Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 edition launched in Pakistan

By Maryam Dodhy on
June 8, 2016
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Samsung has officially launched its powerful new phone Galaxy J5 (2016 edition) in Pakistan. The smartphone which was unveiled in April 2016 is a slightly upgraded version of the Galaxy J5 2015, which was released in June last year.

The Managing Director of Samsung Pakistan – Mr. J. H. Lee stated at the launch that:

“Galaxy J5 is a sensational, feature-rich device that boasts a powerful Processor. We have unveiled this innovative device to ensure that customers get and a bouquet of sophisticated technologies and some truly unmatched smartphone experiences.”

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (6) is 4G LTE-enabled and comes with a free 16 GB microSD memory card. The smartphone has a luxurious 5.2 inch screen with a Super AMOLED screen that makes the display look very crisp and sharp. The smartphone doesn’t stray much from its predecessor in terms of features with only a few tweaks here and there. Here is a small round up of a comparison between Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J5 (6):

Galaxy J5Galaxy J5 (6)
Dimensions142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm
SIMSingle SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.0 in5.2 in
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
OSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 306Adreno 306
Card Slot MemorymicroSD, up to 256 GBmicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal Memory8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Camera (Primary)13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash
Camera (Secondary)5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm, LED flash5 MP, f/1.9, LED flash
BatteryRemovable Li-Ion 2600 mAh batteryRemovable Li-Ion 3100 mAh battery

Galaxy J5 (6) is a durable smartphone with a solid metal frame and a diamond-polished finish. It boasts a powerful 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera, with f/1.9 lenses, to capture much brighter and clearer photos, even in low light. The enhanced selfie features in the J5 (6) include the Front LED and Selfie Flash. It also has a ‘Palm Selfie’ feature, which helps you take selfies with a simple gesture. The ‘Wide selfie’ feature is useful for taking group-selfies, while the ‘Beauty Mode’ can enhance your selfie with simple photo retouch.

The smartphone also allows smoother multi-tasking and UI transitions, with a 16GB ROM, a ‘Smart-Manager’ and a 2GB RAM to optimize the memory usage. All in all, Samsung Galaxy J5 (6) is just a slightly improved version of last year’s J5. If you are looking for a budget smartphone that takes great pictures, this might be the right choice. It is available at a retail price of Rs. 28,999

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