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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)

Proving to be better than its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is your ticket to an incredible mobile experience that is both affordable and ambitious at the same time. Read more about Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Singapore below to find out.

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Singapore – Simply Electrifying Design

Driven by innovation and passion in delivering latest products, Samsung continues to push the boundaries of creativity so that its customer can experience the best of what technology can offer. Needless to say, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is just as impressive as its well-celebrated predecessor. Now, with updated specifications and features, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is going to enhance your lifestyle.

Superb Display Quality

With its 5.2 inch Super AMOLED HD display screen (720 x 1280 resolution), the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) simply delivers breathtaking visuals that immediately draw your attention on it. Thanks to its unique Samsung display technology, everything that you can see or do on its screen will look sharper and more vivid for your viewing pleasure. At the same time, it also shows brighter colors and deeper contrast which make the images to be stunningly beautiful. Whether playing gaming or watching movie, you can be sure that your viewing experience will definitely be fantastic.

Sporting Gorgeous Look

This all-metal frame exhibits the beauty and majesty of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) that proves to be eye-catching. In fact, it exudes such impressive aura which gives its premium look. Sporting such gorgeous design, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) leaves a deep impression on its lookers as a flagship model despite being a budget-friendly smartphone. Aside from its highly refined design, it is also durable as well. Not just that, it is also thin and slim enough to fit inside your pocket without being uncomfortable.

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Singapore - Superior Performance

Possessing the powerful quad core processor, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is gearing towards higher performance. In simpler terms, it can deal with any given tasks with relative ease. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is all about accelerating your experience to be more seamless and fluid at the same time. Whatever you want to do, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) simply delivers so that you can experience its rich content to the fullest.

Incredible Staying Power

While offering superior performance that elevates your experience, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) also boasts serious staying power with its 3100mAh battery. Now, you do not have to worry about getting a place to charge your Samsung smartphone last minute. Moreover, you can take advantage of its Ultra Power Saving mode to conserve power while running everything smoothly.

