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Samsung has several budget smartphones that give pretty decent features for their low price. The Galaxy J2 and the Galaxy J5 are two phones worth considering if you’re looking to buy one. Check out the pros and cons of getting these devices for a better comparison.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pros

  • It has an AMOLED display, giving you a better and more vivid screen, with good contrast and viewing angles.
  • It comes with Android Lollipop out of the box.
  • The battery is removable and the Ultra Power Saving mode greatly helps in saving and increasing battery life.
  • It supports a USB OTG cable.
  • It supports 4G LTE.
  • It is a dual sim phone (dual stand by, Micro SIM).
  • The processor is good enough that it can handle multitasking pretty easily.
  • The external memory can be expanded up to 128 GB, which is 4 times more than other phones.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Cons



  • Its 540 x 960 pixels and 234 ppi display density is quite low for this mid-range handset.
  • It doesn’t have an ambient light sensor so the brightness doesn’t adjust automatically.
  • The touch buttons below the display are not backlit.
  • The internal memory is just 8 GB.
  • With just a 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU and 1 GB RAM, there is a tendency for the phone to lag when it is loaded with too many apps. You also can’t play any heavy games.
  • The 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera are a bit low compared to that of other models of competing brands within the same price range.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pros

  • It also has a super AMOLED screen, which gives you high-quality display and helps in lowering battery consumption.
  • The rear camera is 13 megapixels, while the front camera is 5 megapixels and comes with flash. You get good quality photos and selfies even in low light conditions.
  • It has the latest Towuchwiz UX (like the Galaxy 6).
  • It has a clean and lag-free User Interface with no bloatwares.
  • It has good battery life. The battery is also removable.
  • It has USB OTG cable support.
  • It supports the 4G experience with Ultra Data Saving Mode.
  • Its external memory is also expandable to up to 128 GB.
  • You can choose between models with 8 GB or 16 GB internal memory.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Cons

  • The RAM is only 1.5 GB, which is just .5 GB bigger than that of the J2. Its competitors have at least 2GB RAM.
  • It doesn’t have a phone temperature sensor.
  • The 1280 x 720 pixels display is much better than the J2’s, but it is much lower compared to its competition from other brands, which usually have 1080 pixel screens.
  • It also doesn’t have auto brightness and LED Notification light.
  • Only 4GB of the 8GB internal memory is available.
  • It doesn’t have special screen protection (such as Gorilla glass).

Overall, if you are looking for a budget smartphone, getting the J5 would be the better choice considering it has better features and performance. But before you buy it, remember that Samsung has released even newer models for the Galaxy J series that have even better upgrades, so make sure to check those out first too.

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