Alcatel announces octa-core Idol X+ with companion Bluetooth wristband in China
0. phoneArena 26 Dec 2013, 09:15 posted on
China's TCL, better known as Alcatel, announced a new flagship smartphone - the Idol X+. Its name doesn't deceive you - it's an updated version of the Idol X. While its predecessor boasted a quad-core CPU from MediaTek, the Idol X+ is the first device to feature the Taiwanese chip-maker's octa-core MT6592 solution that, not long ago, got Qualcomm all worked up...
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1. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Specs are good, but the design is basic, nothing fancy. The front looks like a Vivo phone and the back looks like a Galaxy S4 with an ugly TCL logo on it. If they can't make it fancy, at least put the "Alcatel" brand on the front and the back, that will look better.
3. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
And this shows that udon'tlovesmartphone at all.
4. MrKoles (Posts: 321; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
What´s the problem? Clean, stylish design with minimal bezel...if I´m right it means 66,5 mm width at a 5 inch display! Remarkable and absolutely compact, like my old Galaxy S2.
5. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5494; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
That's your opinion. But in my opinion, it looks basic, nothing fancy. Sure, the bezels are thin and the phone is slim, but the phone kinda looks like a ripoff from a Vivo phone (front) and the Galaxy S4 (back).
I don't hate Alcatel or TCL, I like their phones. But this one looks basic. But kudos to them for jumping to the next level of revolution, octa core processor.
6. pongnamu (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)
Yes, and another thing is that you do not have guaranteed update :( But the spec and the price is just awesome!
7. AndiSykes (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)
Updates are always an issue with Chinese phones, but they are getting better. On the plus side Antutu scores of the Idol X+ are out and they are super impressive! TCL are claiming over 32,000 points