Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro
Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro
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Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro at a glance
When did the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro come out? The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro launched in June 2017.
What’s new about the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro? 13MP front and rear cameras, fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay compatibility.
How much does the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro cost? Samsung sells the Galaxy J5 Pro directly for $349, but other retailers offer it for less

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.

Design

  • 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

Camera

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

Performance

  • 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

Battery

  • 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.

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  • 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 and DWI
  • The Galaxy J5 Pro is also available on contract through Vodafone.
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OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.2
Display resolution (pixels) 1280 × 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 282
Processor Exynos 7870
Height (mm) 146.2
Width (mm) 71.3
Depth (mm) 8
Weight (g) 160
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 256GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 3
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 13
Front camera (1) aperture f/1.9
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 19th, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
6.4
2960 x 1440
128GB
512GB
4,000
5.6
2220 x 1080
32GB
3,000
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
3,500
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
3,000
5
960 x 540
16GB
2,600
6.3
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,300
5.2
1280 × 720
32GB
3,000
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,600
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,000
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,500
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,000
5.7
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,600
5.1
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
3,000
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
3,600
5
1280 x 720
8GB
2,600
4.5
800 x 480
8GB
2,050

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Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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