Alcatel's reversible OneTouch Idol 3 starts shipping on May 21 (tomorrow) in the US

Alcatel's reversible OneTouch Idol 3 starts shipping on May 21 (tomorrow) in the US
Announced at MWC 2015 as the world's first "reversible smartphone", the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 will start shipping tomorrow, May 21, in the US. Available to pre-order since last month, the OneTouch 3 currently costs $249.99.

The new handset is sold unlocked, and offers quite many features for just $250. Running Android Lollipop, the OneTouch Idol 3 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, thus competing with the likes of Asus ZenFone 2 and OnePlus One.

Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, the handset also offers LTE, dual JBL speakers, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2910 mAh battery. There's an 8 MP camera on the front, and a 13 MP one on the back. What about that "reversible" part? Well, the new Alcatel smartphone has a "100% reversible" UI that adapts to the way you're holding it, so it doesn't really have up and down sides. Check out our Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review for a closer look at the device.

You can get the OneTouch Idol 3 from Alcatel's website, as well as from Amazon (see the two source links below). Alcatel also announced a 4.7-inch OneTouch Idol 3, but this isn't available in the US.

What do you say, is the 5.5-inch OneTouch Idol 3 worth buying for $250?

sources: Alcatel, Amazon

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OneTouch IDOL 3 (5.5
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2910 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This phone is subliminally awesome. I don't think it even knows it...

2. gaming64 unregistered

Looks pretty neat.

3. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Can't wait to get mine friday.

4. AJtheAndroid

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Great value and good effort on the design, I feel like the bezels are huge though.

5. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

hopefully alcatel will bring this phone to Indonesia soon !

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I REALLY like it, however with the 64GB storage, 4 GB RAM ZenFone 2 hanging out at only $50 more it's kinda hard to say the Idol 3 is a smoking deal. However I do think it's a good deal.

7. waddup121 unregistered

Might get...might not. Depends.

9. x-lawz

Posts: 14; Member since: May 19, 2015

All looking decent for that price tag,but its no more outstanding when you take it further against smartphones with the likes of Azus Zenfone2 and the very affordable Lenovo k3'd then see that Alcatel's work Idol3,isn't awesome anymore.

10. Ibrahim7

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2015

Awesome Phone, really very cool technology of that reversible wow I'm loving this product from Alcatel. I'm from India, can anyone tell me, when Alcatel Idol 3 is going to release in India...!! Thank you.

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