samsung galaxy on5 review

The Samung Galaxy On5 can be categorized as a mid range phone in terms of quality but also one that is dependable and reliable. A brand new Galaxy On5 is equipped with a handful of common apps and has sufficient storage space and capacity to add desired apps such as Uber and Spotify upon activating service. The Galaxy On5 is, like many of Samsung’s products, not the fanciest device you can buy but certainly well constructed and sturdy with the capabilities of most phones on the market today.

Design

The Samsung Galaxy On5’s design is hardly complicated, on the bottom face of the phone is a menu button, back button and another button that opens recently used apps. On the left hand side is two-volume control buttons and on the right hand side is the power button. The touchscreen and apps are razor-sharp yet not overly sensitive. The apps, controls, and buttons don’t need to be wrestled with to prompt phone functions. The corners of the phone are smoothly curved which makes the phone easier to handle. The microUSB port is on the bottom edge of the phone in between the audio jack (3.5 mm) and microphone. The camera is located on the back of the phone toward the top as is standard with nearly every smartphone of late. Those who have older model cellphones and smartphones will be pleased to find that the camera has a reversible selfie picture feature which makes it much easier to take photos of yourself without someone else’s help. The camera on the backside of the phone has an LED flash and the loudspeaker is also nestled in the top half of the rear of the phone.  The picture quality is as good as Samsung’s competitors and the clarity and resolution is surprisingly well-defined. 

Samsung Galaxy On5’s Camera is High Quality

The 5inch screen display is clear and bright and the 720p resolution and pixel density of 294 PPI is more than adequate. If you just want the basics, the Galaxy On5 delivers the latest level of quality that is comparable to the best and most expensive phones on the market. If you watch a YouTube video on the Galaxy On5, the picture quality is as clear as the average laptop. While the low pixel density is somewhat evident when you zoom into full screen, the videos, when zoomed in, give a pixelated look which isn’t of too poor quality, but hey what more can you expect from a hand sized cellphone? Overall the colors and image quality are sharp enough to provide for enjoyment of YouTube and recorded videos.

Tech Specs

Samsung Galaxy On5 specs

The inner workings of the Samsung Galaxy On5 include the Exypos 3475 quad-core chipset. The phone has a 1.3GHz processor which performs well but is designed for more budget friendly devices, however only tech nerds would know this. The RAM on this device is somewhat limited, of the 1.5 GB of RAM, only 534 MB is free to use. The system uses 681 of RAM and a handful of default apps use up 184 MB of the RAM. The average Joe chipset is conducive to gaming, but video game freaks may opt for a phone more suited to gaming. If you just want something that you can play on while on the bus, it can help keep you entertained.

With all the things you can do on the phone, the large 2600mAh battery of the On5 still manages to last more than a day. The battery is small in size but certainly capable of supporting all that the On5 can do.

The Bottom Line

Is the $80 Samsung Galaxy On5 the ideal budget friendly phone? Compared to other smartphones which can cost several hundred dollars, what you get is certainly sufficient and worth your money. The Samsung Galaxy On5 is worth buying.

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