Saving Your Precious Data & Money

Another great feature is its ability in helping you to save your data and money with its incredible Ultra Data Saving Browse system. Basically, it provides highly efficient way of keeping your data in check so that you do not burn your wallet at the end of month. In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is definitely a revolutionary smartphone that offers more features than its well-celebrated predecessor.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2016-09-11
Samsung is well known for making several different model phones to cater for different markets. There's the high-end Samsung Galaxy S series, the productivity Samsung Galaxy Note series, and then there is the Samsung Galaxy J series - the current entry-le...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-23
Aside from the Galaxy J7 (2016), Samsung also has the Galaxy J5 (2016) which is somehow similar to the former with slight differences to differentiate them physically. As for the internals, it's quite toned down thus resulting in a lower price tag. How do...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-22
Well built phone with an attractive design, Super AMOLED screen is always a plus, Powerful enough for everyday use, The NotsoGood, Expensive for its class, Ultra Data Saving mode's usefulness varies on a case to case basis, Score, 75%, Usability, 75%, Fea...
It's hard to review an entry level phone when you're so used to its flagship counterpart. Such is the case when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7. I had to constantly remind myself that these phones are not a part of the S series, and as such, I sh...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-16
Build QualityPhone Set UpFeaturesCamera & VideoBattery LifeOur Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) review uncovers a smartphone that offers the premium feel of metal at an affordable price. On a UK two year monthly contract, the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 can be picked...
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Reviewed on 2016-08-15
Excellent Super AMOLED display, Lengthy battery life, CheapCamera has disappointing issues with exposure, Average performance
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is something of a dark horse. This budget smartphone has received so little attention that not even Samsung's own PR team knew about its existence. The company's previous budget offerings have been nothing much to shout about, but th...
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Reviewed on 2016-07-04
Stylish and slender design with metal frame, Super AMOLED with additional useful modes, Durable battery, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow TouchWiz bringing many features and apps, Lack of serious overheating after continuous workload, 13MP camera that offers qua...Lack of ambient light sensor
Judging by the specs sheet we are dealing with a decent mid-ranger that offers not only reliable hardware but also the latest Google OS, along with elegant design that features a metal frame. This review, however, presents what the model is actually capab...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-23
Samsung's J series of devices have always been aimed at budget consumers, and to that end, had plastic bodies and wallet-friendly price tags. This year though Samsung's thrown that recipe into the drink with the top end models for the J series – the J5 an...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-20
Pleasant design, Fine display, Surprisingly good cameraUnderwhelming specs and performance, Dated Android build, No fingerprint scanner
When we think of Samsung, it's usually the flagships like the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 5 that immediately come to mind. However, it's not really these flashy and expensive models that sell by the buckets. Rather, it's the less design- and specs-int...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-17
On the 15th of June, 2016, Samsung officially launched the 2016 Galaxy J Series of affordable smartphones – the Galaxy J7 , the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J1 . All three models boast two key features – an Ultra Data Saving (UDS) Mode , and dual SIM, dual st...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-17
Samsung Galaxy J series (2016) with data saving feature and better specs than last year has been launched in Malaysia on 15th June 2016. The promotional bundle package with Yes 4G gives 30GB free mobile data in Malaysia.In this article, I will compare the...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-16
Thanks to Samsung Mobile Malaysia we managed to get some hands-on time with the new Galaxy J1 2016 , Galaxy J5 2016 and Galaxy J7 2016 . Priced respectively at RM449, RM849 and RM1049, the new Galaxy J 2016 series was launched yesterday and will be availa...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-15
Samsung had already launched the Galaxy J5 2016 and the J7 2016 , both these handsets are powered by different hardware, the J7 2016 no doubt is better that the J5 2016. Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 price in India is Rs. 13,990. Read the review to know more.Ins...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-13
Solid build quality, Brilliant display, Good performance, Brilliant battery lifeBoring design, Average cameras
While Samsung has always been a head-turner in the premium segment, the Korean giant didn't have a strong play in the budget segment until the Galaxy J1. However, for a segment dominated by Xiaomi or Moto G series of devices, the Galaxy J1 didn't deliver...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-06
Samsung has announced the new Galaxy J5 (2016) in India along with the Galaxy J7 (2016). Both these smartphones are the second generation of the previous Galaxy J series. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is launched at a price of ₹13,990. Let's jump on to the...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-03
Samsung launched the 2016 variant of Galaxy J5, called the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016, in India, last month. The 2016 variant comes with several design and hardware upgrades over the predecessor. If you are confused whether you should buy this phone or not, t...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-30
Incredible Battery Life, Highcontrast AMOLED screen, Decent Performance, Stylish Design, SBike ModeAverage Camera, Noticeable Lags, Moderate Sound Performance, Entry Level Chipset
The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 edition, one of the new and upgraded budget smartphones for 2016, is a real surprise package from the South Korean tech giant. The new Galaxy J5 might give the same old feeling but its bigger 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen, 3100mA...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-30
Respectable camera, Display does well with coloursHighly underpowered, Display resolution is low, Uninspiring design
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a very important device for Samsung India. The company claims that its J series is the highest selling smartphone series in the country, which means that a lot of its revenues depend on this series, perhaps even more so that the f...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-25
The Galaxy J5 (2016) is the centerpiece of the company's mid-range portfolio for the year. With its predecessor becoming a huge hit in developing markets, the company really needs the 2016 model to come out good and help keep Chinese makers at bay.A quick...
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Reviewed on 2016-05-18
highcontrast AMOLED screen, metal bezel, modern operating system, decent reception quality, frontsided LED flash, relatively fast storage, low power consumption, very good battery liferelatively heavy, slow WiFi throughput, poor voice quality, camera's pale and sometimes blurry photos, moderate sound quality, no ambient light sensor, highfrequency screen flickering
Metalhead. Plastic before, metal now: The new edition of the Galaxy J5 is to make a higher-quality impression. The inner values are mostly the same, though. Is that enough for a successful update?...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-29
It's fair to say I was blown away by the phone on offer when I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy J5 earlier this year, and a good deal has got even better. It's available from £120 when bought with £10 top-up at the Carphone Warehouse - that's a good £40 off RR...
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Processor frequency

1.2 GHz

Processor cores



Display diagonal

13.2 cm (5.2")

Display resolution

1280 x 720 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


158 g


7.23 cm


8.1 mm


14.6 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Wi-Fi Direct


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC

Maximum memory card size

128 GB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Zoom capability
Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Resolution at capture speed




Battery capacity

3100 mAh

Talk time (3G)

21 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

14 h

Browsing time (3G)

11 h

Browsing time (4G)

13 h

Continuous audio playback time

71 h

Continuous video playback time

17 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription