The renewal of one of the most emblematic mid-range phones has been completed. Soon the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 will be available for free in Spain, a smartphone that offers less than 200 euros of great features such as a Super AMOLED screen, 16Giga storage Internal or 2GB of RAM, we go with its analysis and a comparison regarding the Galaxy J5 2015.
The Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is a basic model within the mid-range, but nevertheless it is very good in all things that people most appreciate on a mobile: Great autonomy, super AMOLED display, good storage, robust and compact battery Removable, … Definitely worth paying attention to.
Galaxy J5 2016 vs Galaxy J5 2015
Let’s start by seeing what has changed in the Galaxy J5 2016 compared to the previous model, is a mobile that we analyzed at the time and we liked it enough, so this renewal promises and we are delighted to be able to analyze it.
Regarding the design of the Galaxy J5 2015 we have: It has gone from a 5-inch screen to a 5.2-inch, matching the size that has flagship Samsung Galaxy S7, the truth is that it seems a success.
The sides of the mobile are now flatter, before they were fully rounded, this increases the ergonomics and resembles the style that has the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy A5 2016, again it seems another success on the part of Samsung, a small detail but that is Thanks.
The latest change in the external appearance is that now the Galaxy J5 2016 has double LED flash for the rear camera, while the previous model only had one, so now we can take better photos in low light situations.
The Galaxy J5 2016 measures 14.5 x 7.2 x 0.81 cm and weighs 159 gr. While the Galaxy J5 2015 has dimensions of 0.8 x 7.2 x 14.2 cm and only has a weight of 118 grams. As you see the new model is slightly higher but just as thick. Its weight has been increased because it now has a larger battery.
Hardware differences between the Galaxy J5 2016 and Galaxy J5 2015:
- Feature J5 2016 J5 2015
- 2GB 1.5GB RAM
- Storage 16GB 8GB
- 3100mAh 2600mAh battery
- Screen 5.2 inches 5 inches
Everything else is the same in both models of the J5: They have the same resolution HD, have a slot for 128GB SD, have the same processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, have the same connectivity 4G and NFC chip and have the same cameras 13 And 5mpx.
As a summary we could say that the Galaxy J5 2016 has more battery life, more autonomy, more RAM, more internal storage space and a slightly larger screen, in all other specifications is equal to the Galaxy J5 2015.
Design of the Galaxy J5 2016
The Galaxy J5 2016 is completely built in very high quality plastic, in the design stand out the flattened sides and metallic look (although they are also plastic), note that they have adopted the Galaxy S7 lines, the truth is that the Total set gives a fantastic feeling, it does not look like a 200 euro mobile phone for nothing.
This new version still maintains the strong point of the Galaxy J5, the back cover can be removed and the battery can be easily exchanged, inside the cover we find the slot for the SIM card (there is a version with DUAL SIM), in addition there is also a Slot for micro SD cards up to 128 GB.
Despite having a screen of 5.2 inches we are facing a very compact mobile, the screen occupies 70% of the front, its dimensions are 14.5 x 7.2 x 0.81 cm and weighs 159 gr. It is an ideal size to use with one hand and to fit in the pocket without problems, note that Samsung has managed to put in a body so small a battery of 3100mAh, which is a real pass.
On the sides of the J5 2016 we find the typical Samsung buttons: Volume and terminal lock, also on the top is the headphone jack and on the bottom we have the normal micro USB connector, here there is nothing USB type C.
Note that this Galaxy J5 2016 does not have fingerprint sensor, nor incorporates wireless charging, as we said within the midrange is a basic terminal, so it does not come with any kind of unnecessary pajama.
This Galaxy J5 2016 can be purchased in 4 different colors: White, black, gold and rose gold. So your level of personalization is not bad, the one we liked the most has been the target, but this is a matter of taste.
Technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016
The screen of the Galaxy J5 2016 is 5.2 inches, the resolution is HD with 720 x 1280 pixels, the density of pixels per inch is 282, the technology used in the screen is Super Amoled, the latter is the differential point of This mobile, which makes it better than its direct rivals.
No mobile mid-range uses Super Amoled screens, only this Galaxy J5 2016 and its previous version of 2015, this type of screen makes the colors look more pure and authentic, for example the black color looks amazing compared to IPS screens Of the other mobiles.
