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Samsung Galaxy E5
Samsung Galaxy E5
Samsung Galaxy E5
Samsung Galaxy E5

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The Samsung Galaxy E5 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Great color reproduction and contrast on display
  • Smooth performance
  • Premium build and design
  • Good camera

What's bad

  • Only 3G connectivity
  • Limited internal storage

The smaller of the Galaxy E series, the Samsung Galaxy E5 is almost identical to its bigger brother – the E7. Like the E7, the E5 comes with a polycarbonate body and metal trim. The rear side has a matte finish, which makes it easier for reviewers to grip and is also smooth to the touch. Despite being made of plastic, experts describe it "premium" in terms of build quality and design. It is also very thin at just under 0.3 inches and light weight at 119 grams.

The E5 boasts a 5-inch, 720p super AMOLED display, which is the same screen as the E7. However, due to its smaller size, the E5 has a higher pixel density of 294ppi leading to an overall sharper screen. Reviewers were impressed with the excellent contrast, deep blacks and rich colors the super AMOLED offered though they did notice a slight blue tint to whites when viewed at angles.

Performance-wise reviews are good across the board. The 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM paired with the Adreno 306 GPU offered enough power and memory to keep the phone humming smoothly through the user interface navigating, multitasking and gaming. Battery capacity is 2,400mAh which might seem small but critics were still able to get a good 5 to 9 hours during their battery draining tests. It also comes with 16GB of internal storage, which translates to 11GB after taking into account the OS and additional software from Samsung. Luckily, it comes equipped with a microSIM slot which can also be used as a microSD slot for more storage. Sadly, it only offers 3G connectivity.

For the amateur photographer, the phone comes with an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. Its features include autofocus, touch to focus, geo-tagging and smile detection for better selfies and group photos. While not as good as the iPhone 6 camera, experts describe it as "above average" with good detail and color reproduction in good lighting situations.

Overall, reviews are generally positive for the E5. Gadgets To Use states, "Samsung Galaxy E5 sounds like a decent midrange offering…"

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
2400 mAh

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Galaxy E5 user manual here.

Samsung backs up the Galaxy E5 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Galaxy E5 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Samsung Galaxy E5's screen size is 5 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2400 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 18.8 days standby time, 960 minutes, 660 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy E5 Specs

Release Date January 20, 2015
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.39 W/kg
Body: 0.289 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Beauty face, Exposure value
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Wide Selfie
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density 294 pixels
Size 5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 720 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 660 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 960 minutes
Standby Time Up to 18.8 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black, White, Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.1 x 7.0 x 0.7 cm (5.6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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