Samsung Galaxy E5

8.2/10 AVG.
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8.2/10
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The Samsung Galaxy E5 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Great color reproduction and contrast on display
  • Smooth performance
  • Premium build and design
  • Good camera

What's bad

  • Only 3G connectivity
  • Limited internal storage

The smaller of the Galaxy E series, the Samsung Galaxy E5 is almost identical to its bigger brother – the E7. Like the E7, the E5 comes with a polycarbonate body and metal trim. The rear side has a matte finish, which makes it easier for reviewers to grip and is also smooth to the touch. Despite being made of plastic, experts describe it "premium" in terms of build quality and design. It is also very thin at just under 0.3 inches and light weight at 119 grams.

The E5 boasts a 5-inch, 720p super AMOLED display, which is the same screen as the E7. However, due to its smaller size, the E5 has a higher pixel density of 294ppi leading to an overall sharper screen. Reviewers were impressed with the excellent contrast, deep blacks and rich colors the super AMOLED offered though they did notice a slight blue tint to whites when viewed at angles.

Performance-wise reviews are good across the board. The 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM paired with the Adreno 306 GPU offered enough power and memory to keep the phone humming smoothly through the user interface navigating, multitasking and gaming. Battery capacity is 2,400mAh which might seem small but critics were still able to get a good 5 to 9 hours during their battery draining tests. It also comes with 16GB of internal storage, which translates to 11GB after taking into account the OS and additional software from Samsung. Luckily, it comes equipped with a microSIM slot which can also be used as a microSD slot for more storage. Sadly, it only offers 3G connectivity.

For the amateur photographer, the phone comes with an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Its features include autofocus, touch to focus, geo-tagging and smile detection for better selfies and group photos. While not as good as the iPhone 6 camera, experts describe it as "above average" with good detail and color reproduction in good lighting situations.

Overall, reviews are generally positive for the E5. Gadgets To Use states, "Samsung Galaxy E5 sounds like a decent midrange offering…"


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5"
Camera
8+ MP



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Common Questions


Samsung released the Galaxy E5 on January 20, 2015.


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Samsung backs up the Galaxy E5 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5"

The Samsung Galaxy E5's screen size is 5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2400 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 18.8 days standby time, 960 minutes, 660 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy E5 Specs

Overview
Release date January 20, 2015
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.4.4 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.39 W/kg
Body: 0.289 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 720 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 660 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 960 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 18.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.1 x 7.0 x 0.7 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 294 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Beauty face, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Wide Selfie
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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This is ridiculous

Samsung has become ridiculous these days, they are least bothered about customer satisfaction and completely business oriented. They are not interested in giving customer service once the product is sold. I had problem with WIFI in e5 just after 3 months and its been almost 9 months now. Every now and...More
Samsung has become ridiculous these days, they are least bothered about customer satisfaction and completely business oriented. They are not interested in giving customer service once the product is sold. I had problem with WIFI in e5 just after 3 months and its been almost 9 months now. Every now and then i talk to customer care and given my device to service center for repair and the next day problem occurs. Less

Good performance and camera Quality

Good Display resolution and Battery Back ...
ravi

This phone is sooooooooo good

this phone is best phone.There Camera is good.

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