Samsung Galaxy On5 User Reviews
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Very Budget Smartphone
jlippolis has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Paid $50 for the Galaxy On5 from a local retailer and was not impressed. I would only recommend to someone who does not use their phone for many downloaded apps or for camera usage.
Good - I like the physical function buttons on a Galaxy phone. Even with low PPI I thought the screen looked nice and video quality was decent. Battery life is decent.
The rest - This is only an 8 GB phone of which Android 6 takes half. After you install FB and messenger you are only left with a few GB which in theory shouldn't be a huge deal with external storage. But most apps cannot be moved external and Android Adoptable storage is not supported on this phone. So I could only install a few other apps to use and was getting out of space errors daily even with deleting cache, temp files, etc. My other complaint is that the 1.5 GB Ram is not sufficent to run multiple Android apps. There is a lag switching between them and moving from field to field in any app was slow. Web browsing was slow. You name it, slow. Camera was lacking in most situations.
Again, if you don't use your phone for much and don't care about photo quality, you can get this phone for next to nothing but otherwise, it's just not worth it. If you want to stay with Samsung, opt for the J7 or higher at a minimum.
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Good Phone (Metro PCS variant).
KC2FYA has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have the On5 for five months now and I have to say that it is a very good budget phone. I went with Metro PCS on a switch deal and got the On5 for FREE! The audio in the earpiece and the speakerphone is superb. I like the "extra volume" feature especially in outdoor settings. It also came out of the box with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 installed.
The HD display is pretty good for a TFT display. The responsiveness of the touch screen is laggy sometimes. But it is not an AMOLED display, so it is good enough. The battery lasts longer than I expected. I still have about 80% at days end with light to moderate usage.
The headphone audio with the supplied music effects is nice sounding with my music or on I-Heart. The camera is a bit better than previous phones with a 5 MP Main and 2 MP front selfie, the main camera is worse than I expected from a Samsung phone.
Overall, I am pleased with the phone. I elected to get a screen protector and a hard case which I recommend since the On5 does not have Gorilla Glass, it has Dragontail Glass. There is no notification LED, but there is a camera flash and vibrate feature for notifications. Hope this helps someone out.
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abhishekahuja238 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Samsung Galaxy On5 is an excellent smartphone at affordable price. It comes with 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixel) TFT display, 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera together with a 5-megapixel front camera.
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swatikhanna has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I have been using this phone since 2 months and I must say it is an excellent phone with a decent price range. The major pro is that it comes with a Ram of 1.5 gb so there are hardly any memory issues and far better as what other mobile companies in this range are offering. The camera quality is good too with 5 mp front camera. The battery backup is decent and can run upto 10 hrs. Android 5.1 version and the touch is really awesome. Overall a very cost effective deal keeping you pocket in mind.
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