Earlier this year, the Mobile World Congress saw Alcatel introduce the Alcatel A5 LED smartphone. The mid-range device has just recently being launched in india and it offers a different dimension to smartphones that you have never seen. I’m sure you want to see what’s inside this beautiful device, so join me.
Alcatel A5 LED Review
The A5 LED smartphone sports a 5.2-inch HD display with thick bezels all around. This bucks the trend of smartphones going with thinnier or no bezels at all. However, the display assures a sharp image production offering a 1280 by 720 pixels resolution.
Here comes the interesting part of the Alcatel A5 LED. The smartphone has a plastic body with a removable back cover which can be replaced with one of two additional modules; a POWER+ MOD module and a LIGHTUP+ MOD module which is the more interesting of the two modules. The LIGHTUP+ MOD module displays bright lights through its LEDs and can substitute for a Disco light. There are added features like the Color catcher 2.0 which mean you can customise it.
Storage & Processor
Under the hood,the A5 LED is powered by MediaTek MT6753 processor with eight cores running at 1.5GHz of clock speed and a ARM Mali-T720 MP3 GPU completing the chipset. It packs 3GB of RAM with 32GB of ROM which is expandable using a microSD.
A 13MP Autofocus camera with Dual tone LED Flash is a decent camera setup to have on the rear of any smartphone plus the impressive features at your disposal mean you can always churn out quality pictures. The selfie camera is a 5MP shooter with LED flash as well which ultimately spells an end to dark selfies.
Battery & Connectivity
The Alcatel A5 LED is powered by a 2800mAh battery, however replacing the smartphone back cover with the POWER+ MOD module will augment the battery life with a 3100mAh battery. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS+A-GPS, fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM slots.
The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, and I’m out here trying to figure that out.
Alcatel A5 LED Full Phone Specifications
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700)|
|SIM Type||Nano SIM(dual standby).|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||146*72.1*7.7mm(PC cover), 146*72.1*10.2mm(LED cover)|
|Build||plastic body with removable metal back cover.|
|Display Type||IPS HD Display|
|Resolution||HD (1280 * 720) pixels|
|Pixel Density||~282 ppi|
|LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture|
|1080p HD Video|
|Autofocus, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom|
|Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Number of Processor Cores||Octa-Core|
|GPU||Mali T720 MP3|
|Internal Storage||32GB internal memory|
|expandable memory with microSD|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, fingerprint sensor|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||MicroUSB 2.0|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||No|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI|
|Yes, WMV, MP4|
|MP3, WAV, Polyphonic, MIDI, AMR|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
Color Catcher 2.0
How much is Alcatel A5 LED?
The Alcatel A5 LED is available exclusively on Amazon in India at a price of Rs. 12,999.