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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 26.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother Too heavy for its fragile design even with full cover on do not waste your money.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very solid, relatively cheap phone I've had this phone for around 6 weeks now, having bought it SIM free to replace my iPhone 5s. I much as I liked that phone, recent updates had rendered the battery life pretty terrible, so wanted to pick up something decent to go onto a SIM only deal with. So far, so good! Even going to a "cheap" Samsung from an older iPhone has felt like a good jump performance-wise. It all runs pretty smoothly, I like the screen, and the battery life is much better than I've been dealing with recently. My acid test was using Waze on my commute - it would easily drain my iPhone, but this is more hardy. There is a bit of bloatware on the phone (suite of Samsung apps), although the odd one or two are useful. There are some great software/features included though, including Clean Master embedded for removing junk files, and Truecaller type software built in for flagging up known scam numbers as they are calling. The only real niggle for me so far is that the fingerprint scanner doesn't seem as good as the Apple devices I've had/currently use. It's great and lightening quick when first set up, but before long it gets more and more iffy to recognise your print and unlock. I've set it up twice now and it's gone the same way both times - I end up having to use my PIN more often than not. This is minor for me though - using a pin or pattern is no biggie. Time will also tell whether 16gb internal storage starts to feel a bit limited...although I've coped well enough with a 16gb iPhone, and that was without the ability to use a micro SD card. Overall though, I think it's a great phone, and with the build quality to boot, it's brilliant what you can get for less than £250 nowadays - certainly more than when I last bought a phone outright.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from i buy this phone 1 year ago and know using it the phone keeps crashing and freezing up with less stoarge space 8gb internal but it gets full up and it keep restarting becuse of low stroage and i would not recomend this phone but the exterior of the phone is nice. whn a messge comes up say internal memory full need to clear some file but still make no diffrence then had to buy an sd card with more storge space like 64 gb to add photo , music and apps to store it on there but u can not expand interal stroage space on to sd card hv lot of isusse with this phone very lagi at time whn u use it a lot so i am think of getting a better phone then this one
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from battery the camera is awesome and it speaker also the battery
Date published: 2018-02-17
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