Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FZKUBTU) vs Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F)

Advertiser Disclosure

This site is a free online resource that strives to offer helpful content and comparison features to its visitors. Please be advised that the operator of this site accepts advertising compensation from certain companies that appear on the site, and such compensation impacts the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented, and in some cases may also impact the scoring that is assigned to them. The scoring that appears on this site is determined by the site operator in its sole discretion, and should NOT be relied upon for accuracy purposes. In fact, Company/product listings on this page DO NOT imply endorsement by the site operator. Except as expressly set forth in our Terms of Use, all representations and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information which appears on this site is subject to change at any time. More info

General Specifications
Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FZKUBTU)
Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F)
About the Product
The Galaxy A5’s adaptive Super AMOLED display delivers true-to-life colours all the time. By intelligently adapting to your surroundings, it ensures that your experience is always maximised. Sometimes you need more than one photo to show what's going on. The Galaxy A5’s Animated Selfie lets you record those longer moments by snapping up to 20 continuous photos and automatically creating a sharable GIF instead of a movie.
Samsung J530F J5 2017 Black - comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is powered by 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
Size & Weight
5.48 in.
5.76 in.
2.74 in.
2.81 in.
0.26 in.
0.31 in.
4.34 oz.
5.64 oz.
Display Type
Screen Size
5.0 in.
5.2 in.
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720
1280 x 720
Pixel Density
294 ppi
282 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FZKUBTU) SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • The screen is massive which is great for streaming video.
  • Great screen size and yet the phone is physically compact.
  • Slim, sleek white metal design with good camera and good size screen.
  • The screen has much nicer colors and wider viewing angles than all LCD IPS based screens.
  • The screen resolution is lower 1280x720 and because it's AMOLED so black really means black, as in not lit, as in virtually no power draw.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Call quality is very clear , phone display is clear and bright.
  • The phone has good aesthetic qualities and the screen layout is very clean.
  • The display has amazing clarity and the speed of operation is great. I would thoroughly recommend the purchase of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017).
  • The picture quality is awesome as it is a HD display.
  • The display is good. The colours on the S-AMOLED screen are vibrant but they appear to be more natural compared to other Samsung phones using this screen technology.
Processor Name
Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.2 GHz
1.6 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FZKUBTU) SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • It is really quick even if you put a lot of apps.
  • It's quick to boot up and quick in operation, very light to hold.
  • Smooth video playback, high quality music and multiple applications at the same time.
  • I have been using the phone for 2 months and there is no question about performance, everything works well.
  • After some time, the processor began to work worse. Many applications open for a long time and do not work well.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Brilliant phone, very fast, big screen, light and easy to hold.
  • I'm very happy with my Samsung Galaxy J5. It loads apps almost instantly. I experience no freezing and lagging.
  • Having previously owned an s6, there is zero difference between the performance of this and my last phone. Runs just as fast with no lagging.
  • Great mobile with everything needed; fast, responsive and very easy to use.
  • It's pretty fast (more than adequate for my needs) and reliable (unlike the A3!) and has a decent amount of on-board memory.
Internal Memory
16 GB
16 GB
2 GB
2 GB
Expandable Memory up to
64 GB
256 GB
Rear-Facing Camera
13 MP
13 MP
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
13 MP
Video Resolution
Other Functions
LED flash, Panorama, AF
LED flash, Panorama, HDR
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FZKUBTU) SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Great phone, I love Samsung, the A5 is easy to use and has great camera, 13mp on the back and an 5mp front camera to take selfies.
  • I was in search for a really good camera both front and rear and this just ticks all the boxes! It is very fast and responsive and has brilliant camera quality as well.
  • The back facing camera with its 13mp is able to take clear beautiful photos under almost every lighting.
  • The front facing camera with its 5mp is able to take high definition selfies.
  • The camera has a wide range of modes to have a play with, I rather liked the animated GIF creator mode.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • The camera is good and fast enough for most folks, haven't explored all of its options yet.
  • Camera is incredible, if your thinking of buying this phone then please do it's great, friends have the s6/s7 and this has very similar features and looks practically the same.
  • My daughter is thinking of getting one and shes always had iphones but she loved the features and camera for the good quality of the photos.
  • The 13 MP camera quality is clear and detailed, photos are amazing.
  • Great phone with great battery life, very pleased so far, camera also very good.
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
microUSB 2.0
micro USB
Network Type
802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700, 2100
Operating System
Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Voice Control App
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Maximum Usage Time
15 hours
21 hours
Headphone Jack
Water Resistant
Proximity, Compass, Accelerometer, ANT+ support, A-GPS, A2DP, EDR, LE, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, 16M colors
Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass, ANT+ support
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FZKUBTU) SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • The phones operating system runs smoothly with all the latest apps and games.
  • The battery is lasting 2 days and it is really quick even if you put a lot of apps.
  • Can get 3 days out of the battery with light usage.
  • The battery lasts pretty well, ultra power saving mode is a phenomenon and gives you more time.
  • Not the best android system, does not support many applications.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • The operating system is so good that I decided to give up my Nokia phone, and after 10 years I now have a smart phone.
  • As a music player it is excellent and with Google Assistant it is probably like an iPhone with better voice control.
  • Looks a lot more expensive than bought for, love the colour gold, amazing battery life charged it for an hour lasted over a day of use was shocked.
  • Battery life is very good, can get through a couple of days with light usage.
  • So far the location tracking works well and the sound is very good.
Battery Capacity
2300 mA/h
3000 mA/h
Wireless Charging
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500FZKUBTU) SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Battery life is very good compared to my old Samsung. And it has not decreased after 3 months of use.
  • Battery life has been very good with me achieving 2 days use with moderate use.
  • The device is great and provides all day battery life even with moderate to heavy usage.
  • After 13 months the phone battery began to drain fast and eventually turned off and wouldn't turn back on.
  • Unfortunately the battery life is appalling - in under 24 hours it has lost 46% of a fully charged battery, which is bad enough.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) (2017) 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
  • Cheap, cheerful, good battery life. No fuss and does what it says.
  • The battery life is superb, i'm on day 3 and still have 53% left. It has a lot more features than Moto phones. Very pleased.
  • I am very happy and I would recommend anyone to have one I was very surprised how long the battery last the battery lasts me about 4 days on standby and 2 and a half days when in use.
  • Does what it says on the box amazing battery life,up to 3 days.
  • Battery it's amazing I get 10h screen on time which is insane no flagships out there ganna get that.
Included With Unit
micro USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Quick Start Guide
micro USB Cable, Charger
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information

Other reviews