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Alcatel OneTouch Idol Ultra

Alcatel OneTouch Idol Ultra
4.7"
720 x 1280 pixels
8 MP
1.3 MP front
MediaTek
Dual-core, 1200 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
BATTERY: 1800 mAh (7h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 16 GB
Announced: Jan 7, 2013
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Lightweight phone
  • Small dimensions (5.29 x 2.70 x 0.25 inches)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.25 inches)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (312 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)

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Description

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol Ultra grabs the world’s thinnest smartphone title from the BBK Vivo X1 and challenges others to beat it at 6.45mm (0.25 inches). It is a pretty capable device with a 720p Super AMOLED, but PenTile screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor of unknown variety, 1 gig of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. On the back there is an 8-megapixel camera, while up front Alcatel uses a 1.3-megapixel shooter.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.29 x 2.70 x 0.25 inches (134.4 x 68.5 x 6.45 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.06 oz (115 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Colors:
    • Black, Yellow, Red

Display

  • 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.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 66.09 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupScenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

      • MediaTek
    • Model:
      • MT6577
  • 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.

    • Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX531
  • 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.

    • 1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 13.3 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1800 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (864 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 16 days (376 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 16 h (973 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 21 days (506 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 20.00 hours

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Video playback:
    • Features:

      Features - Shows any special features of the particular phone's multimedia

      • Zoom, Stretch to fullscreen
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Phone features

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

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Jan 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Slim charger head, microUSB cable, In-ear stereo headset, microUSB to 3.5mm jack adaptor, Quick guide

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This device is also known as Alcatel 6033


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