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Samsung Galaxy On5 FAQ, Pros, Cons, User Queries, Answers

After the launch of J series phones for Indian consumers, Samsung has brought two new entries in the same segment. It has launched the Samsung Galaxy On5 and Samsung Galaxy On7. The On5 comes with 5.00-inch 720×1280 pixel display powered by 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor alongside 1.5 GB RAM and 8 megapixel rear camera.


Samsung Galaxy On5 Pros

  • Ultimate Data Saver mode
  • Good display
  • Dual-SIM 4G support

Samsung Galaxy On5 Cons

  • Similar design
  • Slow camera interface

Samsung Galaxy On5 Quick Specifications

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Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Samsung Galaxy On5 has the same design used in most of the budgets phones from Samsung, it looks exactly like the previously released Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. It has a 5 inch display with chrome on the edges. The back cover is made with thin plastic, which has a leather texture on top. The build quality is average and the phone feels light in hand. It is good for single handed usage.

Samsung Galaxy On5 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy On5 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it dual micro-SIM slots. Dual standby is supported.

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy On5 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Samsung Galaxy On5 has a microSD slot, it can support up to 128 GB microSD.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy On5 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The Samsung Galaxy On5 does not have a display glass protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- Samsung Galaxy On5 come with a 5 inch TFT display (720×1280 p), the viewing angles are colour output is also good. One of the major improvements in this phone compared to the recently released budget phones by Samsung is the display.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy On5 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- No, it does not support adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlid?

Answer- No, the touch navigation buttons are not backlid.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, fingerprint sensor is not available on this phone.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- This phone does not have the fast charging feature.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 8 GB of internal storage, 4.43 GB is available at user end.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- Yes, some of the apps can be transferred to the microSD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- 2 GB of bloatware apps are pre-installed. It cannot be removed.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 1.5 GB RAM, 734 MB was free on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- No, it does not have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is The User Interface on The Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- Samsung Galaxy On5 comes with Android Lollipop with Samsung’s very own TouchWiz UI. You get a lot of customization options in this phone, and the UI experience is also decent. Despite of the easy usability, it differs a lot from stock Android Lollipop and comes with bunch of apps from Samsung and Google.

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Question- Does Samsung Galaxy On5 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- No, it does not have themes to offer but it does have a set of wallpapers to choose from.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- Samsung Galaxy On5 has an average quality loudspeaker, the sound output is effected by the placement of the speaker grille on the back.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality was decent and we did not face any issues with the calls.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of The Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- The 8 MP AF rear camera and the 5 MP front camera, both are average performers. Like most of the camera of this range- outdoor shots were good but it struggled in low-light. The colours were not so accurate and dim-light performance was really poor if compared to other devices of this range.

Samsung Galaxy On5 Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- Samsung Galaxy On5 features a 2600 mAh battery, it has a good battery backup and can be easily used over a day with moderate usage. The Ultimate Power Saving feature is really very useful for times when you critically need to save the juice.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer– Black,White and Golden colour variants are available.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- It has Accelerometer and Proximity sensor.

Question- What are the Dimensions & Weight of Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- It measures 142.3×72.1×8.5 mm and weighs 149 grams.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- No, it does not support double tap to Wake Up.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Samsung Galaxy On5?

Answer- SAR value not specified.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy On5 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- No, it does not have abnormal heating issues. The battery temperature remains well under control.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy On5 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- What are the benchmark scores?

Answer- Benchmark scores are:


Antutu (64-bit)- 20945

Nenamark- 54.1 fps

Quadrant- 9665

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- The gaming performance on this device was average, we tried to trigger few high end games but the games took a little long to launch and started to struggle after playing for few minutes.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.


Samsung Galaxy On5 comes at INR 8,990, we have a lot of phones lined up in this range which offer much better specs and features. This phone does not impress with the looks, but surely has a better camera and display than the previously released budget Samsung phones. The performance is good and will surely be an important selling point of this phone.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.