Samsung Galaxy On5

The Samsung Galaxy ON5 is a mid-range smartphone with a simple technical profile but one that does not lack anything. With an HD 5-inch screen, 8 megapixel camera, an attractive housing/design and a leather trim, it is a device worth looking into. This article takes you through the features/characteristics and specifications of the Galaxy On5 as well as provides a Samsung Galaxy On7 review. You should also note that this is the counterpart to the Samsung Galaxy On7.

Samsung Galaxy ON5 Gold

Design

Samsung has done its homework with regard to design, opting for more stylized forms and quality materials, especially at the high end of their device spectrum, but the middle range also benefits from this change. The Samsung Galaxy ON5 has a design that follows the line to which we are accustomed, with a form of rounded corners and the classic front home button.  The device is surrounded by a metal frame that is combined with a polycarbonate housing, a type of very resistant plastic that is finished with leather. It has a thickness of 8.2 mm and weighs 149 grams. The Samsung Galaxy ON5 is available in black and gold.

Display

Large screens are not only a thing for high-end phones, now 5-inch panels have become the norm in simpler smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy ON5. It has a large screen, but allows relatively easy handling with one hand. In this case the panel is  TFT display which offers HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels), which results in a pixel density of 293 dots per inch.

Images: Samsung Galaxy On5 Gold

Camera

Samsung is committed to a regular combo of good cameras in  low-medium range smartphones. The Galaxy On5 has an 8 megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front camera. The main sensor is accompanied by LED flash and has the usual features such as auto focus, geo-localization, digital zoom and image editor. It also allows you to record videos, and do it in 1080p HD resolution.

Power

The Samsung Galaxy On5 incorporates an Exynos quad core processor, operating at a clock frequency of 1.3 GHz. Supported by 1.5 GB of RAM, lacking but these are the norms for a smartphone of this type.

Operating System 

The operating system is Android 5.1 Lollipop and comes with the Samsung Touchwiz interface. In addition to the package of Google apps, Samsung adds features such as Samsung Smart Manager, Milk Music & S Calendar.

Applications

As with most smartphones it has access to a large ecosystem of Android apps with a large number of quality titles such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Clash of Clans, YouTube and you can even use two Instagram accounts on a single device with Instwogram.   Samsung also wanted to do their part in adding to the number of applications. Among them we emphasize on the Samsung Smart Manager to free up space or RAM in the smartphone or Samsung Milk Music, a music platform brand that promises to be delightful.

Images: Black Version

Pictures of the Samsung Galaxy ON5 Black version:

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy ON5 has a dual SIM slot configuration. It supports 3G and 4G mobile networks, in addition to a WiFi and the option to create a WiFi hot spots. It also has a GPS antenna, Bluetooth 4.1, headphone mini-jack connector (for headphones and speakersand the classic MicroUSB port for charging the battery and data transfer.

Battery

Official data indicate that the Samsung Galaxy ON5 offers a range of 249 hours in standby mode, up to 11 h (3G) of talk time. However, with a battery unit of 2,600 milliamps and considering other specifications, the Samsung Galaxy ON5 would most likely struggle to provide a full day of mixed use.

Review

Simple equipment, with balanced technical features, and a premium build. The Galaxy On5 is a nice smartphone to present as a gift for tweens or older relatives. You can check out our other Samsung smartphones for a better view of what the company has to offer.

Price

The Samsung Galaxy ON5 price is around 150 USD on international markets like India and China.

Images/Sourced via| Samsung Galaxy ON5 GSM Arena, Samsung Galaxy ON5 Official Page

Specs

Samsung Galaxy ON5 specs review:

NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bandsHSDPA
4G bandsLTE
SpeedHSPA, LTE
GPRSYes
EDGEYes
LAUNCHAnnounced2015, October
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2015, November
BODYDimensions151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm (5.98 x 3.05 x 0.32 in)
Weight172 g (6.07 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.5 inches (~70.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
CPUQuad-core 1.2 GHz
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal8 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video[email protected]
Secondary5 MP
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
RadioTo be confirmed
USBmicroUSB v2.0
FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
BATTERYLi-Ion 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk timeUp to 11 h (3G)
MISCColorsWhite, Black

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