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- Weight: 12.8 ounces
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ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 Global Unlocked 4G LTE Smartphone, 5.5 HD IPS Display, 16GB (GSM - US Warranty)
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|Voice / Text||2G Data||3G Data||4G LTE Data|
- The IDOL 3 comes integrated with LTE data speeds. LTE is up to 2X faster than standard 4G when using data on your phone. If you want to stream music, or download a show, or even watch a weather update... No worries, our IDOL 3 has you covered with LTE.
- True to life music featuring JBL audio with award-winning JBL audio, IDOL 3 brings an amazing on-the-go music experience. With dual front-facing stereo speakers, the IDOL 3 packs professional audio quality for true-to-life sound.
- 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. Get a clear view of your pictures and videos from any angle, even in direct sunlight
- IDOL 3 comes packed with a 13MP main camera and wide-angle 8MP front camera that will excite even the most passionate photophilic with a full-featured camera application, including time-lapse, HDR, panoramic and manual mode
- Powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, the IDOL 3 delivers ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity. Get lost in stunning HD video and console-quality gaming, made all the more realistic with 5.1 surround sound
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From the Manufacturer
Alcatel is the fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer in North America, with a heritage of designing and manufacturing high-quality, high-performing mobile technology that offers the perfect amount of value. With relationships with America’s top GSM carriers like T-Mobile, MetroPCS, AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Net10 and Straight Talk, alcatel’s unlocked smartphones are optimized for any of these carrier networks, so you can be confident you’re getting a smartphone that can perform. And we back our devices with a two year warranty, so you can be sure you’re covered.
The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 3 offers the perfect amount of more for your smartphone. The IDOL 3 has more speed than a standard 4G handset because it has LTE speed for video and music streaming/downloads. And with a robust 2910 mAh battery and Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor, IDOL 3 will give you more power to get through the day. Special moments will look even more beautiful with IDOL 3’s 13MP main camera and 8MP wide angle front selfie camera. The IDOL 3 will also give you more sound featuring Dual front facing speakers featuring JBL Audio. What more could you look for in your new smartphone…
The Perfect Amount of Customer Service
Our best in class two year warranty does more than give you peace of mind, it’s a commitment from Alcatel to maintain the highest degree of quality and reliability. Have a question? Call our North American call center and we will help… our job is not done until you are 100 percent satisfied.
The Perfect Amount of Speed
With speeds 2x faster than standard 4G, LTE offers the quickest, most reliable mobile experience available today. IDOL 3 is LTE done right, optimized for the world’s top GSM carriers, including those in the U.S. like T-Mobile, MetroPCS, AT&T, Cricket Wireless Net10 and Straight Talk. No matter where you go or which GSM carrier you have, IDOL 3 will keep you connected.
Perfect Amount of Convenience
IDOL 3 is completely reversible, so it can be used with the display right side up or upside down, making using IDOL 3 simple and more intuitive – whether you’re browsing the web or even taking phone calls.
Never Miss a Shot
The high resolution wide angle front camera ensures selfies are always sharp and nobody's left out. The top quality rear camera has a large best in class IMX214 sensor and a lens with five separate elements for better accuracy in every pixel and minimal distortion. With a 13MP main camera and an 8MP wide-angle front camera, you’ll never miss any of life’s moments.
Powerful, Yet Easy to Use
Featuring Google’s easy to use and customizable Android operating system and powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor, the IDOL 3 delivers the perfect amount of easy to use performance. The IDOL 3 will also allow you to upgrade to Android’s new operating system (Marshmallow) when available.
With one of the brightest Full-HD displays available in any smartphone, the IDOL 3’s 5.5-display also features Technicolor Color Enhance for a cinematic viewing experience – even in direct sunlight.
