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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 - Moto G 2014/15 killer?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alcatel is set to launch their newest device later this month, and it looks to be a really great phone for the $250 price tag. The OneTouch Idol 3.

 

I'm honestly considering getting one of these myself. With better specs in pretty much every area compared to the latest Moto G, personally this phone looks very promising for those who aren't on the Zenfone 2 wagon.

 

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Source - The Verge

 

 

The Idol 3 features a 5.5-inch IPS 1080p display, dual front-facing stereo speakers, and a 13 megapixel rear camera. Inside it’s packing an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor (quad-core 1.5 GHz and quad-core 1.0 GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB), and a 2,910 mAh battery.

Source - 9to5 Google

 

 

A SUPERPHONE FOR THE PRICE OF A SMARTPHONE - The award-winning ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 3 Smartphone offers a superphone experience, priced for the everyday smartphone user. IDOL 3 packs a powerful 3-in-1 experience, with great sound, Full HD display and industry-leading camera.

 

  • TRUE TO LIFE MUSIC FEATURING JBL AUDIO - The Award-Winning JBL Audio with Clari-Fi Technology by Harman, IDOL 3 brings an amazing on-the-go music experience! With dual front-facing JBL stereo speakers, IDOL 3 packs professional audio quality for true-to-life sound. You can also create your own custom beats with the ONETOUCH Mix app, which lets you mix both local and streaming tracks to save and share with your friends.

 

  • VIVID CINEMATIC COLOR WITH TECHNICOLORTM COLOR ENHANCE TECHNOLOGY - Backed by 100 years of cinematic experience, IDOL 3 has been specially tuned for leading color and image innovation through Technicolor Color Enhance technology, giving the IDOL 3 a vivid cinematic color experience right in the palm of your hand. Get a clear view of your pictures and videos from any angle, even in direct sunlight.

 

  • INDUSTRY LEADING CAMERA QUALITY - Whether you are taking a selfie or capturing any one of life's important moments, the IDOL 3 comes packed with a 13MP main camera and wide-angle 8MP front camera that will excite even the most passionate photophiles. The IDOL 3 also comes packed with a full-featured camera application, including time-lapse, HDR, panoramic and manual mode, so you have the power to create and capture the experiences you want to remember.

 

  • POWER PACKED PERFORMANCE - Powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 615 processor, the IDOL 3 delivers ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity to help keep up with your fast paced life. Get lost in stunning HD video and console-quality gaming, made all the more realistic with 5.1 surround sound.

Source - Alcatel product page

 

Reviews:

 

PhoneDog: http://www.phonedog.com/videos/alcatel-onetouch-idol-3-review

CNET: http://www.cnet.com/products/alcatel-onetouch-idol-3/

The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/27/8499583/alcatel-onetouch-idol-3-review

9to5 Google: http://9to5google.com/2015/05/06/alcatel-onetouch-idol-3-review-video/

 

Official sites/pre-order:

 

Alcatel direct: http://www.alcatelonetouch.us/ALCATEL-ONETOUCH-IDOL-SMARTPHONE-Unlocked/dp/B00V3U6FFK

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/ALCATEL-ONETOUCH-IDOL-SMARTPHONE-Unlocked/dp/B00V3U6FFK


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Not bad. I like the front facing speakers but lack of a dual SIM slot is a little disappointing, though not surprising if it's marketed towards the US.

Camera's nothing to write home about and apparently the battery life is meh, but it'd be sweet to see a head to head against the Zenfone 2.


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Not bad. I like the front facing speakers but lack of a dual SIM slot is a little disappointing, though not surprising if it's marketed towards the US.

Camera's nothing to write home about and apparently the battery life is meh, but it'd be sweet to see a head to head against the Zenfone 2.

It's marketed towards the US/Canadian markets (pretty much exclusively) so yeah don't be expecting dual SIM, especially since it's LTE compatible with as far as I can tell all NA GSM carriers. 

 

 

The CPU is kinda weaksauce, but considering that price-tag, it's a pretty impressive device!

It's still better then the 400 in the Moto G (and 410 in the for some reason faster Moto E LTE), and it's actually the rumored chipset to be in the Zenfone 3http://www.christiantoday.com/article/asus.zenfone.3.specs.qualcomm.snapdragon.615.soc.intel.atom/53098.htm


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IDOL 3 comes packed with a 13MP main camera and wide-angle 8MP front camera that will excite even the most passionate photophiles

 

Did they invent a new word? High megapixel count does not mean it will take great pictures.

 

 

Get lost in stunning HD video and console-quality gaming, made all the more realistic with 5.1 surround sound

 

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Backed by 100 years of cinematic experience, IDOL 3 has been specially tuned for leading color and image innovation through Technicolor Color Enhance technology, giving the IDOL 3 a vivid cinematic color experience right in the palm of your hand

 

Much cinematic, such wow. 

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ZenFone 2 is the real Moto G2 killer. I would take the ZenFone 2 over this all day long with better hardware and coming from a more reputable manufacture.

 

P.S. This device is butt ass ugly.

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LOL Alcatel haha.

They were my 1st mobile phone brand

http://previewcf.turbosquid.com/Preview/2014/05/24__23_11_48/ALCATEL_TASCHEN_img.jpgd2282090-88a2-4df9-81f4-0ae3625850f6Larger.jpg

I was 7 or 8 at the time :)

Very decent specs for such low price.

But the use of "one" oh god.... :D


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Posted · Original PosterOP

ZenFone 2 is the real Moto G2 killer. I would take the ZenFone 2 over this all day long with better hardware and coming from a more reputable manufacture.

 

P.S. This device is butt ass ugly.

I think that this looks nicer then the ZenFone 2, including the front which looks like OPO, so aesthetics is subjective.

 

Honestly Asus has been overhyped. ZenFone 2 is more powerful processor-wise, but Idol 3 is better functionally. Better display panel, nice front facing speakers, better battery life, etc. And I know for sure that around here Alcatel is a more reputable manufacturer for phones then Asus is. Many people here have never even heard of Asus making computers.


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Is there a 32GB version ? 16GB is kinda low. I know there's always the SD cards but they're slow and so unreliable. 

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Front speakers? Throw in a better CPU and it's on pair with my G2  :blink: For $250?


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