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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

5.0 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



Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone ! This phone is awesome for selfies,web surfing,great sound quality ..easy to use....selfie quality is even better than sony xperia xz premium ...which surprised me .basically no cons sooo far... Highly recommended !
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone...good price Quality phone,Great features with ease of use. 13mp camera x2 ! It is really hard to justify spending more on a more expensive model.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Upgrade Having set myself a budget of around £250, I needed a new phone to replace my ageing iPhone. Having looked around and did a comparison of all the phones around this price bracket, this is the best one, and I'm glad I made the right choice. The phone is fast and fluid, the UI offers a great experience and its well optimised to work with Android 7.0 - moving between menus and opening apps is buttery smooth. All in all, it delivers an S8-like experience but for those not looking to spend too much on a flagship or the associated gimmicks that come with it. A full metal design (you don't get the sort on some flagships!) is lovely to hold in the hand. Plenty of useful features onboard the phone such as Upday, device and storage management such as RAM aswell as Android and Samsung Pay. The processor is really fast and opens even the most demanding of my work applications such as Slack and Evernote really well. The size is just perfect and sits between the 5 - 5.5 inch screens and can be used single handedly. If you're like me and often look at specs when considering a phone, then don't worry because this is an excellent phone. Gone are the days of the old Touchwiz UI and Samsung Experience is just fantastic. You might find other phones on the market that have better specs and RAM, but you can't beat the experience you get when using this device. The battery life has been excellent, I use mine moderately but its just such fantastic value for money I cannot fault it in any way. Think of it this way, it's either this or the Huawei phones that are within the same price band. And don't think that just because this is a J-Series its a budget phone and only has 2GB RAM - it's far from it! From the moment you hold the metal unibody to the sharp AMOLED screen, the design and build quality say it all and its such a pleasure to use everyday. You have to see it to believe it! Forget what you know about previous Samsung phones in this lineup - the 2017 got a serious upgrade. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT ALL ROUNDER :) Brought this phone after my last phone took a dunk.... best thing i ever did simple easy to use ... battery life is great and can be extended on battery saver are crisp and clear as for video... fingerprint recognition is fab..the sound is great screen quality is fine lot better than the other j5 models 13mp front and back camera is just calls are fine clear to hear ... memory is good too the title says a great all good rounder basic phone at a bargain price can't fault it ... would totally buy again if need be.
Date published: 2017-08-15
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