Alcatel IDOL 5

Announced:
Sep 1, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 27, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

5.2 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

424 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

69.05 %

Features:

Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Flash

Design

Dimensions:

5.83 x 2.83 x 0.30 inches (148.1 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

5.19 oz (147 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757

Processor:

Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU:

Mali-T880 MP2

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Maximum User Storage:

23 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 256 GB

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity:

2850 mAh

Charging:

Yes

Talk time:

23.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Talk time (3G):

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 30

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

Yes

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4, T4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 18, 2017

FCC ID value:

2ACCJA021 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.43 W/kg

Body:

1.05 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.52 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.05 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

Headset, Charger, SIM tool, quick guide, leaflet

MSRP price:

$ 199

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Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM

Description

Alcatel IDOL 5 is a mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat. The phone is equipped with a 2.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6757 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card. Alcatel IDOL 5 sports a 5.2-inch IPS display with full HD (1080p) resolution and packs a decent 2,850 mAh battery. A 12-megapixel camera is positioned on the back side, alongside a fingerprint sensor. There's also a secondary 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and video calls.

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