Mid-Range Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Launched
In an interesting occurrence, Samsung has today launched the refreshed version of the 2015 Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 along with J7 2016 in the Indian market. The mobile is now available on Flipkart for 13,990.
To recall, the company earlier launched the most premium mobile in India, Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) and A7 (2016) with a price tag of Rs. 26999 and Rs. 32,999.
Also, the older Samsung Galaxy J5 was launched last year in mid-July 2015 and is popular with budget buyers who want a quality device in the price range of 10 to 12K in the market.
Hardware Details and Specs
Let’s start with design and build.
Notably, the design is better in comparison to last year and comes with a metal ring around the edge. Also, it is surprisingly thin measuring 8.1 mm and weighs 158 grams.
Further, it comes with a 5.2-inch display with the HD resolution (1280*720). The best part is this budget phone has a superior AMOLED display with good color reproduction and viewing angles.
You will have a smooth experience, as it runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with the Samsung touch wiz UI.
Excellent 5 MP Selfie Camera with dedicated flash.
For selfies, it comes with a 5.0 Megapixel camera at the front with f/1.9 aperture and a front flash. Additionally, the front camera even supports gestures and you can click a selfie by just waving your palm.
Also, there is a beautify mode in the camera app to give you a myriad of options.
For photography, it has a 13 Megapixel rear camera that can even capture some detailed photos. Oddly, there is a speaker near the rear camera which is usually present at the bottom.
The phone runs on the Qualcomm MSM8916, Quad Core processor (Snapdragon 410) with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz along with 2 GB of RAM. Contrastingly, the older Samsung Galaxy J5 came with 1.5 GB of RAM.
Furthermore, we have Dual sim support and will also offer essential 4G LTE connectivity along with the native 3G/2G support.
You can easily store all the media files, as it has 16 GB of Internal Storage and even supports up to 128 GB memory card.
What’s more, it has a vastly improved battery backup with 3100 mAH capacity battery, sufficient to run all day considering the superb optimization by Samsung.
Astoundingly, Samsung has even added the NFC support to this new device and also has support for LTE (4G) in India.
- Better Build And Design.
- 2 GB RAM
- HD AMOLED Display
- Good Camera
- NFC Support
- Great Battery Life
- The Processor is not very powerful compared to Competition offers.
2. I don’t expect Samsung to offer the FHD display in this price range.
In conclusion, the pricing is affordable going by Samsung’s standard and a lot of Indian buyers will find value in the new Samsung J5 2016.