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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Review

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:23

The new Galaxy J5 (2017) comes to replace a hugely popular affordable phone, but will its aluminum design and modern Samsung interface convince buyers to overlook some considerable issues?…

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posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:28 1

1. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 208; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


A 5.2” AMOLED display with an HD resolution in 2017 is a bit sad. apple iphone se rated excellent by iphonearena has a less than 720p display...

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:44

2. Spyro (Posts: 267; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


I am perfectly fine with my 4" screen. At least my SE doesn't have a sh*tty camera and poor performance, let alone my camera can shoot in 4k.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:47 1

3. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 208; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


HAHA se costs $449 j5 will be around 199...

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:50

5. kiko007 (Posts: 5383; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


The SE is around 300 bucks lol. What country do you live in?

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 14:28 1

17. sgodsell (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Apple's own website in the US lists the iPhone SE for $399. In Canada it's $580 for that tiny fart of an iPhone SE. Although many places are offering BOGO deals, buy an iPhone 6s or 7 and get a free iPhone SE. But nowadays we are seeing buy an iPhone 7 and get a free iPhone 7 as well. I guess Apple has to get there market share up any way they can. Please buy our recycled icrap.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:52

7. Spyro (Posts: 267; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


Better to stick with quality than trash.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:53 1

8. Lumbergh (Posts: 318; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


SE doesn't have "stuttery performance" lol.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:49

4. maherk (Posts: 4845; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You can't deny the fact that a 720 Amoled screen is less sharper than a 720 lcd screen, especially if there is at least 0.5" in size difference.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:55

9. Spyro (Posts: 267; Member since: 29 Mar 2017)


Even if I were a troll, I wouldn't defend trash.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 09:13

10. Victor.H (Posts: 785; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Do you realize the difference between a PenTile display with a 5.2-inch size with HD resolution, and a full RGB display with a 4.7-inch resolution? If you did, you would know that the iPhone has a much sharper display.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 10:49 1

15. xeroxchap (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Oct 2016)


Victor. H......hmmm.... again... stop being so pissy abt your real boss *Insert Fruit Here"..and act a bit professional.... dnt leave salty comments to ppl who provide traffic to this site...U have your opinion and u clearly mentioned it in your article...comments section is for the readers....otherwise disable comments and keep on praying to Apple !

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 11:09 1

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It's quite ironic that you're the one who sounds salty here. It's not like he didn't say anything that isn't true.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 19:29

19. xeroxchap (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Oct 2016)


yes...actually i was.... i am not getting paid by iphonearena to write an article......
Girl bye!

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 09:14

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


In all fairness, you're comparing a 4" screen to a 5.2" screen. The iphone screen clearly has a higher PPI. On top of that, it came out 1.5 years ago.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 07:51 1

6. Lumbergh (Posts: 318; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


"Stuttery performance"

Sounds like Samsung. They gotta get these lag issues fixed.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 09:28

12. WAusJackBauer (Posts: 316; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


The cons on this review are a joke.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 09:49

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


They all sound like legit knocks to me. And as someone who used a J7 for a weeks after I lost my Note 5, I can vouch for the validity of them. I'll never use another Samsung that isn't a flagship. That's for sure.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 10:46

14. You_Dont_Say (Posts: 329; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


Stuttery performance is no laughing matter.

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 18:29 1

18. airoid (Posts: 75; Member since: 13 Dec 2016)


I noticed that any phone that has better battery life than iPhone then PA doesn't put iPhone in comparison chart for you to compare hahahaa

posted on 18 Jul 2017, 20:36 1

20. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Why bother scoring anymore itrollarena. I mean your scoring consistency is worse than the local weather man..

posted on 19 Jul 2017, 16:24 1

21. Stappy3 (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


How is an HD display for a pretty low priced budget phone sad?

posted on 21 Jul 2017, 11:27

22. madara82 (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Jul 2017)


what i dont like with this phone is lacks any form of special water protection or other super-powers, in case you were wondering. maybe atleast water resistant will be better.

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