Samsung is rolling out the February security patch to the Galaxy J5 / J7 (2017)

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017)

Samsung is rolling out the February security patch for its Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) devices. The smartphones follow the already updated Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 and Galaxy A5 (2017) to be of the first receiving the fixes.

The Korean company rolls out security improvements every other month, tackling numerous security based issues. February’s patch includes all the changes from the Android Security Bulletin, fixing six crucial vulnerabilities …


Updated Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime gets approved by FCC, announcement may come soon

An upgraded Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime model is expected to be revealed very soon. The smartphone was recently spotted online, but the existence of the so-called Galaxy J5 Prime (2018) wasn’t confirmed until today.

Also known as Samsung SM-G571, the smartphone has just received certification at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which somewhat confirms the device is about to go official.

No additional details about the phone’s specs have been listed at FCC, so we’re left with what appeared in the benchmark. Apparently, the smartphone will ship with Android …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) leaked specs include Exynos-based chipset, 3GB RAM

Besides the entry-level Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that we reported about a few days ago, Samsung is likely to launch another cheap smartphone by the end of the year, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017).

Well, the name isn’t official yet, but there’s a high chance that the leaked device is a sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime, also known as Samsung SM-G570. The unannounced device that has been recently listed at GFXBench has a consequential model number, SM-G571, which is why we believe it to be a follow-up to the Galaxy J5 Prime.

The sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime is expected to pack a 1.4GHz quad-core …

Android 7.1.1 Nougat rolling out to Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

Samsung had been spreading Nougat love for quite some time now, as many Galaxy smartphones and tablets have already received software updates this year. The next on the list seems to be the Galaxy J5 (2016), an entry-level smartphone that made its debut on the market last year in April.

Although theoretically, the Galaxy J5 (2016) qualifies for another major Android update like Oreo, it’s unlikely the smartphone will get it anytime soon (or at all).

In any case, for the time being, the update is available in select European markets, but it will slowly make …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) on track to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update

The Galaxy J5 (2016) could be among the next Samsung smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The South Korean company is trying to update as many of its mid-range handsets as possible, but it might not keep up once it starts working on bringing Android Oreo to its flagships.

In any case, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) has been recently listed at Wi-Fi Alliance, but this time with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. Featuring model number SM-J510N, the Galaxy J5 (2016) could get the new update by the end of the year.

The Galaxy J5 (2016) was launched last …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review

Introduction
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is the successor to one of the more popular cheap phones out there: the J5 (2016).

And while it retains the form factor and some key specs — an equally-sized 5.2-inch HD display and just 16 GB of on board storage — it gets rid of the plastic build in favor of a sturdier, metal design and it adds essential features like a fingerprint scanner. With its minimal side bezel, it even looks fairly modern.

But what is the experience of using an affordable Android phone like the Galaxy J5 (2017) and is it worth getting one? Let’s find out.

In …

Samsung Galaxy J3, J5, J7: 2017 vs 2016 versions

The Samsung Galaxy J series is a relative newcomer to the Samsung smartphone family. That being said, it does cater to users that don’t require the best of the best from their handsets, and would rather save a few hundred bucks.

That’s why the series enjoys a moderate success globally, and it’s being upgraded for another year. But what exactly are the differences between last year’s Galaxy J smartphones and the current generation?

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

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The great Samsung 2017 mid-range series comparison: Galaxy A3, A5, A7 vs J3, J5, J7

When it comes to buying a smartphone, consumers around the world are spoiled for choice nowadays. Each year, companies are producing more and more different smartphones, with an increasing number of manufacturers joining the fold in the quest to get our attention (and hard-earned cash).

All of this competition means that it’s no longer required to dish out $600-$700 in order to get a good smartphone. You won’t struggle to find mid-range handsets that offer many of the bells and whistles present on current flagships for about half the price. Samsung is a leading …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) unboxing and first look

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is the successor to the hugely popular and affordable original J5.
It replaces the plastic shell of the original with a stylish metal body, it introduces a thinner side bezel that makes it more comfortable to hold and it adds a lot of premium features, all at a very cheap price point. There are some compromises of course: this 5.2-inch phone still only uses 720 x 1280 pixel, HD resolution, so some slight pixelization is noticeable and you can expect its performance and camera quality to be noticeably behind …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro unveiled; updated Galaxy J5 (2017) adds more RAM and storage

It may be the Fourth of July in the states, but in other countries it is just another working day. For example, Samsung today introduced the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro. This is essentially an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017). Where the latter has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, the Galaxy J5 Pro will sport 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The remaining specs are the exact same, including the availability of a 256GB capacity microSD slot for those who fancy a bit of additional storage.

That means that the device will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a …