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Alcatel One Touch Idol Series

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 inchProcessor: Mediatek MT6572, Mediatek MT6577, Mediatek MT6589, Mediatek MT6592, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP, ARM Mali-450 MP4, PowerVR SGX531, PowerVR SGX544, Qualcomm Adreno 306, Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 4.3 inch, 4.7 inch, 5.0 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.11kg, 0.117kg, 0.125kg, 0.13kg, 0.141kg, 0.2kg, 0.96kg
Price: 200, 299, 300, 399 euro
Average Score: 76.27% - good
Average of 22 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 58%, features: 59%, display: 85%
mobility: 87%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 93%

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030ANotebook: Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A
Processor: Mediatek MT6577
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX531
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  One Touch Idol 6030A (Model)

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The One Touch Idol Ultra had all the makings of a very good handset, but the minor issues and niggles stop it from achieving its goal. Apart from the good looks and build quality, there’s nothing else that really stands out. The display produces good colours, but the sensitivity of the screen should have been better. This issue creeps up when using the phone or even typing. The lack of a standard headphone jack is also a deal breaker. Finally, given the price, we expect GLONASS, the ability to do 1080p and a scratch resistant glass as standard. The handset could have used a more powerful dual-core chipset, if not a quad-core.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alcatel One Touch Idol delivers a lightweight design and good audio quality for an unsubsidized phone at this price. We also appreciate the multiple fun color options. And while the 1-GHz dual-core MT6577 processor isn't the most powerful, the fact that this handset doesn't use a heavily skinned version of Android makes it feel snappier than some competing smartphones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol X

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol XNotebook: Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.13kg
Price: 299 euro
Links:
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Review Alcatel One Touch Idol X Smartphone | Notebookcheck
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 out.
Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Source: c't - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/15/2013
86% Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Source: Computerbild - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol S

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol SNotebook: Alcatel One Touch Idol S
Processor: Mediatek MT6577
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX531
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.11kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  One Touch Idol S (Model)

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% Alcatel One Touch Idol S review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Alcatel One Touch Idol S is a seriously impressive phone for the price. It's a shame there's not more storage space, but its excellent battery life and smart design make it a joy to use. It's very hard to choose between this handset and the Moto G. The G is very slightly faster and has 8GB of internal storage, but there's no microSD card slot, while the Idol S has stingy internal memory but expandable storage, and is available on a £19-per-month 4G contract from EE. The One Touch Idol S's slimline proportions and 4G connectivity just push the G into second place, though - it's our new budget champion and a Best Buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+

The Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ was released in the second quarter of 2014 and it featured an Android OS, v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean), which could be upgraded to the latest KitKat v4.4.4. The smartphone is powered by an 2 GHz Cortex A7 octa core processor and a GPU chip that handles the display needs of the phone. This phone has an option of 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage while purchasing. The 5" edge to edge touch screen display is capable of a high resolution (1080p). The phone is thin and light at a mere 8.1 mm and 130g, which is suitable for one-handed use. The metal trim around the body gives it a luxurious look while the back cover is a polycarbonate. There is a 13.1 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and a secondary 2 MP camera capable of recording at 1080p@30fps. The Idol X+ comes with a pair of JBL stereo headsets, which promises enhanced audio quality named Hi-Fi. There are two color options available, which is black and white. The 2500 mAh Lithium battery promises up to 27 hours of talk time on 2G and standby up to 440 hours on 2G. Lastly, the downside of this smartphone is that it does not support the LTE or 4G network.

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+Notebook: Alcatel One Touch Idol X+
Processor: Mediatek MT6592
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-450 MP4
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.125kg
Price: 399 euro
Links:
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

84% Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Pocket Idol. The One Touch Idol X+ is Alcatel's newest flagship model. Those looking for LTE, a super-fast CPU and expandable storage will be disappointed. Still, we are quite fond of this 5-inch device. Read on to find out why.
80% Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review: Affordable dual-SIM phone with Full HD display and 13 Mp camera
Source: PC Advisor English
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ is one of the best dual-SIM phones we've reviewed and a good choice for the price. It has a nice design and good features like a Full HD display and 13 Mp camera but bear in mind that the Moto G 2014 and ZTE Blade S6 are both cheaper and dual-SIM. However, in the wider smartphone market there is tough competition and its lack of a microSD card slot and other hardware such as 4G LTE support mean it's outpaced by the Honor 6.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ review: Affordable dual-SIM phone with Full HD display and 13 Mp camera
Source: PC Advisor English
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ is one of the best dual-SIM phones we've reviewed and a good choice for the price. It has a nice design and good features like a Full HD display and 13 Mp camera but bear in mind that the Moto G 2014 and ZTE Blade S6 are both cheaper and dual-SIM. However, in the wider smartphone market there is tough competition and its lack of a microSD card slot and other hardware such as 4G LTE support mean it's outpaced by the Honor 6.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
On the other side of the coin there are smarter options out there with better camera experiences, slicker user interfaces and more current internal hardware. We’d recommend the Idol X+, provided the buyer was after something with its specific strengths and could overlook its weaknesses.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Alcatel Onetouch Idol X+ Review
Source: PC Pro English
The Alcatel Idol X+ wants to be a premium phone but at a price that everyone can afford. And while some aspects hit the mark - the screen is okay, performance not bad and the battery life acceptable - elsewhere it fails to convince, with cheap-feeling design and software, a sub-par camera and no microSD expansion. While the price is tempting, if you’re after a good-quality budget Android smartphone, we’d advise you save your cash and opt for a Moto G2 instead.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini

The Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini might fit easily in the hand but it is big on style and features. There a four colors to choose from; cranberry pink, metallic red, slate and silver. Made to look premium and classy, the metallic brushed finish and color combinations will certainly individualize the device to its owner. There are 2 variants of the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini; a single SIM and a dual SIM version.

The display on the smartphone is a 4.3 inches FWVGA IPS panel that delivers good quality images. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device comes with a dual core 1.3 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and either 8 GB or 4 GB internal storage depending on the version. The limited internal storage can be expanded up to 32 GB using a MicroSD card. The image capture capability is rather good with its rear 5 MP auto focus camera and the device also includes a front facing VGA camera.

Other features include A-GPS for navigation, Bluetooth 4.0, E-compass and G-sensor. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini also comes packed with games such as Asphalt7, Wonder Zoo, Little Big City and much more. Battery live is impressive with up to 20 hours talk time using a 1700 mAh lithium cell.

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol MiniNotebook: Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini
Processor: Mediatek MT6572
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 854x480 pixels
Weight: 0.96kg
Price: 200 euro
Links:  One Touch Idol Mini (Model)

 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol Mini does a good job of disguising its budget asking price by delivering a slim, good-looking smartphone package. It's the look that's among the phone's strongest traits. In that respect the Idol Mini ticks a box and for £80 it's hard to complain. But the sheer strength of the Moto E and the EE Kestrel's 4G connectivity see the Idol Mini fall a step behind where it could be, with all eyes falling on its follow-up due in the coming months.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2014

 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha

A stylish little package with attention to details; the Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha is an eye catching phone with capable hardware specifications. The unique design of the device is very refreshing with beautiful corner curves and a full metal construction. At the top of the device is a transparent section that lights up to truly alert users to notifications while the back, home and menu keys are placed almost to the edge on the bottom panel. This coupled with the floating screen illusion gives the Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha a distinct look over the competition. The device features a 4.7 inch HD TFT, Black crystal touch panel with IPS technology. The display quality is impressive with good contrast and colors. The Android Jelly Bean smartphone comes with a quad core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 16 GB device storage. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha features a 13 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing secondary sensor. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, FM radio with RDS and a few preinstalled games. The battery life is good with a 200 mAh Lithium cell powering the device. Users have the option to choose colors and finishes; slate, soft gold/matte, soft gold/ brushed and pink gold/brushed.

Specifications

Alcatel OneTouch Idol AlphaNotebook: Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha
Processor: Mediatek MT6589
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.117kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  OneTouch Idol Alpha (Model)

Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

50% Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha review
Source: Techradar English
The experience of using the Idol Alpha definitely doesn't live up to the early promise. There are an awful lot of other Android smartphones that match or surpass the hardware and software on offer here and cost the same or less. If you're wondering why you should buy the Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha, the short answer is you shouldn't.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha: The smartphone with selfie lighting (hands-on)
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Alcatel OneTouch Alpha is an attractive smartphone. It's slim, premium and strong with that metallic frame and looks futuristic with the Deco lighting. The operating system, front-facing camera and screen resolution might put some people off. But for the £285 price this phone offers a lot.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2014
60% Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha
Source: e-media - Heft 21/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2014

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 5.5 inch

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 5.5 inchNotebook: Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 5.5 inch
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.141kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  One Touch Idol 3 5.5 inch (Model)

