Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro – Review

Launched in July 2016, the Samsung On5 Pro is another smartphone churned out by its maker, Samsung, the Korean electronics giant with a firm stronghold in the smartphone market.

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With the ‘Pro’ in the name promising to deliver pro features, this is a phone to watch out for, if you’re looking at some really good features and an affordable price point.

Product specifications and features

The Samsung On5 Pro is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor (Exynos), and comes with 1.5GB RAM. The in-built storage on the phone is 8GB, which can be expanded to 128GB using the phone’s microSD card, but which then necessitates purchase of a memory card additionally. The phone operates on the Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS, has a dual-SIM option and is Wi-Fi enabled. Further, the 2600mAh battery promises more than adequate support to ensure uninterrupted usage. The sensors include the Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor and Gyroscope.

The phone fares well in terms of design, with a faux leather back that manages to up the style quotient.

Coming to the display, the phone has a bright 5-inch screen (with 1280×720 pixels) with excellent contrast levels, making watching videos and browsing the Internet a good experience.

The camera is promising, with an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front facing camera, which makes for some decent selfies. The camera can be launched easily by double tapping the home button from any screen, and also take selfies by using a palm gesture.

There is also a feature called the S Bike mode, which when activated will ensure that if you’re riding a bike or cycle, the phone does not ring and disturb you, thus ensuring road safety as well.

Further, while it supports both 3G and 4G networks, the 4G LTE enabled Galaxy On5 Pro offers an Ultra Data Saving (UDS) mode which helps the user save up to 50 percent data of your 4G data when streaming or browsing from the Internet.

Colour variants

The Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro is available in two colours, namely black and gold.

The verdict

All in all, the Samsung On5 Pro is a good smartphone with useful features. Going by what the phone promises, it is a strong contender for purchase owing to the style and features made available at an affordable price. As with any other phone purchase though it is always prudent to know what features you are looking for and understand which handset best serves the purpose.

Picture courtesy – bgr.in


by techtalks @TechTalks August 17, 2016 5:38 AM UTC

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Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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