Alcatel One Touch Idol

7.2/10 AVG.
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7.2/10
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The Alcatel One Touch Idol currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4.7"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

Alcatel’s One Touch Idol is an impressive phone, even more so when you consider its low price. If you can live with the lack of 4G and NFC then we can’t think of many, if any, better phones for the money.

- Evan Kypreos, TrustedReviews
PhoneArena

Even though the Alcatel One Touch Idol made a cameo in the Iron Man 3 movie, it isn't really a smartphone fit for a superhero. Rather, it is a mid-range phone suitable for those who need a reasonably-priced dual-SIM handset. The Idol stands out with being really light and really thin, all the while...

- Nick T., PhoneArena
Laptop Magazine

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...

- Daniel Berg, Laptop Magazine


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Common Questions


Alcatel released the One Touch Idol on May 30, 2013.


Alcatel One Touch Idol prices will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. Alcatel's suggested retail price is $299.99. You can compare One Touch Idol prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Alcatel One Touch Idol user manual here.


Alcatel backs up the One Touch Idol with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your One Touch Idol has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Alcatel support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Alcatel's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

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Screen Size
4.7"

The Alcatel One Touch Idol's screen size is 4.7 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a MTK6577 Dual core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1800mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 17.3 days standby time, 432 minutes, 378 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

One Touch Idol Specs

Overview
Release date May 30, 2013
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Processor MTK6577 Dual core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 4 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.408 W/kg
Body: 0.619 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 60 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 378 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 432 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Silver, Cranberry Pink, Magic Blue, Mint Green, Red, Slate
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.3 x 6.8 x 0.8 cm (5.2 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 110 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density 234 pixels
Size 4.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Smile detection, White balance, HDR, Burst mode, Scene mode, Exposure
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Alcatel OT Idol, 6030

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TrustedReviews

Impressive screen, great value

from TrustedReviews

Alcatel’s One Touch Idol is an impressive phone, even more so when you consider its low price. If you can live with the lack of 4G and NFC then we can’t think of many, if any, better phones for the money.

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Alcatel’s One Touch Idol is an impressive phone, even more so when you consider its low price. If you can live with the lack of 4G and NFC then we can’t think of many, if any, better phones for the money.

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PhoneArena

It is a mid-range phone suitable for those who need a reasonably-priced dual-SIM handset

from PhoneArena

Even though the Alcatel One Touch Idol made a cameo in the Iron Man 3 movie, it isn't really a smartphone fit for a superhero. Rather, it is a mid-range phone suitable for those who need a reasonably-priced dual-SIM handset. The Idol stands out with being really light and really thin, all the whi...More

Even though the Alcatel One Touch Idol made a cameo in the Iron Man 3 movie, it isn't really a smartphone fit for a superhero. Rather, it is a mid-range phone suitable for those who need a reasonably-priced dual-SIM handset. The Idol stands out with being really light and really thin, all the while packing a screen of generous proportions. Its camera, however, is not as good as it seems on paper, so those party shots won't be looking fabulous once you take a look at them on a larger screen. The pretty weak processor is another thing you'll have to live with should you choose to spend $300 on one of these.

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Laptop Magazine

A lightweight and capable contract-free Android phone

from Laptop Magazine

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 skin...More

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. What prevents us from giving the One Touch Idol a higher rating is its mediocre battery life and lack of 4G LTE support.

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