Alcatel Idol 5 Specs and Price

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Parading a sleek design, the Alcatel Idol 5 is a decent phone for users looking for something cool and affordable. It features a sharp Full HD display, respectable RAM, a fingerprint sensor and LTE support.

Where to Buy Alcatel Idol 5

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Alcatel Idol 5 Key Specs & Features

  • 5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (423ppi)
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6753 CPU with 3GB RAM
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 16GB built-in Storage, up to 256GB memory card
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data (up to 150Mbps download)
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
  • 2800 mAh Li-ion Battery

Alcatel Idol 5

Design and Display

With its all-aluminium body, the Alcatel Idol 5 is an attractive phone. Alcatel Idol 5 has an appealing slim body, coming in at 7.5 millimetres. There are some curves in the right places to enhance the look and feel.

The smartphone packs a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD (1080p) resolution. That’s roughly 423ppi pixel density, which makes for sharper images. Alcatel Idol 5 features curved 2.5D glass and oleophobic coating.

Camera and Storage

You get a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture on the rear. This boasts phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and dual-LED, dual tone flash.  Alcatel Idol 5 shoots Full HD (1080p) videos.

For selfies, you will find a 5MP snapper with f/2.4 aperture and selfie flash. Internal storage is 16 GB, expandable with a microSD card.

Performance and OS

With the mid-range MediaTek MT6753 processor on the inside, the Alcatel Idol 5 should provide decent performance. The 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 CPU pairs with an ARM Mali-T720 GPU for somewhat fluid gaming. There is 3 GB of DDR3 RAM to keep things responsive. In terms of OS, the phone boots Android 7.1 Nougat – not bad for the price.

Other Specs and Features

The Alcatel Idol 5 supports 4G LTE (Cat. 4) connectivity for theoretical download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. You will find a fingerprint scanner on the rear for keeping personal information away from inquisitive people. A 2800mAh battery supplies power to the device, which Alcatel says takes three and half hours to fully top up.

For your connectivity needs, you also get microUSB 2.0 and USB OTG with the Alcatel Idol 5. Bluetooth 4.2 LE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot are part of the package as well. There is GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS for positioning.

Pricing and availability

Alcatel Idol 5 is not officially available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. When available, you will be able to buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries. Price of the Alcatel Idol 5 starts at $200 in the United States. Alcatel Idol 5 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 75,500 Naira to 95,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

Its price in Ghana starts at around GH₵ 890. Alcatel Idol 5 Price in Kenya starts at around 22,200 KSh.

Alcatel Idol 5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Alcatel Idol 5:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: 1.3 Quad-core Processor: Cortex-A53 (Mediatek MT6753)
  • GPU: Mali-T720MP3
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Metal Silver, Metal Black
  • Dimension: 148 x 73 x 7.5 mm (5.83 x 2.87 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 155 g (5.47 oz)
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual Sim, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.2 inches IPS LTPS LCD, 16M colors, 1080 x 1920 pixels (423 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes, Asahi Dragontrail Glass, oleophobic coating


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, f/2.0, 1080p HD [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, f/2.4


  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 2.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, MP3/AAC+/WAV player
  • Video Player: Yes, MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 2800 mAh Li-Ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Talktime: Up to 18 hours average
  • Standby Time: Up to 21 days
  • Fast Charging: No
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Alcatel Idol 5 Specs and Price was written by NaijaTechGuide Team. The article was last modified: July 26th, 2019
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