Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime Review: When Budget Meets Quality; Smartphone Brings Competition With Powerful Battery, Processor, Camera

21 September 2016, 8:48 am EDT By AnishAsokan Mobile & Apps
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Olympic athlete Lolo Jones (L) and journalist Alicia Quarles take a selfie with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone during a 'Rio Remotely' event celebrating the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony at Samsung 837 on August 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Samsung)  ( Craig Barritt / Stringer )

Samsung has another impressive smartphone being kept in the sidelines -- the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime.

According to the Samsung website, the specifications of the Galaxy J7 Prime are the following: 

Display: 5 inch HD 1280x720p Super AMOLED display, 294ppi  
OS: Android Marshmallow  
CPU: 1.4 GHz quad-core  
Storage: 2GB +16GB with 256 GB Expandable 
Cameras: 13MP (rear), 5 MP (front with LED flash)  
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G/4G/2G, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB  
Battery: 2,400mAh SIM: Dual 
Dimensions: 142.8x69.5x8.1 mm  
Weight : 143 grams 

Design  

Built on the same design principles of earlier flagship devices, the compact size of the Galaxy J5 gives a good grip. The buttons are well positioned and the matte finish on the rear feels good in one's hands.  

Screen and Display 

The AMOLED display brings in vivid and saturated colors to Galaxy J5 and adds a soothing multimedia experience as well. 

Performance 

The combination of Quad-core and 2GB RAM guarantees a minimum mid-level performance. Decent multitasking is possible in the Korean Giant latest make. Powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, it packs 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 256 GB with the help of microSD card.

Camera  

The Galaxy J5 Prime's 13MP camera with a wide aperture helps absorb a good amount of light to capture images. The images are good even under low-light conditions. The camera user interface also features seven different camera modes. Double pressing the home button to shoot is very useful especially if you want to capture something quick.  

 Battery  

Perhaps the biggest selling point of the Samsung Prime J5 is the battery. Its 2600 mAh provides acceptable performance to the Galaxy smartphone. As mentioned in the Fonearena, the S Power Planning helps in saving battery for calls or for enabling users to allocate a certain battery percentage for calls/messages and in doing so, extending the phone's life to its maximum potential. 

The Samsung J5 Prime is definitely a good choice in the affordable category of smartphones. With its quality features perfect for regular, yet not too heavy usage, it should stand out from the crowd.

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