Samsung Galaxy E5

This is an informational page regarding the Samsung Galaxy E5. The device also known as Samsung SM-E500F. You will find a review as well as news and other updates/information on the device. The article begins with a review of the features and design of the E7, however, feel free to use the Table of Contents to navigate to any section of the article that interests you.


The Samsung Galaxy E5 features a 5-inch Super AMOLED 720p screen, a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 1.5GB of RAM, a 8-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front-facing cam, 16GB of expandable internal storage space, and a 2,400mAh battery.
The operating system is Android KitKat topped off with the latest Samsung TouchWiz UI. While it shows promise with an average set of specs, the battery capacity is on the lower end with regard to the amount of charge it holds.

Samsung Galaxy E5 Design

The new Samsung SM-E500F comes in at 5.94 x 3.03 x 0.28 inches (151 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm). Slightly smaller and thinner than the Galaxy E7 which is 5.57 x 2.76 x 0.29 inches (141.6 x 70.2 x 7.3 mm). The E5 weighs 4.94 oz (140 g). However, it is not yet known if the smartphone will be water or dust resistant as we’ve seen in some of Samsung’s later models.


The Samsung Galaxy E5 has a 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels display which means that is slightly smaller than the E7 display which is 5.5 inches in size. However, both devices share the same pixels. Unlike the E7 the Galaxy E5 has a pixel density of 294 ppi and both devices incorporate Super AMOLED technology and include features such as multi touch, a light sensor, and a proximity sensor.


The Galaxy E5 back facing camera is 8 megapixels which is 5 megapixels below the E7 camera, however both devices have a 5 megapixels front facing camera, perfect for selfies, right? The E5 camera incorporates: Autofocus, Touch to focus, Smile detection (the E7 does not have this feature), and Geo tagging.

Galaxy E5 Camera Review

Galaxy E5 Rear View (Camera)


On the inside the  Samsung SM-E500F carries Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916 system chip, a Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53 processor  and an Adreno 306 graphics processor. These are the same inside specifications of the Galaxy E7 as well. To round off the device we have 1536 MB RAM, 16 GB internal storage and microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC expandable storage of up to 64 GB. 1 gigabyte of RAM less than the E7 model.


Multimedia capabilities include a music player that is capable of filtering media by artist, album or playlist. Other features of the music player include album cover art and background playback. And of course users can access YouTube, Spotify and all other multimedia services that are available. And of course the device is capable of using headphones alongside its built in speaker system.

Samsung Galaxy E5 Full Video Review

Here is a short video review going through the features and design of the Galaxy E5.

Internet browsing

Like many smartphones of today the E5 is capable of accessing the internet via Wi-Fi or data plan. It is equipped with a built in stock browser and other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox can also be installed for further browsing capabilities.


The Samsung Galaxy E5 has Super AMOLED display and trust me, this is where Samsung excels in the market as far as their display tech goes. This display will certainly amaze you at this price point. Screen is still sharp despite being at a low profile of 720p for a 5 inch display and its viewing angles(though they aren’t the best in the market) are pretty good. With its other useful and modern features, the Galaxy E7 is a great mid-range smartphone.

Other Features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Sensors: Accelerometer

The device is also equipped with GPS, A-GPS, and Glonass.

It also has Voice dialing, Voice commands, and Voice recording features. The smartphone is capable of connecting to wireless networks via Bluetooth technology and Wi-Fi. The device is  also HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS capable. That’s in addition to its NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync capabilities.

One aspect of the E5 that is certainly a plus is that the smartphone is capable of using two SIM cards at once. (Dual SIM enabled). And to wrap up what we’ve said above here are the pros of the Samsung Galaxy E5 smartphone:


  • Big display (5.0 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • Dual SIM card support
  • Quad core processor
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.29 inches)

Samsung Galaxy E5 vs Samsung Galaxy E7

The E7 has

  • Lots of RAM (2048 MB RAM) but
  • Low pixel density screen (267 ppi)

Meanwhile the E5 has Dual SIM card support but a lower facing back camera quality.


Samsung GAlaxy E5 specifications review- Available as:
Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500F, E500H, E500HQ, E500M
Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500F/DS, E500H/DS, E500M/DS with dual SIM card slots

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – E500F, E500H, E500HQ, E500M
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 – E500F/DS, E500H/DS, E500M/DS
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
LAUNCH Announced 2015, January
Status Available. Released 2015, February
BODY Dimensions 141.6 x 70.2 x 7.3 mm (5.57 x 2.76 x 0.29 in)
SIM Optional Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.0 inches (~69.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~294 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Video [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP
Radio To be confirmed
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2400 mAh battery
Talk time
MISC Colors Black, White, Brown
SAR US 1.00 W/kg (head)     0.87 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.39 W/kg (head)     0.29 W/kg (body)

Samsung Galaxy E5 News

This section provides news and updates with regard to the Galaxy E7.

Samsung Galaxy E5 receives Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update

The new Samsung Galaxy E5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has the build number E500FXXU1BOH7. According reports at Sammobile, the Samsung Galaxy E5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update schedule sees it pushed to the users based in Sri Lanka as well as Russia.  This is good news, however, if you’re owners of the Galaxy E7, there won’t be an update for your device.

Here are the details for the latest E7 firmware update:

Galaxy E7 E500FXXU1BOH7 Firmware details:

  • Model SM-E500F
  • Model name GALAXY E5
  • Country Sri Lanka
  • Version Android 5.1.1
  • Changelist 5683839
  • Build date Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:29:47 +0000
  • Product code SLK
  • Images/Sourced Via: Samsung Galaxy E5 India Page, Samsung Galaxy E5 GSM Arena,

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