Huawei Y5 2017 or Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime?

Renz Rhino Fabi Uyson asks, “Which is better: Huawei Y5 2017 or Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime?

| Huawei Y5 2017 Or Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime?

Here we have two entry-level smartphones that will be put side-by-side to see which one has it better in each key aspects. Let’s start!

Huawei Y5 2017 is one of the top-picked budget smartphones by the readers. It has a 5″ IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, MediaTek MT6737T processor, 16GB internal storage, a 2GB RAM, 8MP AutoFocus(AF) rear camera w/ dual-LED flash, 5MP front camera w/ LED flash, and 3,000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is under the 10k price range bracket. It has a 5″ TFT display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Samsung Exynos 7570 processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP AF rear camera w/ LED flash, 5MP front camera, and 2,400mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

Huawei Y5 2017 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
Display 5.0-inch IPS LCD @ 1280×720 pixels 5-inch PLS TFT display @ 1280 x 720 pixels
CPU MediaTek MT6737T 1.4GHz Quad-Core Samsung Exynos 7570 1.4GHz Quad-Core
GPU Mali-T720 Mali-T720
Memory -16GB internal storage
-16GB internal storage
Camera – 8MP AF rear camera, f/2.0, dual-LED flash
– 5MP front-facing camera, LED flash
– 13MP f/1.9 autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
– 5MP front-facing camera
Battery 3000mAh Li-Ion battery 2400mAh non-removable battery
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
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Here are their benchmark scores:

Huawei Y5 2017 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime
Antutu 38,896 35,844
Geekbench 4 664(Single-Core), 1,813(Multi-Core) 631 (Single-Core), 1,829 (Multi-Core)
Battery Life 9 hours and 25 minutes (w/ PCMark Battery Test) 13 hours (video loop test)

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei Y5 2017

IPS LCD display

+ Better performing CPU

+ Dual-LED rear flash

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

+ Higher rear camera resolution

+ Longer lasting battery life

+ Fingerprint Scanner



Both smartphones have the same display specs except for one. The IPS LCD of the Y5 2017 is an upgraded TFT display type of the J5 Prime. In terms of viewing experience, they are both decent but the IPS LCD gives more color accuracy and better viewing angles. If the user is fond of watching videos, Y5 2017 is the better pick in this aspect.

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The CPU of both smartphones are different. The Y5 2017 has a MediaTek MT6737T while the J5 Prime has an Exynos 7570. Upon testing them in Antutu benchmark, the scores showed that the former has a better performing CPU. In terms of gaming potential, they both have Mali-T720 which is an entry-level GPU. Both smartphones can run light-graphics games easily


On paper, the J5 Prime has a higher rear camera resolution. An advantage for the Y5 2017 is that it has a dual-LED flash and a front flash which is always useful for selfies under low-light conditions. We have taken sample shots from both smartphones and readers can check them out here. (Huawei Y5 2017 and Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime)


The Huawei Y5 2017 has a 3,000mAh battery while the J5 Prime has 2,400mAh. The latter may have a smaller battery capacity, but during our video loop test, it yielded a solid 13 hours of battery life while the former has been tested in PCMark’s Battery benchmark and yielded 9 hours and 25 minutes battery life. It also has been observed that the PCMark battery test yields lower battery life and when tested with the J5 Prime, the benchmark crashes. In the end, we wouldn’t know which one has a longer battery life but we can assure the readers that both smartphones last long.

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The Huawei Y5 2017 is priced at Php5,999 while the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is priced at Php9,990.

In this matchup, we would go for the Y5 2017 since it has a better viewing experience and a better performing CPU. The Samsung J5 Prime is also good since it has USB OTG.

Which smartphone would you pick? Let us know your choice in the comments section below.

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