- Daniel Schmidt , Notebookcheck
Not the smartphone with the largest memory, the best camera, or the fastest SoC in its price category, but it offers a consistent overall concept, which is convincing.
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A superb budget phone
An updated, improved and highly desirable budget smartphone
Samsung’s updated Galaxy J5 does everything you could ask for. It’s a solid performer when put side-by-side with its competition, battery life is excellent, the new design is top-notch and its camera is far improved over last year’s effort. The only issue is that price hike. For £140, last year’s J5 felt like a real bargain, despite its limitations. The new Galaxy J5 is a stronger phone in almost every way, but at £240 we’re starting to creep towards OnePlus territory, and that’s a fight the J5 can’t win. Overall though it’s s... Full review
Make way for the new mid-range hero
Build quality worthy of a high-end phone
Solid build quality, very good battery life
Samsung impressively demonstrates what it means to create an efficient product
With the new edition of the Galaxy J5, Samsung has succeeded in creating a well-made new device of the upper entry-level class. Many smartphones will once again be compared to this smartphone this year. The Koreans have not focused on superlatives, but improved the core competences of the J5. Despite a slightly low resolution, the display convinces and is unrivaled in terms of color representation in its price class. On top of that, it convinces with high brightness and high contrast. Most important: Samsung has finally incorporated an ambient light sensor in the J5 - which has been long ov... Full review
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