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Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F

Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F

Android, 5", Release Year 2015, 13 Megapixels, 146g, 4G LTE, 3G, HSPA, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, 2G, DC-HSPA
Price £157.2
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A high-spec, low-cost smartphone with an impressive camera

The Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F is a great entry-level phone packed with the sorts of features and specs you’d normally associate with a much pricier model. The 13 MP camera and Super AMOLED display make this a surprisingly impressive piece of kit, while its 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor ensures it’s lightning fast, even when running multiple apps.

One of the outstanding elements of the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F is the camera quality. 13 MP beats the 12 MP offered by Samsung’s flagship S7 model, and the J5’s extremely light-sensitive lens takes excellent pictures in very low-light environments. Selfie fans will not only appreciate the high quality of the 5 MP front-facing camera, but enjoy enhancing them using the range of clever in-built selfie features. In addition to the very decent camera, buyers of the Galaxy J5 will be taken aback by the excellent 5" screen. The Super AMOLED display shows HD images in brighter colours and deeper contrast than you’d expect, with impressive colour expression and an HD 1080p video recording function.

The Galaxy J5 comes preinstalled with 8 GB of internal memory, which isn’t much these days, but it’s expandable to a massive 128 GB via MicroSD card. Its 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor makes navigating your phone’s Android OS a speedy process. The same goes for surfing the net in 4G, while any general multitasking is fast and painless. The phone’s battery life is remarkably good, aided by a smart Ultra Data Saving feature - background data usage is restricted and data compressed to give a cost-efficient 4G experience, while standby time is said to be doubled. With a removable battery it’s also possible to stockpile spares, just in case.

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F is available in gold, white or black, and although the back of the phone is plastic, the glass front has a surprisingly top-quality feel to it. The low UK prices for this phone suggest it’s an entry-level model, but this powerful little handset really punches above its weight.


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Product information

Product nameGalaxy J5 SM-J500F
Product properties
Operating System
Android Version
5.0 - 5.1.1 Lollipop
Release Year2015
Senior PhoneNo
Positioning SystemGLONASS
Headphone Jack2,5mm, 3.5mm
SAR-Value (W/kg)
Touch ScreenYes
Type of Touch TechnologyCapacitive
Simultaneous Touch Points3+ Multi-Touch
Active DigitizerNo
USB Version2.0
USB On-The-GoYes
Video OutputNo
File FormatsH.263, H.264, MP3, MP4, WAV, eAAC+
SIM SlotsSingle SIM
SIM TypeMicro
FeaturesFM Radio, Gyroscope/Accelerometer, Proximity Scanner
1.5 GB, 2 GB
Processor Speed1.2 GHz
Processor Cores
Quad Core
System on Chip (SoC)Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
ProcessorARM Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 306
Built-in CameraYes
Front CameraYes
Number of Cameras2
13.0 Megapixels
Megapixels Front Camera5.0 Megapixels
Max Frames Per Second
30 fps
Auto FocusYes
Maximum Resolution (Pictures)4128x3096
Maximum Resolution (Video)
Optical Image StabilizationNo
Sensor Format1/3"
Integrated GeotaggingYes
Communication Standards2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, DC-HSPA, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA, NFC, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth ProfileA2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Version4.0
Wireless Networking Standards802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
4G Speed (Mbit/s)150/50
HSDPA Download Speed21 Mbps
HSUPA Upload Speed5.76 Mbps
ColourBlack, Gold, White
Material (Body)Plastic
Water ResistantNo
Water ProofNo
Shock ResistantNo
Scratch Resistant DisplayNo
Physical KeyboardNo
Home ButtonHardware Button
Screen Size
5.0 "
Screen Resolution720x1280
Pixel Density (PPI)294
Display TypeOLED
Secondary ScreenNo
Internal Memory Size
16 GB, 8 GB
Memory Card ReaderYes
Memory Card IncludedNo
Max. Memory Card Size128GB
Memory Card TypemicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Power source
Battery Capacity (mAh)2600
Exchangeable BatteryYes
Standby Time (2G)236.0 h
Talk Time (2G)7.0 h
Surf Time (3G)9.0 h
Talk Time (3G)18.0 h
Surf Time (4G)9.0 h
Height142.0 mm
Width71.0 mm
Depth8.0 mm
Weight146.0 g

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