Alcatel 5 Review (Full Specifications and Price)

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Full Specifications

Here are the full specifications of the Alcatel 5.

LAUNCH Announced 2018, February
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)
Multitouch Yes
PLATFORM OS Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Mediatek MT6750
CPU Octa-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T860MP2
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
Video [email protected]
Secondary Dual: 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.4 μm) + 5 MP, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
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
Browser HTML5
– 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
Price About N94,000

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