Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime: Review,Specs,Price and More

Written by Avkash Dayal
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  • 5 inches HD (720 x 1280p) IPS LCD display
  • Dual SIM, dual standby mode (Nano SIM cards)
  • 1.4 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 chipset
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage with micro SD card support of up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, capable of shooting videos up to 1080p at 30 frames per second
  • 5 MP secondary camera

Galaxy J5 Prime Detailed Review


J5 Prime has a completely metallic unibody design. The design screams class and glamor from every possible angle. At a single glance, most people would be remiss while guessing its actual price. Due to having a 5-inch screen, the device is actually quite comfortable to hold in the hand. Its rounded corners make sure that a tight grip on the device won’t hurt your palms afterward.

You cannot remove the battery but you can access Sim and Micro SD card slots through small trays along the sides of the device. On the left side, we have Sim and Micro SD tray and volume buttons. On the right side we have a power button and small slot for the loudspeaker. It is loud enough to make sure that no incoming calls will go unnoticed. The positioning of the speaker also leaves something to be desired. You can easily cover the speaker with your fingers while holding it with one hand. This will completely block the sound coming from the device.


The screen is an IPS LCD panel with HD resolution. It comes with 5.0 inch with good viewing angles and ample brightness. Keeping the outdoor visibility aside, you will get good contrast and color representation when the content is being viewed away from direct sunlight. It offers good viewing angles and decent color production. The colors are a little bit unsaturated and on the cooler side of the spectrum. The whites were a little too white and the balance between blacks seemed a little off.

Performance and processor:

J5 Prime lacks the Blink Feed feature, which gives access to a Flipboard- Esque news feed on the left of the home screen. The interface is much more polished and a lot less clunky. Samsung has included a built-in theme manager to help you easily change the overall look of the device. The theme manager uses themes downloaded from the Samsung’s own store, which houses a collection of both paid and free themes. The device is currently running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is expected to be soon updated to Android 7.0 Nougat.

The device is powered with a Quad core processor housing Cotex-A53 cores and 2 GB RAM. J5 Prime will be able to run the most common games smoothly with consistent frame rates. Games like Clash of Clans, Subway Surfer, Hill Climb Racing etc. run perfectly well with the available CPU and GPU. Some heavier titles, however, will run at lower than desirable frame rates most of the time.

Battery Life:

J5 Prime is equipped with a 2,400 mAh battery. This, coupled with the lowly 720p display, provides a great battery life to the device. This phone does not support fast charging so it warrants some patience while it refills itself.


J5 Prime includes a 13 MP Rear camera. In good lighting conditions and proper conditions, it can produce some very good looking shots. Post-processing further complements the picture and introduces very little noise in pictures taken in broad daylight. Front camera comes with 5 MP, it is also adequate for video calling and occasional selfies.

Galaxy J5 Prime Pros and Cons:


  • Well designed and well built
  • Great screen
  • S Power planning feature
  • Good Battery life


  • Low light camera could be better
  • Fingerprint scanner is tricky at times

Galaxy J5 Prime Price:

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime will cost you at Rs.12490/- in India.


If you are looking for a solid device with premium build quality, above average battery life, good camera quality and do not mind compromising on screen resolution and gaming performance, this device is good for you.

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