|Alcatel Idol 3 5.5"||Alcatel Idol 3 4.7"||Alcatel Pop 3 5.5" 4G LTE||Alcatel Pop 3 5.0" 4G LTE||Alcatel Pixi 3 4.5" 4G LTE||Alcatel Pixi 3 4.5" 3G|
|Network||4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE||4G HSPA+|
|Display||5.5” Full HD (1080x1920 pixels)||4.7” HD IPS (720x1280 pixels)||5.5” HD (720x1280 pixels)||5” FWVGA (480x854 pixels)||4.5” FWVGA (480x854 pixels)||4.5” FWVGA (480x854 pixels)|
|Camera||13Mp AF rear w/ flash + 8Mp front||13Mp AF rear w/ flash + 5Mp front||8Mp AF rear w/flash + 2MP front||5Mp rear w/flash + VGA front||5Mp AF rear w/flash + VGA front||5Mp FF rear w/flash + VGA front|
|Memory||2GB / 16GB||1.5GB / 16GB||1GB / 8GB||1GB / 8GB||1GB / 8GB||512MB / 4GB|
|Expandable Memory||Micro SD slot (supports up to 128GB)||Micro SD slot (supports up to 32GB)||Micro SD slot (supports up to 32GB)||Micro SD slot (supports up to 32GB)||Micro SD slot (supports up to 32GB)||Micro SD slot (supports up to 32GB)|
|Processor||Octa core @ 2.5GHz||Quad core @ 1.2GHz||Quad core @ 1.1GHz||Quad core @ 1.1GHz||Quad core @ 1.0GHz||Dual core @ 1.3GHz|
|Operating System||Android L||Android L||Android L||Android L||Android L||Android KitKat|
|Bands||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS: 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE: B2/4/5/7/17||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS: 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE: B2/4/5/7/17||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS: 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE: 2,4,5,7,17||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS: 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE: 2,4,5,7,17||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS: 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE: 2,4,5,7,17||GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS: 850/1700/1900/2100 LTE: None|
|Battery||2910mAh battery||2000mAh battery||2500mAh battery||2000mAh battery||1780mAh battery||1400mAh battery|
|Dimensions/Weight||152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4mm / 141g||134.6 x 65.9 x 7.55mm / 110g||151.9 x 77.8 x 9.45mm / 165g||141 x 71.5 x 9.85mm / 167g||132.2 x 65.1 x 9.95mm / 110g||132.2 x 65.1 x 11.7mm / 110g|
What is an unlocked phone?
An unlocked phone is a device that is not bound to any carrier or plan. It allows you to choose your phone first and your carrier second. Upon selecting a plan, simply insert the carrier's SIM card into the phone and you're ready to go. If you decide you want to change carriers down the road or want to take an international trip, it's as simple as replacing your existing SIM card with a new SIM and activating your new plan.
What are the benefits of an unlocked phone?
Freedom: Choose the carrier with the best service or price. If you find a better deal later, you have the ability to change to a different carrier.
Travel: Take your phone internationally and use the carrier of your choice. It's as easy as inserting an active SIM card.
Selection: Choose the phone with the features you want, whether or not your carrier sells it, and get more service options without a contract.
How do I set up my unlocked phone?
The first thing you’ll need is a SIM card for your desired carrier. When activated, the SIM card will let your phone connect to your carrier’s network. If you decide to upgrade to a newer unlocked phone in the future, you can easily remove the SIM card from your old phone and put it in your new phone—just make sure you get the right size of SIM card (nano, micro, or standard) for your phone. If you want to use your phone while traveling internationally, you can easily buy a SIM card for a carrier that operates where you’re traveling. As long as it’s activated, you can just swap SIM cards when you arrive at your destination.
Top Customer Reviews
I got a chance to play around with an Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 for the last couple of days thanks to knowing the right people at XDA Developers. I am a complete phone nerd, and a recognized contributor on XDA Developers where all kinds of Android phone modifications are developed and discussed, if that means anything to you. So when I get a chance to play around with a new phone I jump on it.
This is a nice phone in general. It's a great phone when you factor in the price and overall value. With the hardware being so capable for such a reasonable price this phone could be a game changer for the Smartphone industry, forcing the major players to bring pricing down.
❖ The sound - The front facing JBL speakers make this a solid rival to the HTC One M9. If you use your phone for multi media like watching videos or listening to music without headphones this is a solid sound system for you. The sound is vibrant and most importantly it's loud. And it's clear sound. It doesn't sound like a tiny cell phone speaker. It sounds like a real speaker. The HTC One product line made teh front facing speakers it's calling card and no one really challenged the HTC design until now. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 stands toe to tow with the HTC One sound and doesn't flinch.
