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Samsung Launches Galaxy J5 and J7 in the Philippines

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Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 Launched

Samsung Philippines just launched the new J series line-up. The two new phones are the Samsung Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7. Both devices feature a 5.0-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash and Samsung is positioning both devices as “selfie phones”. They even coined the term “j-fie”. :o

Here are the specifications and the SRP of both devices.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Spec Sheet

  • 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 8GB Expandable up 128GB via microSD
  • 5.0-inches Super AMOLED Display, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 13.0-megapixels primary camera, autofocus, LED Flash
  • 5.0-megapixels secondary camera with LED Flash
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G
  • Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 2,600mAh
  • SRP: Php9,990

Samsung Galaxy J7 Spec Sheet

  • 1.2GHz Quad-core Processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Chipset
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage, Expandable up 128GB via microSD
  • 5.0-inches Super AMOLED Display, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 13.0-megapixels primary camera, autofocus, LED Flash
  • 5.5-megapixels secondary camera with LED Flash
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 3,000mAh
  • SRP: Php12,990

Among the two the J7 looks promising especially given the price tag. We’re just worried about the 1.5GB RAM. We’ll try to get our hands on a review unit so we can verify if there are any performance issues.

Both devices are available in Samsung concept stores and on Lazada.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

21 Comments

  1. The Philippine J7 has an Exynos 7580 instead of the Snapdragon 615. A relative of mine has had it for quite a while, and while it may not bench as well as the cheaper Asus Zenfone 2, the camera is far better, the battery life is better (owing to the lower resolution display) and the UI is surprisingly smooth for the combination of Touchwiz and just 1.5GB of RAM.

  2. sir/mam tanong lang advantage and disadvantage between snapdragon and mediatek processor (heating issues, gaming performance and speed when surfing the net)

    1. Well the Snapdragon is the current favorite among phone makers right now though they got a lot of flak for the 810 due to heating issues. Aside from that, they still are the best out there IMO when it comes to processors for smartphones.

  3. yung j5 na binebenta sa stores, hindi siya LTE at 8GB lang ang internal storage. halos lahat ng pinuntahan ko ganun, hindi daw lte. buti na lang i tested it first, bibilhin ko na sana kasi mura at 9,990. the gold one looks great.

    1. Oo nga, bibili din sana ako, kay lang d daw lte, dami k n rin stores n pnuntahan, walang lte version, kelan kaya release s ph ang lte version ng j5?

  4. Hello sir john nieves and everyone here

    I would like to ask the what is the diff/advantage and disadvantage between snapdragon and mediatek processor?(heating issues, gaming performance)

    Which is better to use in gaming snapdragon 410 or 615?? how about heating issues?is there any??

    thanks to all the replies…

  5. More phones from Spamsung. Don’t get me wrong, I like their products. But nowadays it’s just too much.

  6. Ive searched sa mga store sa glorietta ng j7 almost lahat hindi 4g puro 3g lng daw ang nireleased dito sa pinas…tsk tsk…im a bit dissapointed…planning to buy pa naman neto…

  7. The J7 in the PH is the Exynos one, the Snapdragon is available only in China. Yes, it has no LTE support in here. The screen is its main selling point, having a 5.5 Super AMOLED display at only 720p with 267 ppi unfortunately, but the pixels aren’t really noticeable unless you’re a walking microscope. It’s a huge advantage too as the battery life is excellent due to the whopping 3000 mah battery and the low density display. Performance wise, J7 is a gaming device. Although TouchWiz is demanding, the device doesn’t lag while playing heavy games or when it does, hardly noticeable even if it only sports a disappointing 1.5 gb of RAM. This is a good buy if you want a Super AMOLED screen and a Samsung phone with great battery life, but honestly, there are other superior alternatives to this phone.

  8. Samsung Galaxy J7

    Pros:
    1. 5.5 Super AMOLED screen
    2. Excellent battery life
    3. Decent camera with LED flash in front
    4. Good performance (barely lags) despite the low 1.5 GB of RAM
    5. Expandable storage of up to 128 GB

    Cons:
    1. Low 1.5 GB of RAM considering the minimum now is 2 GB and TouchWiz is a RAM hogger
    2. No LED notification light and ambient light sensor
    3. Screen resolution is only 267 ppi (barely noticeable but still…)
    4. Speakers have very low volume

    If you can compromise the brand, get another phone (e.g. Mi4i, Asus Zenfone 2, etc.). However, if you want to own a Samsung phone and badly wants that beautiful SAMOLED display, get J7, you won’t regret it.

  9. my bro has asus zenfone 5 lite and it is not as fast as i expected, not really sure with the new zenfone2 laser… i would like to buy a new phone for gaming and net surfing… and i have read that J7 can store up to 128GB with micro SD card, while MotoG3 can up to 64GB, if I am not mistaken… also, i have watched with some of the reviews that J7 boots up apps faster than the G3, so i think i would go with J7…
    but i’m a bit worried about J7’s battery and overall performance after two years, i own samsung s3 and s3 mini, and they lag too much until they died at the same time a week ago… i am not sure how durable motoG3 would be…. Any Suggestions? Thanks for the help in Advance! :)

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