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alcatel U5

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Last Updated Price Rs. 11,000

Highlights

The MWC 2017 kicked-off a series of Alcatel smartphones into the market. Among them is the lower-end Alcatel U5 whose launch price is somewhere between 12,000 to 15,000 rupees while hitting the shelves in mid-March 2017.

Nice build quality but a very low-res display

Despite featuring mostly plastic, the U5 feels really good to touch but the same cannot be said of its display; though the device features an adequately sized 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, its lowly 196ppi pixel density produces a rather inadequate 480p resolution.

Cameras

The smartphone features two plain camera sensors with the primary camera featuring a 5 megapixel sensor and an LED flash while the secondary features a 2 megapixel sensor.

Vastly underpowered

That’s something very typical of low-end smartphones but the advent of Xiaomi, Huawei etc. have really spoiled our habits. Featuring a 1.1 GHz quad-core processor with 1GB of RAM, the U5 will have real trouble in running the built-in Android Marshmallow. Its internal storage banks at 8 gigs while a 2050 mAh battery sums-up a pretty disappointing release from Alcatel.

Specifications

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    5.0 inchesDisplay
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    1 GB RAMRAM
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    2050 mAhBattery
  • backcamera-specs-image
    5 MPBack Camera
General Features
Release Date2017, February
SIM SupportSingle SIM (Micro-SIM) or Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Phone Dimensions5.54 x 2.83 x 0.39 in
Phone Weightnull
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Display
Screen Size5.0 inches
Screen Resolution480 x 854 pixels
Screen TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Protectionnull
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
RAM1 GB RAM
Card SlotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Performance
ProcessorQuad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720MP2
Battery
TypeNon-removable Li-Ion 2050 mAh battery
Camera
Front Camera2 MP
Front Flash LightYes
Front Video RecordingNo
Back Flash LightYes
Back Camera5 MP
Back Video Recording720p@30fps
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
3GYes
4G/LTEYes
RadioFM radio, RDS
WiFiYes
NFCnull