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Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro & J7 Pro Review - Samsung's latest budget phones

By Lewes L 27 November 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Although its flagship S series will always be in the limelight, over the years the Samsung's budget J series has gained a lot of fans due to excellent hardware and design for an affordable price. The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro and J7 Pro are the latest 2017 additions, coming with many improvements to its predecessors, the J5 Prime and J7 prime. In this post, we'll have a look at all the features of the J5 and J7 Pro, to allow you to come to a conclusion to whether its a worthy upgrade, and also compare both models.

Below: Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro - Black

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro - Black


Body and Screen

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro and J7 Pro has a Aluminium body to give it a stylish look and provide it with protection. Samsung's design is evident through the curved edges and thin build, however something new and interesting with its design is the antenna line, where it now has sides that curve upwards. Both handsets come with a fingerprint scanner at the front, which is convenient and fast as we have come to know for samsung.

he J5 Pro has a 5.2 inch 720 x 1280 resolution screen, while the J7 Pro has a larger and high resolution screen at 5.5 inch Full-HD 1080 x 1920 pixel screen. Therefore for heavy media users, they may prefer the larger and more detailed screen of the J7 Pro, however the J5 pro does have the advantage of being easier to hold as it is more compact. One important note about the screens is that they are both back using Samsung's well known AMOLED panels, so both handsets will be vibrant with colours popping, and have excellent contrast. This certainly is a strong upgrade from the TFT screens of the J5 Prime and J7 Prime.


The Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro and J7 Pro both have 13 megapixel sensors on both the back and the front. It's rear camera has a f/1.7 aperture, and the front camera has a f/1.9 aperture, both quite high to allow for excellent light sensitivity. The cameras are able to perform very well thanks to its high resolution and high apertures, with good detail and commendable low light performance. All the usually tweaks and setting in Samsung's camera app are there to allow you to capture the best possible photo. Samsung has always been known for its camera quality, and it looks like its budget phones are catching up fast.


Below: Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro - Gold

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro - Gold

Processor and Memory

The J5 and J7 Pro both comes with 32GB of on-board storage and 3GB of RAM, quite a lot of memory for a budget phone, to ensure that they can store and run many apps together without issues. If you need the extra storage though, the usual MicroSD card slot of up to 256GB is there for you to expand the memory. Both handsets are equipped with the Exynos 7870 chipset to offer decent performance, able to run most medium games and apps without any lag.

Battery Life

Samsung has always had solid battery life on their phones, and the new J5 and J7 Pro are equipped with large 3000mAh and 3600mAh batteries respectively to allow medium-heavy users to last through the day. If you are are light user, you may be able to get more than one day battery life out of the phones. If you do find yourself low on power though, topping up the J5 and J7 Pro from 0% to 100% is reasonable quick at around 2.5 hours, to allow you to quickly get back on the go.


The new Samsung J5 Pro and J7 Pro covers all bases well, with Aluminium bodies, AMOLED screens, high resolution shooters, lots of memory, and decent battery life. Best of all, it comes at a price that will not hurt your wallet. We would recommend the J5 Pro and J7 Pro to anyone that wants a good all-round budget phone. The main difference between the two models is the screen, if you want a larger high resolution screen, than the J7 Pro is an excellent choice, but the 5.2 inch screen of the J5 Pro is not small either and is an excellent size for everyday users. Where to buy? Mobileciti has the lowest price for the Samsung Galaxy J5 & J7 Pro delivered anywhere in Australia, so make sure to check it out now.

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