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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017
If you’re on the hunt for a new smartphone then we can guarantee that you’ll have already considered Samsung. The technology giants have, over the past decade or so, truly cemented their place in the world as an industry leader when it comes to technology, particularly smartphones.
While the brand is well known for releasing some of the most premium handsets on the market, they also have a superb range of more affordable phones.
One such product is the Samsung Galaxy J5, newly upgraded in 2017 to give users a much better smartphone experience on an entry-level handset.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a great choice for anyone who wants the Samsung name but not the high price tag of a premium flagship smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Build & Design
The Samsung Galaxy J5, despite its reboot from the older model, still has its design rooted in a more traditional age of Samsung smartphones. It’s still a lovely looking phone, but don’t expect any bells and whistles; this is a smartphone that is pleasantly simple and perfectly practical.
Where the older J5 felt clunky and plastic, the new, all metal body of this model gives the phone a much more premium feel. A new fingerprint scanner brings it up to date in terms of design technology, and the compact size means that it is extremely comfortable in hold.
There’s no Gorilla Glass reinforcement on this handset, which is necessarily surprising, but it does mean that you will, without question, want to invest in a decent case and a tough screen protector.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Screen Quality
The screen quality of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is another feature that has undergone significant improvements on the newer model.
The Super AMOLED panelling delivers vivid and well-saturated colours that are natural and balanced to result in a great viewing experience, whether you’re playing games, watching a multimedia file or simply reading an email.
Thanks to a good level of brightness the screen of the J5 is easily viewable even in the brightest sunlight, so there’ll be no struggle to read content on your phone when you’re out and about.
All in all, this really is a great display for the price.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Sound Quality
The sound quality on the Samsung Galaxy J5 isn’t as good as the high-end smartphones that the brand has released, but that’s to be expected.
Without headphones, the handset sounds too quiet and somewhat muffled, due to the small, single speaker which is positioned above the power button.
If however, you plug your headphones in, the situation greatly improves, and we’ve found that the J5 delivers a decent, well balanced audio experience. Bass is slightly limited but it’s not greatly noticeable.
We will say that it is definitely worth getting your hands on your own pair of headphones though, as the ones that come with the phone aren’t going to blow you away.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Features
The Galaxy J5 comes equipped with a 13MP camera that while on paper is the same as the older model, comes with some much-needed improvements.
Images on the J5 comes out clear and with great definition. Colours are well balanced, and thanks to a decent display, pleasantly natural, and details come across astonishingly sharp on photographs taken in good lighting.
That’s not to say that the J5 underperforms in low-light, in fact, we were pleasantly surprised at just how good the shots came out in poorer lighting, as this is an area that budget handsets usually suffer.
The rear camera is matched by a 13MP front camera for any selfie addicts out there and performs equally well.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Performance
An area where the J5 really excels is when it comes to performance. A dual-core Exynos 7870 processor delivers a smooth and responsive smartphone experience that doesn’t suffer from any sluggish delays.
With 2GB and 16GB of internal storage, there’s reasonable space on this handset, but if you’re worried about having to compromise on your favourite apps or most cherished photos, then you may want to get hold of a micro-SD card; the storage is expandable up to 256GB.
Battery life is yet another aspect that is much better on the newer J5, and users will easily get over a days use of the handset on one charge before needing to power up.
Fonehouse Samsung Galaxy J5 Opinion
Here at Fonehouse, we think that the Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of the best-upgraded handsets that we’ve seen. Improvements have been made where necessary without completely reinventing the handset, and the more affordable price-tag remains.
The design is much better than the previous models, with particular praise going to the premium looking all metal body chassis.
Screen quality is exceptionally impressive for a handset of this calibre, and users will be surprised at just how good the viewing experience is on this phone.
The sound could be better, but once you get your hands on a decent pair of earphones you won’t really notice, and the audio experience is good enough for the price you pay. It’s certainly not enough to deter us from buying this phone.
A 13MP camera setup on both front and rear perform well, and we were particularly impressed with just how well the camera handled low-light photography, as this is often overlooked by manufacturers when it comes to budget handsets.
A powerful processor is the standout feature of this smartphone, delivering a really smooth smartphone experience that is further enhanced by a long-lasting battery life.
Fonehouse Samsung Galaxy J5 Deals
As one of the UK’s leading independent mobile phone retailers, Fonehouse is proud to bring you some of the very best Samsung deals. We’ve been providing the UK with mobile phones for almost 25 years, so you know that when you come to Fonehouse, you really are dealing with industry experts.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 is a fantastic choice for anyone purchasing their first smartphone, anyone who needs an affordable handset, or someone who just wants an easy to use phone that isn’t overly complicated by futuristic design and complex technology. For all of these reasons, we have some of the best Samsung Galaxy J5 deals here at Fonehouse.
We have a huge range of the very best Samsung Galaxy J5 Vodafone deals on our site, with some great added extras to complete your new pay monthly contract, meaning that you can get a great deal as well as a great entertainment subscription, or even a fantastic cashback offer!
Or, if you’re looking for an EE pay monthly contract, then we also have some of the best Samsung Galaxy J5 EE pay monthly deals on offer, giving you fantastic perks and loads of data.
If you’re looking for the Samsung Galaxy J5 SIM-free, then we can take care of that too. Here at Fonehouse, we have some of the lowest SIM-free prices, and, with our next day delivery service, you could have your Samsung Galaxy J5 the very next day for not a penny more!
If you can’t find the best Samsung Galaxy J5 deal online or in our stores, then why not contact us on 0333 900 1133 and our UK based customer service team will be on hand to guide you to the perfect deal for you.
Why Choose Fonehouse?
When you choose to purchase a smartphone from Fonehouse, you are purchasing from one of the UK’s leading independent mobile phone retailers.
We’re proud to deliver some of the very best smartphone deals on the market, with our team of experts work tirelessly around the clock to ensure that we also give you the very best price for your new mobile phone deal.
At Fonehouse we partner exclusively with EE, who is the UK’s leading mobile communications network. By giving our customers a fantastic deal with EE, we can be sure that they always have the best service and network connection no matter where they are. With free roaming, you can connect to anyone and everywhere, even when you’re on the other side of the world.
When you shop with Fonehouse, you could get your hands on a fantastic cashback offer, saving you even more money. Plus, every time you take out a new EE pay monthly contract with us, you have the chance to be entered into a prize draw to win an incredible new Samsung Galaxy S9 handset.
At Fonehouse we off free next day delivery with all of our orders, so you could have your new handset the very next day.
If you need more information about shopping with Fonehouse or are interested in any of our great deals, then call our UK based customer service team today on 0333 900 1144
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