The new Samsung Galaxy J5 not a gaming smartphone

Samsung has recently launched its new mid-range smartphones, which Samsung has been touting to be gaming smartphones ,the new devices from Samsung are the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7,you might have seen the new ad from Samsung ,where they are showing these devices as  gaming smartphones, so after reading this post you are going to know why the new Samsung galaxy J5 is not a gaming smartphone. On paper, the device sports a pretty good specs ,the Galaxy J5 flaunts a 5.0 inch Super AMOLED screen, Snapdragon quad-core processor,  1.5 GB of RAM,  8 GB of  internal memory and a microSD card slot which can be expanded up to 128 GB. The J5 has been fitted with a 13 MP front facing camera and a 5 MP front facing camera, giving the device life is a 2600 mAh battery. The J5 is available in India via flipkart. So let’s check out the new Samsung Galaxy J5.


Device name Samsung Galaxy J5
Company Samsung
Released Date August,2015
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro
Weight 146 g
Dimension (5.59×2.83×0.31)inches
Colors available in Black,White

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of the new models from Samsung in the mid-range segment, the device was launched last month, the Galaxy  J5   is a dual sim device 4G enabled device , the J5 weighs about 146 grams, with the box you will be getting a travel charger, USB data cable for charging and data transfer, an earphone of moderate quality and a 2600 mAh battery, the device will be running on Android v5.1(Lollipop).The Samsung Galaxy J5 is priced at Rs 11,999.

Screen Size 5.0 inches
Display Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixel density ~ 294 ppi
Protection NA
Display & Design

Coming to the display , the J5 comes with an 5.0 inch screen having a Super AMOLED display, which makes display of  the device very responsive and it has a screen resolution of (720×1280 p).The screen is not having any kind of protection so it is better if you get a screen guard.

                   Now, coming to the design of the Galaxy J5, it pretty much looks like the previous models of Samsung, the only change in the design is that the 3.5 mm jack port has been moved at the bottom along with the micro USB port. Like most of the Samsung’s mid-range smartphones the J5 also has a plastic body.

O.S and Interface

Out of the box the J5 runs on latest Android v5.0(Lollipop) and on top it , the device has Samsung’s custom UI , the device doesn’t have much bloatware and for downloading games you will be getting credit , which you can download through the pre-installed game zone app.

O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v5.1(Lollipop)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Processor 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core
GPU Adreno 306
RAM 1.5 GB
Internal memory 8 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 128 GB
Proximity Sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Hardware and Storage

On the heart of the Galaxy J5 there is a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor  clocked at 1.2 GHz which is getting assisted by 1.5 GB of RAM so you can expect a lag free multi-tasking experience. For gaming it has an Adreno 306 GPU, although Samsung has been showing it has a gaming smartphone it  doesn’t  give you a smooth experience when you play high end games like Nova 3, Mordern Combat 5, Asphalt 8 etc , on playing this games you are going to see frequent frame drops which is not a good thing for gamers .

                 Another setback is the internal memory , the J5 comes with an internal memory of only 8 GB out of which you will get around 4+ GB free, although you will have a microSD card slot for expanding memory up to 128 GB , but you won’t be able to move apps or games to the external memory. That’s one of the main reason why the new Samsung Galaxy J5 is not a gaming smartphone at all.

Primary Camera 13 MP
Resolution 4128×3096 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features LED flash,front LED flash,auto focus
face detection,Geo-tagging,panorama

The new Galaxy J5 comes with a 13 MP rear facing camera and a 5 MP front facing camera both the cameras are assisted by an LED flash, the picture quality of both the cameras are very good and even in low-light conditions it produces images with less amount of noise.The camera interface offers various modes which you can try ,coming to the video, both the camera allows you to shoot videos at 1080p.

FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Network and Connectivity

The new Galaxy J5 comes with 4G support .Apart from 2G and 3G,both the sim slots supports 4G.The device comes with all the common connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.0 ,Wifi,FM Radio, and it also supports  USB OTG , so you can plug in a pen drive and watch your favourite  movies, videos or listen to music without transferring the data to the internal or external memory.

Capacity 2600 mAh (Li-lon)
Removable Yes
Talk Time upto 15+ hrs (3G)
upto 32+ hrs (2G)
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 11,999 Click here to buy
Battery and Price

Powering the device is  a 2600 mAh battery, the battery is removable and gives you very good usage. If the battery is charged fully, for a moderate user, it can almost last almost up to 2 days, and if you are a heavy user then you might need to charge the device at the end of the day.

      Coming to the price, the Galaxy J5 is priced at Rs 11,999 and is available in India via flipkart,.If you want a good feature-rich  Samsung device in the mid-range segment , then you should give a look at the Samsung Galaxy J5.



The Galaxy J5 is the new edition in Samsung’s J series smartphones, though Samsung has been showing it as a gaming device it really can’t handle heavy end games very well , and if you want to install moderate games also , you won’t be able to do it because of the insufficient amount of internal storage. So in reality the Samsung Galaxy J5 is not meant for gaming but, if you want a smartphone with good camera in the mid-range market , please do give a look at the Galaxy J5.