An Overview of Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S

Last updated: January 2018.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S Review

Alcatel is gaining popularity pretty speedily, now it has come forward with Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S. Is the latest handset really worth the name or not? Here is the full review to answer the question.

Description        

The description of Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S includes:

  • quad-core 1.2GHz processor
  • Android 4.3 operating system
  • 8GB, 1GB RAM storage and an expansion slot for external memory
  • 5 mm length; 69.7  mm width and 7.5 mm thickness
  • A display of 5-inch  and 720×1280 pixels display resolution
  • It weighs 126g
  • Price of £209

Build

  • The handset has nailed it in the design department. The handset looks beautiful and classy.
  • The chassis is made of plastic.
  • The rim has a metallic finish.
  • The back plate has a rough finishing which gives it a good grip.
  • The front fascia has three buttons for Home, Back and Menu functions.
  • On the right edge there is a power and volume rocker button.
  • There is a well protected slot for micro SIM and microSD card on the left edge.
  • A micro USB port is present on the bottom edge.
  • A headphone jack is present on the top edge.
  • The handset comes in a number of colours.

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Display

  • The device offers a display screen of five inches.
  • The resolution of the screen is 720×1280 pixels.
  • Text clarity is absolutely stunning.
  • The colours sometimes seem over-saturated.
  • The handset is ideal for eBook reading and web browsing.

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Camera

  • The rear camera is of 8 megapixels.
  • The front holds a 1.3 megapixel camera.
  • The resulting snapshots are amazing.
  • Image quality is great.
  • Videos can be recorded at 1080p.
  • There are a number of shooting modes in the camera app.

Processor

  • The phone comes with a quad-core 1.2GHz
  • The accompanying RAM is of 1 GB.
  • The processing showed a slight lag in a few activities but over the time it smoothed out on its own.

Memory & Battery

  • The internal storage of the handset is 8 GB of which only a little more than 4GB is user available.
  • The memory can be enhanced by the addition of a microSD card.
  • The 2150mAh battery is not a monster but it is used pretty wisely by Alcatel’s skin.

Features

  • Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S runs Android 4.3 operating system, which is outdated by now.
  • Alcatel has applied it’s own custom skin which is pretty similar to Android Lolipop.
  • There are also many options for colourful icons and menus.
  • The handset is 4G supported.

Conclusion

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S is a consistent device, it is not perfect by any means but it has some really nice elements. Alcatel is really proving its worth with the devices it is producing. If anyone is up for buying a mid-range handset, this must be considered.

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