Alcatel has so far launched three smartphones at the IFA 2017 in Berlin, all falling into the budget range of devices. One amongst them is the Alcatel Idol 5 which was announced in the ‘Idol Series’ alongside the A7 and A7 XL in the ‘A Series’.
The Alcatel Idol 5 is, as you must have guessed, a downgrade on the Idol 5S but would be a worthwhile purchase for any prospective buyer considering its specs. Below is a more detailed description of the Alcatel Idol 5 smartphone.
Alcatel Idol 5 Specifications, Review and Highlights
Display & Design
The Idol 5 from Alcatel has a 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D Curved display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels resolution. The Idol 5 is covered by Dragontrail glass to offer protection against damages that could result from high falls. The Idol 5 comes in a metal unibody design and measures 148 by 73 by 7.5mm in dimensions and weighs 155g.
The device sports an impressive camera department, housing on its rear a 13MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, f/2.0 lens and 76.3° wide-angle(FOV) amongst others, as well as a 5MP selfie camera with LED flash, f/2.4 aperture and an 84° wide-angle(FOV).
The Idol 5 carries an Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 processor with a clock speed of 1.3GHz coupled with Mali T720 MP3 GPU to handle its graphics. The smartphone also offers 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with microSD support for expanding storage up to 128GB.
Software & Hardware
The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat Operating system out of the box. It features a rear-placed fingerprint sensor.
Battery & Connectivity
The smartphone carries a 2800mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options include; 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS.