Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review
Alcatel is a smartphone manufacturing company that is well known for making smartphones with snazzy looks but the performance and specs have never been that good to compete its competitors in the run. Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review(also known as Alcatel 6045Y) is about the flagship smartphone device with the most prominent specs and features within its category.
About Alcatel One Touch Idol 3:
The One touch idol 3 confidently is the Alcatel’s best smartphone with mid-end levels of screen resolution, photography and the overall performance of its hardware with price lesser than many of the smartphones in the market. One Touch Idol 3 is pumped with the latest Android OS of 5.0.2 that gives better sound through its Dual speakers and runs with dual OS settings.
Design of One Touch Idol:
Alcatel One Touch 3 Idol is a slender, lean and lightweight smartphone with weight of just 141 grams. This makes it comfortable to be held in your hand’s palm. The dimensions are 152.7 x 75.1 x 7.4 mm
Display and size of Alcatel One Touch Idol 3:
Alcatel One Touch Idol has been launched with dual tastes according to its display and specs. The shape and look of both are exactly the same things, the difference is in its display and specs. One Touch Idol 3 has a 5.5 inches screen that is ranked high for its display and One Touch Idol with 4.7″ display that has a bit shorter specs that neither has that better camera, nor processing storage and battery capacity. So all we recommend you is the One Touch Idol with big screen.
As we have mentioned that Alcatel One Touch Idol has been launched with two tastes, so the one with 5.5″ display has 2GB RAM and 16 GB ROM and the one with 4.7″ display has 1.5 GB RAM and 8 GB ROM.
Alcatel One Touch Idol with 5.5″ screen has a platform of Android OS 5.0 Lollipop that is powered by a 1.5 GHz Octa core processor with the world’s best processor manufacturing company’s processor, the Qualcomm. The chip set is Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 that is reliable and efficient to keep the apps, games, media and OS running efficiently.
With 2GB RAM, 16 GB ROM and a powerful processor like 1.5 GHz Octacore Qualcomm, what we can expect is a 4G-LTE and it is true. Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 supports all the available bands up till now that includes 2G, 3G, 4G and 4G-LTE with speed up to HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps.
Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 features dual cams. The rear cam is 13MP with 4128 x 3096 pixel dimensions, autofocus, LED flash supported. The rear camera is featured with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR. The video quality is 1080 pixels with up to 30 frames per second. The secondary camera is 8MP that also makes video with 1080 pixels.
The best Feature in Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review:
As for as the main and contrast features are concerned, every smartphone do have something special in them. The one we observed in Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review is the tilting option. If you turn ON the reversible button and tilt your smartphone upside down. The layout shuffles to 180 degrees with the exact same look and you won’t be able to distinguish the top and bottom of the smartphone. This is the two way setting in the OS of Alcatel that keeps the display, the way you use it. Other thing is that, if you are talking and at the same time you turn the screen upside down, the nature of the speaker and mic also changes. The Mic becomes the speaker and the speaker becomes the mic for you and you may talk with ease with your Alcatel One Touch Idol 3.
Experiencing the external interface for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review:
Pros and Cons:
Although there are some navigational delays and a little bit of confusing design and layout decisions on its custom Android skin. Yet the tilting ability is fairly acceptable and appreciable and is going to get fame among the customers.
The flaws are minor and the pros are great enough that we would recommend the One Touch Idol 3 to the customers for a high-performing budget phone.
Price of Alcatel One Touch Idol 3:
The price range is almost $250 that beats a lot many smartphones like Motorola Moto G and Moto G 4G LTE. It also beats another better smartphone with its better camera and that is Moto E 4G LTE. The One Touch Idol 3 has some better reputation in the east and is considered to be a mid-range smartphone. The price for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 in Pakistan would be from 20~25 thousands soon after its launch.
Experiencing the Internal Interface for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review:
Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 has a better experience with its latest Android OS 5.0 that boosts it with multiple aspects like the increase in performance and the enhancement in beauty of its layouts and interfaces. The colors for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 have been prominent and beautiful and the icons do look better and smooth over its beautiful display.
The snapshots below shows the following aspects:
- First two snapshots show the colors and layouts been used for writing text messages and dialing one’s cell number. The general and typical standards have been followed for writing messages.
- The third interface shows the storage area for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3.
Bench marking Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 with standard apps for its performance:
Antutu’s approach in Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review:
Antutu is an overall bench marking application that checks for all the gadgets, specs, features, hardware and after all bench marks the points with the standard ones. Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 gets a very good position with Antutu and this is just because of better features and hardware been used inside the case. Scoring over 28 thousands, makes a better total over the board for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 and takes it to a position just below LG G3, which is indeed a brilliant device internationally.
Vellamo’s slant in Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review:
Vellamo is a bench marking application that checks for the performance of single core processor, multi core processor and browser’s performance.
- Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 has scored 1205 for its multicore performance with its 1.5 GHz Octa core processor. This score keeps Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 just below Asus Nexus 7 and MOTOROLA Moto G and just above LGE Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3.
- Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 also scores 945 with its single core performance and this score keeps Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 below LGE Nexus 5 and above HTC One, Asus Nexus 7. It beats Asus Nexus 7 in this part.
- Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 gets 2217 score with its browser that shows the reliability of browser and smooth performance. In short Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review leaves all smartphones like LGE Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One and others below its feet.
Checking the graphics with GPU Bench mark in Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review:
GPU Bench mark tool is a graphics-processing-unit testing application that checks for the performance and position of the GPU driver. As the chip is of Qualcomm with chip set Adreno (TM) 405 that puts better frames over the screen. The obtained score by Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 is over 10 thousands and the screen resolution normalized score is much much better as shown in the first snapshot below. You can also compare the score by Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 with Huawei P8 LITE.
Gaming Zone for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review
With an Octa-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, we can expect better gaming performance and the performance by our Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 was better and efficient with the following games been tested.
Conclusion for Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 Review:
Display of One Touch Idol 3 is the most astonishing feature that would attract you the most. The Look is perfect with its sleek and slender design and the dual silver ring that enhances the beauty. The performance is relatively better and reliable that keeps the device over many midrange smartphones. The battery is 2000 mAh, though a bit low, Yet very well compromised with its shape and design. The price has been kept quite low and you will get just One Touch Idol 3 with these features and this price range. In short, One Touch Idol 3 is the flagship device for Alcatel and is the most reliable and durable smartphone throughout.