Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime First Impressions

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime landed in the Philippines in April, packing a 5-inch HD display, Exynos quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, LTE, Android Marshmallow, and a premium body for Php9,990. Check out our initial impressions below.

The Galaxy J5 Prime is the smaller sibling of the J7 Prime and the same looks but at a smaller package. On the front is a 5-inch display with HD resolution which equates to 294ppi. Above it are the receiver with a chrome accent, the 5MP front camera, and sensors.

Down below is the physical home button that also doubles as a fingerprint scanner. Located on its left and right sides are the capacitive keys for Recent Apps and Back.

To the left are the volume buttons, as well as the dedicated trays for dual-SIM cards and microSD card, which is a great advantage considering plenty of phones go for a hybrid setup.


On the right are the power/lock button and the loudspeaker. While down at the bottom is the microUSB port, microphone, and headset port.

Flip it on its back and you will see the 13MP main camera and the LED flash.

On the hand, the J5 Prime feels premium thanks to its metal body. Although the top and bottom parts are made of plastic, it was able to maintain that unibody feel. The front is fully mounted with Gorilla Glass with curved edges which compliment the also curved sides of the device. It’s ergonomic, relatively thin, and comfortable to hold.

Powering the device is an Exynos 7570 quad-core CPU, paired with 2GB RAM. The software department is handled by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. So far, performance is smooth and it is able to run our social media apps without any lagging or crashing. We’ll be taking the J5 Prime for a full spin in the coming week so stay tuned for our full review.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime specs:
5-inch PLS TFT display @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
1.4GHz Exynos 7570 Quad-Core processor
Mali-T720 GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 256GB
13MP f/1.9 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front-facing camera
Dual SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint scanner
2400mAh non-removable battery
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
142.8 x 69.5 x 8.1 mm
143 g
Gold, Black

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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3 Responses

  1. 2pe says:

    samsung could have done better by retaining the super amoled screen for their j prime series instead of placing TFT LCD screens which tends to have low quality contrast and color reproduction, and also prone for backlight bleeding. Not to mention lower energy efficiency of LCD screens. the regular J7 is way better than its prime counterpart in terms of screen tech.

  2. harhar says:

    Too expensive! Huawei’s GR3 2017 has better spec and looks than this crap J5 prime.

    • kyle says:

      IKR. no reason at all to get this phone over the GR3 2017. heck, any of meizu’s sub-8k phones will beat the crap out of this.

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