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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition)


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EU Convert, Blue Silver, 16GB
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition) - EU Convert - Blue Silver
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Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 SIM Free UK Clove

Buy Samsung Galaxy J5 SIM Free (2017 Edition)

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. 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.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Unlocked and SIM FREE prices and deals

When you order a Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 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.

EU Models

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).

EU Converts

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.

Samsung Pay

If you order an EU Model or Convert then you may find that Samsung Pay is unavailable, even if it is supported in your country.

This is because Samsung restricts the use of Samsung Pay so that it only works with banks registered in the same country as the phone's origin. The origin country is recorded in the phone's firmware and cannot be adjusted by end users. At this time we are unable to advertise the exact origin country of EU Models prior to sale.

If you require the use of Samsung Pay in the UK, we would recommend avoiding an EU Model or Convert, although if Google Pay is available and acceptable to you, this will be available to download and unaffected.

Dual SIM options

Samsung manufactures the Galaxy Note 8 in both single & hybrid dual SIM versions. If an option for sale on Clove Technology specifies "DUAL SIM" then it has the hybrid slot. If DUAL SIM is not mentioned in the option, please assume that it is the single SIM version of the handset.

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

Colour and memory variants

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017 Edition) is sold in Black or Gold with 16 GB of internal storage.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Unlocked (2017 Edition) Box Contents

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

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 Laying Down


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 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.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 Selfie Light


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 any 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 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.

Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 Camera

*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 complete at least 5 minutes of a 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.



SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version7.1 (Nougat)
  • Custom SkinTouchWiz
  • Speed1.6GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelExynos 7870 Octa
  • OtherMali-T830MP2
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)256GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.2
  • TypeSuper AMOLED
  • Resolution 720 x 1280 (~282 ppi)
  • Other
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • SpeedHSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
  • FrequenciesLTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • SpeedLTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • Version4.1
  • FunctionsLE / A2DP
  • VersionIEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
  • Version
  • DataMicro USB v2.0
  • PowerMicro USB v2.0
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower / Home / Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera Lensf/1.7
  • Other
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type13 MP, f/1.9, LED Flash
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital CompassYes
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3 / WAV / eAAC / Flac player
  • Recording
  • FormatsMP4 / H.264 player
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity3,000 mAh
  • TypeLi-Ion Battery
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions146.2 x 71.3 x 8 mm (5.76 x 2.81 x 0.31 in)
Weight 160 grams (5.64 oz)
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services
OtherSamsung Apps
Warranty24 months


Will my phone work

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:

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?


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