Average Score: 78.67% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

70% Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has all the bells and whistles at a fraction the cost of major flagships. It's no flagship killer, but it's also not claiming to be. While good, good isn't always enough. Still, we're talking $250 (£270, about AU$328) unlocked. The fact the OneTouch Idol 3 even exists is pretty amazing. If you're willing to live with some imperfections for an excellent price, there's no reason this phone can't be good enough for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has all the bells and whistles at a fraction the cost of major flagships. It's no flagship killer, but it's also not claiming to be. While good, good isn't always enough. Still, we're talking $250 (£270, about AU$328) unlocked. The fact the OneTouch Idol 3 even exists is pretty amazing. If you're willing to live with some imperfections for an excellent price, there's no reason this phone can't be good enough for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) and Idol 3 (4.7) review: Two phones, one soul
Source: GSM Arena English
Alcatel Idol 3 duo is yet another proof that users no longer need to part with large amounts of cash in order to get a top notch smartphone experience. The smartphones combine quality hardware and polished software into a well-designed, solidly made packages each in their respective market segment.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2015
88% Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: one of the best budget phones of the year
Source: Android Authority English
So, there you have it – a closer look at the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3! We might be looking at one of the best affordable devices this year. With plenty of mid-range to lower-end devices coming out all the time, it’s great to see Alcaltel remaining unique from the rest, without the need for any crazy features or gimmicks. A larger screen with dual front facing speakers, JBL enhancements, a solid camera, and a spartan operating system in an attractive body make this one of the easiest entry points to Android available yet, as well as one of the easiest on the wallet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 88%
70% Alcatel Idol 3 review: Not a bad phone for not a lot of cash
Source: PC World English
There are still clear benefits to buying a phone for $600 or more. You’ll get better design, better performance, and a much better camera. But Alcatel has done a fine job of narrowing the gap, so spending considerably less is no longer a dubious proposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Alcatel Idol 3 review: Not a bad phone for not a lot of cash
Source: Greenbot English
There are still clear benefits to buying a phone for $600 or more. You’ll get better design, better performance, and a much better camera. But Alcatel has done a fine job of narrowing the gap, so spending considerably less is no longer a dubious proposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review: the budget flagship to rule them all
Source: Pocketnow English
If you just hit the pricing section and had to do a double-take after reading the rest of the review, I don’t blame you. Alcatel OneTouch has done a tremendous job with the Idol 3, and it’s set a new standard for all budget smartphones to measure up to. From its powerful specifications to the loud stereo speakers and the large, vibrant display, this phone is every bit as good as devices sitting at twice the cost or even more — just as long as you can deal with the subpar camera. The Idol 3 is the Alcatel OneTouch’s best effort yet, and more than that, it’s the best value for a smartphone that we’ve ever seen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 76% mobility: 80%
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: Surprisingly Good
Source: Slashgear English
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. You can purchase the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 at a variety of retailers immediately if not soon for around $250 off-contract.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2015
80% Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: More of This, Please
Source: Notebookreview.com English
At a time when many phone makers find themselves changing their flagship phones for change’s sake to help justify keeping their high price points, there continues to be a need for phones like the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. Instead of building another device for tomorrow, Alcatel realizes that it’s 2015, and that there’s too much capable smartphone tech for it to be unavailable to wide swaths of people today.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 Smartphone Review
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (5,5 Zoll)
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 inch

Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 inchNotebook: Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 4.7 inch
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 306
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels
Weight: 0.11kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:
Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is a phone that scores tremendously well on the tilt factor. It’s not super-powered, doesn’t have the highest-spec screen in the world and doesn’t offer features we haven’t seen before, bar the incredibly loud speaker. On paper, it may not blow you away, especially when 720p phones can be had for around the £100 mark these days. However, just about every aspect of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is a cut above those models. The storage, the screen, the speakers and the software are all pretty great.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2015
Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) and Idol 3 (4.7) review: Two phones, one soul
Source: GSM Arena English
Alcatel Idol 3 duo is yet another proof that users no longer need to part with large amounts of cash in order to get a top notch smartphone experience. The smartphones combine quality hardware and polished software into a well-designed, solidly made packages each in their respective market segment.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2015
100% Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (4,7 Zoll)
Source: Connect - Heft 05/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Comment

Alcatel:


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

PowerVR SGX531:

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

ARM Mali-450 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

ARM Mali-400 MP: OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics card for ARM SoCs that is scaleable from one to four fragment processors and has got one vertex processor. Mainly used in conjunction with ARM A9 cores in tablets and smartphones.

Qualcomm Adreno 306: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 410 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 405:

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Mediatek:

MT6577:

Low-end dual-core SoC for smartphones and tablets.

MT6589:

Quad-core Cortex-A7-based SoC for tablets and smartphones.

MT6592:

ARM Cortex-A7 Octa-Core Soc for smartphones and tablets.

MT6572:

Dual-Core Cortex-A7 SoC with an integrated ARM Mali-400 GPU.

Qualcomm Snapdragon:

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

410 MSM8916: 64-Bit Cortex-A53 Quad-Core with an Adreno 306 GPU manufactured in 28nm


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.11 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.96 kg:


76.27%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-01-22)