Samsung Galaxy On5 Review-Pros and Cons

Samsung Galaxy On5 is the new offering in the price segment of below 10k. With decent spec sheet and affordable price, this Dual sim Samsung smartphone competing with the likes of Lenovo A600 Plus, Meizu M2, Motorola Moto E, Redme smartphone etc.

Samsung Galaxy On5 sports 5 inch TFT display with screen resolution of  720×1280 resolution and 294 ppi pixel density. Though it is not a AMOLED screen, it is still a good display screen. The viewing angles are decent and color output is good. Sadly display is fingerprint magnet and doesn’t come with Corning Gorilla glass protection. Also screen is bit reflective which affects on the legibility under sunlight. Considering similar priced smartphones, display quality is satisfactory.

Samsung Galaxy On5 is powered by quad core 1.3GHz Samsung Exynos processor with 1.5GB of RAM and Mali T720 GPU. Out of 1.5GB of RAM, 534MB is free and 681MB is used by system files. Default apps consume around 184MB of RAM. In terms gaming experience as well as loading heavy animation in UI and apps is good. Phone doesnot exhibit any heating issues in my testing. Even with 20 minutes of gaming phone became just warm(36 degree) which is acceptable.

Galaxy On5 4G Dual sim

Samsung Galaxy On5

Samsung Galaxy On5 houses 8MP primary camera with LED flash and 5MP front facing camera.  The primary camera takes some impressive images in outdoor conditions as well as in artificial lighting. It can record videos at 1080p resolution. There is some stabilization from shakes using the software tweaks. Video quality is decent but not great. There is also a pro mode through which you can do manual settings.  Front 5MP snapper is on par with similar priced smartphone front cameras. Wide-Selfie and Interval Shots options are nice addition.

Samsung Galaxy On5 has 2600 mAh battery. As the Exynos Soc used in this device is optimized for battery usage,  it easily lasted more than 1 day with heavy usage on our test unit. There is also normal power saving mode and ultra power saving mode through which you can increase battery level further. For connectivity, Galaxy On5 has 4G, 3G, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. It is dual sim smartphone and both sim are capable of 4G. But you can use any one of the sim on 4G connectivity at a time.

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Let us summarize Samsung Galaxy On5 Review by splitting features into merits and demerits.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Samsung Galaxy On5

Pros of Samsung Galaxy On5

  • Decent Display screen.
  • Good battery life.
  • Decent camera performance.
  • 4G connectivity and Dual sim support.
  • Samsung Brand trust and availability of service centers.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy On5

  • Limited Sensors: Device has only Accelerometer and Proximity Sensor. Other basic sensors like Ambient light sensor and compass etc missing.
  • No Corning Gorilla Glass protection: Display screen does not have any protective glass such as Corning Glass. Also no screen guard in the box.
  • Speaker output is bit low.
  •  No LED notification.

Samsung Galaxy On5 Tips and FAQ

Does Samsung Galaxy On5 supports USB OTG?

Yes. It is.

How to take screenshot on Galaxy On5?

To take screenshot on Samsung Galaxy On5, press and hold home+ power button simultaneously. The screenshot will be taken.

How to use Galaxy On5 as Modem?

You can Samsung Galaxy On5 as modem through USB tethering and Bluetooth Tethering. You can also use personal wifi hotspot feature.


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1 comment… add one
  • Partha Bhowmik May 17, 2018, 2:35 pm

    Why doesnot 2nd sim work in my Samsung galaxy on5?

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