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Alcatel 5

Specifications

Alcatel 5
Alcatel 5 (5 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 282 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 audio port, Card Reader: MicroSD (up to 128 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G sensor, proximity sensor, E compass
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G GSM (850/900/1800/1900), 3G UMTS (B1/2/5/8), 4G LTE Cat. 4 (B1/3/7/8/20/28A), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 152.3 x 71.1 ( = 0.33 x 6 x 2.8 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 30 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 18 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 470 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 450 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-C cable, stereo headset, Office Suite, enjoy.now, 24 Months Warranty, SAR head: 0.92 W/kg, SAR body: 0.85 W/kg, fanless
Weight
144 g ( = 5.08 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 57 g ( = 2.01 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
230 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 67.34% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 61%, features: 54%, display: 71% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Alcatel 5

80.4% Alcatel 5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Newly developed design. The Alcatel 5 is supposed to attract customers as the new design flagship of the Chinese company TCL. In order to do that, it throws out the established design arrangements and reorders them. The result is a smartphone that pursues other solutions but is weak in the detail. We clarify in our review what buyers of the Alcatel 5 can expect.
80% Mid-range Alcatel 5
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This is not a premium phone and so one cannot expect premium performance. However, having 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM and running Android 7 (but not the more recent Android 8) on an octa-core MTK6750 processor one can expect and does get reasonable performance all round even though booting up from cold took the long time of about 90 seconds. Available SIM-free on Amazon for £179.99 it should suit those who want the wide range of features but are not power users who make heavy use of a smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
60% Alcatel 5 review
Source: Stuff TV English
It has an alluring price, but others have better performance, battery life and designs.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Alcatel 5
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Alcatel 5 offers a dominating 18:9 display and reasonable camera performance for around £230. However, a slightly odd design, underwhelming performance and mediocre software make it hard to recommend in a strong field. The similarly priced Moto G5S Plus does the basics a lot better and with considerably more style.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Alcatel 5 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Alcatel 5 is definitely an engaging smartphone. 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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2018
Hands on: Alcatel 5 review
Source: Techradar English
With an almost bezel-free display, this 18:9 ratio phone does similar tricks as a lot of the big flagship devices, but for less. If everything here works well, the Alcatel 5 could be a great handset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2018
Alcatel 5 initial review: Striking edge-to-edge looks in an affordable package
Source: Pocket Lint English
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2018

Foreign Reviews

Alcatel 5
Source: PocketPC German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/19/2018
Einsteiger-Handys sind ihr Geld nicht wert
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2018
70% Schicker Einsteiger
Source: e-media - 08/18 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
54% Alcatel 5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 54% performance: 56% display: 56% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100%
Aus den Fehlern gelernt, aber Fragezeichen belassen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2018
70% Análisis del Alcatel 5
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
65% Análisis Alcatel 5: review de un móvil con un diseño único
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 65%
Alcatel 5, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; metal case; big screen; nice cameras; separate microSD card slot; decent hardware. Negative: Low performance; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2018
Alcatel 5 2018, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; decent cameras; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2018
70% Alcatel 5 recensione: il mid-range alieno
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
71% Recensione Alcatel 5
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 70% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 65% workmanship: 75% ergonomy: 75%
50% Alcatel 5 - Goedkope, verouderde smartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Review Alcatel 5: staar je niet blind op het design
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 50%
72% Test Alcatel 5, Un Smartphone Au Format 18:9 À Moins De 250 Euros : Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80%
70% Test du Alcatel 5 : l'alien du milieu de gamme
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Test de l’Alcatel 5 : de nombreux atouts à petit prix
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; decent connectivity; high autonomy; good cameras. Negative: High DAS.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2018
Prise en main du Alcatel 5 : le smartphone du renouveau
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Attractive design; face ID; nice dual cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2018
75% Recenzja Alcatela 5. To sprzęt, który w swojej kategorii cenowej zawstydzi niejednego smartfona
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 85% display: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
80% Обзор Alcatel 5: красивейший восьмиядерный безрамочник дешевле, чем Samsung и Xiaomi. В чём подвох?
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор смартфона Alcatel 5: врио флагмана
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; decent selfie camera. Negative: No NFC; combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2018
Смартфон Alcatel 5: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; nice dual selfie camera; decent autonomy; elegant design. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2018

Comment

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
MT6750: ARM-based octa-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 up to 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 up to 1 GHz) with 64-Bit support and integrated LTE Cat. 6 radio.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.7":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.144 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Alcatel:

The former French manufacturer of telecommunication equipment merged to Alcatel-Lucent in 2006. Several business segments were sold to other companies, so the Alcatel brand is now used by various companies. The Chinese company TCL uses the brand names "Alcatel One Touch" and "Alcatel Idol" for smartphones and tablets.

The market share in the smartphone + tablet segment is very small, but there are quite some recent reviews in different languages. The ratings are average (as of 2016).


67.34%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Mali-T860 MP2

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-03- 9)