Samsung Galaxy J5 SIM Free
If purchasing for use outside of the EU, you may wish to read the information regarding the international region lock on new Samsung stock - please refer to the end of this description.
The Galaxy J series is Samsung's entry-level smartphone series. This doesn't mean cheap though. J series smartphones are still powerful and capable for the modern user, just designed with simplicity in mind and less premium materials.
The Galaxy J5 is affordable, compact and suitable for new smartphone users or those just looking to get something 2016 ready without breaking the bank.
SIM Free / Unlocked stock
When you order a Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016 Edition) from Clove Technology, you will receive an official UK or EU specification SIM Free handset.
All of our phones are factory unlocked and ready for use with UK, EU & most global SIM cards.
The phones have support for global GSM & 3G networks; for 4G / LTE support outside of the EU, please check the specifications.
Where a product option states "EU Model", it will have been sourced directly from a European supplier. These phones should come factory sealed with the original Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger (Europlug 2-pin).
Where a product states "EU Convert", it will have been sourced from a UK supplier that has imported EU stock and converted it for UK sale. These phones will be resealed with official Samsung branding and should contain a standard UK charger (3-pin). Please note this may not be the official Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger.
Reasons to buy the Galaxy J5 2016 Edition
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- 5.2" 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED screen - deep blacks and low power consumption
- 13 MP camera with f/1.9 aperture - great low-light performance
- Quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM for decent multitasking performance
- Affordable price point and design
Colour and memory variants
The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016 Edition) is sold in black, white and gold with 16 GB of storage.
- SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 Edition handset
- Samsung mains charger
- Micro USB cable
Samsung is easily the most recognised manufacturer of Android smartphones in the world. They have managed to secure that position by providing a huge range of products that mean they have something for practically everyone.
The widely advertised Galaxy S phones can set you back up to an over £600, but what if you want something more affordable? For the budget-conscious, Samsung has the Galaxy J range, and the J5 is the mid-range phone designed to provide enviable performance at this price.
The Samsung brand promises high build quality and lengthy support with a full 24-month manufacturer's warranty. You'll also find some excellent specifications under the hood.
Samsung's high definition Super AMOLED screen technology delivers deeper blacks and a higher dynamic colour range than other budget phones. Thanks to how AMOLED technology works, battery life is also improved in comparison to the LCD screens on rival smartphones.
The 13-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture takes advantage of several year's worth of imaging development. With decent low-light performance and a more advanced app than you'll see on several other cheaper phones, the J5 doesn't skimp here - where other budget devices do.
At 3,100 mAh, Samsung has also included a large battery. Coupled with system apps to lower power consumption, this is plenty enough for most to get through well over a full day's use.
Samsung's new Smart Manager application is also available. This is a simple to access hub that shows useful information such as available storage, memory use, battery power and download management.
*Since September 2013, Samsung has implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only has access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation, you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a MICRO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone IP rated?
Do you have a question?