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Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) 6039Y

We have collected and analyzed 36 expert reviews and 953 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 77/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Nov 2, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 2673680 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) 6039Y

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) 6039Y from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and performance are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the apps and reliability.

portability, usability, price, performance, design

reliability, apps

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark GrayAlcatel Onetouch Idol 3 SIM-Free Smartphone - Dark Gray

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) 6039Y

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7) 6039Y from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the sound and usability. The price and performance also get good feedback.

portability, performance, price, usability, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: Alcatel Idol 3 4.7 Factory - Unlocked Phone (Gunmetal Grey)Alcatel Idol 3 4.7 Factory - Unlocked Phone (Gunmetal Grey)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7

 

Among those advantages is a slim, compact silhouette and a reversible software interface that lets you grab up the phone any which way without fumbling for "up." Strong JBL dual speakers also pump out tunes and conference calls better than most in this...

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (4.7) has a portable, compact size and delivers solid performance across the board for a budget price. Hardware and software extras add value.

Stumbling blocks include its harder-to-use camera app and won't work on every global carrier.

A rare smaller-screen Android handset that's worth its price, Alcatel's 4.7-inch Idol 3 is a solid buy for those seeking a low-cost, sub-5-inch phone.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 (Unlocked)

 

The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 is an affordable and compact unlocked smartphone that punches above its weight on performance, but it's still hard to recommend over the Moto G.

Wallet-friendly price. Attractive design. Solid build quality. Crisp display. 4G LTE connectivity. Loud speakers.

Camera struggles in low light. Limited RAM for multitasking. Small battery.

Conclusions The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is a $180 phone that looks and handles like a $350 phone. Under any other circumstances, I'd give it my wholehearted recommendation. The problem is that the same-price Moto G offers a customizable design via...

Sep, 2015

PCMAG.COM - Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 is an exceptional Android smartphone value that more than lives up to its lofty spec sheet.

Aggressive price. Top-notch 5.5-inch, full HD LCD. Attractive and well-built. 4G LTE connectivity

Merely average battery life and call quality

Alcatel is in the business of producing dirt-cheap smartphones, and has been for years now, but with few exceptions, you get what you paid for—at best cheap, at worst dirt. The One Touch Idol 3 is out to change perceptions. It lists at $279.99, but you...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by (phonearena.com)

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7-inch Review

 

Taking nearly everything about what that particular smartphone has to offer, and repackaging it in a significantly smaller chassis, what we have now is the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7-inch – a smartphone that's sure to pique interest with its...

Hard-to-beat $180 cost ; Compact size & svelte construction ; Exceptionally strong brightness output with the display ; Rich and powerful JBL speakers ; Good battery life performance

Weak camera performance under lower light ; Choppy video capture ; Sluggish performance with heavier operations

We can’t stress enough about its pricing! At $179.99 outright, the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7-inch offers good value in such a compact package – more so when there are so many qualities we like about it. The svelte construction and its compact size...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (tomsguide.com)

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7 Review: Smaller But Not Better

 

You'd never know at a glance that the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7 costs just $180. The handsome, solid device offers a bright display, loud speakers and capable cameras that will please multimedia gluttons. Too bad the phone doesn't last long on a...

Sleek, petite frame ; Bright, accurate display ; Loud speakers ; Good camera

Short battery life ; Poor performance

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7 is cheaper and more compact than its big brother, but it doesn't last long enough to stand out.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (tomsguide.com)

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 Smartphone Review

 

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 is one of the best smartphone deals yet. For just $250, you get a very bright display, superb speakers and an all-day battery in a sexy frame. The front and back cameras also performed well, though you'll definitely want to...

Affordable price for unlocked phone ; Bright, accurate and vibrant display ; Long battery life ; Excellent speakers ; Helpful preloaded apps.

Runs hot ; Poor camera performance in low light ; Below-average performance.

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 squeezes a long-lasting battery, Android 5.0 and a solid 5.5-inch display into a sleek frame for just $250 unlocked.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Jeff Dunn (brighthand)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: More of This, Please

 

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 joins the ranks of the OnePlus One and Moto G in providing high quality at a genuinely affordable price. Here's our review.

Excellent value ; Vivid display ; Long-lasting battery ; Mostly clean take on Android

Average performance ; Camera underwhelms in low-light settings ; Parts of design feel cheap

May, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (4.7) review

 

Although it can't match the top-spec smartphones for all-round ability, the Alcatel is a fine alternative for those on a budget...

Great video and sound for the money Impressive camera software

Good for the price, but not up to flagship standards

We’re very impressed with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. It’s a midrange phone that punches well above its weight, and at almost a third of the price, the big flagship models have cause for concern. It’s not perfect, but if you’re not after a premium...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 review

 

Mid-range specs at a sensible price? We wouldn't blame you for being interested

Strong screen ; Decent battery life ; Super-loud speakers ; An all-round tasteful phone

Annoying keyboard lag ; Impersonation metal is so last season ; Screen not as scratch resistant as some

Alcatel OneTouch’s best phone yet is a petite palm-charmer

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Stenger (techradar.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review

 

A budget phone with flagship specs

Vibrant screen ; Dual front stereo speakers ; 8MP front-facing camera ; Solid battery life

Sluggish interface ; One color ; No quick charging

Alcatel Idol 3 stands out from other budget phones with two microphones that make it reversible. More than a one-trick pony, it also has decent specs to back up this feature.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2000 / 2910
Battery performance:2000 / 2910
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:2.5
Standby time (2G):425 / 500 / 600
Standby time (3G):500 / 580 / 600
Standby time (4G):500 / 600
Talk time (2G):17
Talk time (3G):13 / 16
Talk time (4G):500

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5 / 8
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.659
Body SAR (EU):0.659
Head SAR:1.277
Head SAR (EU):1.277

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Gold / Gold / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.7 / 5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:401
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1.5 / 2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP2, MP3, Vorbis, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3 / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, XVID / H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, XVID
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, XVID
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,XVID / H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP-SIM
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Built-in memory capacity:16
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Internal memory:2

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:AC, Micro-USB / AC, USB / Micro-USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 405
Graphics adapter:Adreno 405
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 405
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0.2
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Processor:410 / MSM 8916 / MSM 8939
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2
Processor model:410 / MSM 8916 / MSM 8939

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024 / 1536 / 2048
Internal ROM:16000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32
RAM capacity:1 / 1.5 / 2
ROM capacity:16000
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:16
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Internal memory:2
UMTS bands supported:800,900,1800,1900

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.291 / 0.295 / 0.297 / 0.299
Height:5.31 / 6.02
Weight:3.88 / 4.97
Width:2.59 / 2.96