TCL led smartphone brand Alcatel has introduced two new budget phones, the Alcatel A5 LED and the Alcatel A7 here in India. While both are budget smartphones, the Alcatel A5 LED is a modular smartphone and the A7 comes with a big 4,000 mAh battery.
Alcatel A5 LED was first unveiled at MWC 2017 while the A7 was launched at the recent IFA 2017. The A5 LED comes with a back cover that can be replaced with different mods like a battery pack. The Alcatel A7, on the other hand, features a better display and 4GB RAM for multitasking.
Alcatel A5 LED and A7 Specifications
Starting with the Alcatel A5 LED, the phone features a 5.2-inch HD display (720 x 1280p). In the optics department, the A5 LED sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash. On the front, you get a 5MP unit for selfies and video calling.
In terms of hardware, the Alcatel A5 LED packs a MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, with an option to expand it via a microSD card. Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it is a Dual SIM smartphone with a 2,800 mAh battery. Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Micro USB, and a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Coming to the Alcatel A7 now, the bigger A7 comes with a 5.5-inch display with full HD (1080 x 1920p) resolution. Optics on the A7 are handled by a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone flash. On the front, you get an 8MP camera with 84-degree field-of-view and a front-facing flash.
The Alcatel A7 is backed by an octa-core MediaTek MTK6750T processor. This processor is coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage along with expansion option via microSD card. Running Android 7.0 Nougat, the A7 sports a 4,000 mAh battery with Dual SIM support. Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, Micro USB, and a 3.5mm earphone jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Alcatel A5 LED will come in Metallic Grey color and sells for Rs. 12,999. It comes with the Lightup+ Mod, and a 3,100 mAh Power+ Mod included in the box. The A7 is coming in Metallic Black and Metallic Gold colors and bears a price tag of Rs. 13,999. This phone includes a TCL Moveband fitness tracker in the launch package.
Both the Alcatel A5 LED and A7 come with one-time free screen replacement, up to 20GB data from Reliance Jio, exchange, and no-cost EMI options. The phones are available on Amazon Exclusives and you can buy the A5 LED here and the A7 here.