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Call quality7/10
Build quality7/10
Text input7/10
Everyday usage7/10
UI speed7/10


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posted on 18 Jul 2013, 08:55 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 May 2013)


Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

phyxius has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The latest to join the bandwagon back to the top is TCL Communications (the company that makes Alcatel mobile phones). Once a brand name back late 90’s, Alcatel steadily vanished from the mobile scene just as Apple and Samsung began rising up the ranks. Alcatel also happens to be the official partner for the latest Iron Man 3 movie installment trying to hype up Hollywood franchises by promoting the phone used by Tony Stark in the movie.

The Alcatel Idol Ultra Is a little over 5 inches tall and about 3 inches wide, the Idol is medium-size by today's standards. On the top you have the micro USB port and power/lock key although they are switched around compared to the usual layout on top of smartphones – with the lock key on the left which just felt wrong when we came to unlock the Idol Ultra. The speaker grille at the bottom tends to muffle when listening to audio. One of the major disappointments in terms of design of this smartphone comes from the fact that it has no 3.5mm jack. The company has bundled in a USB to 3.5mm jack in the pack but it is a little inconvenient to carry the small jack at all times.

The Idol Ultra sports a 4.65-inch AMOLED display with a 1280 x 720 (HD) resolution. The Idol Ultra relies on a predominant Blue setting. The display doesn’t have any scratch-resistant coating, but it sports a Dragon Trail glass as well as Oleophobic coating.
The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage, of which 13.3 GB is user accessible. However, one cannot expand...  

Build quality 7/10 Its body is straight with round edges, glass front and rubberized backing; just another typical phone design.
Reception 7/10
Call quality 7/10 Kind of scratchy listening, audio can be muffled
Internet 8/10 Offers Google Chrome
Multimedia 8/10 Office Suite
Camera 7/10 Front 1.3 MP doesn't offer 2 MP for better Video calling
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 7/10
Text input 7/10
Display 7/10 It's 720HD and doesn't support 1080P HD
Battery 7/10 only 1800 mAh


  • Very big display (4.7 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 300ppi (312 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • 1.2 Ghz Dual core processor
  • Lots of RAM (1024 MB RAM)


  • Lacks 3.5 mm Audio Jack
  • Lacks SD Card Slot for expandable memory
  • Doesn't support 1080P HD
  • Front Facing camera 1.3, not 2 MP for better video calling

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