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Samsung has launched its Galaxy J5 in June 2015, while the Galaxy J5 (2016) has hit the stores in April 2016. Today we will compare these two handsets and tell you what has changed in one year.


The Galaxy J5 measures 142.1×71.8×7.9mm and weights 146 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy J5 (2016) is thicker and heavier as it measures 145.8×72.3×8.1mm and weights 159 grams. The first model had a plastic back (White, Black, Gold) and a metal frame, while the successor is made entirely of metal and it’s available in White, Black, Gold or Rose Gold, but its design is similar.


The Galaxy J5 has a super AMOLED display of 5-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 294 ppi. The Galaxy J5 (2016) has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 282 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy J5 features a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 306 graphics card and 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy J5 (2016) comes with the same chipset, processor and graphics card, but it has 2GB of RAM.


The Galaxy J5 has been released in two internal storage variants of 8GB and 16GB, while the Galaxy J5 (2016) has an internal storage of 16GB. Both devices have a microSD card slot that supports memory cards with a maximum capacity of 256GB.


Both devices sport a primary camera of 13MP that features autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5MP that features LED flash.


The Galaxy J5 is powered by a removable battery of 2600 mAh, which is less powerful than the 3100 mAh removable battery that the Galaxy J5 (2016) has been released with.

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