Alcatel Idol 5S

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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Display

Size: 5.2 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
Screen-to-body: 70.79 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8953
Processor: Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
GPU: Adreno 506
RAM: 3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage: 32GB, available to use: 23 GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 512 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity: 2620 mAh

Camera

Rear: Single camera
Main camera: 12 MP (PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP
Dimensions: 5.85 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches (148.6 x 70.9 x 7.4 mm)
Weight: 5.25 oz (149.0 g)
Materials: Frame: Aluminum
Biometrics: Fingerprint (touch)
Features: Notification light
Keys: Left: Lock/Unlock key; Right: Volume control
Colors: Black

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 25(1900+), 26(850+)
LTE (TDD): Bands 41(2600+)
UMTS: Bands 5(850), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: 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

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.2
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Dec 17, 2017
FCC ID value: 2ACCJA024 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.36 W/kg
Body: 0.85 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.57 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.46 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 280

Availability

Officially announced: Jun 27, 2017
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Alternative variants

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
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d)
UMTS: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

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