The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are two mid-range smartphones released by Samsung back in June 2015. The latter is a phablet and has more powerful specs, but it uses the same cameras as its little brother. For more information, check out this comparison.


The Galaxy J5 measures 142.1×71.8×7.9mm and weights 146 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy J7 is slimmer and heavier as it measures 152.2×78.7×7.5mm and weights 171 grams. Both devices have a simple plastic shell available in three colors: white, black and gold, which is rounded on the edges, and the sides are protected with a metal frame.


The Galaxy J5 has a super AMOLED display with a diagonal of 5-inch, while the Galaxy J7 has a bigger super AMOLED one of 5.5-inch. Both displays support a resolution of 1280×720 pixels.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy J5 features a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, an Adreno 306 graphics card and 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy J7 has been released in two variants, as follows:

– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 or Exynos 7580;
– Processor: quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.4GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1GHz or an octa-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz;
– Graphics Card: Adreno 405 or Mali-T720MP2
– RAM: 1.5GB of RAM.


The Galaxy J5 comes in two internal storage variants of 8GB and 16GB, while the Galaxy J7 has an internal memory of 16GB. Both devices feature a microSD card slot that allows you to expand the storage up to 256GB using a memory card.


Both devices sport a primary camera of 13MP that features autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP.


The Galaxy J5 is powered by a removable battery of 2600 mAh which is slightly weaker than the removable battery of 3000 mAh that the Galaxy J7 has.