Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review / Announced at MWC

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1st 2015.


This new top-line smartphone incorporates the latest technology to deliver an experience that you will want to have.


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 design


The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 design has a new yet simple concept where the phone is perfectly symmetrical and can be used upside down as there is no top or bottom. The 100% reversible design comes with a choice of screen sizes at either 4.7” or 5.5”.


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 design


The Idol 3 has Technicolour Colour Enhance technology and this offers superb colour rendering with increased luminosity for perfect viewing even under bright sunlight. Perfect visibility is delivered from all angles so you can easily share the experience.


100 percent reversible


The premium look is achieved with a brushed metal frame that uses a dual-colour diamond cut effect. Inside the quality continues with a quad core processor for the 4.7” model or an octa core processor on the 5.5” model.


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 camera


A 13MP camera takes care of the photographic side of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 and a large aperture improves the result under low light conditions. Auto Scene Detection ensures you always shoot with the right camera settings activated.


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 camera


The forward facing camera has an 84° viewing angle for group shots and Fast Face Focus recognises faces in just 0.15 seconds allowing you to shoot almost immediately. HDR real-time video recording at 30fps is also possible ensuring that both light and dark elements of your scene are reproduced perfectly.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 features


If you love music then you are going to love the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. JBL audio with front-facing speakers that use Clari-Fi technology automatically restore the music quality of compressed files. A 3D surround-sound experience is offered and with the OneTouch Mix music app you can download or stream music online or get creative and mix your tracks.


OneTouch Mix music app


In the box you will find dual hi-fi speakers whilst on the Idol 3 you will find pre-installed music on demand apps; Rdio and Deezer. 4G internet access and the new Android Lollipop operating system round off the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 spec.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 verdict


The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 gives a premium experience that shouldn’t be underestimated. Yes, Alcatel OneTouch make a lot of budget phones but this isn’t one of them. So, if you are not an Apple or Samsung fan then you should seriously consider the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3.


Written by: Michael Brown

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