Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha


Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha
Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha (One Touch Series)
Graphics adapter
4.7 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, glossy: yes
117 g ( = 4.13 oz / 0.26 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 55% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 50%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha

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

Foreign Reviews

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


Model: 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.

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

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

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


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

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

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

0.117 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


The former French manufacturer of telecommunication equipment merged to Alcatel-Lucent in 2006. Several business segments were sold to other companies, so the Alcatel brand is now used by various companies. The Chinese company TCL uses the brand names "Alcatel One Touch" and "Alcatel Idol" for smartphones and tablets.

The market share in the smartphone + tablet segment is very small, but there are quite some recent reviews in different languages. The ratings are average (as of 2016).

55%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-11- 2)