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Published on April 27th, 2015 | by Tim Schofield

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: The Reversible Budget Phone




The awaited Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review is here! I had the opportunity to use it before launch and have a lot to say about the device! You can pre order the Idol 3 for $250 which makes it an extremely competitive device. Check out the review and see if it’s worth your money!

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: The Reversible Budget Phone:




Some key points about the device:

  • 5.5″ FHD Display – The Full HD screen will completely change the way you look at movies, games and photographs. We upped our game. You’ll be glad you did too.
  • Powerful Octa-Core Experience – Featuring a Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™ (Quad 1.5GHz + Quad 1Ghz), 615 Processor, the IDOL 3 can handle your most demanding needs, with enhanced multi-tasking capabilities that allow you to simultaneously run multiple applications and float through your day to day tasks with ease.
  • 13MP Main Camera & 8MP Sub-Camera – The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL ™ 3 smartphone features shooting modes like Fast Face Focus, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Face Beauty, Time-lapse. All these features allow you to get that perfect pic no matter what the scenario. The front facing 8MP camera allows you to video chat on Skype, Google+, and Tango in beautiful HD.
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop – Enjoy Google’s latest OS iteration, which brings all kinds of new benefits that include but aren’t limited to: onboard Google apps that are now more dependent on one another, an updated keyboard with default punctuation appearing after sentences, priority mode which takes “Do Not Disturb” functionality to the next level, improved battery life, and camera improvements which now support RAW files, enhanced Photo Studio, new filter options and intuitive tone and color controls

Tech Specs:

Design
  • 152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 140.7g
  • Keys: 3 Power and Volume Up/Down
  • Symmetry design
  • Finish: Back matt with hair line brushed effect
  • Frame Back matt with hair line brushed effect
  • Colors available: Dark Gray
Display
  • 5.5″ FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • IPS 16M color display
  • OGS full lamination
  • Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Technicolor enhanced display
Camera
  • 13 Mpxl camera with autofocus
  • Led flash
  • Digital zoom x4
  • Touch focus
  • face detection
  • smile detection
  • geo-tagging
  • face beautification
  • Auto scene detection
  • manual mode
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • night mode
  • timer
  • QR-code scanner
  • 8 Mpxl FHD sub-camera
  • Video stabilizer (EIS)
  • Video capture: 1080@30fps
  • Video playback: 1080@60fps
  • Video codec: H.265
  • H.264
  • H.263
  • MPEG-4
Memory
  • Internal memory: 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM (LP-DDR3)
  • End user memory: 10GB
  • MicroSD (up to 128GB)
Connectivity
  • GSM Quad (850/900/1800/1900)
  • UMTS 850/1900/2100/1700 (supported)
  • HSPA+
  • LTE FDD:B2/4/5/7/12/17
  • 150Mbps Downlink
  • 50Mbps Uplink
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • dual-band (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB
  • Bluetooth V4.1 with Low Energy
  • NFC
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Micro SIM
  • EAP SIM
Sound
  • Dual front facing JBL speakers
  • Supported formats: MP3
  • AMR
  • MIDI
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • Hi-Fi sound
  • FM radio RDS
  • Handsfree
  • Vibrate Mode
  • Flight mode
  • HAC M3&T3
  • HD Voice (supported
  • no certification)
Phone Features
  • Android L
  • Chipset MSM8939
  • Quad 1.5GHz + Quad 1GHz
  • G-Sensor
  • E-compass
  • One finger zoom
  • Multi-tap unlock
  • Gesture control
  • Flip to mute
  • Voice codec: HR
  • FR
  • EFR
  • NB AMR
  • WB AMR
Battery
  • Battery: 2910mAh
  • Talk time: 13h (2G)
  • 13h (3G)
  • Standby time: up to 600h
  • Music player: TBC
  • Charging time: 2.5h
Apps & Widgets:
  • Favorite Contacts
  • FM Radio
  • Calendar
  • Weather
  • Music Player
  • Time
  • Notes
  • Apps:
  • Sound Recorder
  • Torch
  • Compass
  • Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Transfer
  • Setup Wizard
  • Find My Phone
  • FOTA System update
  • 3d Party Apps (download & install from Google Play)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Adobe Reader
  • OfficeSuite
  • Evernote
  • Flipboard
  • Torch
In Pack
  • MOU charger (5V2A)
  • Micro USB cable
  • SIM tool
  • Quick guide
Band Compatibility
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS: B 850/1700/1900/2100
  • LTE Bands:B 2/4/5/7/12/17
Carrier Compatibility
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile
  • MetroPCS
  • Straight Talk
  • Walmart Family Mobile
  • Net10
  • Univision
  • Many US GSM Regionals

 

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Tim Schofield

Tim Schofield is the owner of QbKing77.com and the YouTube channel QbKing77. He has a love for all things tech and Android!



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