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Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B

Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B
alaScore 92

1265 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1265 reviews of Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback.

performance, price, usability, portability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The screen and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 5.5" 4G SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark Grey (401 PPI Full HD Screen, JBL Speakers, 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 615 Processor, 13Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 5.5" 4G SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark Grey (401 PPI Full HD Screen, JBL Speakers, 16GB ROM, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon 615 Processor, 13

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 user reviews of Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and screen. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, price, screen, usability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Maurizio Pesce (wired.com)

Review: Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3

 

This inexpensive Android phone doesn't have a lot of power, but it has some unique features including a reversible design that works upside-down.

Completely reversible design with microphones and speakers at both ends. Inexpensive at $250 unlocked. Clean Android experience. The front-facing speakers are loud, and the bundled earphones are great. Outstanding display. Plasticky but not cheap body....

Sluggish performance with heavy operations; not suitable for hardcore gamers. Only 16GB of internal storage, though it does have a microSD slot. Comes in just one flavor: boring gray

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jared Newman (pcworld.com)

Alcatel Idol 3 review: Not a bad phone for not a lot of cash

 

At $250 unlocked, the Idol 3 costs less than half the price of a high-end smartphone. But it's not half-bad.

Camera quality tends to be the Achilles heel of cheap phones, and that includes the Idol 3. The phone’s 13-megapixel shooter is capable of decent photos, but you need steady hands, and the results always looked more yellow than the iPhone 6 Plus and...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 review

 

Smartphones are expensive. For many of us, they are the most important devices in our lives, justifying their cost. But there's no ignoring the fact that most smartphones you buy cost $600, $700,...

Dirt cheap ; Great display ; All-day battery

Can be slow at times ; It’s plastic ; Camera can be slow

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5

 

Easily Alcatel's best phone , the Idol 3 confidently produces mid-tier levels of photography, screen resolution and internal hardware performance for the price of many lesser handsets. It also keeps current with Android 5.0, pumps out sound through...

The mega-affordable Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has a large screen and takes nice outdoor photos. It wins bonus points for loud external speakers and a useful mode to use the OS upside-down as well as right-side-up.

Its performance is a little sluggish, its low-light photography is poor and the OS lacks a few useful shortcuts common to other Android phones.

Delivering midrange features at an entry-level price, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is the company's best smartphone to date -- and a great deal for the money.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: Surprisingly Good

 

The device you're seeing here is not what it seems. While you might have never owned an Alcatel smartphone before - and you might never have even seen one in the wild - they've been around for a while. Here, with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, the...

Alcatel has created a really, really great phone in the OneTouch Idol 3. I’ll use the word “surprise” once again to express how I’ve felt reviewing this device. I did not expect to be so stoked about it, but I really am – it’s a winner. I recommend...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5-inch) Review

 

Even though we're quite familiar with Alcatel's line of mobile phones, most consumers are still widely in the dark regarding the actual existence of the company – more so when they've yet to deliver a compelling phone worthy enough to compete with the...

250 off-contract is hard-to-beat ; Mesmerizing IPS-based display ; Thin and light construction ; Simple Android experience that’s lightly customized ; Extra-long battery life

Somewhat sluggish with heavier operations ; Quality from the camera is lackluster ; Battery takes a long time to charge

If this is what we can expect from a phone with an MSRP of $250, we’re going to have higher expectations from everyone else going forward. Quite simply, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is a testament to what can be achieved by a phone that’s on a budget....

May, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Burstiner (technobuffalo.com)

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 Review: Is this your next budget phone?

 

As the budget market continues to grow is there any room for an above average budget entry? The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 aims to be a player in this market. The Idol 3 comes in two models, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models. The build quality is the same in...

Then we get to the 5.5-inch model. At $270, I wonder if your money isn’t better spent getting a Zenfone 2 at $300. I think the amount of compromises you make in terms of performance at that price point are a bit too much to justify making this...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: one of the best budget phones of the year

 

We take a closer look at what could be one the best budget-friendly smartphones out there, in this in-depth Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review!

Attractive, slim, and symmetrical body ; Dual front-facing speakers sound great ; Large 1080p display ; Reliable performance, even if not very fast ; Solid camera ; Software is quite spartan ; THAT PRICE

Large size may not be for everyone ; Spec hungry will wish for even more snappiness ; Software needs a bit more polish

Final thoughts There really isn’t much keeping this phone from being a reliable performer, which is why the price of $250 is nothing short of incredible. Even comparing so-called budget releases from plenty of the top tier manufacturers, this can be...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Helena Stone (chipchick.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review – A Flagship Budget Phone with a Great Camera

 

If you're in the U.S.A., you may not be familiar with the Alcatel OneTouch brand, but they are really big in Europe where they are a top handset maker when it comes to budget phones. And whether you know it or not, they have also been producing phones...

Excellent price-point, great display, solid performance, above average camera, comes unlocked with support for LTE on both T-Mobile & AT&T, JBL audio with dual speakers offers better than average speakers, comes running Android 5.0 Lollipop

Tends to be very slippery to grip

May, 2015

Expert review by: Hayato Huseman (pocketnow.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review: the budget flagship to rule them all

 

Alcatel OneTouch has done a tremendous job with the Idol 3, and it's set a new standard for all budget smartphones to measure up to.

Fantastic phone at an incredible value ; Speakers rivaling HTC’s BoomSound ; Fully operable in any orientation ; Solid battery performance ; Near-stock Android experience

Awkward button placement ; Underwhelming cameras, especially in low light ; Occasional performance stutter ; No wireless or adaptive charging

If you just hit the pricing section and had to do a double-take after reading the rest of the review, I don’t blame you. Alcatel OneTouch has done a tremendous job with the Idol 3, and it’s set a new standard for all budget smartphones to measure up...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Design

Curved Design: No

Display

Pixel density:401

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSPA / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes

Technical Details

User memory:10