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Alcatel Idol 5S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Alcatel Idol 5S. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the camera and battery.

durability, price, performance, design, screen

battery, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel Idol 5S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Patrick Holland (cnet.com)

Alcatel Idol 5S review

 

Just when you think the world of budget phones has settled, Alcatel comes along with the Idol 5S. At first, this looked to be the best phone you can buy under $300: It has a top-notch look and build, runs Android Nougat 7.1 and has similar hardware to...

The Idol 5S has a premium build, amazing speakers, a fingerprint reader and it runs Android Nougat -- all while being affordable.

It has the shortest battery life of any phone we’ve tested in the past two years.

The Alcatel Idol 5s is an otherwise great budget phone, but the battery is its Achilles’ heel.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Alcatel Idol 5S

 

The Alcatel Idol 5S offers a nice design and solid performance for an attractive price that's subsidized by Amazon Prime ads, but it falls a bit short of similarly priced alternatives.

Affordable. Attractive design. Crisp display. Dual front speakers. Latest Android software.

Amazon bloatware and advertising. Can't handle high-end gaming. Average battery life.

The Alcatel Idol 5S is a solid unlocked phone that offers good overall performance for a reasonable $200. But it falls a bit short compared with the Moto G5 Plus. While the G5 Plus will cost you $30 to $100 more depending on the configuration, it has a...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (tomsguide.com)

Alcatel Idol 5S Review: A Stunner with One Spoiler

 

At its standard retail price of $280, the Idol 5S seems a bit expensive. Staying in that general price range, you could spend a bit more and go with the $330 Asus ZenFone Zoom and get double the battery life, a vibrant AMOLED screen and way better...

Vibrant display ; Stylish, symmetrical design ; Dual front-facing speakers ; Features a headphone jack and USB-C

Below-average battery life ; Rear camera struggles in low light ; Doesn't work on CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint (yet)

The Alcatel's Idol 5S style, bright display and sweet sound bring it so close to being a great value, but weak battery life holds it back.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Patrick Holland (cnet.co.uk)

Alcatel Idol 5S review

 

Just when you think the world of budget phones has settled, Alcatel comes along with the Idol 5S. At first, this looked to be the best phone you can buy under $300: It has a top-notch look and build, runs Android Nougat 7.1 and has similar hardware to...

The Idol 5S has a premium build, amazing speakers, a fingerprint reader and it runs Android Nougat -- all while being affordable.

It has the shortest battery life of any phone we’ve tested in the past two years.

The Alcatel Idol 5s is an otherwise great budget phone, but the battery is its Achilles’ heel.

Aug, 2017