You may have noticed there is a bias for affordable smartphones on this platform. The idea is why spend so much if you can get something friendlier on the pocket that fills your needs? Although it is not the cheapest with the capability, Samsung Galaxy On5 is an affordable 4G-enabled smartphone. You will better appreciate its price when you consider it is from the same maker of the popular and significantly more expensive Samsung Galaxy S6, the Edge variant of which we have previously covered.
Design and Display
By now, you should have grown used to seeing attractive devices from Samsung. It is therefore not very surprising to see that the Galaxy On5 sports a sleek design with a ‘thin’ frame and an attractive ‘leather-feel’ back cover. The phone packs a 5-inch TFT touch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels for some decent clarity.
Samsung Galaxy On5 features an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and Full HD (1080p) video recording capability. For the selfie camera, a 5-megapixel sensor is provided. The phone comes with some great features for taking superb selfies. Wide Selfie allows you capture more people and wider areas in your selfies, while Palm Gesture Selfie lets you take a selfie by making a palm gesture at the lens.
Hardware and Software
Samsung’s own Exynos 3475 processor runs the show on the Galaxy On5. The quad-core CPU is paired with decent 1.5 GB of RAM and runs at a maximum speed of 1.3 GHz. There is onboard storage of 8 GB, expandable by another 128 GB via the microSD card slot. The device boots Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system to give buyers more value for their money.
Sundry Specs and Features
Samsung Galaxy On5 is equipped with a large 2600mAh battery which supposedly delivers up to 15 hours of talk time on a 3G network. It supports 4G LTE Cat 4 for lightning-fast web surfing, movie downloads and music streaming. The dual-SIM smartphone also has micro-USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, 3G and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz for connectivity.
The Galaxy On5 is listed on Samsung India site at Rs. 8,990 at this point. You should be expecting a price in the between N27,000 and N35,000 based on that, if you can find the device anywhere in the country.
– 5-inch HD TFT display
– 8MP rear and 5MP front cameras
– 1.3GHz quad-core Exynos processor
– 1.5GB RAM
– 8GB storage
– Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Dual SIM
– 4G LTE
– 2600mAh battery