Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition)

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition)


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition)


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Buy Samsung Galaxy J5 SIM Free (2017 Edition)

The Galaxy J series is Samsung's entry-level smartphone series. If you were, however, thinking that means you are able to do can do less with it, you would be wrong. As this is a Samsung product it is still powerful and capable for any modern user. It is just designed with simplicity in mind and slightly fewer premium materials.

The Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition) continues to be an affordable, compact phone and suitable for new smartphone users, or those just looking for something more reasonable.

Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy J5 SIM Free (2017 Edition)

  • Android 7.1 Nougat – all the latest features and benefits
  • 5.2" 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen - deep blacks with low power consumption
  • Sophisticated design, with glass and metal construction – for great style
  • 13 MP cameras both front and back - for great traditional photos and selfies
  • Quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM for fast multitasking performance
  • Fingerprint reader – enabling quick and convenient security
  • NFC - Android Pay compatible
  • Affordable price point

Samsung Galaxy J5 Unlocked (2017 Edition) Box Contents

  • SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition) handset
  • Samsung mains charger
  • Micro USB cable


Samsung has recently been very successful with its Galaxy J range. By providing a phone which is simple-to-use, without having all the extras you see with more expensive products. It does this but still gives the customer access to the latest technology.


With the 2017 edition, we are now onto the third generation of this product showing the demand, and Samsung’s continual development. 
There are many great features with this phone including the look of it. It benefits from the merging of glass and metal to give an elegant look, which is also strong. There are no unsightly protruding camera lenses on this phone. Instead, it is contained in the body of the phone. This gives you a phone that has a smooth design for comfortable usage.


Samsung's high definition Super AMOLED screen technology continues to deliver deeper blacks and a higher dynamic colour range. The 5.2-inch display benefits from the inclusion of this technology and also have a better battery life, due to the reduced power consumption in comparison to other LCD screens on rival smartphones.


One of the significant changes to the specification with this edition is in the cameras. There is not only a powerful 13-megapixel camera on the back of the phone, but there is also one on the front of it. This makes for incredibly highly detailed selfies

This makes for incredibly highly detailed selfies and video calls. Samsung has also introduced "Selfie Light", a special mode to increase fidelity in low-light conditions. You can even operate the selfie shutter with a simple gesture. 

On the back, the camera has seen a slight improvement to a f/1.7 aperture. In comparison, the one on the front has a f/1.9 aperture showing the progressing of Samsung’s photography improvements.

A useful extra is that it is now possible to move the position of the camera button on the display. This makes it easier to take photos using one hand.


There is no need to worry about storing all of your phone's data. The standard internal storage is 16GB and if that's not enough, it is possible to increase this by adding an SD card. All cards up to the current 256GB maximum are compatible.

Samsung also offers convenient management of your data in the form of Samsung Cloud. With this phone, you will be provided with 15GB of online storage, which is ideal for backups, or just an easy way to access your data wherever you are.

At 3,000 mAh, Samsung has also included a large battery. This coupled with system apps which lower power consumption, offers plenty of usage to get you through well over a day.

Security of your smartphone is becoming increasingly important. As we all now keep a considerable amount of our lives on our phone. A good way to keep it is secure is through the usage of a fingerprint reader, so don’t have to keep entering codes. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition) has a fingerprint reader located on its power button.

The fingerprint sensor can also be combined with the NFC (Near Field Communication) chip on the phone's back. This will give you access to Android Pay for contactless payments. It will also let you scan passive NFC tags at transport stops and advertising hoardings. 

Stock Origin & Compatibility

All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.

Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.

Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.

EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.

Operating System
7.1 (Nougat)
Custom Skin
Samsung UI
Exynos 7870 Octa
Octa-Core (4 x 1.6GHz & 4 x 1.6 GHz)
Mali-T830 MP1
Expansion Slot
Micro SD
Capacity (Up to)
256 GB
Internal Storage
16 GB
2 GB
720 x 1280 (~282 ppi)
Rear Camera
13 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
Flash & Focus
LED Flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Front Camera
13 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
Flash & Focus
3,000 mAh
Non-removable Li-ion
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands
1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
5G Bands
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
4.1 with A2DP, LE
FM Radio
Power Port
microUSB 2.0
Data Port
microUSB 2.0
Audio Port
3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard
Power, Volume, Home
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Controls
Location Technologies
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Digital Compass
Light Sensor
146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm (5.76 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
160g (5.64 oz)
Google Play, Google Apps, Samsung Apps