Alcatel 5

6.8/10 AVG.
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6.8/10
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The Alcatel 5 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Stuff

A plastic phone desperate to convince you its metal is rarely a good look, the battery regularly conks out before the end of the day and performance is a bit sluggish. The Alcatel 5 is no disaster, but competition at the price is just too strong these days.

- Andrew Williams, Stuff
TechRadar

Despite a decent screen and solid design, the Alcatel 5 comes across as rather ordinary – until you find out the price. It packs in a lot for such a budget phone, but it's also up against some very strong competition.

- David Nield, TechRadar
Notebookcheck

For a price starting at 230 Euros (~$269), interested buyers receive a smartphone with an operating system that is not quite current anymore and has sufficient performance to master all the usual daily tasks. The battery life is also good and the workmanship offers no reason for complaint.

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
Tech Advisor

From our short experience with it, it appears that you get a lot - like real lot - for your money. We are not too fussed about the low storage space or average processor, or even top bezel as for the price you get a very good looking phone with some nice premium features.

- Caroline Vanier, Tech Advisor
Pocket-lint

At €229 it's unlikely you'll spot a phone that's more eye-catching than the Alcatel 5 when it launches. Its unconventional approach to screen bezel will make it one of the few phones that's recognisable in the sea of same-y looking devices.

- Cam Bunton, Pocket-lint


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Common Questions


Alcatel released the 5 on February 26, 2018.


Alcatel backs up the 5 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 5 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Alcatel support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Alcatel's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.7"

The Alcatel 5's screen size is 5.7 inches with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6750 Octa core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery.

Alcatel 5 Specs

Overview
Release date February 26, 2018
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
700/2100/800/900 /1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor MediaTek MT6750 Octa core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.92 W/kg
Body: 0.94 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Metallic Black, Metallic Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.235 x 7.11 x 0.845 cm (6 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 144 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density 282 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, 2.5D glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Stuff

Right price and some neat camera features

from Stuff

A plastic phone desperate to convince you its metal is rarely a good look, the battery regularly conks out before the end of the day and performance is a bit sluggish. The Alcatel 5 is no disaster, but competition at the price is just too strong these days.

Read full review

A plastic phone desperate to convince you its metal is rarely a good look, the battery regularly conks out before the end of the day and performance is a bit sluggish. The Alcatel 5 is no disaster, but competition at the price is just too strong these days.

Read full review

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TechRadar

One of the best phones you can get... for the price

from TechRadar

Despite a decent screen and solid design, the Alcatel 5 comes across as rather ordinary – until you find out the price. It packs in a lot for such a budget phone, but it's also up against some very strong competition.

Read full review

Despite a decent screen and solid design, the Alcatel 5 comes across as rather ordinary – until you find out the price. It packs in a lot for such a budget phone, but it's also up against some very strong competition.

Read full review

Less

Notebookcheck

The design rather than the performance is the deciding factor

from Notebookcheck

For a price starting at 230 Euros (~$269), interested buyers receive a smartphone with an operating system that is not quite current anymore and has sufficient performance to master all the usual daily tasks. The battery life is also good and the workmanship offers no reason for complaint.

Read full review

For a price starting at 230 Euros (~$269), interested buyers receive a smartphone with an operating system that is not quite current anymore and has sufficient performance to master all the usual daily tasks. The battery life is also good and the workmanship offers no reason for complaint.

Read full review

Less

Tech Advisor

Definitely an engaging smartphone

from Tech Advisor

From our short experience with it, it appears that you get a lot - like real lot - for your money. We are not too fussed about the low storage space or average processor, or even top bezel as for the price you get a very good looking phone with some nice premium features.

Read full review

From our short experience with it, it appears that you get a lot - like real lot - for your money. We are not too fussed about the low storage space or average processor, or even top bezel as for the price you get a very good looking phone with some nice premium features.

Read full review

Less

Pocket-lint

Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package

from Pocket-lint

At €229 it's unlikely you'll spot a phone that's more eye-catching than the Alcatel 5 when it launches. Its unconventional approach to screen bezel will make it one of the few phones that's recognisable in the sea of same-y looking devices.

Read full review

At €229 it's unlikely you'll spot a phone that's more eye-catching than the Alcatel 5 when it launches. Its unconventional approach to screen bezel will make it one of the few phones that's recognisable in the sea of same-y looking devices.

Read full review

Less



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