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Top 10 Galaxy J5 (2017) cases and accessories



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Today we’re going to review the latest and greatest accessories for the newest arrival to giffgaff, the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017). Let’s get right into our recommendations!

Part 1: Galaxy J5 (2017) cases

We’ll begin with some Galaxy J5 (2017) cases, including some of the best protective options, some stylish choices and bargain heroes. Onwards!

1. Olixar Ultra-Thin Gel Clear Case - £8

Olixar Ultra-Thin Gel Clear Case

The Olixar Ultra-Thin Gel Case is a 100% clear case that adds decent protection to the phone, without covering up its stylish Samsung design. The case is thin too, with a flexible nature that makes it easy to install and remove as necessary. You shouldn’t need to remove it too often though, as it includes all of the cutouts you need to use the phone’s buttons, ports, cameras and other features. Nice one.

2. Official Samsung Wallet Cover Case - £20

Official Samsung Wallet Cover Case

This official Samsung wallet is on the skinny side, with room for just one card. That isn’t the most practical option, but it does leave you with a case that is much thinner than the average leather wallet. The synthetic design is hard-wearing and looks good, no matter which of the four available colours you choose. Finally, the case is sleep/wake enabled, meaning the screen will automatically lock and unlock as the wallet cover is closed and opened, respectively. Pretty useful stuff, no doubt.

3. Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case - £13

Olixar Leather-Style Wallet Stand Case

Next up is an alternative wallet: the Olixar Leather-Style Wallet. This case has a more classic design, with a synthetic leather material that adds a bit of bulk but good protection too. There are space for multiple cards inside, and the rear cover can fold to serve as a horizontal stand as well. If you like the natural leather look, then this case will serve you well at a reasonable price.

4. Official Samsung Dual Layer Cover - £17

Official Samsung Dual Layer Cover

The Samsung Dual Layer Case is my favourite of Samsung’s official designs for the Galaxy J5 this year. The Dual Layer case unsurprisingly gets its name from its dual-material construction, which uses a combination of TPU and polycarbonate to provide better protection than a single material alone could provide. The case is available in a nice range of colours too, including blue, pink, gold, black and white. No matter what your chromatic preferences, you’re sure to find at least a couple of good options!

5. Olixar ArmourDillo Protective Case - £13

Olixar ArmourDillo Protective Case

Our final case is the Olixar ArmourDillo. This newly redesigned case maintains the excellent protection that has typified the series, while adding a bolder look with plenty of grippable textures on the back and sides. The case still conceals a flip-out stand as well, making this one of the most convenient choices for watching videos on the go. If you want your phone to last for a long time, it deserves a top quality armoured case like the ArmourDillo.

Part 2: Galaxy J5 (2017) accessories

Next up we have the five most essential accessories for any Galaxy J5 (2017) owner. These bits and pieces will help you get the maximum out of your phone, from expanding its storage to improving its photographic and audio capabilities. Let’s begin.

6. Olixar Screen Protector 2-in-1 Pack - £6

Olixar Screen Protector 2-in-1 Pack

This screen protector pack gives you two tempered plastic screen protectors, giving you a simple way to keep your Galaxy J5’s screen protected from scratches. It’s pretty darn easy to scratch or crack your screen, so paying a pittance for a screen protector definitely makes economic sense.

7. Lexar 16GB Micro SD Card - £13

Lexar 16GB Micro SD Card

This inexpensive Micro SD Card more than doubles your available storage, giving you sixteen extra gigabytes for thirteen pounds. That gives you a lot more room to breathe, allowing you to install more apps and keep music or videos on your device. It’s also a great photographic accessory, ensuring that high definition photos and videos don’t quickly clog up your phone’s internal storage.

8. Sonic Boom Portable Vibration Speaker - £5

Sonic Boom Portable Vibration Speaker

The built-in speakers of the Galaxy J5 are pretty weedy, but it’s easy to upgrade your music experience by plugging in a new set. Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days, but spare a thought for simpler times and these clever Sonic Boom speakers. The idea is that they attach to desks, boxes, tables and the like, using the natural acoustic properties of these surfaces to produce surprisingly loud and clear audio. For a fiver, it’s well worth trying – and half the fun is seeing which surfaces produce the best sound!

9. Olixar Premium HD Camera Lens Kit - £26

Olixar Premium HD Camera Lens Kit

These lenses add incredible photographic possibilities to your Galaxy J5. You get three in the pack: a 0.36x super wide angle lens, a 15x macro lens and a 180-degree fisheye lens. Each clips easily onto your phone’s front or rear camera, allowing you to take some crazy shots that simply wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Whether you’re fitting all of your friends into a selfie or taking a close look at that weird coin you just found, this Olixar lens kit is an ideal photographic upgrade.

10. Maxfield Wireless Charging Adapter - £20

Maxfield Wireless Charging Adapter

Want to charge your Galaxy J5 (2017) wirelessly? It’s possible - just pick up this Qi adapter, plug it into your phone’s Micro USB port, then tuck it into your case. You’ll be able to charge your phone from any Qi charging pad, giving you the freedom and convenience of never touching a wire again. Awesome!

Wrapping up

Thanks for checking out the article! Be sure to let us know what you think of the cases and accessories in the comments below, and feel free to share your own recommendations as well. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your week - the weekend is almost here!

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Written by wsjudd

Will is a gadget fanatic, working from cafes and gadget-infused mega-hovels to turn caffeine into technology articles. Follow him on Twitter @wsjudd and check out his newly redesigned tech review site!