Alcatel Idol 5S

Announced:
Jun 27, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 10, 2017

Alcatel Idol 5S

Announced: Jun 27, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 10, 2017
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2620 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

5.2 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

424 ppi

Screen-to-body ratio:

70.79 %

Features:

Oleophobic coating, 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: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.85 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (148.6 x 70.9 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

5.25 oz (149 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Black

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 506

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Maximum User Storage:

23 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 512 GB

OS:

Android (7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity:

2620 mAh

Talk time (3G):

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

31.4 days (753 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26

LTE (TDD):

Bands 41

Data:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

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:

USB 2.0

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

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

Notifications:

Notification light, Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 17, 2017

FCC ID value:

2ACCJA024 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.36 W/kg

Body:

0.85 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.46 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 280

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Alcatel Idol 5S

International version

Differences from the main variant:

System chip:

MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757

Processor:

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

GPU:

Mali-T880 MP2

Capacity:

2850 mAh

Talk time:

18.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time:

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G):

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Talk time (4G):

15 hours

Stand-by time (4G):

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 27 days (644 h)

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 29

Data:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

Description

Succeeding the Idol 4 from 2016, the Alcatel Idol 5S is built around an aluminum frame, and seems to be a nice mid-range smartphone. Running Android 7.1 Nougat, the device features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, dual front-facing speakers for stereo sound, fingerprint sensor, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and a 12 MP rear camera. The Idol 5S is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, further offering 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 2620 mAh battery.

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