Budget buyers are always on the lookout for a smartphone that is high on specs but easy on the pocket. To meet these requirements of buyers, Samsung has launched two budget phones as part of its Galaxy J series in India. We take a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy J5 and Samsung Galaxy J7 and find out whether they are value for money or not.

j5First, the look

Look wise, both these are average. They come in three colors–gold, black and white. Made with anodized material and faux metallic bezels, they have a sturdy construction. Curves at the corners of these phones are passe. Instead, we would like to see Samsung evolve in terms of its sense of design. 

To test the grip of the phone, I tried to hold it in various positions. Sure, it is not slippery. In fact, both the phones are compact and work well for those who don’t like chunky phones.

Screen and size

Where the screen size of the Samsung Galaxy J5 is 5 inches, the J7 has a 5.5-inch screen. The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 share a pixel resolution of 720×1280, which enhances the visual quality of these phones. However, the J5 looks sharper in terms of colors.

Performance wise, both the phones are swift. They may become sluggish later due to lack of storage capacity but the extendable memory option is always available.

Camera capabilities

We tried to see how the cameras function and this is the result. They have a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, which gave some cool shots. If you are really on the look out for a fine camera phones that are easy on the pocket, then the J5 and J7 can be good considerations.

Budget friendly

Part of their budget range of phones, the Galaxy J7 costs Rs. 14,999 and Samsung J5 costs Rs. 11,999. Both of these are dual SIM phones.