With smartphones transitioning to the size of tablets, it can be hard to navigate your way around one with convenience. It’s a petty complaint but if you have small hands, want to just check your phone, and reply quickly without having to fumble with both hands, you’ll get why.

Do I feel like the dinosaur in Meet the Robinsons? A bit. But to be fair, I sometimes still shop in the kid’s section of the clothing store, so this might not be a big deal to a lot of people.

Good specs in a smaller package

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime runs on Android Marshmallow; has 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and up to 256GB expandable storage via microSD; is powered by a 2400mAh non-removable battery; and has a 5-inch display with HD resolution. It looks like the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Mini-Me.

Besides the home button on the phone doubling as the fingerprint scanner, the Gorilla Glass protection on this phone can take some clumsy drops. Not to mention, the 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera are just like the J7 Prime with not as big a price tag on it.

The J5 Prime’s front camera even has the same gesture control as on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime that scans for your palm with a five-second delay for quick and easy selfie snaps. Forget straining your arm to get everyone in the photo; you can use gesture control to take the shot.

Goodbye, single-SIM phones

Why keep two SIM cards on separate phones when you can have both in one? The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime is dual-SIM, so both your work and personal numbers can stay in a single phone with less the bulk of two phones. This way, you don’t have to keep switching from one phone to the next when answering calls and replying to texts.

Can I play mobile games on it?

Yes, you can. The Galaxy J5 Prime is powered with an Exynos 7570 quad-core processor, making gameplay smooth on light to medium titles. There’s a ton of mobile games you can play on this phone. As for me, Hearthstone and Mobile Legends worked fine. However, there is no auto-brightness feature on this phone, so you might need to manually transition when you move around the house while playing.

That aside, the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime looks to have standard features with small interesting tweaks packed into a premium build. The phone looks and feels top-quality as well as it performs without such a fuss on an attractive display.

The Galaxy J5 Prime starts at INR 13,790 in India and PhP 9,990 in the Philippines. This phone looks like it delivers on design, battery life, and display.

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