Samsung Galaxy J5 PRIME
The Samsung J Series was well received all over the world. Being the first good quality affordable quality phones people loved this line and Samsung thought it wise to upgrade from the normal J series to J Prime(s). This is an overview of Samsung’s Galaxy J5 Prime.
Design and Build
The main attraction of the Samsung Galaxy j5 prime is its fully metal build quality. It has a power button at the top right of the phone with a speaker right above it. A redesigned home button come fingerprint scanner on the front. The left side of the phone has the volume rockers and its bottom has the 3.5mm jack and usb port. On the back is a camera, an LED flash and Samsung’s branding. It stands at 142.8 x 69.5 x 8.1 mm and weighs 143 grams. For a mid-range device, its build is premium making it not look expensive for the price you will actually pick it for.
The Samsung Galaxy j5 prime comes with a PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen. Samsung for whatever reason did not include the Super Amoled panel we are used to seeing with Samsung devices. Its 5.0 inch display is still bright nonetheless. That is how I thought of it at first sight, a bright screen, very visible in whatever condition you use it in. it has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi pixel density) and 69.4% screen-to-body ratio. . It also supports multi-touch and depending on your market, it will have Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
I love the camera that all the J Series have come with since the first releases. We get a 13MP primary camera with auto focus and an LED flash on the samsung Galaxy J5prime. And honestly, the camera is wow.
The secondary 5 MP shooter also does a great job. Keep in mind the J series when being introduced, the selfie camera was the main focus. So really pixel number on paper with the j5 prime should not fool you, selfies are crisp and good looking.
Video recording stands at 1080p@30fps with the j5 prime.
Features like geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR mode are also present.
Performance and Memory
Samsung Galaxy j5 prime runs on Samsung’s Exynos 7570 Quad chipset, a Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T720 GPU and it comes in two versions 32GB ROM or 16GB ROM both with 2GB of RAM. It ships with Android Marshmallow that is layered with Samsung’s UI TouchWiz.
Memory can however be expanded up to 256GB using an SDcard.
Battery; galaxy j5 prime packs a 2400mAh battery which although seems pretty small should last full day of usage.
Connectivity and Network
Galaxy j7 prime supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, has an FM radio and comes with a microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go.
Network: it supports GSM 2G, HSPA 3G and LTE 4G networks with support for either single or dual sim.
J7 prime supports Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones alert types, loudspeaker and I am happy to see a 3.5mm jack on deck.
The speaker if okay and gives some good measure of volumes. Its placement is also convenient since blocking it while watching video or playing games etc is almost an impossibility.
I think both the J Primes (j5 prime in this case) are good phone. Their build quality alone speaks it all. They are premium and give the user a good feel while holding them. They also kill on specs given the price you pick them for and their experience you get from them is fine and also to cream the cake, they do have an impressive camera too. I recommend the j5 prime on these grounds.
Check out Galaxy j5 prime official website: http://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-j5-j500f/