Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha 

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launchDec, 2013

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Design

  • Exquisite design with diamond-cut edges, aluminum mainframe and sides, as well as a stylish translucent plastic strips on the top and bottom
  • Plastic strip on the top lights up to show you missed notifications!
  • Good build quality

Display

  • Decent display

Software

  • Nice OneTouch interface on top of Android

Performance

  • Decent speed/performance in day-to-day use
  • Processor tends to struggle with heavy apps and games, or when browsing with lots of tabs open

Camera

  • Decent camera

Audio

  • Decent call quality
  • Low volume loudspeaker

Battery

  • Average battery life

More

  • Thin, lightweight

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.2No updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 312 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Oleophobic Coating
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Dragon Trail Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core, Mediatek MT6589Ranked #90 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR SGX544
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2000 mAh
Battery Standby720 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)360 hrs
Battery Talktime20.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)10.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 24 hrs
Dimensions
Weight117 gm
Thickness7.5 mm
Camera
Camera13.1 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • HDR
  • Face Detection
  • Smile Detection
  • Touch Focus
  • Panorama
  • Burst Mode
Secondary Camera1.3 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
DLNAYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
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  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Display

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