Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) is up to 183% faster than its predecessor Galaxy J5 (2016)

Galaxy J is one of the budget Samsung series and the leader in this lineup – Galaxy J5 (2016) is now overtaken by its successor Galaxy J5 (2017).

The mobile processor in Galaxy J5 (2017) is Exynos 7 Octa 7870. The chip features eight cores with Cortex-A53 architecture and clock speed up to 1.6 GHz. It is manufactured through a 14nm technological process and its energy consumption is 30% lower than that of its 28nm predecessor which is probably one of the reasons for the great battery life. Moreover, it supports the LTE Cat 6 technology with a download speed of up to 300Mbps, support for Full HD screens, up to 16MP cameras and Full HD video recording at 60fps. Here, the present GPU is Mali-T830.

You can find more useful information about Exynos 7 Octa 7870 on Samsung’s official website:

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) works with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 – one of the most popular mid-range smartphone mobile chips. The 64-bit processor is manufactured through a 28nm technological process. It offers four Cortex-A53 cores ticking at 1.19 GHz. Additionally, the chip is characterized by the support of Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, and LTE Cat4 connectivity which allows up to 150 Mbps download and up to 50 Mbps upload speed. Here, the present GPU is Adreno 306.

You can find more information about Snapdragon 410 on Qualcomm’s official website:

We conducted several benchmark tests in order to check the computing as well as graphics performance of the two smartphones. You can find the results in the table below.

BenchmarksSamsung Galaxy J5 (2017)Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)
Geekbench 3 (Multi-Core)3622 (+150%)1451
Vellamo 3 Metal1163 (+16%)1003
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex (offscreen)12 (+126%)5.3
GFXBench 3 Manhattan (offscreen)5.1 (+183%)1.8
GFXBench 3.1 Manhattan (offscreen)3.3
3D Mark Ice Unlimited8296 (+91%)4350

You can find out where the two smartphones are positioned in our graphics and computing power rankings.

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