Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) unboxing and first look


The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is the successor to the hugely popular and affordable original J5.

It replaces the plastic shell of the original with a stylish metal body, it introduces a thinner side bezel that makes it more comfortable to hold and it adds a lot of premium features, all at a very cheap price point. There are some compromises of course: this 5.2-inch phone still only uses 720 x 1280 pixel, HD resolution, so some slight pixelization is noticeable and you can expect its performance and camera quality to be noticeably behind that of the top phones out there.

But we will look at all of that in our full Galaxy J5 (2017) review that is coming up very soon. Before that, we had to unbox the new phone and we called our cute green office Android robot to help. Take a look at his first encounter with the J5 (2017) in the stop-motion video above. We also fire up the phone and give you a quick first peek at its interface and features, as well as walk you through...


What is in the box:



  • Phone
  • Wall charger (5 volts, 1.55 amps)
  • microUSB cable
  • Earbuds
  • SIM ejector tool
  • User manual

Finally, let us also give you some context on the Galaxy J5 (2017): the phone is already out in Europe and some other markets (but is not yet sold in the United States). The price is set at around €260, slightly below that of the more premium Galaxy A5 (2017).

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Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 13 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI

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