The new Alcatel 5V hits the market to become the brand's flagship terminal at a moderate price: 230 euros in Spain . It can be purchased from August.
It is a mid-range mobile with an attractive design and a large Full View borderless screen –with notch– in 19: 9 format . It also stands out for its camera with artificial intelligence.
Below we review the features of this Alcatel smartphone, which incorporates many upper-mid-range features at a very reasonable price .
Large, borderless panel
Although the Alcatel brand has already established the 18: 9 format as a standard in its line of devices, the Alcatel 5V goes a step further with 19: 9 format .
In this terminal we are in front of a large TCL screen: 6.2 inches that occupy 88% of the body of the phone. Its format is 19: 9, which generates a Full View and borderless experience.
The Alcatel 5V screen has a controversial element, loved by some and not so much by others: the famous "notch" at the top .
For handling purposes, the format is the equivalent of 16: 9 on 5.5-inch terminals, a standard that is intended to make it easier to grip and use the terminal .
Thus, for users more used to large panels, the Alcatel 5V becomes a very interesting option, especially if we want to carry out several tasks at the same time. Let's not forget that Android's split screen feature can be very useful and usable on a 6.2-inch screen.
Large capacity battery to withstand the day
A large screen also needs a suitable battery capable of compensating for the high energy consumption of the panel.
In the case of the Alcatel 5V, a 4,000 mAh battery has been chosen , which offers up to 18 hours of talk time and 550 hours of standby time in 4G connection.
The time required for a full charge is 2 and a half hours .
Notch and more details in an attractive design
The Alcatel 5V is designed with a borderless panel with all corners rounded . It has a 3D curved glass finish and is available in glossy black or blue.
The smooth casing of the Alcatel 5V makes a glossy, mirror-like effect with the OPVM ( Optical Vacuum Plating ) finishing system .
The terminal measures 153.7mm high x 74.55mm wide and 8.5mm thick, and weighs 156 grams .
The fingerprint sensor is located at the rear , in the center. The volume and on / off keys are on the right side, while the miniJack and microUSB port are on the bottom.
|screen||6.2 inches, HD + 1,500 x 720 pixels, 19: 9 aspect ratio|
|Main chamber||Dual 12 + 2 megapixels, f / 2.2 + f / 2.4, Full HD video (1080p)|
|Camera for selfies||8 megapixels, f / 2.2, 720p video @ 30 fps|
|Internal memory||32 GB / Expandable via microSD card|
|Extension||microSD up to 128GB|
|Processor and RAM||MediaTek MT6762 Octa-Core 1.6GHz, 3GB RAM|
|Battery||4,000 mAh, up to 18 hours of autonomy in conversation|
Charges in 2 and a half hours
|Operating system||Android 8 Oreo|
|Connections||BT 4.2, GPS, microUSB, NFC, 3.5 mm miniJack port for headphones,|
|Design||Unibody glass screen borderless notched ( notch ), fingerprint reader at the rear, mirror- like glossy finish|
|Dimensions||153.7 x 74.55 x 8.5 millimeters (156 grams)|
|Featured Features||Google Lens, Noise Canceling Microphone, HD Voice, USB On The Go (USB OTG) Function|
|Release date||August 2018|
Alcatel 5V cameras and artificial intelligence functions
The main camera of the Alcatel 5V is dual, and the two lenses are arranged vertically on one side of the back. Just below them is the flash.
We are talking about a 12 megapixel resolution interpolated to 16 megapixels on the first lens, and 2 megapixels on the second. It has dual dual-tone flash and can record video in FullHD (1080p at 30 frames per second).
For its part, the front camera (for selfies) is 8 megapixels interpolated to 13 megapixels . Records video in 720p quality at 30 fps.
The camera application incorporates the artificial intelligence functions of Google Lens and also allows taking photographs with depth of field effect thanks to the double rear camera.
Available camera modes and effects
- Facial recognition.
- Scene detection with artificial intelligence .
- HDR mode .
- Panoramic photography.
- Bokeh effect (for portrait mode) in real time.
- EIS stabilization.
- Night mode.
- Video stabilization .
- Video story.
- Burst of light.
- Slow motion video.
- Photo booth and selfie collage .
Google's artificial intelligence system, Google Lens, is seamlessly integrated into the system to offer the functions in the Alcatel 5V cameras.
Thanks to this tool, we can search for information about objects or buildings that we are seeing and interact immediately with what surrounds us.
Google Lens also allows, for example, to search for products to buy online , receive information about tourist places, create calendar events, identify animals or plants, and copy and paste texts.
The scene detection with artificial intelligence can identify up to 11 different types of subjects and scenes to automatically adjust camera options: contrast, resolution, brightness, sharpness and saturation.
Processor and performance information
Inside the phone we find an eight-core MediaTek M56762 processor , along with 3 GB of RAM to ensure smooth performance in the processes.
The Alcatel 5V model offers 32 GB of internal storage , although we can expand them through a microSD card of up to 128 GB.
Connectivity and other highlights
The Alcatel 5V has a fingerprint reader located on the rear. In addition, it has an unlocking function by facial recognition with the Face Key system , integrated in the front camera.
The smartphone is marketed in Spain in its version with a single nanoSIM card. In addition to Bluetooth 4.2, the phone has NFC technology , which enables contactless payments. The connection port is microUSB and has OTG ( USB On The Go ) function.
Price and conclusions
The new Alcatel 5V will hit the Spanish market in August for a price of 230 euros . It is an interesting figure considering the benefits, which make it a striking purchase option.
The Alcatel brand wants to make it its next flagship terminal , designed for the mid-range and for users who do not want to spend a lot of money on a smartphone. Its strong point is undoubtedly the 4,000 mAh battery.
The Alcatel 5V will be available in black or blue .