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Alcatel announces the One Touch Idol X smartphone with Android 4.2 and a 5-inch 1080p display

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Alcatel announces the One Touch Idol X smartphone with Android 4.2 and a 5-inch 1080p display
The Alcatel One Touch (OT) Idol X is another beastly smartphone from a place you wouldn’t expect one - Alcatel. The OT Idol X features a 5-inch 1080p display and runs on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Alcatel takes pride in a colorful approach to design, much like the latest Nokia devices, and has also managed to cram everything into a razer thin 7.1mm body. It has also achieved an edge-to-edge design for the display and has pre-loaded what seems like almost stock Android.

Under the hood, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, sporting 16GB of internal storage and a 2,000mAh battery. The camera is a 13-megapixel one (if we trust the official press release).

Looking at the connectivity package, 4G LTE is notably absent which basically makes this more of an international device and less ready for a US launch.

Alcatel announces the One Touch Idol X smartphone with Android 4.2 and a 5-inch 1080p display

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posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:07 6

1. INF1N1TY (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


That battery needs to be a little bigger.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:08 7

3. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Without LTE its most likely fine.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:07 5

2. metal (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)


It would be great only if the price was kept down

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:09 9

4. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


What the hell Alcatel, you are supposed to be crappy.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:26 2

5. itsjustJOH (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


You just listed this as Samsung One Touch Idol X in your list of phones. Not that surprised though, this is PhoneArena.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:30 1

6. BigBoss10 (Posts: 232; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


The front looks like to iPhone and the rear to Nokia Lumia 720

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:36 8

8. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


Why? Because it's a screen with black top and bottom bezels? It's looks like about a hundred other devices from the front.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 18:23 1

21. Izoe (Posts: 109; Member since: 02 Sep 2010)


The front looks nothing like the iphone and the back looks more like the htc one x not the lumia. But overall it still has its own distinct personality

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:34 1

7. Gbrunner24 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


13mp camera? The top photo says 8.0mp on the back. Looks like a great phone if it's priced right

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 12:49 3

9. S8500 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


I am new here but I just want to let you know that one of the articles on the website has a SAMSUNG ONE TOUCH IDOL? I am just confused? Or is a typo? Thanks. :D

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:15 2

11. INF1N1TY (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Yeah, it's just a typo. This isn't a Samsung device, though it would be nice if it was!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 14:34 1

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


A typo like 'An' for 'and' or 'her' for 'here' and the likes are considerable...
'Samsung' for 'Alcatel'? Seriously???

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:03

16. INF1N1TY (banned) (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Yeah, I have to agree with your statement. But I can never see Samsung making a design like this.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:53

25. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Husband texts to his wife: I am having a nice time .... wish you were HER

This spelling mistake would ruin any husband's life ...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:12

10. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


i thought this was a samsung phone. nice build quality. i want S4 to be like that.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:42 2

12. urtard (banned) (Posts: 82; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


judging a phone's build quality without even having used one nor seen one in person pretty much seems to be the mindset of everybody here rofl

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:03

23. Taters (Posts: 3001; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


No, they just judge it by the materials used or which brand the phone comes from. Unfortunately, they ignore everything else like gap clearance and wasted space.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:51

13. S8500 (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


hey thanks for the thumbs up! I am wating for the new nokia surprise on the mwc :D android is good... iphone is good :D windows is good :D just look at this phone! it combines all of them lol :D

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 13:53 1

14. Loubielou (Posts: 216; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Alcatel seem now to mean Business at last,as they used to produce Cheaper phones,but with economy struggling this could be a very popular smartphone from Alcatel

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:36

17. the_EDJ (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Sep 2008)


There's something very cheesy and toy-like about the phone in the image. I'm all for colorful phones, I am getting sick of black and white. Gimme a blue HTC One and I'll pay in a heartbeat.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 15:48

18. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


worst name ever. 1 touch is a diabetic testing device. The X is symbolic of HTC one x and stole the Thunder of Motorola. An idol is just blaspheme.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:15

19. dicemoney (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


Not bad

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 17:33

20. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1283; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


It would be a nice mid range phone with a good camera and phone design

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:00

22. Taters (Posts: 3001; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


That is actually a really nice design. Best one in my opinion after the Xperia Z.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:51

24. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


I must say design is awesome..samsung learn smthing

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 19:58 1

26. laputaquelepario (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Feb 2013)


Sexy phone. Too bad about the lack of LTE (and apparently no micro SD slot), because it certainly is a looker.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:51

27. wando77 (Posts: 288; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Gorgeous phone

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