Alcatel Idol 5S


Alcatel Idol 5S
Alcatel Idol 5S (Idol Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3072 MB 
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: Micro SD (up to 512GB), Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, microUSB 2.0
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 || UMTS: B1/2/4/5 || 3G/4G/LTE: FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/66 , GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 148.6 x 70.9 ( = 0.29 x 5.85 x 2.79 in)
2620 mAh Lithium-Ion, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 20 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 750 h
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Flash Type: Dual Tone, Image Sensor: OV12870, Sensor Size: 1/2. 8”, Sensor Pixel Size: 1.25um, Sensor Aperture size: f/2.0, Angle: 79 degrees, Video: 1080 @ 30fps with
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix Image Sensor: OV8865, Sensor Size: 1/3.2”, Sensor Pixel Size: 1.4um, Lens Aperture Size: f/2.0, Lens Angle: 78
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, 12 Months Warranty
149 g ( = 5.26 oz / 0.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 69.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alcatel Idol 5S

70% Alcatel Idol 5S review:
Source: CNet English
The Alcatel Idol 5s is an otherwise great budget phone, but the battery is its Achilles’ heel.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
70% Alcatel Idol 5S
Source: PC Mag English
The Alcatel Idol 5S is a solid unlocked phone that offers good overall performance for a reasonable $200. But it falls a bit short compared with the Moto G5 Plus. While the G5 Plus will cost you $30 to $100 more depending on the configuration, it has a longer-lasting battery, better gaming capabilities, and compatibility with all major US carriers. If you can spend even more, the ZTE Axon 7 gets you flagship-level specs at a midrange price. And if you'd prefer to spend less, the Moto E4 offers reasonably smooth performance and features like a removeable battery and dual-band Wi-Fi for just $130.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Alcatel Idol 5s review
Source: Android Authority English
At the end of the day, the Alcatel Idol 5s is a gorgeous looking phone with a price point that makes it feel like you’re getting something far more premium. Still, it would’ve been even better if they managed to keep the specs on par to its predecessor – while still coming in at a moderate price level.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
70% Alcatel Idol 5S Review: A Stunner with One Spoiler
Source: Tom's Guide English
At its standard retail price of $280, the Idol 5S seems a bit expensive. Staying in that general price range, you could spend a bit more and go with the $330 Asus ZenFone Zoom and get double the battery life, a vibrant AMOLED screen and way better cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Alcatel Idol 5S first look: Best Amazon Prime exclusive, only $200 buys you a lot of phone
Source: English
Alcatel makes affordable, solid phone hardware and the Alcatel Idol 5S is a winner. The mid-tier specs, elegant hardware design, and pure Android offer what others provide at half the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2017

Foreign Reviews

60% Review – Alcatel Idol 5S
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Das Topmodell von Alcatel
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/19/2017
Alcatel Idol 5S
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2017
78% Análise Alcatel Idol 5S – Gama média com foco no áudio
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Análise Alcatel Idol 5s um conjunto de características equilibradas quase perfeitas
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice display; elegant design; good speakers; support USB-C. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2018
Smartphone Alcatel Idol 5S - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%


Qualcomm Adreno 506: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 625 SoC and based on the new 500-series architecture with support for Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE (3.2) and UBWC.

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.

625: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

0.149 kg:

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).

69.17%: 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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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2017-07-30)