The Alcatel Idol 5 has a 13MP camera and features a fingerprint sensor

Alcatel Idol 5

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

Alcatel Idol 5

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.

Camera

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).

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Storage & Processor

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.

Alcatel Idol 5 Full Phone Specifications

General

Device BrandAlcatel
ModelIdol 5
AnnouncedSeptember 2017
ReleasedQ4 2017(Expected)
StatusComing

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA
4G NetworkLTE
SIM Typen/a.
SIM Countn/a

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4Gn/a
SpeedHSPA, LTE
Web BrowserYes, HTML5
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Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions148*73*7.5 mm
Weight155g
BuildMetal Unibody Design
ColorsMetal Silver & Metal Black

Display

Display TypeFull HD 2.5D Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.5 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Densityn/a
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionDragontrail Glass
Featuresn/a

Camera

13MP camera
f/2.0 aperture, 1/3″ sensor
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, 76.3° angle(FOV), 1.12µm pixel size
  • Rear camera: Yes, Dual-tone LED
  • Front camera: Yes, LED Flash
5MP
1/5″ sensor, f/2.4 lens, 84° angle(FOV), 1.12µm pixel size

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
n/a
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

MediaTek MT6753
Number of Processor CoresOcta-core
CPU Speed1.3GHz
GPUMali T720 MP3
3GB
Internal Storage16GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor
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Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth 4.2
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeUSB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)n/a
GPSYes
NFCNo
n/a

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2800mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes, 1.2W speaker, AW8738 amplifier, Dirac audio optimization
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Alcatel Idol 5 in Europe, Latin America & India

The Alcatel Idol 5 will be available across Europe and Latin America in the last quarter of 2017 at 239 Euros (US$ 284 / Rs. 18,230). The device comes in Metal Silver & Metal Black colors.

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