Alcatel POP D5 priced at 5.5k – best entry-level Kitkat phone?

The Alcatel POP D5, the cheapest Indian 4.5-inch phone with Android Kitkat, is expected to hit stores in India in the coming week for Rs 5,500.


The phone will compete with the Spice Stellar 497, which is priced at Rs 5,545 on Flipkart, and the Micromax Unite 2, priced at Rs 6,250.

The specifications of Alcatel POP D5 are a tad below those of the Motorola E, which is priced at Rs 7,000.

The primarly difference between the Micromax Unite 2 and Motorola E and the D5 is in RAM. The Alcatel model comes with 512 MB of it, while the other two have 1 GB.

Of course, RAM does matter, but there would be a lot of customers who would rather save Rs 1,000 and live with 512 MB of RAM. Android KitKat would run decently with just that much system memory.

The POP D5 comes with a 4.5 inch display with a resolution of 854 * 480 pixels which gives a PPI of 218. Internal memory is 4 GB and processor is a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6582M. It also has dual-band HSPA (3G).