Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 5 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Alcatel 5V
While the Alcatel 5V has the specs and features of a potentially great budget mid-range phone for 2019, the phone is plagued with software optimization issues and a half-baked, hard to use UI.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2019
After releasing several smartphones during MWC 2018, Alcatel launched the 5V last June 2018 to strengthen its revamped portfolio. Thanks to its mid-year announcement date, the 5V looks quite different from its brothers launched earlier in the year, sporting a glossy rear panel, dual rear cameras, and a notched display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2019
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 56% display: 58% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Source: Computerhoy ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; nice cameras; stylish design. Negative: Average performance; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2018
Source: PC Guia PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mais Tecnologia PT→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; nice gaming performance. Negative: Relatively high price; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2018
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
Source: Antyweb PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; beautiful display; NFC chip; long battery life; decent speakers; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Low gaming performance; poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Frameless design; nice display; great cameras; face ID; large battery capacity. Negative: Average performance; combined slot; weak connectivity; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2019
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice cameras; long battery life; support NFC; solid workmanship. Negative: Plastic case; low gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2018
The Alcatel 5V is a budget smartphone which highlights the display and camera. Its 6.2” HD+ FullView 19:9 display claims to lets users enjoy media to the max, while its design stuns and its pro AI dual camera provides effortless photos. The Alcatel 5V is differentiated from the mass with the design, characterized by a curved and compact body, 2.5D glass and a glossy finish that will certainly not go unnoticed. The Alcatel 5V smartphone features a 6.2-inch notched HD+ display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and is protected by an Asahi Dragontrail glass. Dragontrail, manufactured by Asahi Glass Co., is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness and damage-resistance, similar to Corning's Gorilla Glass. The display has a screen resolution of 720 x 1,500 pixels and a pixel density of 268 ppi, which will give a clear viewing experience. The smartphone sports a dual rear set-up of 12MP + 2MP sensors that features HDR mode and burst mode. Additional features of the camera include phase detection autofocus and Dual-color LED flash. At the front, there is an 8MP snapper with an aperture of F2.8, which is likely to capture bright and clears selfies. Users can use the sensors to achieve the blurry bokeh effect, then edit the subject of the photo with the refocusing tool and make some final adjustments to make the photos the best.
As for performance, it runs on a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset with a 2.0 GHz octa-core CPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage. It is aided by a PowerVR GE8320 GPU to handle the graphic performance of the device. Aside from that, the storage can be expanded up to 128 GB via a microSD card. There is Face Recognition technology, a fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE connectivity, too. The smartphone has been induced by a massive battery capacity of 4000 mAh provided by a Li-ion battery. On the connectivity side, it has only one SIM slot, which supports 4G. Other connecting sides include Wi-Fi 802.11, Mobile Hotspot v4.0, A-GPS for tracking the location of the user. The absence of a dual-SIM slot may disappoint some users. In conclusion, the Alcatel 5V is a good device in its price range. It is equipped with adequate battery capacity, which will meet most of the user’s expectations for power supply. It is not a powerful device, but nevertheless adequate for basic tasks and some light entertainment. It is a good budget device for teenagers, the elderly or as a secondary smartphone. However, there is some serious competition for this phone out there. The Redmi 7 or even the Samsung A20 is a good choice in the same range.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Helio P22 MT6762: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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).
72.8%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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