Anonymous, 16 Oct 2017This phone is a total waste of money, don't even consider owning one of this. This phone albei... morealcatel is owned by nokia and has been for quite a while also it appears that there are two seperate versions of this phone according to argos a 3G and a 4G version everywhere else ive been say argos are mistaken its a 4G phone there isnt two versions of it 😒
bea1995, 02 Nov 2017Has anyone had problems with the SD card as mine is not recognising it as storage all together... morehave you tried swapping the SIM card to that slot, and putting the memory card where you now have the SIM ?
Has anyone had problems with the SD card as mine is not recognising it as storage all together?
Brand new 16GB SD card, formatted as internal storage and cannot for the life of me install anything as i have no storage available.
The SD port does look damaged but how would i go about fixing it? Go back to where i bought it, phone repair or just scrapping the phone?
This phone is a total waste of money, don't even consider owning one of this. This phone albeit heavily advertized as the cheapest 4G capable Smartphone in the market, cannot sustain it in more than 10 minutes of 4G usage before it starts to heat up, lag, and freeze. Also, this phone is basically a chinese phone because Alcatel is owned and operated by TCL.
TL;DR: Don't even bother to buy this if you have other options.
I find I am charging battery for 6 to 8 hours to get 4 hours battery life. Am going back to shop tomorrow to see if there is some problem with it. Also after a week and a half it just decided to reject sd card. Sorry I bought it but you get what you pay for. Overall a big piece of c--p and I won't have it long
Why does this phone takes too long to charge even though this is only 2050 mah? I have tried fast chargers and noticed a slightly long charging time compared to my other phones.
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2017Load of sh*t bought it because I needed a cheap android phone for 4g browsing. Barely gets 3g ... moreright i have one of these 3g works fine but i had a similar problem with 4g signal, best thing to try is to download an mtk engineering app to access the mtk hidden menu , select "MTK Settings" then "SIM1" then "Band Mode" then go to the UMTS area untick all of them except "WCDMA-IMT-2000" then press "SET"
Is u5 has a dedicated sd card & 2 slot sim card ? pls, tell.
i mean separate sd and 2 slot sim card
Load of sh*t bought it because I needed a cheap android phone for 4g browsing. Barely gets 3g despite being the 4g model. Speed tests show an average of 1mb downloads but when I put the SIM in my Google XL I get 80+mbs. Serious problems with this phone and I completely regret buying it. Do not waste your money
I've got this and it's a pile of chap the memory is shine even after I've put an sd card in its still telling me not enough memory when by theirs nearly 7gb free. The wish I'd never bought it cant wait to buy a new one!!
I have this phone too and all though i have had another smartphones before it is indeed an excellent phone its fast works well and is a good price, i have alll my music and games i use on it among other things, it seems bit better battery life than other network smart i had which went down fast. I would say its a great start or long term phone if you dont want too spend too much.
well its a good phone for the price
it doesnt stuck or freeze like no name phones with the same price range
have a nice finish and dont look cheap
works with 4g
downside :very thick , its even thicker than iphone 4 but its an alcatel so its normal
werid big button icons
screen to body ratio is very low
battery is small for a device of this size
it's look great this phone im using in 3days from now. i'll get this phone a plan in sun cellular and i don't know what the price of alcatel u5 now.
My first smartphone ever, upgrade from 2G was done promptly in the shop (*). Easy to learn, easy to use, easy to connect up to my PC, easy to install an app - and it did the task I needed it for, as well as the expected features. I'm happy, although I have no real comparison.
(*) When I first started as a tech geek, a PC upgrade meant an order from abroad, weeks, then soldering it onto the PC board.
I really like Alcatel brand and when I tried this Alcatel U5 I was little bit puzzled, and possibly expect too much on this unit just for a week of using it. The battery life is easily drained just after 6 hours on standby mode, I already checked and optimized all the apps just to maximize the life span of the battery. However I was amazed on how fast the connection between WIFI and Data Connection. It really nailed to core for those who wants fast and reliable connection. Well, for me, that's it... :-)
I bought this phone 2weeks ago and its really great and affordable. I really enjoy this phone. long battery life and very fast processor and clear camera.