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alcatel Idol 5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of alcatel Idol 5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and size. The reliability and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the alcatel Idol 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Christian de Looper (digitaltrends.com)

Alcatel Idol 5 review

 

The Alcatel Idol 5 is a solid midrange phone, but it's beat out by the competition.

Decent performance ; Good camera for the price ; Virtual reality at a low price ; Good stereo speakers

Lackluster battery ; Some design quirks ; No fingerprint sensor

The Alcatel Idol 5 is an excellent option for those looking for a good phone under $200. Unlike some of its competition, the device offers a decent camera – a feature that most budget handsets seem to ignore in favor of things like battery life. It’s...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : GSMArena Team (gsmarena.com)

Alcatel Idol 5s, Idol 5, A7 XL, A7 hands-on review

 

Alcatel announced four smartphones and a smartwatch for kids at the IFA 2017 congress. Phone-wise we got the Idol 5S, followed by the slightly dialed down Idol 5, the battery-conscious A7 and dual camera-equipped A7 XL...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Alcatel Idol 5

 

The Alcatel Idol 5 for Cricket has an attractive design, solid specs, and pairs with an optional companion headset to deliver an affordable VR experience.

Affordable. Attractive metal unibody design. Solid specs. Supports pass-through camera function on companion VR headset.

Average battery life. No fingerprint sensor.

At $199.99, the Alcatel Idol 5 has a lot going for it, with its slim design, solid hardware, and VR support. If you're looking for a sleek, feature-packed phone in a reasonably sized package, it's a great option. But in terms of sheer value, the...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (tomsguide.com)

Alcatel Idol 5 Review: All Show, Little Go

 

There are certainly worse budget phones than the Idol 5. Given the wealth of alternatives that deliver better value, though, there's no reason to settle.

Great display ; Premium design ; Charges fast ; NFC

No fingerprint sensor ; Underwhelming specs ; Carrier locked ; Poor battery life ; Buggy VR experience

Alcatel has brought its attractive, but-flawed Idol 5S to Cricket as an exclusive to the prepaid carrier, but the new phone makes too many compromises to offer any appeal beyond its low price.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Alcatel Idol 5 for Cricket Wireless

 

Alcatel's mid-range Idol 5 is a bargain for prepaid Cricket's subscribers. It combines an attractive metal-and-glass design with a near-stock version of Android Nougat and special features such as a customizable action key and stereo speakers. Here is...

Alcatel did a fine job with the Idol 5. The handset is attractive, made from quality materials, and delivers the right mix of value for the dollar.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2800
Battery recharge time:3.5
Standby time (2G):542
Standby time (3G):492
Talk time (2G):10

Call Management

Speakerphone:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps,1920x1080@30fps
Time lapse mode:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p
Video stabilizer:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver
Fingerprint reader:Y
Finish type:Matte
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Aluminium

Display

Display Diagonal:5.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Curved edge screen
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

FM radio:Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Graphics adapter:Mali T720 MP3
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor cores:8
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor model:MT6753

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:7.0 Nougat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
RAM type:LPDDR3
User memory:8

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295
Height:5.83
Weight:5.47
Width:2.87
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