Alcatel IDOL 5

Rate Plans: 2 GB, 5 GB, Unlimited, Unlimited Extra
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The IDOL 5 offers powerful performance and an unparalleled entertainment experience in a value-packed Android smartphone. With a sleek 5.2" Full HD display and dual front-facing speakers, the IDOL 5 is your portable entertainment system. It's perfect for viewing videos, and listening to music on the exclusive Alcatel Music App, integrated with Deezer from Cricket. The fast-charging battery keeps you connected throughout the day. Capture stunning pictures and selfies with the 12MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, both with flash for crystal clear images. The IDOL 5 also comes VR ready for you to enjoy viewing and gaming, optimized with Alcatel's UNI360 goggles (sold separately). All the entertainment you want. All the features you need. All in one phone.

The The Alcatel Idol 5 smartphone offers:
  • Crisp, clear 5.2" Full HD display for immersive viewing, protected with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • Octa-core processing power and 4G LTE speed
  • Powerful dual cameras, with dual-tone flash and wide-angle imaging
  • Dual front-facing speakers with powerful amplifier and equalizer for rich, dynamic sound
  • Up to 32GB of user storage, expandable up to an additional 256GB with microSD card (sold separately)
  • Fast-charging with MediaTek® Pump Express?+ 2.0 cuts the time it takes to charge your IDOL 5 in half.*
    *As compared to conventional charging without Pump Express compatibility.
  • Virtual Reality ready for a fun and fully-immersive experience on the Alcatel UNI360 goggles (sold separately)
  • HD Voice capable
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
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Feature 1 - High Performance

High Performance

The IDOL 5 has powerful octa-core processors, up to 32 GB of internal memory, and a fast-charging battery that lets you stay connected throughout the day. Google Assistant responds to voice commands and helps you get through your day with ease. Multi-tasking is easier with split screen so you can view and use two apps at the same time. Google Keep captures what's on your mind. And IDOL 5 is HD Voice capable for clearer conversations with reduced background noise and faster data when on a call.

Feature 1 - Premium Camera & Features

Premium Camera & Features

Both the 12MP rear and 8MP wide-angle front cameras have LED flash for great pictures in any light. Cinemagraph makes your photos come alive. Get everyone in the shot with Panorama and Panorama Selfie. Additional features like 360 photo, Slo-mo video and Light Trace let you add even more personality to your shots. After taking the picture, Instant Collage, Video Story and Face Show help you showcase your work.

Feature 1 - Immersive Entertainment Experience

Immersive Entertainment Experience

Enjoy all your music in one place with Alcatel Music, which is integrated with "Deezer from Cricket." You'll get access to over 43 million tracks and on-screen lyrics. Listen and sing along with your friends in high fidelity on the dual front-facing speakers. The IDOL 5 is also optimized for Virtual Reality, pre-loaded with VR Home and VR Store apps for easy access to the best Virtual Reality videos, apps, and games. Enjoy a full suite of premium 360° entertainment. Use with the Alcatel UNI360 goggles (sold separately).


  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Dimensions & Display
AlcatelIDOL™ 5 <br> Dimensions


  • 5.83" x 2.83" x .30" 

Display Size & Type


  • 5.2" Full HD (1920 x 1080) w/Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.0



  • Up to 32 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD slot for up to 256 GB card
  • Rear: 12 MP with flash and 1080p video recording
  • Front: 8 MP with flash and wide angle lens
  • Google Maps turn-by-turn navigation
HD Voice capable
  • Yes


  • Helio P20 / MT6757 Octa-core CPU 2.35GHz


  • 2850 mAh with MediaTek® PumpExpress + 2.0 for faster charging
Hearing Aid Compatibility
  • Rated for hearing aids M4 and T4
Rate Plan Requirements
  • Qualifying monthly service plan required
Idol 5 is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 107.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It just keeps getting better. So i been getting Idols on Cricket from the 3. And i have to say they genuinely keep getting better. I do feel like the last 2 were great but not a fully polished idea. This one takes the best of them and makes a fantastic phone. I feel like i spent 400-500 bucks when i did not. That's a great feeling. It has some great features in the phone. Everything from the previous phones has been made better. Don't let the seemingly small battery deceive you the phone lasts a good time. That combo'ed with the fast charging i'm always good. If you liked the Idol 3-4 i would say your in for a treat with this one and you will be presently surprised at how great this phone performs.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the money I've had this phone now for two weeks. The call clarity is excellent as is the reception, I'm in a small country town where many phones have trouble. There's more bloatware than I would like but not as much as some companies like VM and HTC stick customers with. The screen size is good as is the speed. The only software problem I've encountered is that the phone will not run a live wallpaper for more than 10 or 15 minutes without the wallpaper app crashing. No setting changes will fix the problem. Not a big deal by any means. There seem to be no plans to upgrade the Android version, otherwise it would be 5 stars.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone for fair price I've had this phone now for two days. It was an upgrade from my 3 year old Galaxy s4, which was beginning be feel very worn, outdated, and slow. So far, my overall impression of Idol 5 is very positive. The processor is amazing and the phone feels incredibly fast (especially compared to what I had before). At one point I realized I had about 20 different apps running at once, and there was no lag whatsoever! Apps like YouTube and Netflix run very smoothly. My only complaint is that the screen resolution is not as great as what I was used to, having used a Samsung phone for years. Besides that, I'm very happy with this phone so far, and am definitely considering getting the companion VR headset for this phone, to get the full experience.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bought mine near the end of January 2018 because my SD card had corrupted and it had been a long time since I had gotten a new phone and so glad I did! I have Way More Storage than with my Alcatel Idol 3. Plus, when I did, the guys in the store got us a better rate on our service. The sound is really good too! When my favorite radio station went out on the fritz, I had the streaming radio player and discovered that I could hook it up to my car speakers through AUX (something one of my previous phones wouldn't do). Also, the speakers on the phone itself are great too. Thank you Cricket!
Date published: 2018-05-07
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