Alcatel 5 review
Dual selfie camera
The Alcatel 5 has a large 5.7” FullView display and it looks a little different to other mobile phones. The bezel-less design sees almost no phone body at the sides or at the bottom of the display.
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With nearly no bezel at the bottom of the display, the Alcatel 5 is up to 15% more compact, compared to many other phones. The elongated 18:9 screen has HD+ resolution (1440 x 720 pixels) and this gives you extra rows of pixels. These help to bring media to life and reduce the amount of webpage scrolling.
Design and processor
The seamless curved unibody has a brushed metallic design and you can choose between Metallic Black and Metallic Gold. The phone is 8.45mm thing and lighter than most, at 144g.
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This Alcatel phone has an octa-core 1.5GHz processor with 3GB RAM. For a phone in this pricing bracket, there is a really good amount of RAM and it is noticeable when you see how smoothly games play and how responsive apps in general are.
Phone Set Up
The Alcatel 5 has Face Key security and this facial recognition technology checks 106 data points, to ensure security. There is still a fingerprint sensor on the back and this can be used to unlock the phone in under a second.
The fingerprint sensor can also be used to:
- Take a photo
- Enter Privacy Mode
- Register each finger for opening different apps
The Alcatel 5 has a healthy 32GB internal memory for moving your old content onto. Should you need more memory in the future, then there is a memory card slot for up to128GB microSD cards.
Powered by Google’s Android 7.1 Nougat operating system, the Alcatel 5 comes with a portfolio of Google apps, pre-loaded. These apps include:
- Keep - A note taking app
- Drive - Cloud (online) storage
- Duo - Video calling app
- Chrome - Web browser
- Play Music
Camera & Video
Dual selfie camera
The 12MP main camera is outshone by the SmartSelfie Duo dual 13MP and 5MP selfie camera. The Alcatel 5 goes all in on this camera and there is a whole host of innovative features surrounding it.
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Intelligent Field of View automatically adjusts to portrait or wide angle shot, dependant upon how many people are in the shot. If there are more than two people, then the camera will take a 120-degrees super wide angle photo, so that you can get everyone in.
Low-light detection with automatic adjustments makes it easy to capture selfies in low light. If there is no light at all, then a dual tone LED flash lights the scene.
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Further camera features include:
- Face Beauty
- Face Show
- Selfie Album
- Burst Mode
- Live Filters
- Slow Motion Video
- Video Story
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