Which Galaxy J5 do I have?

Thursday 12th January 2017 by Rafat in Galaxy J5 2015, Galaxy J5 2016.

Above: the 2015 model (left/top), the 2016 model (right/bottom)

The Galaxy J5 is a solid mid-range phone, boasting good specs and a slim Samsung design. Confusingly, it’s also the name of two different phones, released in 2015 and 2016. Here’s how to tell the difference between them.

Check Settings

The easiest way is to ask the phone itself. Go to Settings > About Phone, and scroll down until you see ‘model name’. The original Galaxy J5 will be called just that, while the 2016 model will be called ‘Galaxy J5 (2016)’.

Look at the rear camera

The rear camera — or more specifically its flash — is another dead giveaway. Look at the back of the phone, and find the camera lens in the top centre. If the flash module is to the right of the lens and shaped like a lozenge, then you have the 2016 model. If the flash is to the left of the lens and is shaped like a rounded square (equally wide and tall), then it’s the 2015 model.

Now what?

Now you’ve (hopefully) identified your Galaxy J5 module. Awesome! Now you can find the right accessories for your phone. Check out our full range via the buttons below:

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