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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

Ways to Buy


If you’re at the end of your existing tariff, why not upgrade today? With upgrade options available across major networks such as EE, O2 and Vodafone, you can enjoy the latest Galaxy flagship while keeping your current number, hassle-free.

SIM free

If you don’t want to sign up to a 24 month contract or upgrade, the Galaxy J5 2016 is also available to purchase SIM free for a single upfront cost. Keep your monthly costs to a minimum by pairing the Samsung Galaxy J5 with a SIM only deal.


Looking for a reduced-price alternative? Keep your eyes peeled, as refurbished Samsung Galaxy J5 deals will be added in the coming weeks. Refurbished phones are the perfect way to get the latest tech in your pocket at a lower cost.

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