An Overview of Alcatel idol 3

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
  • A2


  • 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.
  • A3


  • 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.
  • A4

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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