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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1548 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 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The size and performance also get good opinions. Many are negative about the GPS navigation.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The screen and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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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

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 607 user reviews of Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) 6045Y / 6045K / 6045B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and screen. The usability and portability also get good comments. There are some less positive views about the performance, while views are divided on the size.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Unlocked CellphoneAlcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Unlocked Cellphone

Dec, 2018

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

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.

Camera and Conclusions Equipped with the same Sony-made, 13-megapixel image sensor found in the OnePlus One and the Nexus 6, expectations are high for the Idol 3. It mostly delivers, though low-light performance isn't quite up to the aforementioned...

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 : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5) review

 

Redemption at last. Alcatel's OneTouch Idol 3 manages to overcome the company's bad track record for phones with snazzy looks, but shaky performance and specs.

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2910
Battery performance:2910
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):600
Standby time (3G):600
Talk time (2G):13
Talk time (3G):13

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 dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:401
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM: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, FLAC, MIDI, MP2, MP3, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VP8 / DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8 / MPEG4
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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA,HSPA+ / UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0 / 5.0.2
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Processor:615 / MSM 8939
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.5
Processor model:615 / MSM 8939

Software

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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048
Internal ROM:16
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2
ROM capacity:16
USB mass storage: Yes
User memory:10

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.291 / 2.96
Height:0.291 / 6.02
Weight:4.97
Width:2.96 / 6.02