Samsung J5 : OWNER REVIEW.

by Ainur Khussainova

I am Ainur, and I am currently on maternity leave, raising my child. In spite of my family duties, I always work at a part-time job and keep myself busy. I got my bachelor degree in Arts, particularly in Teaching English and French and got my Master degree in Teaching English and Turkish languages. I’ve been working as a teacher of the English language in an International school since graduation. Since I was going to have a long maternity leave and I had polylingual abilities (Kazakh, Russian, Turkish, and English languages). I got interested in translation and copywriting as a freelancer. So I needed a quality-assured cellphone which could help me to perform my part-time job. This mobile device’s primary duty was to serve me occasionally as a dictionary/thesaurus and of course as a social network surfing platform. With the anxious child on one hand, I required a high-quality device in the other hand. Also at that time as I tried to keep up to date, taking into consideration all technology development factors I decided to search the modern mobile phones online. So let me tell you briefly about the mobile phone “Samsung  J5” that caught my attention.

Design

As a female, the first thing that attracted me was its black, stylish design. When you hold it for the first time, you admire it and it lies perfectly in the hand.  It’s bright and consumes little energy (720p). The main mechanical button is also securely fastened.

Body.

Its BODY:  Dimensions- 142.171.8 x 7.9 mm (5.59 x 2.83 x 0.31 in) which is convenient to use, Weight-146 g (5.15 oz), as I don’t like too thick and heavy mobile phones, this model suits to me, cause it is neither too heavy nor too light.

Display

The display is very bright. Even the minimum brightness will be enough for comfortable use. A fingerprint scanner is very fast. Pixels aren’t seen. By using the exterior it is possible to obtain clear frames, it never occurs a problem with focusing.

Camera

I was very pleased with the quality. Even during insufficient lighting, the pictures are very good. Frontal selfies come out at 4 because in most cases, the background is not clear (maybe it can be changed in the settings) – backlight for the front camera is very convenient.

Battery

Talk time Up to 18 h (3G) no one can argue against the importance of conversing with mother and friends for women sitting with children at home. The cellphone battery is removable, which turned out to be a crucial aspect. After tons of work hours, internet surfing chatting over social media I had to replace the battery with the new one. It could have been a rather challenging task if the battery was not removable. Music play- Up to 62 h that’s not so vital for me, because rarely a young mom can afford listening to music for hours. It withstands one day of active work without any effort.

Applications and social networks that I used on my phone.

I was over the moon when I first held it in my hand. After immediately downloading all the necessary apps (particularly freelance Websites, Facebook, Instagram, Dictionary, In driver, 2GIS, etc). I started to search for the translation from all four languages that I know. There was a high demand for translation from Russian to English and of course, I typed all the text on my laptop. Samsung J5 was used for searching the work and it was done fairly successfully. A dictionary was very useful to enlarge my word stock, which is essential in my current job. As I have mentioned above I was interested in exploring copywriting. Since I didn’t have the least notion about copywriting I started reading and watching videos and doing my research with the help of my phone, and listening and watching the videos of course during the house works sometimes with the help of my earphone while the child was sleeping. After getting some idea about copywriting I got an aspiration to become an expert in this field. I got this aspiration of course primarily at the expense of my notion, and also must take into account my phone that helped me to realize this idea.

Social media on my phone.

Having and using social networks on your mobile phone is another important issue. On the one hand, it gives an incredible opportunity to one’s self-realization and a myriad of ideas. Simply, just by reading the quotes that impress me, I use a screenshot and put it in my phone background. And also I was able to use it for advertising my works. On the other hand, one can waste time watching useless ads, fun videos, etc. Therefore, there are both advantages and disadvantages associated with using social networks on a phone. Long story short, I liked these functions of my phone as I used them for my benefit. In my previous mobile devices, I didn’t have 2Gis and other taxi applications such as “In driver” or Yandex. I was immensely pleased to have them on my mobile phone as I am not great with directions. In my Samsung J5, I was able to use it at high speed. I can call myself an inexperienced car driver but fortunately, I wasn’t scared with the help of 2GIS.

Accidents that experienced my phone.

Some critical occasions took place a couple of times. My child dropped the phone into the bath full of water. I bid farewell to my favorite device, but after proper drying, it came to life again. Generally, it was my child who caused the worst moments for the Samsung J5. The phone bravely withstood all of the free falls from different heights, thanks to its sturdy and quality built body.

Rating out of 10.

At last, if I give an overall rating out of 10 I can give 9 cause I saw a lot of benefits from my device and it’s still in use throughout 2,5 years, so I can highly recommend it to you. And the next time I’m considering to purchase the most recent Samsung mobile phone.