In the ultra-competitive 200-Euro-Class has quickly seduced many buyers the Samsung Galaxy J5. The ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test shows whether the Android smartphone is needed to rightly so.
Test Conclusion: You Need to Know
The Galaxy J5 has given the price good facilities. In addition to a 5-inch AMOLED screen in HD resolution and LTE is on board. With replaceable battery and expandable memory it maintains old Samsung virtues that become extinct at the top devices.
Samsungs Galaxy J5 is larger and much better equipped than the less expensive Galaxy J1. Processor and display separate worlds. The design however, there is great similarity. Although the J5 on press photos looks quite attractive, resembling at times even the expensive S-Class, but in reality it is a simple plastic Journeyman: 7.9 millimeters thick (8.2 mm at the camera) and 143 grams. The frame: plastic in chrome look, the back: plastic in plastic optics. With smooth, rather slippery surfaces, you should have no problem. Apart from that, the processing goes fine. The keys have a good pressure point, all edges are rounded, the display sits without disturbing edge in the housing.
5-inch AMOLED screen: bright and contrasty
While actually the processor is considered the heart of a smartphone, the screen is in truth but the dominant component. And here the J5 cuts a fine figure. Samsung can jump namely a 5-inch AMOLED display. Unlike LCD displays, the pixels are not illuminated from behind, but even light up and “pixels from” means black, as black. The vision test and the laboratory measurements prove that the J5 also has a remarkable brightness. With 566 cd / m² and a contrast ratio of 2,430: 1, it completed the measurements with flying colors.Unfortunately, there is a brightness sensor and accordingly you need to adjust manually.What daytime looks quite well outdoors, is the evening in the dark bedroom to light. The resolution comes with 1280×720 pixels, although fine, but who has good eyes, individual pixels can make and bright faces the AMOLED matrix can be seen if you look closely ,Nevertheless, the screen belongs to the large viewing angle the bottom line on the benefits of J5. Apart from the focus here have even many far more expensive models in the cold.
Galaxy is once nothing
The name Samsung Galaxy says incidentally nothing about the device class and extends from the top models Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 via the A-Class A3 / A5 / A7 all the way down. Where the Galaxy J1 is settled. Samsung looks like the top models in the key layout with two touch keys and mechanical navigation button. The central key has a good pressure point and the menu and the Back button are clearly visible even without lights. Advantage: It is lost no picture content for display virtual keys.
Processor and speed
To drive a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400/410 makes four ARM Cortex-A53-cores with up to 1.19 GHz. In conjunction with 1.5 gigabytes of RAM and Adreno 306 graphics unit the J5 comes to a decent pace. By no super class, but in a much higher league than the cheap J1. A gambler phone is the J5 order but not yet. Most games run yet tidy and in everyday operation and opening apps is quite fast. A similarly stocked Motorola Moto G3 has a disadvantage, at least in benchmarks.
Android 5.1 and the memory
The Galaxy J5 runs with Android 5.1. This Android 6.0 could eliminate a lack: Deduct the protected area system only 4.65 gigabytes remain namely available. Under Android 6 you can banish all apps on the memory card, this is only individually at Android 5.1 and not with all apps. For the J5 in the test also thick memory cards towards showed open and swallowed up to 200 gigabytes. About Samsung Android Evert’s-house Touch Wiz interface.
The J5 is equipped with a replaceable battery with a capacity of 2,600 mAh. In the lab, it kept in an intensive ULTIMATE TECH NEWS usage profile eleven hours and 18 minutes at low usage 35 hours. At least in this discipline makes the J5 Boliden as Galaxy S6 (9: 16/28: 40), iPhone 6 (9: 53/29: 20), Lumia 950 (8: 20/25: 22) and the Galaxy S5 (10 : 42/33: 07) behind. The ultra-energy-saving mode restricts the functions and sets the display to gray scale representation to tease out everything from the battery.
The J5 is equipped with a 13- and a 5-megapixel camera. In daylight ensured blurs and edges inaccuracies, fringing, patchy picture noise and smooth drawing in dark areas of the visual test verdict “sufficient” (Score: 3.98). Thanks to a short exposure time, moving objects were relatively sharp. At dark shots are very noisy and blurred. The flash provides remedial and allows usable shots. The quality of Full HD video is satisfying and the front camera does a solid job. The recordings were indeed distorted somewhat blurred and color, yet it is enough for the Selfie-notches on the view Test score 2.78.
In the UMTS network, the transmission and reception quality is satisfactory, the LTE network well. The J5 radioed in Wi-Fi b / g / n standard, AC and 5-GHz band is missing.Bluetooth is version 4.1 on board. In the listening test, the phone presented when making calls sound good in speakerphone, there was little noise. Without internet radio road entertainment is provided – but only when the headset is plugged in. The Galaxy J5 is also available as dual-SIM variant.
Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy J5
Visually, the J5 is true with the small cheap J1 pretext, but technically separate the two worlds. The Galaxy J5 has a good display, a sufficiently fast processor, usable cameras and has a healthy stamina. Before buying, you should hold the device but once in their hands, to see if you like the feel.