Since we have memory on the Android platform, the Korean giant Samsung has always maintained a large catalog of smartphones to afford the luxury of being present in all the gaps left by the market, no matter how small they may be.
Thus, we have seen him flirt with all kinds of terminals, from those Samsung Galaxy Beam with integrated picoprojector to the Galaxy Folder that retrieve phones in “shell” format, so it was expected that Samsung would like to launch a selfie-phone like Samsung Galaxy J5 that we present here.
It is not something trivial, and it is that these so-called selfie-Smartphones have arrived attending a market demand answered by many manufacturers. That the selfies They are in fashion is no secret, and that the terminals with the best front cameras have no place either.
The Samsung Galaxy J series arrives to be among the mid-range, with a good quality front sensor accompanied by its own LED flash, which clearly seeks to enhance that option of taking selfies even in low light situations.
With these premises comes the Samsung Galaxy J5, a device with a standard size of 5 inches that arrives in Spain at an attractive price, 199 euros, and that it will seek to conquer self-photo lovers who do not want to spend too much on a smartphone.
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Target set: the youngest audience
That Samsung has placed the Galaxy J in the mid-range is not trivial, and while the noblest ranges are distributed among the most advanced public, the truth is that niche devices such as selfie-phones they succeed more with the most attractive prices.
The Samsung Galaxy J5’s target customer is undoubtedly the younger audience, which will surely be the one that gives the greatest value to good front cameras and technologies that allow you to take advantage of it, without thinking too much about hardware and also looking for competitive prices.
Of course, the Galaxy J range maintains the unmistakable Samsung design in various colors, with plastic materials and only the front LED flash to break the usual line of Koreans.
Fair specifications, cameras to convince
The Samsung Galaxy J5 has a screen of 5 inches and HD 720p resolution, an AMOLED panel that signs 294 pixels per inch to maintain good density figures and offer a satisfactory user experience.
To animate it we found a chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, with a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core processor compatible with 64 bits and an Adreno 306 GPU, accompanied in this case by a 1.5 GB RAM.
There is no lack of full connectivity up to LTE with support for dual SIM in the 16 GB version, although the 8 GB version -which is the one sold mainly in Spain- does not have that option. In both cases memory is expandable with microSD cards and we will have the usual connectivity options available: WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and aGPS.
This Galaxy J5 incorporates a 2,600 mAh battery to give life to the whole, all in a 142.1 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm casing.
Their cameras deserve special mention, 13 and 5 megapixels respectively the main and the frontal, but with the novelty that both have LED flash for the first time on a Samsung device.
The main one has a lens with a maximum aperture f / 1.9, a value that is usually only seen in nobler ranges, while the front one has a wide-angle lens.
Samsung Galaxy J5, availability and prices
The terminal has already been available in Asian markets for a few months now, and later arrived at our borders in its most basic version, the 8 GB without dual SIM support, which has become a best seller.
The available colors are white, black and gold, and the price of the mentioned model is of 199 euros.
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