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.”
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 J5||Galaxy J5 (6)|
|Dimensions||142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm||145.8 x 72.3 x 8.1 mm|
|SIM||Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)||Single SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.0 in||5.2 in|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels||720 x 1280 pixels|
|OS||Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)||Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53||Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||Adreno 306||Adreno 306|
|Card Slot Memory||microSD, up to 256 GB||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Internal Memory||8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM||16 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Camera (Primary)||13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash||13 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash|
|Camera (Secondary)||5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm, LED flash||5 MP, f/1.9, LED flash|
|Battery||Removable Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery||Removable 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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