❖ It physically looks like a nice phone, not a cheap off brand.
❖ It's not the most powerful processor in a Smartphone, but it's plenty good enough to drive the Idol 3 for normal daily use. I didn't find it to be laggy at all doing normal stuff, including a few basic games like Angry Birds which can put a strain on a graphical processor.
❖ It has expandable storage! Thank you for keeping this feature in a smart phone.Read more ›
Cons: hard to think of one, side bezels are so thin expect unauthorized tap registers when holding it tight. forget about using it with one hand. so thin and light it does feel rather... like it needs a case.
Verdict = if you don't buy flagships, get this phone.
I consider myself a pretty careful person when it comes to my electronics. I underestimated myself this weekend and it dropped on the floor of a bus, I was shuffling my feet without knowing the phone was face down on the floor and boom.. scratched screen. Screen protector was already on order and being delivered the following monday :( Totally my fault obviously, but just wanted to warn you guys to definitely get a screen protector and do not chance it with this phone, because almost all the features on this phone are awesome for the price!
Screen is beautiful and bright and clear, reminds me of my samsung note 2 AMOLED screen, very clear. keeping the costs down had to be taken somewhere and it is the non scratch resistant screen.
Speed seems adequate. I havent really tested its full potential but this is going to be my second phone.
sound is AMAZING, JBL speakers and it really shows, Even when plugging it into my car, the sound seems better than my previous phone.
Camera app needs some work, or maybe just a different app would work. I was hoping it would take better macro pictures and focus fast on that type of scene but it doesn't for me.
size is similar to my note 2, a little bit too big for my hand. But its pretty thin which makes up for that.
The power button and volume buttons are high up so reaching them takes some hand maneuvering. you might not think of it much, but once you notice it..
Battery life seems pretty good, you could probably get a good day and a half with normal/light usage. It seems like a stock version of android 5.0 lollipop with no bloatware which helps a lot with battery life as well.
Overall I think for 200 this is a great deal.Read more ›
These days many carriers are moving away from the subsidy model, and those who are looking for less expensive phones were stuck with ones that were far less capable. Alcatel has changed that with this phone. While it won't compete with the latest high end models on today's market, it has power and capability that even high end phones lacked even a few years ago. This "unlocked" phone is technically a non-locked phone. It's not loaded with a slew of apps from a specific provider and even lets you get rid of some default apps that you may not want. An important thing for any device not tied to any specific carrier is compatibility. This phone covers all the bands needed for carriers such as AT&T or T-Mobile or any other that uses a SIM, and that includes 4G and LTE bands.
It gives you 16GB of memory, with about 10GB available for user content. It also supports a microSD card, for up to 128GB more. It takes a micro SIM, which is fairly standard these days. It gives you a fast Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, which I found responsive. I haven't tested it with video games that are extremely CPU or graphically intensive, but for typical tasks there should be no lag. You get very good sound for built in speakers, and the phone works just as well when you flip it over, even for phone calls.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easy to use and looks good, but any smartphone that does not have wi-fi calling is utterly useless to me. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I wanted to give the phone 5 stars...but some worries keep me from it. The good stuff is outstanding, and what little bad stuff there is is easy to overcome. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kirk
It's a decent phone and very attractive looking. Coming from using an S5 Galaxy, it's lacks many custom features on the messaging app that comes by default on S5. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
T-Mobile talked Alcatel into removing band 12 now I have no LTE signal another piece of junk T-Mobile phone. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Mr. Noll
If it weren't for the battery life/slow charge/non replaceable battery on this phone I would give it 5 stars. Otherwise, it's a great phone! Camera, display, performance wonderful.Published 8 days ago by Brenda J Stevens
Best phone in its budget, still prefer my one plus 2 but so dopePublished 13 days ago by Labib Mahmud
Love this phone takes awesome pictures and is good for music has amazing sound.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have had this phone for about a month now. I was basically tired of getting phones with 1gb of ram for the budget and was looking for 2gb ram phones for a while now but could not... Read morePublished 17 days ago by KIM
Phone looks good. But not comparable to other similar phones. I had T-Mobile SIM card, it does not work some times. Camera stopped working completely. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer