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Released midway through last year, Samsung’s affordable handset, the Galaxy J5, remains a wonderful mobile in the mid-range smartphone category. In fact, the Mirror reported early last month that the mobile device remains the best budget smartphone that’s come from the Korean tech company. According to the article, the Galaxy J5 was able to beat Samsung’s premium smartphone in terms of some of its specifications, which we will discuss further in this post.

The Galaxy J5 has a rating 5-star by O2 users. Some of its notable specifications are its 13MP camera with flash, Google Photo support, and two power saving modes.

Read on below to know more about this budget-friendly handset and decide for yourself whether it‘s a great smartphone to get this year.

DISPLAY & BODY

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Apart from being an affordable handset, the Galaxy J5 is also a one of the better phablets on the market. Featuring a 5-inch super AMOLED screen, this smartphone renders crisp and clear HD images, videos, and games, thanks to its 720 x 1280 pixel resolution. It is lightweight at 5.15 oz and fits the hand of any user with its thin body.

PLATFORM
The smartphone is pre-built with the Android 5.1 version (Lollipop) that is upgradable to the Marshmallow version. However, it will not be able to install the next Android update, which was rumored to be called the ‘Nutella’ version. Nevertheless, its processing and graphic power means it’s a high performing device even though its essentially a mid-range handset. Its chipset is a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410, supported by its Quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU and Adreno 306 GPU. The internal memory is available at 8GB and 16GB with 1.5GB RAM and expandable using a microSD of up to 128GB.

CAMERA
Most low- to mid-range handsets often struggle when it comes to camera features and power, but not the Galaxy J5. Samsung made sure this smartphone boasts the most upgraded camera lens and functionality that their subscribers love the most. The Galaxy J5 features a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.9, 28mm lens, autofocus feature, and external LED flash. There is also a setting for geo-tagging, touch focus, and face detection for a clearer snap. Meanwhile, its video is geared at 1080p at 30 frames per second that renders images clearly. The front facing camera, on the other hand, is already 5MP with an aperture of f/2.2, 23mm lens and internal LED flash for clear self-portraits. Photos are also automatically saved to the Google account of the user through the built-in Google Photo, making it easier to organize and store images as you take more photos.

BATTERY
Probably the Galaxy J5’s best feature is its incredible battery life. Expert Reviews state this mid-range smartphone has beaten Samsung’s recent flagship, Galaxy S7, in a battery life test. Although only by two minutes, it’s strong proof that you don’t need to spend more to get a smartphone with plenty of battery life. The battery is a removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery that can last for up to 62 hours of playing music or up to 18 hours of talktime on 3G.

With a premium colors selection (White, Black, and Gold), the Galaxy J5 has more to offer than other more expensive smartphones out there. It is a truly a great mobile tech investment for those looking for a powerful mid-range handset.

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