The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy E5 are among the value for money devices launched by Samsung this year. According to the company, these smartphones are targeted at the younger college-going users. These smartphones offer the same good old plastic build and looks similar to the brand’s previous devices. However, the company has priced them quite affordable compared to its old phones which such features and design.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 is one of the most affordable smartphone from the company with support for Indian 4G LTE networks. While the Galaxy E5 is a 3G only device. So if you are planning to buy any one of these phones, let’s compare their specs to find out which one is better.

Samsung Galaxy J5 vs Samsung Galaxy E5: battle of the budget Android smartphones


As mentioned above, the Samsung Galaxy J5 and Galaxy E5 offer almost similar designs with fascias mostly occupied by displays and plastic body. The Galaxy J5 comes with a waistline of 7.9mm and weighs 146 grams. The Galaxy E5 on the other hand is much slimmer with a waistline of 7.3mm around is lighter at just 120 grams.

Display and Software

The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy E5, both offer similar 5-inch HD Super AMOLED displays with pixel densities of 294 pixels per inches. They feel comfortable for users with small hands to deliver easier typing experience. On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy E5 runs Android 4.4 KitKat, while the Galaxy J5 comes with the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.


The Samsung Galaxy J5 and Samsung Galaxy E5, both of the smartphones are powered by 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors. They are equipped with Adreno 306 graphics processors and 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy J5 offers 8GB of expandable memory, while the Galaxy E5 is loaded with higher 16GB of expandable flash storage.


For imaging, the Samsung Galaxy J5 offers better features than the Galaxy E5. It comes with a 13MP autofocus rear camera with an LED flash and full HD video recording support. The Galaxy E5 is equipped with an 8MP autofocus primary snapper with an LED flash and FHD video recording. Both smartphones offer 5MP front cameras for selfies and video calling.

Connectivity and Battery

The Galaxy J5 and Galaxy E5, both smartphones come with dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB 2.0, and A-GPS connectivity options. While the Galaxy E5 only supports 3G networks, the Galaxy J5 is a future ready offering with 4G LTE connectivity on board. The Galaxy E5 is powered by a 2,400mAh battery, while the Galaxy J5 is backed by a higher 2,600mAh unit.


The Samsung Galaxy E5 and Galaxy J5 share quite a few specifications including displays, front camera features, processors, GPUs, and RAM. The Galaxy J5 comes with higher storage, bigger battery capacity, better camera features, latest software, and 4G LTE connectivity. The Galaxy E5 on the other hand offers higher storage than the J5, but comes with less internal memory, smaller battery, and mediocre camera specs. As for the pricing is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy J5 is available for around Rs 11,999, while the Galaxy E5 is up for sale online for around Rs 12,500. So which one are you going to purchase? or you have any other device in mind? Share in the comments.