Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha

Posted:
Sep 4, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jun 1, 2014

PhoneArena Rating:

4.5
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Display

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Display size:

4.7 inches

Resolution:

720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density:

312 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

66.35 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Oleophobic coating

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13.1 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front:

1.3 megapixels

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

Dimensions:

5.43 x 2.62 x 0.30 inches (138 x 66.6 x 7.5 mm)

Weight:

4.14 oz (117 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Keys:

Right: Volume control

Colors:

Black

Hardware & Performance

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Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Maximum User Storage:

13 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (4.2)

Battery

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Capacity:

2000 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Talk time:

20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time:

30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G):

10.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

Wi-Fi Direct:

Yes

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Supported formats:

MP3

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio:

FM, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 11, 2014

FCC ID value:

RAD397 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.19 W/kg

Body:

1.14 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.14 W/kg
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Pros

  • Small dimensions (5.43 x 2.62 x 0.30 inches)

Cons

  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (312 ppi)

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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