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Alcatel Idol 5s (2017) review

Android OS v7.1 (Nougat)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
Adreno 506
3 GB / 32 GB
5.2 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

Alcatel announced the launch of the Idol 5s smartphone in 2017. The manufacturer is offering the Alcatel Idol 5s phone with 5.2 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Alcatel Idol 5s comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, and a Li-Po 2620 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.2 inches phone comes with IPS display (1080 x 1920 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Alcatel Idol 5s specifications

BrandAlcatel
NameIdol 5s
ModelIDOL5S
Release date2017

Body

The weight of Alcatel Idol 5s is about 5.22 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Alcatel phone are average (5.85 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches).

Weight5.22 oz
Dimensions5.85 x 2.79 x 0.29 inches
Colorsblack
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Alcatel Idol 5s comes with Android OS v7.1 (Nougat) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v7.1 (Nougat)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953
CPUOcta-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 506

Display

The size of Idol 5s screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.2 inches IPS display of Alcatel Idol 5s with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.2 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Alcatel Idol 5s (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Idol 5s is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Alcatel Idol 5s supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Idol 5s phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Po 2620 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of Idol 5s isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Po 2620 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The Idol 5s phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Alcatel phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDragontrail glass
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