Alcatel Idol 5S, features, price and opinions

Alcatel Idol 5S, features, price and opinions

IFA 2017 does not stop bringing us news, and one of them comes from the Alcatel stand. The veteran technology company had a sweet moment with the release of the Alcatel Idol 4 and its support for virtual reality, and now they seek to settle with the Alcatel Idol 5 and its S version, which is the one we want to analyze now.

It is a phone with a 5.2-inch screen and Full HD resolution, with a 12-megapixel main camera, Helio P20 processor, fingerprint reader and Android 7 as the operating system.

Design and display

This Alcatel Idol 5S is presented as a very attractive device aesthetically, with an aluminum chassis and a thickness of only 7.5 mm . It includes a fingerprint reader on the back, and in the upper and lower front frames we find two 3.6W speakers. With them, the user can listen to music in stereo and with good quality.

Regarding the screen, it is a 5.2-inch IPS panel and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) . Nothing to do with that 2K resolution of the Alcatel Idol 4S, designed for a virtual reality from which this new device is detached.

Alcatel Idol 5S

screen5.2 inches, Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 423 dpi
Main chamber12 megapixels, f / 2.0
Camera for selfies8 megapixels, f / 2.0
Internal memory32 GB
ExtensionmicfoSD up to 256 GB
Processor and RAM MT6757 Helio P20, Octa Core 2.35 GHz, 3 GB
Battery2850 mAh with Fast Charge Pump Express 2.0
Operating systemAndroid 7 Nougat
Connections4G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi
Designaluminum and glass
Dimensions148.6 x 72 x 7.5 mm
Featured Features2 3.6W center speakers, fingerprint sensor
Release dateSeptember 2017
Price400 euros


If we look at the guts of this Alcatel Idol 5S, we are going to find a powerful  MT6757 Helio P20 eight-core processor at a maximum speed of 2.35 GHz. The RAM is 3 GB , which guarantees a fast, hang-free operation. Besides, the influenced operating system is Android 7 Nougat. Regarding storage, they are 32 GB expandable via microsSD up to 256 GB.


For the camera this super mid-range has had a 12 megapixel rear sensor with f / 2.0 aperture and a hybrid autofocus (PDAF + CAF) , in addition to a dual LED flash. On the front we find an 8 megapixel sensor, also with f / 2.0 aperture and flash.


To guarantee a good autonomy, the Alcatel Idol 5S has a 2850 mAh battery . This allows the user to go without a load for 18 hours, when in use. In addition, when charging, this terminal uses Pump Express 2.0 fast-charging technology, so in a short time we will be able to have the device again ready to disconnect from the wall.


The Alcatel Idol 4S did not have a rear fingerprint sensor , so that is a fact in which the new generation advances, being a hardware in high demand today. Besides that, we find Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G connection, accelerometer and FM radio.

alcatel idol 5s

Availability and price

It seems that Alcatel bets heavily on design and power with this new Alcatel Idol 5S. It separates from virtual reality and brings us highly demanded hardware such as stereo speakers and the rear fingerprint sensor. The terminal will be available in our country during this month of September, and although it has not been determined with certainty, it seems that the price will be around 400 euros .