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The Samsung Galaxy J5 is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics.[1] It was unveiled and released in June 2015.[2] It has an advanced 64-bit class system on a chip (SoC) backed by 1.5 GB RAM and uses a Snapdragon 410.

Samsung Galaxy J5
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Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500M/DS (Latin American version), With Android 6.0.1
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
SeriesGalaxy J
  • SM-J500F (India, UAE, Turkey)
  • SM-J500M (Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Brazil)
  • SM-J500FN (Europe)
  • SM-J500H "3G HSPA+" (Russia, Venezuela, Ukraine, Philippines)
  • SM-J5008 (China)
  • SM-J500N0 (Korea)
  • SM-J500G
  • SM-J5007 (Taiwan)
  • SM-J500Y (New Zealand)
Compatible networks(GSM/HSPA/LTE)
2G: GSM GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
3G UMTS: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
4G FDD LTE: B1(2100), B3(1800), B5(850), B8(900), B20(800)
4G TDD LTE: B40(2300)
First released26 June 2015 (USA, India, Latin America, China, Brazil, Europe)
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
RelatedSamsung Galaxy J5 plus
Samsung Galaxy E5
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Form factorSlate
  • 142.8 mm (5.59 in) H
  • 71.8 mm (2.83 in) W
  • 7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
Mass146 g (5.15 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop; upgradable to 6.0.1 Marshmallow; upgradeable to ported official firmware 7.1.1 Nougat
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 306 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM
Removable storagemicroSD up to 128 GB
Battery2600  mAh Li-ion
Display5 in (130 mm) 720 × 1280 pixels (294 ppi) Super AMOLED
Rear camera13 MP, 4128 × 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front camera5 megapixels (1080p) HD video recording @ 30 Hz back-illuminated sensor with LED flash
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Galaxy J5 has a 13 megapixels rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, auto-focus and a 5 megapixels wide-angle front facing camera which can extend up to 120°, also equipped with LED flash.[2]



The phone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 chipset, a 1.2 GHz processor, Adreno 306 GPU and 1.5 GB RAM with 8 GB of internal storage and a 2600 mAh battery. The J500G comes with a 2100 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy J5 is fitted with a 5-inch HD Super AMOLED display.[2] The South Korean variant adds support for T-DMB & Smart DMB. The phone has a metallic chassis and a plastic back cover.[3]

According to the BLE Checker app, the model supports Bluetooth Low Energy devices.[4]


This phone comes with Android 5.1.1, which is upgradable to Android 6.0.1.[2] It supports 4G LTE with dual SIM enabled 4G and Voice over LTE. It also supports Samsung Knox.[4] On 2016 the phone received update to support samsung S Bike Mode[5]

Model Date Regions
J500F 13 June 2016 India, United States and Turkey
J500M 26 June 2016 Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia
J500H 12 July 2016 Russia, Venezuela and Ukraine
J500Y 21 September 2016 New Zealand
J500FN 26 September 2016 United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Germany, Portugal, France, Czech Republic and Austria[2]

All models later received an optional update to Android 7.1.1 based on official Samsung firmware from the A530F via a custom update.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Samsung Galaxy J5". (in Czech). Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Samsung Galaxy J5".
  3. ^ Chroust, Martin. "Samsung Galaxy J5: ...až tu nebude S3 Neo [recenze]". (in Czech). Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  4. ^ a b "Recenze Samsung Galaxy J5: Vytrvalec s dobrým fotoaparátem (nejen) pro mladé -". (in Czech). 2015-11-15. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  5. ^ "Samsung rolls out S Bike Mode to the Galaxy J2, Galaxy J5, and Galaxy J7 - SamMobile - SamMobile". Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  6. ^ "SEPerience-ROM A8 2018". Retrieved 2019-07-13.
Preceded by
Samsung Galaxy J5
Succeeded by
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)