Galaxy J5 and J7: Samsung’s First Selfie Phones Are Here

While Sony and others came up with their selfie-oriented smartphones as much as a full year back, it is only now that Samsung is releasing its own reply to those products with the release of the J5 and J7. Both of them sit in the lower and upper-midrange tiers, respectively.

Samsung has made sure both aren’t one-feature wonders though. The J5 comes with a quad-core 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor. Its older sibling comes with an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor. The J5 comes with a 5 inch display while the J7 ups it to a 5.5″ display. Both share 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and have microSD cards to max it.

At the back sits 13 megapixel cameras with LED Flash and 1080p videos in both phones. It is on the front, above the display that the main feature of the phones sit: 5 megapixel cameras with LED Flashes. It is not the first 5 megapixel front unit on a Samsung phone, but it is the first one with LED Flash.

Both come with features like 4G, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1 and a choice of three colors. They should be available in the coming few months for $225 for the J5 and $290 for the J7.

Here are the specs of both the phones:

samsung galaxy j5

Samsung Galaxy J5

  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
  • OS: Customized Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display: 5” with 720p resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1.5 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: expandable by 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 megapixel with 1080p video
    • Secondary: 5 megapixel with LED Flash
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G, GPS, Radio
  • Battery: 2,600 mAh
  • Price: $225

samsung galaxy j7Samsung Galaxy J7

  • CPU: 1.4 Ghz Cortex-A53 & 1 Ghz Cortex-A50
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 610
  • OS: Customized Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display: 5.5” with 720p resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 1.5 GB
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: expandable by 128 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 megapixel with 1080p video
    • Secondary: 5 megapixel with LED Flash
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, 4G, GPS, Radio
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Price: $290


  • Aziz

    Only 1 GB RAM???….. Rejected.!

    • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

      1.5 gb
      you have around9800 mb of ram to use

  • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

    front LEd isn’t useful for selfie.
    I checked this front led on some phone but it was just like shashka. no effect on picture quality at night if you are at morethan 2 feet away.
    let’s see what samsung does.
    in my view dual led in front would be better or atleast 8mp camera

    • How can u be 2 feet away while using a front cam led??

      • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

        did you know about selfie stick.
        now a days its very popular
        its length is 3 to 5 feet adjustable.

      • Shahzaib Rehman

        ..

        • Waseem Abbas

          I have seen galaxy J7 Aluminium gold back covers on kaymu dot PK they were nice build quality

    • haseeb

      OK janab , AP aam kha le :)

    • rizwan

      amir liyaqat . i hav seen a video in which u said . raat ki tariki main denay walay hi dost nhi hotay. kahan mer gaey thay betiyan denay walay jab uth rha tha nabi (saw) ka janaza.
      how cheap u r.
      phir bhi hazrat umer (r.a)aur hazrat abu baker (ra) k liay dikhaway ki tarifain kertay ho.
      koi sharm hoti hay koi haya hoti hay .

      • Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

        thnx for appreciation

      • Waseem Abbas

        I have seen galaxy J7 Aluminium gold back covers on kaymu dot PK they were nice build quality 01

  • zahid

    When will available in Pakistan?

    • haseeb

      Next Year

  • Hamid

    Specs sounds good

    • Waseem Abbas

      I have seen galaxy J7 Aluminium gold back covers on kaymu dot PK they were nice build quality 03

  • Waseem Abbas

    I have seen galaxy J7 Aluminium gold back covers on kaymu dot PK they were nice build quality have any one buy that?

  • Dr.tamour

    huawei p8 lite is much better in this range