Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro
  • Display

    5.2 inches

    720 x 1280

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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A faster processor, improved camera and new features like Samsung Pay make the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro a solid successor to the 2016 Galaxy J5.

Samsung's Galaxy J series smartphones typically operate on a yearly release cycle, with new handsets retaining the same name but incorporating more advanced hardware and features. The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro bucks this trend slightly, as it's the direct successor to the 2016 Galaxy J5 despite bearing the new "Pro" moniker.

Released in June 2017, the Galaxy J5 Pro stays true to the budget-friendly ethos of other Galaxy J series phones. It packs hardware that would have been considered cutting edge just a few years prior, with similar specs to the 2015 premium Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone. But thanks to the rapid pace of mobile technology, the Galaxy J5 Pro is significantly cheaper than the Galaxy S6 was back when it launched.


  • All-metal body and curved-glass surface add a premium feel to the budget handset
  • Fingerprint sensor and Samsung Pay support add an extra layer of functionality


  • Features a f/1.7 lens on the rear camera for better shots in low light
  • 13MP front-facing camera for high-resolution selfies


  • Eight-core 1.6GHz processor is a big step up from the 2016 Galaxy J5
  • 3GB of RAM gives the Galaxy J5 Pro more capacity to multi-task


  • Double-digit battery life claims from Samsung promise plenty of runtime
  • The shift to a sealed battery means no more swapping in spares

Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro

A budget handset that delivers the goods

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro improves upon the 2016 Galaxy J5 in a number of key ways, resulting in a capable smartphone at a very attractive price.


  • Samsung sells the Galaxy J5 Pro with 3GB of RAM on its site for $349, but you can find it for closer to $300 at retailers like Catch
  • The Galaxy J5 Pro is also available on contract through Vodafone.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.2 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Rear camera megapixels 13MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.7
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 13MP
Front camera aperture size f/1.9
Dimensions 146.2mm x 71.3mm x 8mm
Weight 160g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
Processor Exynos 7870
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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