Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro (2017) – Review

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro Review

After receiving the success of Samsung from customers, QMobile is back again with the J series. Today we will look at the new 4G device of Samsung which is “Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro”. The price of Samsung J5 Pro is PKR.31,999/-. Let’s see the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro Review to fully look at its features and specifications in detail.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro Review, Rs.31,999/-

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has mid-range features which we will discuss one by one in detail.  The device has 5.2 inches’ IPS LCD capacitive touch screen and featured with Android latest version 7.0.1 (Nougat). It has 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM whereas back camera has the 13MP lens and the front camera is enabled with 13MP perfect selfie camera lens. It is packed with a non-removable battery of Li-ion 3000 mAh battery.

 Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro Specifications:

LAUNCH Released  2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm
Weight  160 g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size  5.2 inches’ (~71.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution  720 x 1280 pixels (320 dpi pixel density)
Multi-touch  Yes, 5-points
Protection  Corning Gorilla Glass
2G Bands  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Bands  HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands  LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900),  20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
Speed  HSPA, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset  Samsung Exynos 7870
CPU Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830MP2
MEMORY Card Slot  Yes, microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
internal  16 GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video  1080p@30fps
Secondary  13 MP, f/1.9
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.1, A2DP
Radio  Yes, FM Radio
USB  microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors  Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass
BATTERY  Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR. 31,999
OTHERS Colors Blue, Pink, Gold, Black

Pros :

  • Sleek and compact design
  • 4G Device
  • Fingerprint Sensor

Cons :

  • Expensive Device

Display of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is better now with 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with ~71.5% screen to body ratio. The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is giving a pixel density of 320 dpi with 720p resolutions.

The device is covered with 2.5D gorilla glass and pure colors have been used and brightness is very well-managed. Auto brightness option is also accessible which automatically adjust your brightness depends upon the current light situation.

A Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has mostly used cool colors in its display which presents a very calm and soothing effect. The device has just scored 5-points in multi touch.

Design of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

Let’s talk about the design section of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro in which first we will talk about its dimensions. The dimensions of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro are 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm while the weight is 160 grams. The weight is very light and easy to handle although it carries a fixed battery of 3000 mAh.

The front body of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has an ear piece, sensor, and 13MP front selfie camera. The ear piece is marked on the center side while the body is the fully slim shape. We don’t have anything on the down side whereas functional keys work outside the screen.

If we talk about the edges of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro then its one edge has power key and speaker, another edge has volume keys. The down side has an audio jack, microUSB port, and mic while the edges are having separate one SIM jacket and one dual jacket in which we can insert both SIM and memory card.

The back body is fully simple and sleek while top side has back camera lens with dual LED flash light. Rest of the body is full simple whereas the name of Samsung is displayed in the center.

Memory for Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has just satisfactory memory section because it is providing us 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM. Internal memory can be increased up to 256 GB with the access of memory card and the best part in J5 Pro is separate memory card jacket. It would be better if we will use the memory card up to 32GB or 64GB, it will not slow your device.

Camera within Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is giving us the most advanced camera options because it has 13MP back camera and front camera has 13MP lens also. The back camera has a flashlight and front camera has a screen flash light. Cameras can record video in full 1080 pixels.

Rear Camera of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

The back camera of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has a 13MP lens with LED flash light. It can record videos in full 1080 x 1920 pixels that mean it supports full HD system. The main modes of the back camera are Auto, Pro, Panorama, Hyper lapse, HDR, Night, virtual shot, selective focus, and food.

The result of back camera is extra ordinary because it has the powerful lens of 13MP. It has faster and more accurate system other than any Samsung Device Moreover it works awesome in dark lights and reduces handshaking in videos. The photos from Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro are very detailed and almost no noise further contrast, color accuracy, sharpness are top-notch.

Front Camera of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

The front Camera of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is no lesser than back camera because it has also a 13MP lens with screen flash light. The front camera with 13MP lens is a new and powerful invention of Samsung further it can record videos in full 1080 pixels.

Selfie camera has many different modes such as every day, maple, cream, deep, memory, and forest, cozy and classic. These all modes enhance your face beauty with different color modes moreover beauty mode has all these modes separately which is a new choice.

Front Camera is perfect selfie camera for selfie lovers because the exposure, the lights, and the color accuracy everything is perfect in Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro. Screen Flash light is also available with it which works totally fine in low-lights. All I can say this is perfect selfie camera.

Connectivity Options for Samsung J5 Pro:

Starting with the Wi-Fi connectivity which is dual-band Wi-Fi and supportive standards are b/g/n. Next is Bluetooth which is 4.1 and Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro have FM Radio in it.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is powered with microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go. This port is mainly used to charge the device and to transfer the data via laptop.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is LTE enabled device that supports 3G or 2G access also. The speed for LTE connection is LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps while 3G is HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps. It supports all the bandwidths of networks in Pakistan.

Battery Performance of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro carries a fixed Li-ion battery of 3000 mAh which is present inside the fixed back cover. Samsung should give us some big battery with its flagship devices and the battery should be bigger than 3500 mAh.

This battery gets charged itself fully in almost one hour and 15 minutes with its fast charger. It gives us 9-10 hours talk time usage and 18-19 hour of standby usage.

Interface of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has a 5.2 inches AMOLED screen with full HD display. The device also has the latest version of Android nougat 7.0. Moreover, it has a fast fingerprint reader that recognizes the fingerprint in under a second. Additionally, the lock screen has an all-time appearing wallpaper that shows the date, time and battery percentage.

On the other side, the main screen has Google search bar placed slightly in the middle of the screen. The main screen has 1 columns consisting of 4 icons which are set by default.

However, the notification seems pretty busy by default. It starts sliding the notification bar towards downwards and a quick toggle bar appears on the top and then brightness adjustment level placed at the end of the notification bar. The brightness bar also lets you adjust it automatically. Right below the brightness bar, a search bar appears where you can look and scan for phones and devices nearby.

Processor of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro:

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has Octa-Core 1.6GHz processor with the chip set of Samsung Exynos 7870 that is based on the architecture of ARM-Cortex A53. This chip set is faster than any other dual-core chip set. Exynos 7870 has performed so well in every testing of Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro.

It has 2GB RAM which a is a satisfactory choice for a mid-range device. We have installed some applications and games, got no delays and lags.

Antutu Benchmarking of Samsung J5 Pro:

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro is tested by Antutu Bench marking to check its efficiency and performance. It has scored 45580 points in it and the best part is its multi-touch test in which Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has scored 5 points.

Vellamo Benchmark for Samsung J5 Pro:

As we know Vellamo Bench marking conduct three tests to check the device efficiency. The multi-core test has 1885 scored points, metal test score 1154 points and chrome browser has scored 3309 points.



Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has 4G supported device with some mid-range features. The device is especially for Samsung lovers because other device lovers will have some issue with its price which is a little bit expensive compared to other smartphones.

Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.
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