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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017



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In a nutshell

  • 5.2-inch HD display
  • 13MP camera
  • 16GB internal memory
  • Available in black & gold

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Samsung’s Galaxy J5 is back for another year - now featuring a full metal jacket, and still at a great price.”

What Users Say

4.2 based on

  • Display

    5.2 inches

  • Camera

    13 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 16GB

  • Operating System

    Android Nougat (7.0)

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Design and display

All-round protection

Last year’s Galaxy J5 (2016) may have had a sturdy metal boarder, but this year’s model is protected all-round. The slimline design looks and feels great, with the rear camera sitting completely flush against the smooth metal.  

High definition screen

At 5.2-inches, the J5’s HD screen provides plenty of space for doing more than one thing at once. And it’ll fair well against life’s occasional bumps and scrapes, with Gorilla Glass protection as standard. 


High quality photos

The main 13MP camera will deliver high quality photos every time, with a huge f/1.7 aperture. The lower the aperture number, the wider the lens can open - letting more light inside the camera. And more light means clearer, more accurate pictures.  

Equally impressive selfies

Front-facing lenses aren’t generally as powerful that the main smartphone cameras, but that’s not the case with the J5 (2017). At 13MP, it’s neck and neck – and that means super sharp selfies and crystal-clear video calls every time. 

Under the hood

Stay powered up for longer

A massive 3,000mAh battery will make sure you’re never without power. If you do find yourself running low, however, Samsung’s Ultra Power Saving mode will step in to save the day. 

Use more apps at once

Your favourite apps and games will all run smoothly with the J5 (2017)’s 1.6GHz octa-core processor running the show. And there’s 2GB RAM on board for good measure too. 



The box contains

  • Device
  • User manual
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Display

    • 720 x 1280p

    • AMOLED

    • Full HD

    • 282 ppi

    • 5.2 inches

  • Dimensions

    • 146.2 x 71.3 x 7.9 mm

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Special Features

    • Google Now

  • Camera

    • 13 megapixels

    • LED

    • 13 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 128 GB

    • 16 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Exynox 7870

    • 1.6 GHz

    • 2 GB

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Nougat (7.0)

  • Apps

    • Play store

  • Battery

    • Micro USB

    • 3000 mAh

  • Connectivity



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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value for money I've had this phone for about 2 months now and I've no complaints. It has everything I would want from a phone - clean design, good battery life, and simple to use. For the price, it's a great phone and I'm so glad I chose it.
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it It was amazing I love it such a good phone it's pretty fast as well it's strong too
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Screen quality really poor:LCD gone Just bought the phone 20 days ago and It had a small drop from a high lower than 20cm with a housing protector. No cracked screen or damaged but unfortunately LCD was damaged straight away, which I was so surprised. One single drop and the LCD is gone (black and purple screen) is gone. Unfortunately I didn't get the insurance and now guarantee is not covering and I need to contact Samsung. So shocked about the issue. Phone works fine, though...I wouldn't spend £200 in a phone that had 1 small drop without buying the insurance to be honest My question is..if the phone dropped once and the screen is it worth to repair knowing that had a big probability it will happen again? Totally shocked for the quality. Cost phone: £200 / LCD and Screen replacement £160 / LCD and Screen replacement on ebay £80 for DIY. Totally disappointing :( For some reason I can't load the pictures to show the issue.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sudden buy and im not against it I broke my iPhone 8 plus after dropping it and It was either paying over £200 to get the screen and home button fixed or buying another phone until I upgrade so I went in store and asked about cheaper but still usable androids and this was one of the options. It was between this and the Huawei p smart, I chose this purely because I know of Samsung and knew it was more reputable and im not against it. is it an apple phone? no. However it is a decent phone with an okay camera, runs apps smoothly the os system is smooth, LOADS of customisation options with the software and lots of useful apps. Snapchat isn't the best but thats just an android general issue. Overall its great value for money and is an excellent choice for a first smartphone or for someone who doesn't want to spend nearly 1000 on a phone. Am I being converted to android after 6 years of apple? Potentially. This phone is great which for the price says a lot about the top end phones. Battery life lasts the whole day and after being off charge from about 6am daily its on about 40% at about 10pm most days, give or take. Which compared too at least 2 charges a day from my iphone its a well needed step forward.
Date published: 2018-06-10
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