Samsung Galaxy j5 Review
Samsung Galaxy j5 Review owners needn’t be too worried, though, since the J5 makes compromises in other areas, such as performance and overall build quality, in order to help keep the price as low as possible. Here see the Samsung Galaxy j5 Review. The most important thing it feels well-made, and the J5 delivers on this in spades. Its matt cover is rather plain compared to the grooved finished on the 3rd Gen Moto G, but both phones feel like they could survive the odd knock.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: Display
Where the Samsung Galaxy J5 leaps ahead of the 3rd Gen Moto G is its 5in, 1,280 x 720 Super AMOLED displays. This is the cheapest Samsung phone I’ve ever seen to come with one of its Super AMOLED panels, and it makes other budget LCD-based displays look positively insipid by comparison.
The screen on the Moto G, for instance, is pretty good, but it can’t match the sheer vibrancy of the Samsung Galaxy J5‘s display. With its 100% sRGB colour gamut coverage, perfect black and contrast ratio, images on the Samsung Galaxy J5 look absolutely stunning, and I’ve yet to see an LCD-based screen at this kind of price that can best it.
Of course, the one downside of AMOLED screens is that they’re nowhere near as bright as LCD. However, the Samsung Galaxy J5’s peak brightness of 358cd/m2 is still pretty respectable, and should be more than enough for most lighting conditions. Only in bright sunshine will you need to have it on max.
Samsung Galaxy J5 Review: Performance
Admittedly, it’s not the fastest handset around, as its quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and 1.5GB of RAM put its day-to-day performance on par with almost every other budget smartphone. In Geekbench 3, the Samsung Galaxy J5 scored 459 in the single core test and 1,343 in the multicore test, putting it just behind the Moto G on our budget leaderboard.
That said, Samsung’s Android 5.1.1-based TouchWiz interface still feels relatively smooth and responsive, and apps don’t take an age to open either. The Moto G proved quicker at loading games, but web browsing was more or less a level playing field, as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy J5’s Peacekeeper score of 634, which is only around 100 points short of the Moto G. Scrolling was a little jerky in places, and browsing could be rather stop-start when pages were still loading, but otherwise surfing the web was pretty hassle free.