Samsung is known for making premium smartphones like the recently released Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Unfortunately, the premium materials and advanced features of these devices mean that they must have a higher-than-average price tag, which can be a bit of a problem for those who are on a tight budget. Fortunately, Samsung has found a way to cater to fans who want to own an avant-garde smartphone without spending too much, and one of these is to offer budget devices.
One of these is the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016. Released in April together with the Galaxy J7, the J5 has a 5.2-inch screen with a Super AMOLED display, which means that users will enjoy crisp and clear graphics. As pointed out by Phone Radar, the phone is one of the sturdiest models in its price range because of its premium metal frame and solid edges. Its overall design isn’t fancy since it has the same looks as other Samsung mid-range phones but, for those who are fans of the tech giant’s trademark “simple but elegant” design, they’ll love the aesthetics of the Galaxy J5.
The J5 runs on Android 6.0 right out of the box, which means it’s a great choice for those who can’t wait for the Marshmallow update to make its way to their old devices. The Galaxy J5 is also an excellent option for people who own older Samsung phones whose hardware can’t support Android Marshmallow and have no chance of getting the new firmware.
The Galaxy J5 may not be as powerful as Samsung’s flagship devices, but it’s powerful enough for day-to-day tasks. With a 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor, the phone runs along smoothly and allows users to do basic tasks like watching movies or playing games without crashing or stuttering.
Samsung fans will love the fact that the Galaxy J5 comes with an expandable memory — a feature that’s not available in some of Samsung’s flagship phones. The J5 has 16GB RAM that’s paired with a microSD slot that can handle memory cards of up to 128GB.
Another excellent feature of the Galaxy J5 is its large battery, which has a capacity of 3,100 mAh. The battery is removable (unlike those in other Samsung smartphones), which means users can easily take out old, non-functioning batteries and replace them with new ones.
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