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.

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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 …

Samsung Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017) officially introduced

Samsung has just unveiled its new Galaxy J series in Europe. Three new mid-range Android smartphones that we already know about will be making their debut on the market in the coming months: Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017).

Although Samsung announced pricing would vary by country, we already know the Galaxy J5 (2017) will be up for purchase for €279. As far as availability goes, the first to hit the shelves is the Galaxy J5 (2017), which is supposed to go on sale later this month (possibly on June 22).

The next to arrive on the market is the Samsung …

Unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) surfaces on Amazon France

The unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) has been listed on Amazon France in two colors, Gold and Black. The price of the handset is 279 Euros, which is equivalent to $315 U.S. Dollars. While the phone looks like a typical Samsung handset from the front, a new design for the antenna lines is present at the top and bottom of the back. And with the listing, we now have the final specs of the device.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The Exynos 7870 chipset powers the device, carrying an octa-core CPU running at 1.6GHz. 2GB …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015) could receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update in November

Samsung has big plans when it comes to getting as many of its smartphones updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The South Korean company has already released the update to many of its high-end smartphones, including the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Tab S2.

However, there are many other Samsung smartphones that will be getting the update by the end of the year. Samsung Turkey confirmed back in February that the entire Galaxy A 2016 series will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat at some point this year.

The initial list published by Samsung Turkey …

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is coming to Europe on June 22?

The Samsung J-series – comprised of reasonably priced, entry-level Android smartphones – is due for an update. Leaks indicate that three new Samsung J handsets are to land in the very near future, and one of them, the 2015-edition Galaxy J5, might have just made an appearance on a German online shop.
Тhe Galaxy J5 (2017) is expected to be available on June 22 at Cyberport – the aforementioned German retailer. Without an official confirmation from Samsung, we can’t be 100% sure that this is the model’s release date across entire Europe, but it is safe …

Samsung confirms existence of 2017 Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models in the most unexpected of places

The Samsung Galaxy J series are some of the most popular budget-friendly phones available on the market, so it’s hardly shocking that the company is refreshing its entire J line in 2017.

So far, this year’s Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models received FCC certifications, while numerous leaks also allegedly revealed details about their specs and design. All of these things indicate that the trio’s announcement is imminent, and now, Samsung has even officially confirmed their existence, albeit in a surprising place. 
Samsung’s …