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.

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OneTouch Idol X
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(12h 3G talk time)




Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That battery needs to be a little bigger.

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Without LTE its most likely fine.

2. metal

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

It would be great only if the price was kept down

4. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

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

5. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

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

6. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

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

8. Gbrunner24

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

21. Izoe

Posts: 150; Member since: Sep 02, 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

7. Gbrunner24

Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

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

9. S8500

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 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

11. INF1N1TY

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

16. INF1N1TY

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

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

25. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 ...

10. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

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

12. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 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

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

13. S8500

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 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

14. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 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

17. the_EDJ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

18. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 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.

19. dicemoney

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

Not bad

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

24. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I must say design is learn smthing

26. laputaquelepario

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

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

27. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Gorgeous phone

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