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Alcatel One Touch Idol Review

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Jul 2013, 03:03

Annouced in early 2013, the Alcatel One Touch Idol is a mid-range Android smartphone aiming to meet the demand for affordable, large-screened smartphones. It stands out with its 4.7-inch IPS LCD panel, but that isn't all that potential buyers may be attracted by. Alcatel has managed to trim down the smartphone's thickness to just 7.9-millimeters, and the result is one slim, sexy phone...

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posted on 01 Jul 2013, 03:55

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)

Overpriced for what it is

similar spec'd China brands go on sale for 40 - 50 percent cheaper

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 04:40 1

2. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

"The phone does have a cheap feel, however, and our fingers can easily tell that the phone's entire shell is made of colored plastic."

The Galaxy S4's shell is also entirely made of plastic but i have never seen you guys complain about that.. Ohh wait.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 06:09 1

3. superkuiken (Posts: 167; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)

You guys should have reviewed the OneTouch Idol Ultra, as this device is already an old one.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:49

4. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

please review the blu life play

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 09:48

5. predator93 (Posts: 122; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

"the LG Optimus L7 II would also be a great alternative to the One Touch Idol as it comes with a better screen and a faster processor."
I own an L7 II dual and its processor (Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon) is definitely weaker when compared to MTK 6577.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 03:41

7. kennethmanabat (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Hi guys, just wanna ask if you have some information about MHL support for this device? Because I tried using a somewhat generic micro USB to HDMI adaptor, and guess what, it didn't work. So yeah, if anyone could clear this up, that'd be great. Thanks

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 12:07

8. jcnieves (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)

My Idol phone is great as long as you don't install the official Facebook app. Everything is responsive that way. The battery barely last an entire day in constant use, you need to charge it about leaving home after work, not until you go to sleep so you basically need to have it plugged in to a power source. The phone is made with plastic so does the Galaxy S4 so don't complain about that, the "feels cheap on the hand" is also true for the Galaxy phones family, be fair. All phone are overpriced if you compare them with the Chinese phones, come on guys!

posted on 11 Mar 2015, 16:02

9. mirexcool (Posts: 65; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)

Bought at Aliexpress. Satisfied! http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/VJ2rjEMrZ

posted on 20 Oct 2015, 08:10

10. MinnesotaPhone (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Oct 2015)

My phone somehow changed the lock screen to an image from a YouTube video I was watching. For the life of me, I can't change it. I can change the wallpaper but not on lock screen. Anyone have an idea?

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