Alcatel IDOL 5 Review

Score: 8.12

Alcatel IDOL 5 is a high quality cellphone launched some years ago, in 2017, featuring an extremely fast Octa-Core CPU running at 2.3 gigahertz, a big 5.2" display, and 2 cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back-facing camera and an 8 MP front side camera. We will get a better idea about this phone's specs when we get into more details.

Alcatel sells this phone with an exceptional Octa-Core processor clocking at 2.3 gigahertz, bundled in the MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757 chip and a huge 2 GB RAM memory. A good point of the Alcatel IDOL 5 is its astonishing 32 GB internal memory and an external memory card slot, allowing you to store hundreds of apps and even the heaviest games available nowadays without thinking about filling the cellphone.

Regarding its design, the Alcatel IDOL 5 is mainly made with Aluminum . Alcatel onlymade this cellphone in gray color. Alcatel has made a really good job making this cellphone weight just 5.19 ounces. This device is a compact cellphone, taking into consideration it features a 5.2 inches display and it's just 5.83 inches long. This device is just 0.3" thick, taking it to the thinnest device's category.

Alcatel packed the Alcatel IDOL 5 with a beautiful 5.2 inches screen, and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (Full HD), which makes it impossible to even distinguish the pixels that compose the screen.

The Alcatel IDOL 5 includes wifi connectivity (and it can be shared with other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE great performance internet connection and also HSPA+ internet connection, which is a slower 4G variation and 3G fast data connection, over HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone uses a Nano SIM card to use GSM services.

This cellphone features two cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back camera and an 8 MP front side camera. Its back camera lens has an aperture of f/2 so it can capture sharp pictures even in dark situations. It can also shoot 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. The camera also features time lapse video.

This phone comes with an amazing 2850 mAh Li - Ion non-removable battery that can keep this phone running for many hours, but you may need to charge it if you use it too much. An issue to consider is that this phone's battery isn't replaceable so you can't change it when it begins to get older, though with this big battery you will probably buy a new phone before that becomes a real problem.

The Alcatel IDOL 5 also comes with a great numbre of great features like Fingerprint Scanner, NFC, Bluetooth (4.2 ), GPS Localization and FM Radio, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

The Alcatel IDOL 5 is priced around $ 190, which is somewhat expensive for this type of phone. This phone is definitely a very good choice for you it doesn't matter whether you you love taking pictures, are looking for a social device, need a work device or will use this cellphone for gaming. If you buy this cellphone you also get Charger, leaflet , quick guide, SIM tool and Headset.

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Device Type:Phone
Dimensions:5.83 x 2.83 x 0.30 inchesMetric14.81 x 7.19 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:5.19 ouncesMetric147.13 gImperial
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:Charger, Headset, SIM tool, leaflet , quick guide
Release date:2017-10-27
Price:$ 190.00


Screen Type:IPS LCD
Size:5.2 inchesMetric13.2 cmImperial
Resolution:1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:424 pixels per inchMetric166.93 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:MediaTek Helio P20 MT6757
Processor:ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 16 nm (Octa-Core 2300 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:Mali-T880 MP2
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 256 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:2850 mAh


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.33 inches (1/3")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700 a), 30(2300 WCS)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.2
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor