Comparison;Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Vs Galaxy J5

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updated on May 26th, 2017 at 02:05 pm

Aesthetically, the Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop with its TouchWiz twist is a sophisticated and modern affair, with bold colours and cleaner fonts, icons and menus. Some may feel that this simplification has dumbed down the Galaxy S5, though. We definitely agree that the phone doesn’t quite feel as ‘classy’ or business-like since it received the Lollipop update.

Samsung has reined in some of Lollipop’s flavour though, such as toning down some of the new ‘cartoony’ menu animations and avoiding the big bright tiles that dominate the dial screen of pure Lollipop devices. These changes may have been a step too far for some of the Galaxy S5’s devout crowd, but the Galaxy S5’s menus are noticeably snappier following from the update.
Notifications and settings receive the most obvious changes. Notifications now appear as white tabs that can be accessed in a drop down menu and cleared if needed.
If you delve into notifications settings you can now activate/deactivate the notifications of apps on an individual basis, which is handy.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 looks very much like a classic Samsung phone. It’s available in Black or White, and has a familiar but attractive rectangular style with rounded corners. It’s very slim for a mid-range phone, measuring under 8mm in thickness, and weighing in at a solid yet not too heavy 146g.
The phone feels good in the hand, and isn’t too big to use single-handedly.
The screen is a very nice size for a mid-range phone.

Measuring 5 inches, it’s large enough to enjoy photos, videos and games, yet not so big that you struggle to slip it into your pocket. It’s a HD display with a pixel density of 294ppi, making it fairly nice and sharp. It’s one of Samsung’s high-quality AMOLED screens, with plenty of brightness and contrast too.
Design-wise, this is exactly what we want from a mid-range phone, and the trade-off between size, screen quality and materials used is just right.

Lets dive into a head to head comparison and see who’s King between this two smartphone Giants….

Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy J5
DESIGN:
Device type: Smartphone Smartphone
OS: Android (6.0) Android (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), TouchWiz UI
Dimensions: 5.74 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm) 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
Weight: 5.57 oz (158 g) 5.11 oz (145 g)
Materials: Accents: Metal Main body: Plastic
Features: Soft keys Fingerprint (swipe)
Colors: Black, Gold, White Black, Gold, Blue, White
Rugged: Water, Dust resistant
IP certified: IP 67
DISPLAY:
Physical size: 5.1 inches 5.2 inches
Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density: 432 ppi 282 ppi
Technology: Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body ratio: 69.76 % 70.63 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Light sensor, Proximity sensor Light sensor, Proximity sensor
CAMERA:
Front-facing camera: 2.1 megapixels 5 megapixels
Back-facing camera: 16 megapixels 13 megapixels
Shooting Modes: Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
Settings: Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
Software Features: Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Hardware Features: Autofocus (Phase detection), Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Focal length (35mm equivalent): 28 mm 31 mm
Aperture size: F2.2 F1.9
Flash: LED LED
Camcorder: 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps) 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
HARDWARE:
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Processor: Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Graphics processor: Adreno 330 Adreno 306
System memory: 2GB RAM 2GB RAM
Built-in storage: 32GB 16GB
Maximum User Storage: 10.9 GB
Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB
BATTERY:
Type: User replaceable, Li - Ion User replaceable, Li - Ion
Capacity: 2800mAH 3100mAH
Stand-by time: 16.2 days (390 hours)
Wireless charging: Optional
Talk time: 21.00 hours 21.00 hours
Talk time (3G): 21.00 hours 21.00 hours
INTERNET USE:
3G: 11 hours 11 hours
LTE: 13 hours 13 hours
Wi-fi: 14 hours 14 hours
MULTIMEDIA:
Music playback: 67.00 hours 71.00 hours
Video playback: 13.00 hours 17.00 hours
Mirroring: MHL Wireless screen share
Music player: Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists Album art cover, Background playback Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists Album art cover, Background playback
Radio: FM, RDS
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation, Video recording
CELLULAR:
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD): Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
LTE (TDD): Bands 40
Data: LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
Micro SIM: Yes Yes
PHONE FEATURES:
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter Accelerometer, Hall
Notifications: Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other Features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
CONNECTIVITY:
Bluetooth: 4.0 4.1
Wi-fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band 802.11 b, g, n
Mobile hotspot: Yes Yes
USB: USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Connector: microUSB Mass storage device, USB charging,USB HOST microUSB Mass storage device, USB charging
HDMI: via microUSB
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Navigation: Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
Other: NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
AVAILABILITY:
Officially announced: 24 Feb 2014 28 Mar 2016
Price Range: about $223 about $155
REGULATORY APPROVAL:
Head: 1.20 W/kg 0.45 W/kg
Body: 1.58 W/kg 1.17 W/kg
RATING:
Overall:
4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)
3.9 Stars (3.9 / 5)
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