Alcatel Idol 5 with 3GB of RAM Review, Specs and Price

Alcatel Idol 5

Alcatel Idol 5 Review

The Alcatel Idol 5 is a good looking midrange device, with all the necessary specs you could ever ask for in an average smartphone. The 5.2-inch device is as classy as it looks and if you look closely, you would see how it was refined in detail.

Alcatel Idol 5 DESIGN

Glass meets metal in this sleek smartphone! The design of Idol 5 is worth talking about. With its slim 7.5mm metal shell and the curved 2.5D display. The device offers a solid, streamlined feel in your hand. The fingerprint scanner mounted at the back and the “IDOL” logo sure adds a touch of sophistication to the smartphone. The device measures 148 x 73 x 7.5 mm in dimension and weighs 155g.

DISPLAY

Alcatel Idol 5 sports a 5.2-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display, the company ditched the popular Corning Gorilla Glass for the Asahi Dragontrail Glass and an oleophobic coating. The display on the Idol 5 has lots of annoying bezels with just 69.3% screen to body ratio. The screen resolution of 1080x1920pixels has 423 pixels per inch.

HARDWARE and SOFTWARE

It’s a midrange device, so we weren’t expecting much as it houses the MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. For game power, it sports the ARM Mali-T720 GPU with 3GB of RAM for a smooth ride in gaming and multitasking. There’s a 16GB internal memory for saving your files which of course can be upgradeable to 128GB using microSD. The device runs on 7.1 Android Nougat operating system.

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Alcatel Idol 5 CAMERA

With the Alcatel Idol 5, you can capture unforgettable moments as they happen in crystal clear quality. The incredible 16MP back camera with 5P lenses and large f/2.0 aperture houses a large 1.12μm pixel size which lets you get enough detail in every shot, even in low light.

The 8MP selfie camera rocks an 84° wide-angle lens with front flash for amazing selfies. According to the company, both cameras hosts an integrated rapid hybrid autofocus which allows shifting from Phase Detection AF and Contrast AF features so you’ll never miss a moment.

Alcatel Idol 5 BATTERY

The Alcatel Idol 5 is powered by a 2800mAh Non-removable battery, which charges from 0%-100% in just 3Hours.

Full Specification Of Alcatel Idol 5

LAUNCH

・Announced: 2017, September
・Status: Available. September 2017

NETWORK

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800/1900
・WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900/2100
・LTE: 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800),28(700)
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

DESIGN

・Dimensions: 148 x 73 x 7.5 mm
・Color: Metal Silver, Metal Black
・Weight: 155g

DISPLAY

・Type: LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.2-inch
・Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
・Pixel Density: 423 ppi

SOFTWARE

・OS: Android 7.1
・Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core
・Chipset: MediaTek MT6753
・GPU: Mali-T720MP3

STORAGE

・Card slot: Yes, with microSD 128GB
・Internal: 16GB ROM, 3GB RAM

CAMERA

・Primary: 16MP
・Secondary: 8MP
・Flash: Yes With Dual LED Flash

FEATURES

・Wifi: Yes, 802.11 b, g, n,
・Bluetooth: Yes, 4.2
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Back)
・Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

BATTERY

・Capacity: 2800mAh
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: No

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Alcatel Idol 5 is available for just $249, that’s about N80,000 – N95,000.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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