Alcatel Idol 5 for social media managers – IFA 2017

Idol 5 Silver angleThe IDOL 5 is the newest member of the iconic Alcatel IDOL Series. They tell me that it is designed for the ‘Now Generation’ who loves shortcuts, requires fast and reactive content.

Alcatel’s IDOL 5 aims to offer striking style as well as a phone that allows you to do amazing things and capture amazing moments.

Be! (so they say).

IDOL 5 features an incredible camera and boosts the possibilities to share these moments instanteously thanks to the innovative Dual Social Accounts.

IDOL 5 design

The new handset has quite a stunning and slim 7.5mm build.

The solid aluminium body and super bright 5.2-inch 423ppi display looks decent.

IDOL 5This is all wrapped in 2.5D curved glass for silky smooth edges.


Today, we have not eaten if we have not Instagrammed our food. Photos, or it didn’t happen!

Idol 5 Silver BackSo, to capture every single moment this phone features a 13MP rear camera, packed with f/2.0 aperture, a 1.12µm pixel size and an ultra-fast hybrid autofocus (PDAF+CAF). You even get a dual-tone LED flash.

As selfies are equally essential, you also get a 5MP front camera with an 84° wide angle lens and front facing flash.

That should make the best out of your narcissim 😉

Sharing is caring

Finally, there’s no point of taking photos unless you’re going to share them.

Idol 5 Silver FrontThe IDOL 5 offers fun and creative Video Story features which enables to pick and choose your favourite photos/videos and combine them into a short and shareable clip.

Dual social accounts

IDOL 5 is loaded with the new App Cloner function. This enables you to stay logged into multiple accounts on one social app.

Different accounts can now be used on one single device – handy if you have personal and professional accounts. Great for those who manage their band’s social activities or, let’s say, run a popular tech news and gadget review site 😉

We no longer need to carry two devices or sign in and out of WhatsApp and other social media accounts.

Alcatel IDOL 5 Spec SheetWords

Eric Vallet, General Manager Europe stated:

Our customers live in the now, so we made it our mission to create a flagship device that enables to get the most out of each and every moment. With IDOL 5, Alcatel is delivering exciting new immersive multimedia experiences and addresses the recurring painpoint of having to log in and out continusouly when holding two Social Media accounts. Sharing should be as easy as breathing”,

Price and availability

IDOL 5 will be available in Metal Silver and Metal Black, for an RRP of €239,99.

You can pre-order your IDOL 5 on Amazon right now for £189.99.