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

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.

LAUNCHAnnounced2018, February
StatusAvailable. Released 2018, February
BODYDimensions152.3 x 71.1 x 8.4 mm (6.00 x 2.80 x 0.33 in)
Weight144 g (5.08 oz)
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~77.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)
PLATFORMOSAndroid 7.1 (Nougat)
ChipsetMediatek MT6750
CPUOcta-core (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 128 GB
Internal32 GB, 3 GB RAM (5086D/Y) or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM (5086A)
CAMERAPrimary12 MP (f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm), autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected]
SecondaryDual: 13 MP (f/2.0, 1.4 μm) + 5 MP, 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
NFCYes (5086Y only)
RadioFM radio, wireless FM
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
MISCColorsMetallic Gold, Metallic Black
PriceAbout N94,000

Precious Okafor

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