Alcatel A5 LED 

price₹ 7,999 onwards

launchNov, 2017

16.8

excellence score

54.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Alcatel A5 brings modular design to the budget segment
  • Good, accurate fingerprint sensor that doubles up as a home button

Display

  • Decent, good contrast display with reasonable viewing angles
  • Display resolution at 720p is on the low side

Software

  • The A5 comes with two mods - the first one is called Light Up as it comes with built-in RGB lights which glow every time you play music, get a notification or play a game on the smartphone - it is a unique and noiseless way of getting call and message alerts - the light play on the back can jazz up your music playback experience in a dark room - it is fun and provides a distinct personality to the phone (though it also drains the battery faster)

Performance

  • Decent gaming performance
  • Day-to-day performance could have been better - there is the occasional stutter and lag when using the phone on a daily basis

Camera

  • Mediocre set of cameras - there are certainly better ones available in this price range

Battery

  • The second mod is called the Power mod as it adds a 3, 100mAh battery to the smartphone taking the overall battery backup to over two days comfortably - you can charge the mod while it’s snapped on the phone
  • Mediocre battery life - barely lasts the day on it's own (unless of course you use the Power mod)

More

  • The good news is that you don’t have to pay anything extra for the mods - the LED MOD is part of the A5 pack, while the Power mod will be available with it for free as an introductory offer
  • Surprisingly, both the mods are light and do not make the A5 hefty or unmanageable at any point
  • Dual SIM with dedicated micro SD
  • Runs a 2 year old version of Android - this means you miss out on new features such as picture-in-picture mode, better battery management, and smart notifications
  • Low internal storage (16GB)
  • On the whole, the phone might be an ok choice for casual users looking for a funky smartphone (with the LED mod), but if overall performance and value for money are important, then the likes of Redmi Note 4, or Moto G5 Plus are much better deals

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Alcatel A5 LED Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6753Ranked #66 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T720MP3
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2800 mAh
Dimensions
Weight159 gm
Thickness7.7 mm
Camera
Primary Camera8.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED Flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes (Wireless)
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  • LED Back Panel

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