Alcatel Idol 5S

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  • Great display properties
  • Brilliant pair of camera
  • Robust configuration
Beware of
  • Average battery backup
  • Hybrid SIM slots
Verdict

Alcatel is slowly trying to creep up the ranks in the market by making quality smartphones. The Alcatel Idol 5S to makes for a brilliant smartphone with great display properties, excellent camera and good connectivity features. However, the battery backup and hybrid SIM slot tends to hurt the buyers a little. But still, if these flaws are overlooked, it is a wonderful smartphone otherwise.

Big and powerful
Display and Configuration

The Alcatel Idol 5S comes with a large 5.2-inch QHD Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display, resulting from a density of 424 pixels per inch. The capacitive touchscreen is highly responsive to multitouch. The phone runs on Android v7.1 (Nougat) OS and features a fingerprint sensor at the rear panel. 

Under the hood of the smartphone, there is an octa-core processor clocking a speed of 2.3GHz, laid upon MediaTek MT6757 chipset. The processor is assisted by a 3GB RAM to process multi-tasking with utmost smoothness. The graphical interface is taken care of by a GPU of Mali-T880 MP2.

Camera and Storage

The Alcatel Idol 5S holds a 12MP primary camera, which is capable of processing good quality images along with the assistance of phase detection autofocus, dual color LED flash, ISO control, exposure compensation, high dynamic range mode and 1.8f aperture. It can also record high-quality videos of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at 30 frames per seconds. The 8MP front camera too is powered by the presence of an LED flash which enables good quality selfies and video calling even in low light conditions.

The Alcatel smartphone comes with an internal storage space of 32GB which can be further expanded up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card.

Battery and Connectivity

The Alcatel Idol 5S is fuelled by a 2,850mAh Li-ion battery, which claims to deliver a fairly long period of battery backup.

In the connectivity department, the smartphone comes with a host of features like single SIM slot, 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, advanced Bluetooth v4.2, A-GPS, and type C USB slot.
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Alcatel Idol 5S price in india
Alcatel Idol 5S price in India is expected to be Rs. 22,990. Alcatel Idol 5S Expected to be launched on Jan 24, 2018.
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Key Specs See Full Specs
Android v7.1 (Nougat)
  • Performance
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Supports Indian bands
  • 32 GB + 256 GB Expandable
  • Fingerprint sensor
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Alcatel Idol 5S Specifications

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General
Launch Date January 24, 2018 (Expected)
Brand Alcatel
Model Idol 5S
Operating System Android v7.1 (Nougat)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor
yes
Design
Height 148.6 mm Compare Size
Width 70.8 mm
Thickness 7.4 mm
Very Good
Thickness compared to
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7.4 mm
Average in group
7.9 mm
Best in this group
4.7 mm
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Weight 148 grams
Good
Weight compared to
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148 grams
Average in group
160 grams
Best in this group
113 grams
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Build Material Case: Metal
Back: Metal
Colours Black, Metal Grey
Display
Good
Display compared to
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66%
Average in group
64%
Best in this group
88%
Group: 18 - 28 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
565 ppi
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Display Type
IPS LCD
Touch Screen yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Screen to Body Ratio
70.69 %
Performance
Very Good
Performance compared to
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This Device
82%
Average in group
74%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Chipset MediaTek MT6757
Processor
Octa core, 2.3 GHz, Cortex A53
Very Good
Processor compared to
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This Device
Octa core, 2.3 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: MediaTek MT6757
Average in group
Octa core, 1.4 GHz, Cortex A53, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.36 GHz, Cortex A73 + Quad core, 1.84 GHz Cortex A53, Chipset: HiSilicon KIRIN 960
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Architecture
64 bit
Graphics
Mali-T880 MP2
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: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Storage
Best in Class
Storage compared to
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98%
Average in group
98%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Internal Memory
32 GB
Excellent
Internal Memory compared to
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32 GB
Average in group
32 GB
Best in this group
128 GB
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
yes Up to 256 GB
Camera
Good
Rear Camera compared to
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67%
Average in group
65%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
Resolution 12 MP Primary Camera
Very Good
Main Camera compared to
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12 MP
Average in group
13 MP
Best in this group
23.7 MP
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Autofocus yes Phase Detection autofocus
Aperture F2.0
Flash yes Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 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 8 MP Front Camera
Very Good
Front Camera compared to
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8 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
24 MP
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Aperture F2.0
Flash yes LED Flash
Battery
Very Good
Battery compared to
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75%
Average in group
79%
Best in this group
99%
Group: 18 - 28 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
2850 mAh
Type Li-ion
Network & Connectivity
SIM Size SIM1: Nano
Network Support
4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
SIM 1
4G Bands:
TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
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, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi Features
Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
yes v4.2
GPS
yes with A-GPS
NFC
no  No
USB Type-C
yes (Doesn't support micro-USB)
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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