this phone being upgraded to android 9 is so bad. it decreases the performance and i can see it. i have the 16GB version and the os itself takes up 10GB storage. you cant downgrade it to android 7 with odin because the bootloader is updated as well
i bought this back in early 2018 when my HTC A9 broke and i didn't have much money to buy a new phone. Coming from that piece of crap I was amazed at how good this cheap Samsung phone was; zero bugs,good battery, good software support, great thermals, reliable fingerprint reader, and it just worked with no questions asked. screen broke in late 2020 and i decided to upgrade rather than fix it but was a bit disappointed that the a71 I bought didn't give me the same experience.
I bought mine back in 2017 and until today, halfway through 2023 it still does what it's supposed to do, so good quality and durable hardware. The only limitation that bugs me is the 16 GB storage is a lot less than you think because a huge chunk (something like 14 GB) of it is taken up by the OS itself and the mandatory bloatware (non essential default installed apps that can't be removed) that comes with it. The storage feels constrained even if you don't keep your photos and videos on the internal storage.
I have this J5 for over the year.
great photos, relatively fast, does the job.
The only issue is that it randomly, once a week or two weeks, does the some kind of soft restart while it's turned on. It shuts down and turns on within thirty seconds and afterwards works ok.
No matter if the battery is 100% or any less, it's kind of annoying when it happens, especially if I wanna make a call. Does anyone has similar issue?
I have this phone since 2017 and the performance is the same as the first day, I have kept the J5 2017 and everything is at a high level, it still does not freeze or create screen burning and the battery is like a beast, the battery lasts a day in use and today and this is a wow Samsung
Just got a J5. bought it for 40 dollars.
Great battery life.
A decent phone for daily use.
Low gsm signal sensivity. Does not ring where other phones ring in the same network same location. Good strong bluetooth signal about 50m. Good battery. Quite good display in bright Sun. Stable wifi and hot spot. Only 32gb memory is a big misunderstanding.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2023My favourite Man when Samsung use to make proper budget long lasting phones. Not the money pit they make now
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2023If its memory is 128 GB and its battery is removable 5000 mA it will be excellent. My favourite
If its memory is 128 GB and its battery is removable 5000 mA it will be excellent.
I suggest that Samsung can produce Samsung J5 2017 again with its golden metal body . Make it android 13, memory128 GB plus card slot , 5000 mA battery . Keep all goid things in it as compass , radio etc. Thanks.
Great handset and has never let me down
Great battery life
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, 29 Nov 2022my grandpa stils owns oneSo does my mother
my grandpa stils owns one
Samsung Galaxy J5 is a good phone am using Samsung phone for the first time and its fine and very portable to hold, but what I need is PAUSH and SCREEN GUARD please how do I get it and the price. Am from Nigeria
i still using it on 2022 and i play some heavy games on it and the camera is sooooo goood and its literally perfect from the design to the performances
i love this phone