Samsung Galaxy On5 Vs On5 Pro Smartphones Comparison

by Karthik Iyer 3

With growing smartphone industry, new and new smartphones are launched every day and thus it becomes difficult for consumers also, to select the right one for them. There are people who might want to do some research and then take a decision of buying their smartphones, as they might be willing to us the device for an extended period. In such cases, it is always good to compare a couple of devices and then draw a conclusion. On the same lines, today we are going to compare two devices from the same manufacturer which also belongs to the same series as well. Below is the comparison of Galaxy On5 with the Galaxy On5 Pro based on the usage of both the devices.

Design:

Samsung has always been quite simple about their designing skills and not complicate things when it comes to budget smartphone offerings. Small things like the physical home button and the capacitive touch buttons on the front have been the same for quite some time now, but there’s not to complain as they work just fine.

Talking about the design of the new On5 Pro, it is arguably similar to that of the On5. The rubberized texture provided for gripping on the plastic back feels satisfying with an excellent grip in the hand, unlike the slippery plastic panels you see on most mid-range devices. And the back panel is again removable, to insert the SIM cards and the battery. Again there is a slight curve to the right and left edges from the back just like the On5, which allows the hand to reach easily from left to right. All the button placements and the ports are the same as found on the On5.

Display

The display on both devices are similar at 5-inches, as well as the resolution is also the same at 720p. It is not the best display on a smartphone, but Samsung has done a really good again with the TFT display and the color reproduction on the screen is excellent as it was found on the last year’s variant as well. On comparison, both the screens look exactly the same.

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro comes with an Exynos 3475 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3 GHz, which is the same chipset found on the Galaxy On5 as well. It is not the best in the market right now, but it does offer good performance. The memory is bumped up to 2GB in the new Galaxy On5 Pro, compared to the 1.5GB on Galaxy On5. The addition of extra memory makes a difference in terms of usage. Out of the box both the devices comes with 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via a microSD card. Both the Galaxy On5 Pro as well as the Galaxy On5 are Dual SIM handsets. And because both of them have the same processor, there is not going to be much difference in terms of performance ; however, the added 500MB RAM can be of some use here.

Software:

The Galaxy On5 Pro runs, the latest and greatest Android 6.0 marshmallow out of the box, whereas the Galaxy On5 had Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. However, there is Samsung’s custom UI that runs on top of the stock version adding more functionality. This UI is heavy and nowhere feels like the stock Android, but the company has been following the same UI for a long time now, and we cannot expect it to change anytime soon.

Camera 

The camera found on the Galaxy On5 Pro are same as that of the ones found on the Galaxy On5. The rear camera is of 8-megapixel and is supported by an LED flash. On testing, the results were quite similar. Even though the resolution is less to work with, but the shots taken out of the cameras were good if not excellent. If you are coming from any previous Samsung smartphone, then the camera UI is not going to be an issue, as it is quite the same as well. Both the cameras max out at FHD for video recording. The front camera module is also the same on both the devices, which is 5-megapixels and again the image quality is same.

Battery 

The battery found on the Galaxy On5 Pro is also of the same 2,600 mAh capacity, which was found on the Galaxy On5. But again, can’t blame the manufacturer as it there not much space to work with here since all the other specifications are also the same. On paper, the battery might look like it is a small one, but in regular usage, it is fairly decent. The Galaxy On5 Pro has both normal power saving mode as well as the extreme power saving mode. When the device is kept on normal power saving mode all the time during general usage, it should last longer.

Verdict 

On the basis of above information, it is quite evident that there is not much difference here in both the devices. In terms of design, we don’t have anything new and on the hardware side, everything is similar except for the memory where we have seen a small bump. So in terms of overall performance, there’s no significant difference here. But given the fact that both the devices retail for an almost same price, it makes sense to select the new Galaxy On5 Pro over the older Galaxy On5. Which one would you pick? Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned for more coverage on the new Galaxy On5 Pro.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Eldo Jacob

    Its almost the same expect a little difference on s/w and RAM, true that you told it confuses the customers to buy which one..Samsung must have done something different.

  • PRATHEESH PS

    I would pick On5 pro over On5 but still Samsung could give us atleast slightly better internals at this price

  • Thanks for the camera samples. I think J series offer better than this.