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Alcatel Idol 5 details

Buy For
  • Strong configuration
  • Superb cameras
  • Front flash
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Sharp Full HD display
  • Good battery backup
Beware of
  • Non-removable battery
  • Single SIM slot
Verdict

The Alcatel Idol 5 is a phablet which features a superb Full HD display and sound battery backup. The performance and the cameras are great. You can enjoy gaming and heavy usage multitasking for long hours. In additions, elements such as a fingerprint sensor and front flash are also present. However, the phone features a single SIM slot which seems to a major drawback point for the ones who want to switch between two SIM cards for daily needs every now and then.

A superb phablet featuring a front flash
Display and Configuration
 
The Alcatel Idol 5 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD Full HD (1,080 x 1,920 pixels) display and runs on Android v7.1 (Nougat) OS. Driving the smartphone is a 1.3GHz Cortex A53 processor aided by a 3GB of RAM. The Mali-T720 MP3 GPU outputs good quality visualization. The handset features a slim body (7.5mm) and is armed with a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.

Camera and Storage

A 13MP back camera and a 5MP selfie snapper are armed in the gadget. There is a front flash present for low light photography, videography, and video calling needs. As far as the storage is concerned, the Alcatel Idol 5 houses an internal memory of 16GB which can be increased up to 128GB using a microSD card. 

Battery and Connectivity

Acting as a stamina provider is a 2,800mAh Li-ion battery which keeps the show running for long hours. Connectivity options include single SIM slot, 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and USB port.
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Alcatel Idol 5 Price
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v7.1 (Nougat)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Does not support Indian bands
  • 16 GB + 128 GB Expandable
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB OTG Support

Alcatel Idol 5 Specifications

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General
Brand Alcatel
Model Idol 5
Operating System Android v7.1 (Nougat)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network 4G: Available (doesn't support Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Design
Height 148 mm Compare Size
Width 73 mm
Thickness 7.5 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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7.5 mm
Average in group
8.1 mm
Best in this group
4.7 mm
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 155 grams
Average
Weight compared to
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155 grams
Average in group
158 grams
Best in this group
107 grams
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours Black, Silver
Display
Good
Display compared to
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66%
Average in group
64%
Best in this group
84%
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
5.2 inches (13.21 cm)
Screen Resolution
Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density
424 ppi
Best in Class
Pixel Density compared to
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424 ppi
Average in group
401 ppi
Best in this group
534 ppi
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
IPS LCD
Screen Protection
yes
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
68.84 %
Performance
Good
Performance compared to
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63%
Average in group
67%
Best in this group
95%
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset MediaTek MT6753
Processor
Octa core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53
Average
Processor compared to
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Octa core, 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Mediatek MT6753
Average in group
Quad core, 2.5 GHz, Chipset: Intel Atom Z3590
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.36 GHz, Cortex A73 + Quad core, 1.8 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: HiSilicon KIRIN 970
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Mali-T720 MP3
RAM
3 GB
Excellent
RAM compared to
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3 GB
Average in group
3 GB
Best in this group
6 GB
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Storage
Best in Class
Storage compared to
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96%
Average in group
98%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
16 GB
Very Good
Internal Memory compared to
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16 GB
Average in group
32 GB
Best in this group
128 GB
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 128 GB
USB OTG Support
yes
Camera
Good
Rear Camera compared to
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62%
Average in group
61%
Best in this group
86%
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 13 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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13 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
24 MP
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Autofocus yes Phase Detection autofocus
Physical Aperture F2.0
Flash yes Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution 5 MP Front Camera
Average
Front Camera compared to
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5 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
25 MP
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Physical Aperture F2.4
Flash yes LED Flash
Camera Features Wide Angle Selfie
Video Recording 1280x720 @ 30 fps
Battery
Good
Battery compared to
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66%
Average in group
72%
Best in this group
98%
Group: 14 - 22 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
2800 mAh
Type Li-ion
User Replaceable
no  No
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network Support
4G (doesn't support Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands:
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands:
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
Available
EDGE:
Available
Wi-Fi yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.2
GPS
yes with A-GPS
NFC
no  No
USB Connectivity
microUSB 2.0
Multimedia
Loudspeaker yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Special Features
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear
Other Sensors
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
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