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Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha

Posted
Sep 4, 2013
Market status
Announced
Release date
unknown

Pros

  • Big display (4.7 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (312 ppi)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Small dimensions (5.43 x 2.62 x 0.30 inches inches)

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack

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Description

The Alcatel Idol Alpha is a high-end smartphone, running with Android 4.2. It flaunts a 4.7-inch 720p IPS display, 1.2 GHz quad core processor, 1 gig of RAM, 16 GB built-in memory and 13.1 MP main camera with Full HD video recording.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.2)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.43 x 2.62 x 0.30 inches (138 x 66.6 x 7.5 mm)

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 4.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 312 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • 13.1 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 1200 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 13 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 20.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (746 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 30.0 days (720 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 10.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (769 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2000 mAh

Multimediabenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

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