Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha 

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Phonecurry's 2-Minute Review

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What we liked

  • 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

  • Thin, lightweight

  • Decent display

  • Nice OneTouch interface on top of Android

  • Decent speed/performance in day-to-day use

  • Decent call quality

  • Decent camera

What we didn't

  • Processor tends to struggle with heavy apps and games, or when browsing with lots of tabs open

  • Low volume loudspeaker

  • Average battery life

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.2
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.7 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 312 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Scratch Resistant (Dragon Trail Glass)
  • Oleophobic Coating
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core, Mediatek MT6589
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
  • Flip to Mute
  • Game - Gameloft Live, Asphalt7, Wonder Zoo, Kingdom and Lords, World at arms, and UNO & Friends
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Display

About Alcatel

Headquaters China
Brand Perception
Average
Service Quality
Very Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations