Samsung Galaxy On5 hands on review, specifications and price


India has always been a market where people look for affordable smartphones with great features. After declining sales, and a minor resurgence with the J-series Samsung has now come up with two smartphones, On5, and On7. Both the devices are packed up with great specs, let’s have a look what Samsung Galaxy On5 has in store for you.

Design and Display:

Samsung has always stuck to its traditional design, rectangular shaped phone with one home button and two capacitative buttons at both sides. Though the new generation prefers the design to be a little different, the average consumers have always sworn by Samsung’s easy design. The devices come with a leather finish at the back, which helps you keep the phone firmly in your hands. It doesn’t slip. The slight curve to the right and left edges to the back allows your hand to reach from left to right easily.

samsung galaxy on5 hands on review specifications

The bottom side of the phone has a USB charging port, 3.5 mm audio jack, and a microphone. The top side is clear and doesn’t house any buttons. The usual sensors have been placed at the top front side of the device. The back side of the phone has the main camera with an LED flash and a loudspeaker. When you open the back panel, you can see the two SIM card slots along with the battery and Micro SD card slot.

The display of the device is 5 inch, 720-pixel display. Though AMOLED factor is missing, it is still a good display with 294 PPI. But then HD display is always there to serve your needs. The video quality is great and we loved the color display. They were pretty vibrant and will make your viewing experience much better.

User Interface and Performance:

Performance and UI are the two main things which are making the smartphone market running these days. But then companies have to make sure to make the required UI integrate properly in the handset, if not done, the performance degrades. Touchwiz has always been Samsung’s baby, that too a cribbing one. Slow loading apps, low performance, and degraded performance are common issues with the TouchWiz. But this time, Samsung with On5 they have cut down a lot on pre-loaded apps and also enhanced their UI performance. The new TouchWiz is incorporated with Lollipop 5.1.1. You don’t have a personalized theme app in the device, but you can always download few themes and apps from the play store. Since space is limited, the multi-window functionality and one hand mode have been limited. We would have loved some additional gestures in the interface like wake-up apps, battery manager etc. When it comes to security, the fingerprint scanner is missing for obvious reasons but pre-stocked “Find My Mobile app” can help you track your phone.

Camera on Samsung Galaxy On5:

The main camera on Samsung Galaxy On5 is 8 MP camera, and the front secondary camera is a 5 megapixel shooter. The camera performed decent but not that great as there was some lack of details in some places both in low light as well as normal light. As mentioned above, colors were captured beautifully. Over saturation in some images might appear. The front camera is 5 MP which gives you options of clicking wide angle selfies and interval shots.

This is a full HD video sample taken from the front camera of the On5.

This is a full HD video sample taken from the primary camera of the On5.


Samsung Galaxy On5 has a 2600Mah battery, which might look a little small, but it is not performance wise. You can tons of things still be able to save about 1-2 hours of battery. There were hardly any shortcomings noticed in the battery area.

Here’s our hands on review video for the Samsung Galaxy On5:

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