Samsung Galaxy On5 Out of the Box Review, Features, Key Specs and Price

Founded back in 1969 the South Korean tech giant Samsung today makes everything from televisions to semiconductors. Company recently has launched its budget friendly Galaxy On series of smartphones in India. The Samsung Galaxy On5 has been priced at Rs. 8,990, while the Samsung Galaxy On7 is available at a price of Rs. 10,990. The dual-SIM dual-4G Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based smartphones from Samsung is available for purchase from Tuesday midnight exclusively via Flipkart, in Black and Gold color variants.

samsung_galaxy_on5 Galaxy On5 Out of the Box Review

Galaxy On5 comes with a typical Galaxy design.The best feature of the design is the usage of metal frames, which give the handsets a sturdy feel.Galaxy On5 comes with the signature physical Home button placed just below the screen, accompanied by the capacitive buttons for Back and Recents. A Samsung logo is also engraved above the screen with the front camera and the sensors. The rear end of the phone holds a leather-styled finish, and here you’ll notice the primary camera, LED flash, and speaker grille. The volume rocker button is placed on the left side of the device, while the power button is on the right. Galaxy On5 comes with an ergonomic  design and is easier to hold and use with just one hand.

The display of  Galaxy On5 is not the usual Amoled panels and  the difference was vivid. The text and images produced on the Galaxy On5 was sharp, but the traditional deep blacks were missing. The viewing angles of the handset was also average.

In the limited time we spent with the Galaxy On5 , we found that the device responded quickly to touch inputs, and there was no lag while using the handset. While browsing through the menu and preloaded apps, one of the biggest notable fact we observed  that there is a lot less of Samsung’s bloatware present in the phone than the other Galaxy devices. The Galaxy On5 comes with only a few preloaded apps; Samsung’s recent trend started with the Galaxy S6. Also, there are no Microsoft apps preloaded on the handsets.Galaxy On5 also features a Google folder on the home screen housing all the Google apps.

Coming to the camera aspect, the  camera app of the Galaxy On5  was fast and launched within a few seconds of touching the icon. The camera interface is uncluttered. The option to select modes, capture images or video,switch between the front and rear cameras, and jump to the gallery are all located on one side of the screen while the other side flaunts the  general settings of the camera.

The limited testing chances we got with the camera, we found the images taken with the Galaxy On5 in normal indoor lighting is not sharp.The front camera was also average.

 Galaxy On5 Features

Samsung launched the Galaxy On5 handset back in October 2015. The phone flaunts a 5.00-inch touch screen display with a resolution density of 720 pixels X 1280 pixels

The Samsung Galaxy On5 is driven by 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos 3475 processor and also comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The handset houses 8GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card. As far as the camera aspects are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy On5 sports an 8-megapixel primary camera on the back and a 5-megapixel front snapper for clicking selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy On5 smartphone is pre installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and is powered by a 2600mAh removable battery. The handset measures 142.30 x 72.10 x 8.50 (height x width x thickness) dimension wise and weighs 149.00 grams.

This latest mid range smartphone from Samsung is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) device that supports two Micro-SIMs. Samsung Galaxy On5 features connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). The phone comes with various sensor options including Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.

One interesting feature of Samsung Galaxy On5 is its Ultra Data saving mode where the company claims that the phone will be able to compress data streaming by up to 50 per cent. Galaxy On5 has resembled with an earlier handset of Samsung J5.

Samsung Galaxy On5 Specs:

  • Display: 5.00-inch
  • Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Processor: 1.3GHz
  • RAM: 1.5GB
  • Rear Camera: 8 megapixel
  • Front Camera: 5 megapixel
  • OS:  Android 5.1
  • Battery capacity: 2600mAh
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