The Alcatel Idol 5S runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and comes with 3GB of RAM

Alcatel Mobile has updated its Alcatel Idol lineup with a new smartphone, the Alcatel Idol 5S. The Idol 5S is a mid-range smartphone with powerful specs, a good battery and a beautiful design.

Alcatel Idol 5S Specs Review

Alcatel Idol 5S smartphones

Design & Display

The Alcatel Idol 5S comes with a standard 5.5-inch display which has a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution and DragonTrail glass protection on a 2.5D curved glass covering. It has a metal body with a colourful pattern on the back panel.

The phone weighs 148.8 grammes and is just 7.36 millimetres thick. It sports a speaker grill on the bottom metal panel and another on the top panel.

Storage & Memory

The Idol 5S is powered under the hood by a Snapdragon 625 processor which runs on the 14nm process, has eight processing cores (octa-core) and can clock speeds up to 2GHz. This is assisted by an Adreno 506 GPU which handles all graphics operations on the phone.

The smartphone comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of default internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB using an external microSD card.

Camera

The Alcatel Idol 5S sports a 12MP camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), Continuous AutoFocus (CAF), an OmniVision OV12870 sensor and f./2.0 aperture. A dual-tone LED flash is thrown into the mix to make your pictures brighter.

The phone also sports an 8MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture, 78-degree wide-angle lens and OV8865 sensor upfront for selfie purposes.

Battery & Connectivity

The Idol 5S comes with a dual SIM slot and supports 4G LTE networks. It has Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS and a USB Type-C port which ensures that the juice produced by its 2620mAh battery is replenished fast enough.

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Software & Hardware

The Alcatel Idol 5S runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box and features a fingerprint sensor positioned on the smartphone’s back.

Alcatel Idol 5S Full Phone Specifications

Alcatel Idol 5S

General

Device BrandAlcatel
ModelIdo 5S
AnnouncedJune 28, 2017
ReleasedJune 2017
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE
Micro-SIM
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions148.5 * 70.8 * 7.36 mm
Weight148.8g
BuildMetal aluminium design
ColorsCrystal Black

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size5.5 inches
Resolution1080 * 1920 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionDragontrail 2.5D curved glass
Features
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

12MP
f/2.0 aperture & OmniVision OV12870 sensor
Yes
1080p HD Video
PDAF & CAF
Yes, Dual-tone LED flash (Primary)
8MP
PDAF, CAF & OmniVision OV12870 sensor
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Software

Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
n/a
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 625 14nm processor
CPUOcta-Core 2GHz
GPUAdreno 506
3GB
Internal Storage32GB
Expandable up to 512GB (microSD) [dedicated]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP, LE
InfraredNo
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, USB Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG)Yes
GPSYes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS
NFCn/a
No
n/a

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2620mAh
Placement
Standby753 hours
Talk Time1200 minutes

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
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
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 5S in the U.S.

The Alcatel Idol 5S can be purchased by people that are subscribed to the Amazon Prime Exclusive program for $279.99.

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