google search bar.

On the notification bar or status bar you will see about the remaining power of the battery, your network signal strength and Wi-Fi signals notification.

Drop down menu contains Wi-Fi, sound, location, Bluetooth, mobile data and some other shortcuts you can change them according to your choice.

To enhance the beauty of your Samsung Galaxy J5 you can change the home screen wallpaper, theme and the order of the icons.

Default settings give you apps, browser, messaging, contact and pone icon options at the bottom of the front screen these icons can be re-arrange.

To touch the front screen for a while you will see the different options to change the wallpapers, themes, widgets and screen grid.

Antutu Benchmarking of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

The Antutu benchmarking score for Samsung Galaxy J5 16 was good. It got 27193 with Quad-core chipset of cortex-A53 architecture.

Vellamo Benchmarking for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Vellamo checks every core of the Samsung Galaxy J5 and got valuable points like Multi-core got 1105 and Single-core got 996 points. On the basis of single-core points performance multi-core wasn’t well as single-core. Vellamo gives 2106 points to browser performance which are excellent for a browser.


Conclusion for Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016):

Samsung Galaxy J5 is a reasonable Smartphone for low cost buyers. The Smartphone has 5.2’’ large display with 720 x 1280 resolution and super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen for watching the videos on good quality and playing the games. There is facility of rear and front cam but no HDR mode in the camera, but camera can still capture good quality of the pictures.

The processor of the Smartphone is 1.2 GHz with the combination of 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM that helps to keep things stable. But the Samsung Galaxy J5 is better than its former series like Samsung Galaxy j1, Samsung Galaxy j2 and Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015). Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 offers good battery time.


For more Phone Reviews

PTA Taxes Portal

Find PTA Taxes on All Phones on a Single Page using the PhoneWorld PTA Taxes Portal

Explore NowFollow us on Google News!

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Get Alerts!

PhoneWorld Logo

Join the groups below to get the latest updates!

💼PTA Tax Updates
💬WhatsApp Channel