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Alcatel One Touch Idol

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the responsiveness and portability. The value for money and screen also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the reception, while the features and battery get critical reviews.

design, screen, value for money, portability, responsiveness

battery, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel One Touch Idol is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra Review

 

Once a highly popular brand back in the 90s, Alcatel steadily vanished from the mobile scene just as Samsung and Sony Ericsson began rising up the ranks. Today, anyone and everyone has a smartphone portfolio and every other day, we come across new...

The handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6577+ SoC which runs at 1.2GHz. Along with 1GB of RAM, Jelly Bean is a pleasant experience on the Ultra. You don’t get any expandable memory, but there’s 16GB of internal memory, out of which 13.3GB is user...

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Alcatel One Touch Idol X Review

 

Alcatel is back to cooking Android phones with a vengeance, and its One Touch Idol X is shaped to be one of the most affordable and well-equipped Full HD 5-inchers, not to mention the dual SIM option it offers. From this season's flagship specs list...

Very light, compact and affordable 5-incher ; Excellent Full HD display ; Hot-swap dual SIM support ; Good call quality

Weak processor for graphically intensive tasks

Alcatel has managed to produce an excellent handset with the One Touch Idol X – it is the thinnest, lightest and one of the cheapest 5” handsets with Full HD displays, which are all the rage these days.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra Review

 

Planted in the affordable midrange segment, the slimmest member of Alcatel's One Touch line is just 0.25" (6.45mm) thick. It still sports a respectable 4.7" HD Super AMOLED display and 8 MP camera, but the rest of the specs are an underwhelming...

Very slim and light chassis

Slow ; Battery life is below average

The midrange battle is a heated one, and Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra is well-positioned in terms of price and specs, with its $300 tag for an elegant chassis, HD AMOLED display and 8 MP camera.

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ Review

 

The Idol X+ upgrades on the weakest spot of the Idol X, boasting the “true octa-core” MediaTek processor, instead of the wimpy quad-core that we had last year, but the other main specs, like the 5” 1080p panel, remained unchanged. Alcatel did add...

Very good 1080p display ; Excellent noise-canceling mics ; Hot-swap dual SIM support ; Quality audio output and JBL headset in the box

Older Android version with sketchy chances for update ; Video framerate falls significantly in low-light conditions ; Weak LED flash ; Uncomfortably placed power/lock key

When the OneTouch Idol X came last year, it was the thinnest, lightest, and cheapest 5” handset with a good 1080p display. Its Idol X+ successor, however, will have a steeper climb ahead of it. Granted, the phone has remained relatively compact, and...

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha Review

 

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha is a phone that you won't mistake for any other - it features an outstanding design with a sleek body…

Stand-out design, good build quality ; Notification reminders delivered with a stylish LED light reflecting on a translucent piece of plastic ; Video recordings turn out decent

Price is terribly misjudged, phone is absurdly expensive ; The camera often misjudges colors and images look greenish or yellowish ; Runs on a dated version of Android - 4.2 Jelly Bean ; Not a top performer - more intense games run choppy ; Slowdowns...

You won’t believe it, but the OneTouch Idol Alpha, a device with 4.7” 720p display and a MediaTek system chip, costs more than the Samsung Galaxy S4! The off-contract price of the Galaxy S4 stands at around $450 (€349), while the Idol Alpha currently...

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Alcatel One Touch Idol X review

 

A mid-price, high spec smartphone

Super slim design ; Decent camera ; Good HD display ; Snappy processor

No expandable storage ; No 4G or NFC ; No update from Android 4.2 ; Lack of app draw

Alcatel has managed to design and produce a solid, feature rich device for not a lot of money, and for the price it's hard to complain about the niggling problems we faced.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol X

 

Hands-on: A great value 5-inch, Full HD smartphone from an unlikely source.

It's safe to say that we were impressed with the One Touch Idol X prototype we got our hands on and with a potential price of under £250 (TBC) it looks to be an absolute bargain. The four colour options and sleekness of design will appeal to the style...