Earlier this year, Alcatel released the Alcatel 5 Android Smartphone. Alcatel 5 is an upper-mid-range Android device with facial unlock features. Alcatel 5 also has an 18:9 display, which is surprising considering the fact that it doesn’t come with Android 8.
The Alcatel 5 is the phone to go for if you don’t want to spend much but want high-end specifications. Also, with a lot of high-end features, it’s difficult to call this a budget smartphone.
Let me quickly review this Alcatel smartphone.
Design and Display
Alcatel 5 sports a brushed metal-look unibody that genuinely makes it feel like a smartphone that should cost a lot more money.
The Alcatel 5 smartphone has dimensions of 152.3 x 71.1 x 8.4 mm (6.00 x 2.80 x 0.33 in). With a weight of 144g.
The device also has a 5.7-inch IPS Capacitive Touch-screen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, it has an 18:9 aspect ratio (~282 ppi density).
This handset has Multitouch features. In addition, there’s a Fingerprint Scanner located at the rear of the phone. Also, it comes in two colour variants: Metallic Gold and Metallic Black.
Hardware and Software
The Alcatel 5 Android smartphone comes with Android 7.1 (Nougat) operating system.
Alcatel 5 is powered by a MediaTek MT6750 chipset with a 32-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor configured at (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53).
Furthermore, it uses a Mali-T860MP2 GPU for graphics handling. Alcatel has launched its own Face Key technology that works in a similar way to facial unlocking technology.
This device offers 2/3Gb of RAM and 16/32Gb of inbuilt memory. Which can be expanded to 128Gb using a microSD card.
Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, and compass sensors.
Camera and Battery
Alcatel 5 features a 12 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm) camera. With autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash.
Upfront, there’s a Dual: 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.4 μm) + 5 MP, 1080p camera. This camera takes crisp selfies that make you happy.
As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.
The Alcatel 5 Android smartphone sells for about 230 EUR. Which is equivalent to N97,208.
Here are the full specifications of the Alcatel 5.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2018, February|
|BODY||Dimensions||152.3 x 71.1 x 8.4 mm (6.00 x 2.80 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||144 g (5.08 oz)|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 7.1 (Nougat)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 GB RAM (5086D/Y) or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM (5086A)|
|CAMERA||Primary||12 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm), autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||Dual: 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.4 μm) + 5 MP, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|NFC||Yes (5086Y only)|
|Radio||FM radio, wireless FM|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player|
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Metallic Gold, Metallic Black|