Samsung is officially launching its the Galaxy J5 series in the coming months of 2017. The handset is the best smartphone of year 2017 from J5 series in the budget category Android phones. The Galaxy J5 2017 supposed to boast of very high specifications compared to J5. Dual SIM connectivity, the ability to insert an extra MicroSD card, and a 5.2-inch LCD screen makes it an ideal device for regular use. We will particularly talk about Samsung Galaxy J5 2017. How it is different from previous Samsung Galaxy J5 phones and is it worth to buy it? Check out the details about the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 below with detailed specifications and price.
As far as the design of the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 is concerned, we have a 2.5D dual-curved-edge body, which was earlier limited to Galaxy Edge series. Samsung Galaxy series design has always evolved, and so has the phone's aesthetics. The phone has a Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 to have a 5.2 inches screen but no Gorilla Glass Protection. Samsung again will ply on Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which looks superb in indoors as well as outdoors. The phone measures 146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm and weighs 160 grams.
The screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels with an aspect ration of 16:9. The display measures 5.2-inches across and has a HD super AMOLED panel that has a 282ppi pixel density. On the front panel, there's a home button that also acts as the fingerprint sensor and capacitive buttons on the side. On the back panel sits the camera unit with a Dual-tone flash and underneath you will find Samsung branding. Other than that, there will be many color options to choose from, that includes Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold and we can expect Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 to come in Coral Blue color too at the time of its launch.
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017, is powered by the Exynos 7870 chipset with an Octa-core 1.6 GHz CPU employing 8 x Cortex-A53 cores. The phone's GPU is a Mali T830 MP1 chip that's embedded for a satisfying visual treat especially when playing games on the phone. The processor cores are clocked at 1.6GHz. The phone's processor is competent enough to be able to handle fairly heavy processing and not suffer from any lags.
The phone's operating system is Android v7.0 Nougat. The OS was planned to be v6.0 Marshmallow initially but it was later on decided that instead of rolling out an update later on, the phones would be shipped with Android v7.0 out-of-the-box. Coupled with 2GB of RAM at minimum, the phone shouldn't showcase any issues when multi-tasking at hand. The phone comes in three memeory variants- 2GB RAM | 16GB storage, 2GB RAM| 32GB storage and 3GB RAM | 32GB storage. In case you feel 2GB is less, buy the 3GB variant. Samsung has kept all options open.
Samsung Galaxy phones are always popular for their camera performance, and it only gets better in the Galaxy J5 2017 model. As we said earlier, the 13MP sensor with a large lens aperture of f/1.7 provides of sharp and super-focussed images. Of course the camera comes equipped with all the common features such as geo-tagging, panorama, HDR etc. Surprisingly, the front camera comes with a 13MP AF unit and has a f/1.9 lens. The phone's cameras are sure to surprise many users by the sheer quality of the images that the cameras are capable of taking.
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 will have optical image stabilization and can shoot videos up to 4k resolution @30fps, 2160p @30fps and 1080p@30fps, 60fps.
On the multimedia front, the SAmsung Galaxy J5 proves to be a good phone to play video and audio nicely. Making this work for most requirements should be easy. The sensors on this smartphone are powerful enough for many needs. It has a dedicated microphone for recording and talking feature on the phone. It even uses an active noise cancellation feature to allow the sounds to be played back well. Also the phone supports all the popular audio and video formats such as MP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI, MP4, H.264, MOV, AVI, FLAC, WMV etc.
Despite the great specifications, the battery of the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 is a paltry 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery that's non-removable. Though there's an AMOLED display, it is doubtful whether a heavy user would find it feasible for the phone to last through the day. On light usage, the device will even make it through the night. It would have better if Samsung installed a bigger battery. To top it off, there's no USB-C or fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 has a dual-SIM slot, and both support Nano-SIMs. Both SIM slots will be supporting 4G LTE/VoLTE and 3G UMTS/HSPA+. However, it is good to see that Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 comes with a dedicated microSD card slot which will support card upto 128GB. As far as connectivity options are concerned, J5 2017 expected to come with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac, Bluetooth v4.1 w/ A2DP support, GPS w/A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC and FM radio for wireless connectivity. The microUSB 2.0 port supports OTG. The phone will also have Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and a digital compass apart from the fingerprint scanner for sensor's array.