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Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F

Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F

Android, 5", Release Year 2015, 13 Megapixels, 146g, 4G LTE, 3G, HSPA, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, 2G, DC-HSPA
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A high-spec, low-cost smartphone with an impressive camera

The Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F is a great entry-level phone packed with the sorts of features and specs you’d normally associate with a much pricier model. The 13 MP camera and Super AMOLED display make this a surprisingly impressive piece of kit, while its 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor ensures it’s lightning fast, even when running multiple apps.

One of the outstanding elements of the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F is the camera quality. 13 MP beats the 12 MP offered by Samsung’s flagship S7 model, and the J5’s extremely light-sensitive lens takes excellent pictures in very low-light environments. Selfie fans will not only appreciate the high quality of the 5 MP front-facing camera, but enjoy enhancing them using the range of clever in-built selfie features. In addition to the very decent camera, buyers of the Galaxy J5 will be taken aback by the excellent 5" screen. The Super AMOLED display shows HD images in brighter colours and deeper contrast than you’d expect, with impressive colour expression and an HD 1080p video recording function.

The Galaxy J5 comes preinstalled with 8 GB of internal memory, which isn’t much these days, but it’s expandable to a massive 128 GB via MicroSD card. Its 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor makes navigating your phone’s Android OS a speedy process. The same goes for surfing the net in 4G, while any general multitasking is fast and painless. The phone’s battery life is remarkably good, aided by a smart Ultra Data Saving feature - background data usage is restricted and data compressed to give a cost-efficient 4G experience, while standby time is said to be doubled. With a removable battery it’s also possible to stockpile spares, just in case.

Finally, the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500F is available in gold, white or black, and although the back of the phone is plastic, the glass front has a surprisingly top-quality feel to it. The low UK prices for this phone suggest it’s an entry-level model, but this powerful little handset really punches above its weight.

Product

Product name
Galaxy J5 SM-J500F

Product properties

Screen Size
5.0 "
Operating System
Android
Android Version
5.0 - 5.1.1 Lollipop
Screen Resolution
720x1280
Pixel Density (PPI)
294
Display Type
OLED
Number of Colours
16 777 216
Secondary Screen
No
Release Year
2015
Colour
Gold, White, Black
Material (Body)
Plastic
Senior Phone
No
Internal Memory Size
8 GB, 16 GB
RAM
1.5 GB, 2 GB
Processor Speed
1.2 GHz
Processor Cores
Quad Core
System on Chip (SoC)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Processor
ARM Cortex-A53
GPU
Adreno 306
GPS
Yes
GPS Type
GPS
Positioning System
GLONASS
Memory Card Reader
Yes
Memory Card Included
No
Max. Memory Card Size
128GB
Memory Card Type
microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD
Water Resistant
No
Water Proof
No
Shock Resistant
No
Scratch Resistant Display
No
Headphone Jack
3.5mm, 2,5mm
Physical Keyboard
No
Home Button
Hardware Button
SAR-Value
0.7 W/kg
Touch Screen
Yes
Type of Touch Technology
Capacitive
Simultaneous Touch Points
3+ Multi-Touch
Active Digitizer
No
USB
Yes
USB-Type
Micro-USB
USB Version
2.0
USB On-The-Go
Yes
Video Output
No
File Formats
eAAC+, MP4, MP3, H.263, H.264, WAV
Dual-SIM
No
Triple-SIM
No
SIM Slots
Single SIM
SIM Type
Micro
Design
Regular
Features
Gyroscope/Accelerometer, Proximity Scanner, FM Radio

Camera

Built-in Camera
Yes
Front Camera
Yes
Number of Cameras
2
MegaPixels
13.0 Megapixels
Megapixels Front Camera
5.0 Megapixels
Max Frames Per Second
30 fps
Flash/Light
Yes
Auto Focus
Yes
Maximum Resolution (Pictures)
4128x3096
Maximum Resolution (Video)
1080p
Optical Image Stabilization
No
Sensor Format
1/3"
Integrated Geotagging
Yes

Wireless

Communication Standards
Bluetooth, DC-HSPA, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, 2G, NFC, GPRS, HSPA, EDGE
Bluetooth Profile
A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Version
4.0
Wireless Networking Standards
802.11n, 802.11b, 802.11g
4G Speed (Mbit/s)
150/50
HSDPA Download Speed
21 Mbps
HSUPA Upload Speed
5.76 Mbps

Power source

Battery
Li-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAh)
2600
Exchangeable Battery
Yes
Standby Time (2G)
236.0 h
Talk Time (2G)
7.0 h
Surf Time (3G)
9.0 h
Talk Time (3G)
18.0 h
Surf Time (4G)
9.0 h

Measures

Height
142.0 mm
Width
71.0 mm
Depth
8.0 mm
Weight
146.0 g
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