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Alcatel One Touch Idol / Alcatel OT-6030D

We have collected and analyzed 40 expert reviews and 655 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 73/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Dec 12, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 2674283 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 88/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol review

 

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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Alcatel One Touch Idol smartphone is light and attractive, but that's not enough to make up for dated hardware and lackluster performance.

Light and thin. Attractive design. Good price.

Slow network speeds. Poor camera. Middling performance. Short battery life. Voice dialing doesn't work.

(Next page: Camera, Multimedia, and Conclusions)

May, 2013

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A

 

Alcatel has built the One Touch Idol as a midrange phone for those who aren't fans of contracts. With an unsubsidized price of $299, this device features a thin and lightweight design with a 4.7-inch display, along with Android Jelly Bean. Does the One...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Berg (laptopmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A Review

 

The One Touch Idol from Alcatel is a lightweight and capable contract-free Android phone, but its short battery life and lack of LTE disappoint.

Lightweight design and available in multiple colors; IPS display offers wide viewing angles; Relatively clean version of Android; Excellent audio quality

Lacks 4G LTE support; Short battery life; Display not HD

The One Touch Idol from Alcatel is a lightweight and capable contract-free Android phone, but its short battery life and lack of LTE disappoint.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S Smartphone Review

 

Best in class thanks to accessories? TThe One Touch Idol 4S is the new flagship smartphone from Alcatel and is shipped with many accessories. However, a closer look reveals some drawbacks.

great chassis ; very bright AMOLED screen ; good speakers ; comprehensive accessories (VR googles) ; 4K video recording

only micro-USB 2.0 ; slow WLAN ; comparatively low performance ; gets quite warm ; hybrid slot (dual-SIM or microSD) ; mediocre voice quality ; no fingerprint scanner

Can the Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S compete with the rivals? Not quite. The smartphone can actually justify its price with the stylish chassis, the good display, and the comprehensive accessories, but the competitors have fewer drawbacks. The Idol 4S...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alcatel One Touch Idol X Smartphone

 

Large, colorful and extravagant. The One Touch Idol X is Alcatel's bid on the international smartphone market. The slim model boasts a 5-inch display which offers bright colors. Is that enough to be ranked amongst the high-end smartphones? Let us find...

Very slim, Very light, Good workmanship, Dual-SIM support, Good sound, Relatively accurate GPS, Good performance for its price class, Stable OS, A few good Apps for free, A nice and bright screen, The thin and light case available in a variety of...

Relatively high power consumption, Very short battery life, Battery can not be swapped out, The Android OS is a bit outdated, Slightly increased temperatures, Camera does not take pictures with full resolution per default, Longer battery life and a...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol Review

 

Annouced in early 2013, the Alcatel One Touch Idol is a mid-range Android smartphone aiming to meet the demand for affordable, large-screened smartphones. It stands out with its 4.7-inch IPS LCD panel, but that isn't all that potential buyers may be...

Dual SIM smartphone ; Thin and lightweight ; Good call quality ; Multiple color variants, including pink

Mediocre camera ; Weak processor ; No microSD card slot for the dual-SIM model

Even though the Alcatel One Touch Idol made a cameo in the Iron Man 3 movie, it isn't really a smartphone fit for a superhero. Rather, it is a mid-range phone suitable for those who need a reasonably-priced dual-SIM handset. The Idol stands out with...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol Review

 

We really liked the package of the One Touch Idol. This time, Alcatel surpassed our impressions especially in the display and design department. Though performance-wise it's not really going to wow anyone, it's enough for an average smartphone junkie....

May, 2013

Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol

 

How much phone can you get for £200?

Impressive screen ; Great value ; Looks belie price

Average battery life ; Only 4GB onboard storage ; Flimsy SIM/microSD flaps

The One Touch Idol comes with 4GB of internal storage, enough to keep your most important apps on. This can be expanded to a much healthier 36GB with a 32GB microSD card, enough for most people to store all the music, apps and even video they want to...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Alexander Willcox (techradar.com)

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

The Idol X gives a surprisingly strong showing from a firm not known for its high-end smartphones. While it doesn't match the high flying Samsung, LG and HTC handsets, this is a solid Android smartphone.

Dec, 2013
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800 / 1820 / 2150
Battery performance:1800 / 1820
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:38 / 45
Standby time (2G):415 / 520
Standby time (3G):410 / 520
Standby time (4G):400
Talk time (2G):10.5 / 7.2
Talk time (3G):16.5 / 3.2

Call Management

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

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2
Geotagging:Y
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.619
Body SAR (EU):0.619
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.408
Head SAR (EU):0.408

Design

Color of product:Grey / Pink / Silver / White
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:White

Display

Display Diagonal:4.7 / 5
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1024

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, WMV / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WMV / AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3 / AAC,AAC+,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,MP2,MP3,PCM,WAV,eAAC+
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression format:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, MPEG4 / MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264 / H.263,H.264,MPEG2,MPEG4,VP8,XVID
Video formats supported:H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WMV / H.263,MPEG4 / MPEG4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR / AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,UMTS / HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

EDGE: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Menu / Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1 / 1.2

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.3 Jelly Bean
Platform:Android
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:4
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes
User memory:6

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.293 / 0.311 / 2.66
Height:0.311 / 5.24 / 5.37
Weight:3.88 / 4.44
Width:2.66 / 2.74 / 5.24