In addition the Super Amoled screen still has another advantage, it results that consume much less battery than the IPS, combined with the large 3100 mAh battery of Galaxy J5 2016 gives us a beast autonomy for this phone. For example the Xiaomi Redmi 3, which has become the king of this segment, set up an IPS panel, which is quite worse than the Galaxy J5 2016.
The HD resolution for a screen of 5.2 inches has seemed sufficient, the Galaxy J5 2015 has more pixel density by having a smaller screen of 5 inches, but the truth is that the individual pixels in this new version are still not seen To the naked eye, so you’re not going to have problems with this.
The processor of the Galaxy J5 is a Snapdragon 410 of 4 cores to 1.2Ghz, is the same that assembles the previous version or the Moto G 3, the truth is that it is already a little old, but the important thing is that in the previous J5 Gave very good performance, so in this new J5 2016 will also give it, since the screen has the same resolution and therefore has to move the same number of pixels.
The RAM is 2GB and the internal storage is 16GB, in addition it can be expanded with microSD cards up to 128GB, are certainly good figures for a mobile that is around 200 euros, moreover is more than enough for almost everyone, This is one of the aspects that has improved over the previous model.
Regarding the connectivity of the Galaxy J5 2016 we have everything: Wifi, bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, 4G LTE, GPS and even comes with NFC chip. If we get fussy the only thing we miss is that it is compatible with last generation Dual Band AC wifi, since it only stays on the wifi n of two years ago, but hey, equally the bandwidth is enough to even see Movies at 4K.
Now we go with the best of the Galaxy J5 2016 which is autonomy, has a huge battery of 3100 mAh, if the previous model allowed to reach two days of use this we dare to say that it will arrive in 3 days, has a battery with 500 mAh Extra and has to move the same HD screen and has the same processor, so the autonomy of this mobile is bestial.
We dared to say that the Galaxy J5 2016 is the mobile with better battery and autonomy of the market, well above the competition, even the Xiaomi Redmi 3 and of course much better than the Moto G 3. Therefore if you are looking for a mobile Whose battery lasts a lot this is the one you were looking for.
The rear and front camera are 13 and 5 mpx respectively, are the same as the Galaxy J5 2015, when we analyzed at the time they seemed very good, being higher than the typical cameras of the mid-range, we think it right to have Retained the same sensors and have not increased the final price of the terminal.
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This Galaxy J5 2016 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop, this is a point that we did not like, we thought that it could already bring the version 6.0 Marshmallow of series, the good thing is that its update is totally guaranteed, perhaps when it can already be bought in Spain We come already updated, the truth is that it would be a hoax.
Remember that Samsung puts a layer called Touchwiz, is not very intrusive but is no longer pure Android, the truth is that it is very fluid and is very stable, if you prefer pure Android with a mobile with similar characteristics we recommend you take a look at BQ Aquaris X5.
Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Review and Alternatives
The Galaxy J5 2016 is a very good mobile for day to day, to carry it to work and give it cane, for its great autonomy, for its compact size, for its screen Amoled, for being quite resistant with durable materials and cheap price Less than 200 euros.
The great Chinese rival of the Galaxy J5 2016 is the Xiaomi Redmi 3, for a cheaper price of 139 euros you have: Metal construction, Snapdragon 616 processor 8 cores, 4100 mAh battery, … in all this is much better. But the Galaxy J5 2016 has much more quality Amoled screen, has NFC chip, includes band 800 missing in the Redmi 3, has a much less intrusive layer and its autonomy is much better, so the decision is not so easy.
Alternatives similar to Galaxy J5 2016 are: BQ Aquaris X5, Samsung Galaxy A3 2016, Moto G 3, Wiko Pulp, Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 or Huawei P8 Lite. Eye with the Aquaris X5 BQ, for a similar price we have metal construction, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, 2900mAH battery and pure Android, certainly a great alternative.
Where to buy Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Cheap, launch
At the moment you have to wait, soon you can buy the Galaxy J5 2016 in Spain, so far it has only been in china, follow our Facebook or twitter social networks to find out about its launch, you can book it before anyone else, if you are in a hurry You can always buy the Galaxy J5 2015, which as you have seen is also very good.