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Alcatel Idol Series

Alcatel Idol 5Processor: Mediatek MT6753, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP4, Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5.2 inch
Weight: 0.149kg, 0.155kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 72.81% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 30 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 66%, features: 80%, display: 70%
mobility: 63%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: - %

 

Alcatel Idol 5S

Specifications

Alcatel Idol 5SNotebook: Alcatel Idol 5S
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 506
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.149kg
Price: 300 euro
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Average Score: 69.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

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: Zdnet.com 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
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%

 

Alcatel Idol 5

Specifications

Alcatel Idol 5Notebook: Alcatel Idol 5
Processor: Mediatek MT6753
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP4
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.155kg
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Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

60% Alcatel Idol 5 Review: All Show, Little Go
Source: Tom's Guide English
Alcatel has brought its attractive, but-flawed Idol 5S to Cricket as an exclusive to the prepaid carrier, but the new phone makes too many compromises to offer any appeal beyond its low price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Alcatel Idol 5 review: An outstanding Cricket Wireless exclusive
Source: Talk Android English
The bottom line… I’m paying $35 per month for 5GB of LTE data and unlimited talk and text on Cricket Wireless, which runs on AT&T’s robust network. I simply can’t get over how good the user experience is for the price (both phone and network). I’ll likely run with this setup well into 2018. It’s just the principle of the thing.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2017
Alcatel IDOL 5 Review
Source: G Style Magazine English
Alcatel seems to have the mid-range game down and the IDOL 5 continues to show that. For $200 you are getting a smartphone that feels well crafted and not cheap. It has great sounding dual speakers; natural feeling display and quick charging for battery life. It would have been nice to put a fingerprint sensor on their though some phones in its range from Motorola incorporating it into there’s. The VR isn’t a bad add-on for $49.99 if you are curious to get into that arena. For Cricket Wireless list of phones, it wouldn’t be a bad device to pickup out of their lineup.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2017
80% Cricket Alcatel Idol 5 review: Solid mid-ranger with modern features for $200
Source: Zdnet.com English
These mid-range Android phones have come a long way and you get a decent experience without all of the frustrations we have seen with them in the past. In the age of $1,000 flagships, it's tough to justify paying five times the price of a solid smartphone that provides a similar application and functional experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Alcatel Idol 5 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Honestly, it's a tossup because the Idol 5 is indeed VR ready from the get-go, offers an atypical premium design for its category, and customizations to the software that help to make it even more useful than stock. Still, it's not without its faults, as the camera really fails to make an impression. If that's not high on your priority list, then that shouldn't be an issue. But then again, this seems more like another middle-of-the-road option for those on a budget. There's nothing fanciful about it that we haven't seen before.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Alcatel Idol 5
Source: PC Mag English
The Alcatel Idol 5 for Cricket has an attractive design, solid specs, and pairs with an optional companion headset to deliver an affordable VR experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alcatel Idol 5 review: One of Cricket's best
Source: Android Central English
Alcatel's Idol 5 has a lot of good things going for it, and it comes in at a price point that's accessible to a wide array of different people – as long as you're on Cricket. The phone is an exclusive to the AT&T-powered MVNO, and if you're already on the network, it's a great buy. The addition of front-facing speakers and NFC are two items that are rarely seen in this price range, and while I wouldn't necessarily say they're worth leaving your current carrier over, we are really glad to see them present on the Idol 5.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2017
Alcatel Idol 5
Source: PC Mag English
The Alcatel Idol 5 for Cricket has an attractive design, solid specs, and pairs with an optional companion headset to deliver an affordable VR experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2017
Hands on: Alcatel Idol 5 review
Source: Techradar English
The Idol 5 doesn’t offer anything astonishingly different to other budget handsets in terms of design, but its unique dual social account feature and creative video and photo techniques may help it stand out for the social media minded.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2017
90% Alcatel Idol 5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 92% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
90% Alcatel Idol 5
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 91%
60% Análisis del Alcatel Idol 5
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Preview Alcatel Idol 5 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; metal case; decent battery capacity; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2017
Alcatel Idol 5 Hands-On: Ritorno Alle Origini
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2017
Test de l’Alcatel Idol 5 : un smartphone sans surprise
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; metal case; good display. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2018
Prise En Main De L'Alcatel Idol 5 : Le Retour Aux Sources
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; great built quality; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2017
71% Alcatel Idol 5 – recenzja średniaka w niezłej cenie
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 55% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
82% Alcatel Idol 5 incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
72% Alcatel Idol 5 incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 72%

 

Comment

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).


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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.These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-T720 MP4: Integrated graphics card with four clusters clocked at up to 600 MHz. The chip supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and is typically produced in 28nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

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. Mediatek:


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

0.149 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.155 kg:


72.81%: 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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