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Alcatel One Touch Idol

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The screen and value for money are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reception. Many are critical about the battery and features.

design, price, screen, portability, camera

features, battery

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 261 reviews)

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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 Ultra

 

Alcatel may not be a phone maker that rings a bell with you, but it's a fairly prolific enterprise that's inching its way into the U.S. market with phones like Cricket's Alcatel Authority and the better Alcatel One Touch Idol , an entry-level Android...

Alcatel's unlocked One Touch Idol has a large display, a slim profile, an 8-megapixel camera with HD video capture, and strong call quality.

The Idol won't deliver faster than 3G service. The entry-level device lacks NFC and has little internal storage.

With low-end specs and no 4G speeds, Alcatel's One Touch Idol can't compete with the LG Nexus 4.

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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 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 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

 

With the competition in this price segment getting stiffer, how does latest Alcatel offering fare? We find out in this Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ review!

So there you have it – the Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+. It’s available now for below $400 off contract but it’s a rather steep price to pay for a phone with no LTE, lack of 3G support with carriers in the US, and the low probability of software updates....

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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...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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