Parading a sleek design, the Alcatel Idol 5 is a decent phone for users looking for something cool and affordable. It features a sharp Full HD display, respectable RAM, a fingerprint sensor and LTE support.
Alcatel Idol 5 Key Specs & Features
*.5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (423ppi)
*.1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6753 CPU with 3GB RAM
*.Android 7.1 (Nougat)
*.16GB built-in Storage, up to 256GB memory card
*.13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
*.4G LTE Data (up to 150Mbps download)
*.Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
*.2800 mAh Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
With its all-aluminium body, the Alcatel Idol 5 is an attractive phone. Alcatel Idol 5 has an appealing slim body, coming in at 7.5 millimetres. There are some curves in the right places to enhance the look and feel.
The smartphone packs a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD (1080p)resolution. That’s roughly 423ppi pixel density, which makes for sharper images. Alcatel Idol 5 features curved 2.5D glass and oleophobic coating.
Camera and Storage
You get a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture on the rear. This boasts phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and dual-LED, dual tone flash. Alcatel Idol 5 shoots Full HD (1080p)videos.
For selfies, you will find a 5MP snapper with f/2.4 aperture and selfie flash. Internal storage is 16 GB, expandable with a microSD card.
Performance and OS
With the mid-range MediaTek MT6753 processor on the inside, theAlcatel Idol 5 should provide decent performance. The 1.3GHz Cortex-A53CPU pairs with an ARM Mali-T720 GPU for somewhat fluid gaming. There is 3 GB of DDR3 RAM to keep things responsive. In terms of OS, the phone boots Android 7.1 Nougat – not bad for the price.
Other Specs and Features
The Alcatel Idol 5 supports 4G LTE (Cat. 4) connectivity for theoretical download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. You will find a fingerprint scanner on the rear for keeping personal information away from inquisitive people. A 2800mAh battery supplies power to the device,which Alcatel says takes three and half hours to fully top up.
For your connectivity needs, you also get microUSB 2.0 and USB OTG with the Alcatel Idol 5. Bluetooth 4.2 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot are part of the package as well. There is GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS for positioning.
Pricing and availability
Alcatel Idol 5 is not officially available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. When available, you will be able to buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries. Price of the Alcatel Idol 5 starts at $200 in the United States. Alcatel Idol 5 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 75,500 Naira to 95,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.
Its price in Ghana starts at around GH₵ 890. Alcatel Idol 5 Price in Kenya starts at around 22,200 KSh.