Features Key features of the Galaxy J5  vs A5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy J5
1280 x 720
Galaxy A5
1280 x 720

memory

Galaxy J5
1.5 GB
Galaxy A5
2 GB

processor

Galaxy J5
Quad core
Galaxy A5
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy J5
13 MP
Galaxy A5
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy J5

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More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h Around 15% more battery capacity
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Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Lighter 123 g vs 146 g More than 15% lighter
Better theoretical download speed 42.2 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s More than 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 6.7 mm vs 7.9 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy J5  vs
A5 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 293 ppi 293 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,080 min 900 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy J5  vs
A5 
Weight 146 g 123 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 6.7 mm
Size 71.8 x 142.1 x 7.9 mm 69.7 x 139.3 x 6.7 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 6.0 Android 5.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy J5
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