An Overview of Alcatel idol 3
Alcatel is slowly gaining popularity as a low end handsets manufacturer, Alcatel idol 3 is the best of the OneTouch series but is it worth the price? Read the full review to know the answer.
The description of Alcatel idol 3 includes:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 1.2GHz quad-core processor
- Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system
- 5GB RAM, 8 GB storage and an expansion slot for external memory
- 6 mm length; 65.9 mm width and 7.5 mm thickness
- A screen of 7 inch and 1280 x 720 pixels display resolution
- It weighs 110g
- Price of £210
- Alcatel idol 3 is solidly built.
- The physical material is sturdy and robust.
- It is pretty simple in design with rounded edges, but the design is attractive.
- The handset has a good grip.
- Weighing 110g it feels very light in hand.
- There are no buttons on the fascia.
- Volume button is on the right edge.
- Power button is on the left edge.
- Idol logo is beautifully embossed on the backplate.
- The backplate cannot be removed.
- The handset is available in a variety is colours.
- The handset has a 4.7 inch display screen with a mediocre 1280 x 720 pixels of display resolution.
- The pixel density is 312ppi.
- The colours are bright and sharp.
- Text is very clear.
- The handset is good for video viewing and web browsing.
- The front has a 5 megapixel camera while the back has a 13 megapixel camera.
- Both cameras can record videos at 1080p.
- The camera app is very responsive.
- The cameras give amazing shots even in low light conditions.
- There are a number of modes like panorama mode and beauty mode.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 1.2GHz quad-core processor feels very powerful.
- It has 1.5 GB RAM.
- The processor is extremely responsive and fast.
- Multitasking is a dream.
- The performance of Heavy games is also smooth.
Memory & Battery
- The handset has 8 GB of built in storage of which over 4 GB is available to the user.
- There is also a slot for expendable storage for up to 128 GB
- The 2000mAh battery is not very powerful but medium use will get you through the day.
- The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
- The Android skin does not feel very good.
- There are a number of pre-installed apps like Google Suite, Evernote, Deezer and Shazam.
- There is also Alcatel’s own app called OneTouch Stream which tells you about new, weather and humidity.
- The home screen has a large variety of wallpapers.
Alcatel has come up with a pretty nice phone. It has a blend of some interesting features, clear display, amazing camera and fast processor. It can compete with some of the devices in the same price range.
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