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Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 16GB Black

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Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

Why should you choose Samsung Galaxy J5 2016?

If you’re looking for a high-quality, mid-range Samsung phone that offers an elegant design, a crystal-clear HD display, a high-quality camera and super-fast 4G connectivity then look no further than the new Galaxy J5. Released in April 2016, this reasonably priced phone allows customers to enjoy Samsung technology at a much more affordable rate than the premium Galaxy S7 edge.


Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

The Galaxy J5 (2016) features a 5.2-inch, Super AMOLED HD display that provides rich, true-to-life viewing. View photos and videos and play games in the highest quality with vibrant colours and deep, contrasting blacks. The Galaxy J5 has a smooth, glossy finish and is available in black, white and gold and fits nicely in the hand thanks to its curved edges, perfectly weighted, 146g body and slim, compact dimensions of 5.74 x 2.84 x 0.31-inches.

On the inside, you’ll find a powerful Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB RAM and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) software.


Capture every single moment with the new J5’s 13-megapixel rear camera. One of the best on the market, and an incredible feature for the price, users can take crisp, high-quality photos even in low light conditions.

The 5MP front-facing camera is perfect for selfies, especially with the Samsung’s Palm Selfie feature. Awkwardly stretching to reach the shutter button is a thing of the past, simply waving your palm will trigger a 2 second timer. The J5 also features touch focus and face detection so blurry images will be a thing of the past.

The Galaxy J5 has you covered for videos too, recording in HD with 1080p at 30fps.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

New Features

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) features the new S bike mode, enabling riders to facilitate calls. Callers will automatically be informed that the rider is unavailable due to cycling, and then provided with an option to press 1 if the call is an emergency which will enable the call to go through. This allows riders to continue their journey completely uninterrupted, and only stop when it’s urgent.

Samsung Galaxy J3 vs J5

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)

An improvement on the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016), the J5 (2016) boats a clearer, 13MP rear camera compared to the J3’s 8MP camera. Internally, the J5 offers a larger expandable memory of 256 GB, an improved processor, 0.5 GB of additional RAM and runs the latest Android system.

Samsung Galaxy J5

The battery size of the J5 is greater, at 3,100mAH, and with Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving mode, the charge can really stretch over the day.

Round up

If you’re looking for a high-quality, reasonably priced phone then the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) is arguably the best on the market. The impressive Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and the top-of-the-range 13MP camera make it a stand-out budget device.

If you think the Galaxy J5 isn’t perfect for you, take a look at our other Samsung deals to see what other models are available.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2016

Full Technical Specifications


Bluetooth - GPS - Wi Fi - A-GPS - NFC - microUSB - LTE / 4G

Display & User Interface

Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate - 16M colours - Multi-Touch input - Super AMOLED

Camera Features

Autofocus - Face Detection - Geo-tagging - LED flash - 13.0 megapixel camera - Tap to focus - 5 megapixel front camera


MMS - SMS - Predictive Text - Email - Instant Messaging - Push Email - Threaded SMS


Dimensions - 145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm (5.74 x 2.85 x 0.32 in) - Weight - 159 g (5.61 oz) - Talk Time - TBC - Display Size - 5.2" - Standby Time - TBC - Battery Size - 3100mAh

Music Features

MP3 Player - FM Radio


Internet Browsing - Social Networking - Google Now

Standard Features

Vibrate - Games - Speaker phone - Calculator - Voice Dial - Voice memo - Video Player - Clock


Internal Memory - 16GB - Expandable memory - microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Key Features

5.2 inch super AMOLED HD display - 13 megapixel rear camera - 5 megapixel front camera with flash - Micro SD card slot - Quad-core processor -


Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quad Core

Product Reviews

We want to give our customers real advice from real customers. Highlighting the good as well as the not so good points. Our customers are kind enough to take a few minutes out of their busy day to share their experience and opinions of their new smartphone, helping new customers make the right choice for them.

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Excellent service. Ordered it online. Turned up either next day or day after. Easy to set-up (...and I'm no tech genius ! ). Easy to use. Well happy :)
Reviewed 8 months ago

Love this phone! It is a great value for money and the battery life is great. I bought this for my daughter who has gone into secondary school and she loves it! Brilliant :D
Reviewed 1 year ago

I bought this phone for my wife who did not want a top range model.

She is extremely pleased with it and I am now in her good books.

It is simple to use with decent battery life and camera.
Reviewed 1 year ago

First class service. I have recommended the service to my daughter who is about to buy a new mobile telephone.
Reviewed 1 year ago

I like this device. But I do not like that in the price delivery costs haven't been included. So it was a not nice surprise in my bill.
Reviewed 1 year ago

Unlimited minutes and texts plus 1GB of data for £15 a month, absolute bargain. The display is crystal clear and the processor is plenty for my use. Samsung provided an app that transferred all my pictures, music texts and contacts effortlessly, very happy with it.
Reviewed 1 year ago