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In a nutshell

  • 5-inch display
  • 5MP camera
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Available in black

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“If you’re looking for a great smartphone experience on a budget, check out the U5 4G from Alcatel.”

What Users Say

  • Display

    5 inches

  • Operating System

    Android Marshmallow

  • Camera

    5 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 8GB

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Design and display

Smart design

The Alcatel U5 features a soft textured cover that wraps around the rear of the phone. And the 5-inch display will give you loads of room to enjoy all your favourite apps and games.


Standout selfies

Up your selfie game with the Alcatel U5’s front-facing camera and its dedicated LED flash – ready for photos of you and your mates, day or night. And, add live filters to your shots with the creative Face Mask tool.  

Under the hood

Multitasking made easy

On the inside, the U5 has a 1.1GHz quad-core processor backed up by 1GB RAM. You’ll have no trouble using apps and watching videos online with all this power. And you’ll be able to stay powered up all day with the 2,050mAh battery cell.   



  • Processor

    • Quad

    • Mediatek MT6737M, quad-core Cortex-A53

    • 1.1 GHz

    • 1.1 GHz

    • 1 GB

  • Display

    • IPS LCD

    • 196 ppi

    • 480 x 854 pixels

    • 5 inches

  • Dimensions

    • 140.7 x 71.8 x 10 mm

  • Body

    • Micro

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Marshmallow

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • Micro USB

    • 2050 mAh

  • Special Features

    • Google Now

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 720p @30fps

    • 2 megapixels

    • 5 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 32 GB

  • Music and entertainment


Alcatel U5 4G is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fine for the price I'm visiting from the US. We wanted a phone that we could be contacted on in case of emergency. And we wanted a WiFi hotspot to use our devices from the US. From this standpoint, it worked really well. We had to reboot the phone a few times here and there to get the data connection to work but this is typical of any phone in this price range. Did exactly what we needed it to for a good price.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rubbish Bought phone on 3 network PAYG, 8GB memory, can't even handle Facebook, Twitter & Whatsapp together. Even with an SD Card. OK £80, but huge disappointment. I'd avoid.
Date published: 2017-08-27
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