Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) review: Camera [en]

The camera is another area that often suffers in cheap phones. Last year’s J5 was let down by a tendency to overexpose most images, and on paper this year’s model doesn’t look much better, featuring a similar 13-megapixel resolution with only a slight aperture bump to f/1.7. In use, though, it turns out to be a marked improvement over the old model.

Images are clear and well-defined, with outstanding colour reproduction and very little visible noise. Low-light situations were handled very well, while daylight shots were packed with detail. Even tricky subjects such as foliage were captured with outstanding clarity. No doubt about it, this is a much more versatile camera than you’d expect for the price.