Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 Launched in Nepal and Asian Market

Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7

Samsung has announced a new series in the smartphone market. The company has new sets of models in the latest “Galaxy J series“. This series comes with a new philosophy of bringing the best features to the public at least price. Currently, Galaxy J1 is the entry-level or the low-end base model in the J series. It was launched a while ago but after a small wait, Samsung has launched the most anticipated budget phones. These are the new Samsung Galaxy J5 and Samsung Galaxy J7. These budget phones are first launching in Nepal, India, and China.

These phones have been launched first in the upcoming prime markets. India and China are big smartphone markets and Nepal is also an important market for Samsung. We guess that this launch is to attract people with a medium or entry-level budget. Galaxy J series phones are meant for the masses. The company is providing many high-end features in these new phones. The new models also have a touch of A-series features as well. Moreover, these budget phones even have better specifications. For example, Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 have better selfie cameras than all models of the 2015 Galaxy A series. One main reason is that both J5 and J7 have flash at the front side. This is the first time from Samsung. Now let us discuss the specs of both new phones in brief.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Specifications

  • Display: 5 Inches Super AMOLED Screen
    • Resolution: 720×1280
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (Quad-Core)
    • CPU Details: 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
    • GPU: Adreno 306
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8/16 GB eMMC 4.5 On-board, 128 GB memory card support
  • Battery: 2600 mAh Lithium-Ion
  • Back Camera: 13 Megapixels with f/1.9 Aperture
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels with f/2.2 Aperture
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop (TouchWiz)
  • Connectivity and Sensors: micro USB 2.0, Accelerometer, Proximity

J5 Details and Features

This is an entry-level smartphone with a 5” OLED screen and a quad-core processor. The screen is Super AMOLED which is taken as best in the industry and it also has HD resolution. Samsung has done a great job by introducing AMOLED screens in budget phones. On the Inside, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset which has a 1.2 GHz 4 core processor. The company is using this processor in their mid-range smartphones as well. It is a decent chip and has the power to do daily tasks with ease.

For memory and storage, there is 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal space. About 4.5 GB is available for use from that storage. The backside of the phone has a main camera of 13 MP with f/1.9 aperture which can record 1080p videos. Similarly, the front side has a 5 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. There is also a big removable 2600 mAh removable battery for power. The main camera of Samsung Galaxy J5 is better than Galaxy A series phones because of the wider f/1.9 aperture. A wider aperture means more light can enter into the sensor and we get more details in both day and night.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Specifications

  • Display: 5.5 Inches Super AMOLED Screen
    • Resolution: 720×1280
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (Octa-Core) / Exynos 7580 (Octa-Core)
    • CPU Details: (1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 and 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad core sets on Snapdragon) / (1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 on Exynos)
    • GPU: Adreno 405 (Snapdragon) / Mali-T720MP2 (Exynos)
  • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 GB eMMC 4.5 On-board, 128 GB memory card support
  • Battery: 3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
  • Back Camera: 13 Megapixels with f/1.9 Aperture
  • Front Camera: 5 Megapixels with f/2.2 Aperture
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop (TouchWiz)
  • Connectivity and Sensors: micro USB 2.0, Accelerometer, Proximity

J7 Details and Features

Samsung Galaxy J7 Render
Samsung Galaxy J7 Render

The Galaxy J7 is a slightly bigger phone and it has a 5.5” SAMOLED display with 720p resolution. It has a powerful octa-core Exynos 7850 processor in the Indian model but Snapdragon 615 in the Chinese model. This seems like a market experiment. According to the benchmark results from various reviewers, Exynos beats the Snapdragon 615 processor. Nepal is also getting the faster Exynos variant of the J7.

Both variants of the J7 are running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and a new UI. Galaxy J7 and J5 are using 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB onboard storage. This is a good combination of memory and internal storage. Moreover, users can also add an external micro SD card up to 128 GB to both phones. This is a new feature that started with Galaxy J1 and it is great. Previous Galaxy A series and Galaxy E series phones don’t have this. Even the most expensive Galaxy A7 and Galaxy E7 just support 64 GB micro SD cards.

The camera configuration on the J7 is the same as the J5. Both phones have a 13 MP main camera on the backside and a 5 MP camera on the front side with LED flash. The use of LED flash on the front side indicates the focus of Samsung on selfies and youths.

For battery, there is a 3000 mAh removable battery on Galaxy J7. This is a big battery and necessary for the power-hungry processor and big screen. Samsung has both 3G and 4G variants of both of these phones. They are only launching LTE models where there is a 4G network and infrastructure. This is because LTE models are slightly expensive due to newer modems.

Changes and Upgrades

Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 both have the same memory and storage size. They also have the same camera setup on both sides. The screen resolution is also the same for both phones. However, as the screen size is different, J5 gets a higher pixel density because it is smaller. Samsung has now brought really good specifications to its new upper budget and mid-range phones now. Other positive changes are high-resolution AMOLED screens, 13 MP camera with 1080p video recording.

Between these two new phones, Galaxy J7 offers a significantly faster processor, big screen, and large battery. This can be a deal maker for some people. People these days want to consume content, watch videos and movies on their phones. For those people, J7 is a very good offering from Samsung. These new devices also bring up some good things like the HDR option in the camera. The new camera UI and OS are the same as seen on the Galaxy S6 lineup. Therefore the new phones provide the latest experience. People still like a removable battery and external SD card support. So there is 128 GB SD card support and battery changeability. This means there are more pros and fewer cons.

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Also Read: Samsung Galaxy E series vs Galaxy J Series

Price and Availability

These new phones from the J series can easily beat the Galaxy E series and Grand series. This means we get better value for our money with new phones. It is definitely a good thing from the user’s perspective. We have also compared all A series vs J series phones to give you all a better idea as well. Overall, these are good options and all they lack is just Gorilla Glass protection. For the price Samsung is offering these phones, it doesn’t matter.

These are budget and value-oriented phones and they are reasonable. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy J5 price in Nepal is Rs 17,900 and the price in India is INR 12,000. Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy J7 price in Nepal is Rs 18,900 and the price in India is INR 15,000. They will be sold exclusively on Flipkart in India and the company says it will provide game credit as well. According to our market sources, Samsung is going to discontinue the E series to replace it with the J series.

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About the Author: Abhishek Chand

Structural Engineer by profession. Computer and smartphone enthusiast. Tech-savvy blogger and former Gadget reviewer of AP1 HD TV and TechnoNepal.

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