The Alcatel A5 LED has a customizable LED-patterned rear cover

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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

Alcatel A5 LED

Display

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.

Design

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.

Camera

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.

Software

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

General

Device BrandAlcatel
ModelA5 LED
AnnouncedFebruary, 2017
ReleasedJune, 2017
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700)
SIM TypeNano SIM(dual standby).
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GLTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions146*72.1*7.7mm(PC cover), 146*72.1*10.2mm(LED cover)
Weight159g
Buildplastic body with removable metal back cover.
ColorsBlack

Display

Display TypeIPS HD Display
Size5.2 inches
ResolutionHD (1280 * 720) pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~282 ppi
Touch ScreenYes
Protectionn/a
Featuresn/a
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

13MP camera
LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: Yes
5MP
n/a

Software

Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
n/a
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

MediaTek MT6750T
Number of Processor CoresOcta-Core
CPU Speed1.5GHz
GPUMali T720 MP3
3GB
Internal Storage32GB internal memory
expandable memory with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.2
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeMicroUSB 2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)No
GPSYes, A-GPS
NFCNo
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2800mAh
PlacementRemovable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI
Yes, WMV, MP4
n/a
n/a
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV, Polyphonic, MIDI, AMR
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer
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.