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Alcatel 5 Full Specs and Features Review

Alcatel 5 was launched by the company as a midrange smartphone with an innovative bezel-less display. The device sports dual selfie cameras at the top bezel and no bottom bezel whatsoever.

Featuring a borderless display, the Alcatel 5 dishes out an impressive 18:9 aspect ratio. Internally, it packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage space. Want to know more? Stay with me.


Alcatel 5 Key Specs

・5.7-inch, HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
・Android 8.0 Oreo with 3GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T
・64GB built-in storage and memory card support up to 256GB
・12MP rear camera and 13MP + 5MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery


A combination of Metal and Plastic here, the Alcatel 5 sports a metallic painting with matt finish and horizontal hairline brushed pattern all over it. Making the device look all so stunning and beautiful, a perfect piece of art to flaunt.

TCL A5 (Alcatel 5)

The rear camera starts a horizontal train at the rear, with a dual-LED flash underneath. Followed by a fingerprint scanner, granting instant access to private apps. Measuring 8.45mm in thickness and weighs just 145g. The smartphone is available in Gold and Black colours only.


Bezel-less with a unique feeling, obviously a counter smartphone to all the MIX series out there. Moving all the bezels to the top as it houses the dual selfie camera, speaker grille and other features.

The 5.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is pretty standard though. Boasting a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 282 pixels per inch density, everything on the screen should be clear. The screen stretches up to 77.60% screen to body ratio.


Running the race here is the MediaTek MT6750T chip alongside 8-cores processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The processor reaches a speed of 1.5GHz and has a 28nm process technology. Handling graphics is the ARM Mali-T860 MP2 graphics processor with 2-cores and clocking at 650MHz.

For multitasking, 3GB of RAM is available with a memory speed of 833MHz. While for storage, 32GB internal storage space is available as well, you can also upgrade up to 256GB. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.


Alcatel 5

The 12MP rear camera has f/2.0 aperture and comes with a dual-LED flash capturing 4K resolution images. The camera supports phase detection and other features to take photographs of 4032 x 3024 pixels in dimension. The dual 13MP + 5MP selfie camera has a LED flash and a 120-degree wide angle lens that’s perfect for group selfies.


The Alcatel 5 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology.


Alcatel 5 is available in Shopping stores for $249 to $299, that’s about (N70,000 – N90,000).


・Announced: January 2018
・Status: Available. March 2018

・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: Yes
・4G Support: Yes
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes

・Material Type: Metal + Plastic
・Dimensions: 152.35 x 71.1 x 8.45 mm
・Colour: Gold, Black
・Weight: 144g

・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 5.7-inch
・Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels
・Pixel Density: 282ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 77.60%

・Operating system: Android 8.0
・Processor: Octa-core 1.5GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6750T
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-T860 MP2

・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 256GB
・Internal storage: 32GB

・Back Camera: 12MP
・Front Camera: 13MP + 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, dual-LED
・Front Flash: Yes

・Wifi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, hall, compass
・USB: type 2.0
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

・Capacity: 3000mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
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