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Alcatel One Touch Idol / Alcatel OT-6030D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 685 reviews of Alcatel One Touch Idol / Alcatel OT-6030D. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, whereas many are negative about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Alcatel One Touch Idol / Alcatel OT-6030D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol review

 

The world's lightest smartphone… apparently

Decent screen ; Jelly Bean ; Lightweight

Feels cheap ; Slow at times ; Little storage

It's difficult to tell how much exposure the Alcatel One Touch Idol will get in various regions and it could well fall under many people's radar.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol

 

How much phone can you get for £200?

Impressive screen ; Great value ; Looks belie price

Average battery life ; Only 4GB onboard storage ; Flimsy SIM/microSD flaps

The One Touch Idol comes with 4GB of internal storage, enough to keep your most important apps on. This can be expanded to a much healthier 36GB with a 32GB microSD card, enough for most people to store all the music, apps and even video they want to...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

Only the sedate performance level lets it down, yet for the target market the benefits by far outweigh the negatives.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S Smartphone Review

 

Best in class thanks to accessories? TThe One Touch Idol 4S is the new flagship smartphone from Alcatel and is shipped with many accessories. However, a closer look reveals some drawbacks.

great chassis ; very bright AMOLED screen ; good speakers ; comprehensive accessories (VR googles) ; 4K video recording

only micro-USB 2.0 ; slow WLAN ; comparatively low performance ; gets quite warm ; hybrid slot (dual-SIM or microSD) ; mediocre voice quality ; no fingerprint scanner

Can the Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S compete with the rivals? Not quite. The smartphone can actually justify its price with the stylish chassis, the good display, and the comprehensive accessories, but the competitors have fewer drawbacks. The Idol 4S...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alcatel One Touch Idol X Smartphone

 

Large, colorful and extravagant. The One Touch Idol X is Alcatel's bid on the international smartphone market. The slim model boasts a 5-inch display which offers bright colors. Is that enough to be ranked amongst the high-end smartphones? Let us find...

Very slim, Very light, Good workmanship, Dual-SIM support, Good sound, Relatively accurate GPS, Good performance for its price class, Stable OS, A few good Apps for free, A nice and bright screen, The thin and light case available in a variety of...

Relatively high power consumption, Very short battery life, Battery can not be swapped out, The Android OS is a bit outdated, Slightly increased temperatures, Camera does not take pictures with full resolution per default, Longer battery life and a...

Dec, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 is an exceptional Android smartphone value that more than lives up to its lofty spec sheet.

Aggressive price. Top-notch 5.5-inch, full HD LCD. Attractive and well-built. 4G LTE connectivity.

Merely average battery life and call quality.

Camera and Conclusions Equipped with the same Sony-made, 13-megapixel image sensor found in the OnePlus One and the Nexus 6, expectations are high for the Idol 3. It mostly delivers, though low-light performance isn't quite up to the aforementioned...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol review

 

Alcatel may not be a phone maker that rings a bell with you, but it's a fairly prolific enterprise that's inching its way into the U.S. market with phones like Cricket's Alcatel Authority and the better Alcatel One Touch Idol , an entry-level Android...

Alcatel's unlocked One Touch Idol has a large display, a slim profile, an 8-megapixel camera with HD video capture, and strong call quality.

The Idol won't deliver faster than 3G service. The entry-level device lacks NFC and has little internal storage.

With low-end specs and no 4G speeds, Alcatel's One Touch Idol can't compete with the LG Nexus 4.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol (Unlocked)

 

The unlocked Alcatel One Touch Idol smartphone is light and attractive, but that's not enough to make up for dated hardware and lackluster performance.

Light and thin. Attractive design. Good price.

Slow network speeds. Poor camera. Middling performance. Short battery life. Voice dialing doesn't work.

(Next page: Camera, Multimedia, and Conclusions)

May, 2013

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A

 

Alcatel has built the One Touch Idol as a midrange phone for those who aren't fans of contracts. With an unsubsidized price of $299, this device features a thin and lightweight design with a 4.7-inch display, along with Android Jelly Bean. Does the One...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Berg (laptopmag.com)

Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A Review

 

The One Touch Idol from Alcatel is a lightweight and capable contract-free Android phone, but its short battery life and lack of LTE disappoint.

Lightweight design and available in multiple colors; IPS display offers wide viewing angles; Relatively clean version of Android; Excellent audio quality

Lacks 4G LTE support; Short battery life; Display not HD

The One Touch Idol from Alcatel is a lightweight and capable contract-free Android phone, but its short battery life and lack of LTE disappoint.

May, 2013
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800 / 1820
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:45
Standby time (2G):415
Standby time (3G):410
Talk time (2G):7.2
Talk time (3G):3.2

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.619
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.408

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Pink / Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:11.9
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:540 x 960
Display Type:IPS
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 1024

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, WMV / AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / H.263, MPEG4 / MPEG4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR / AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA, UMTS
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Menu / Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:4
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16 / 4
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.75 / 7.9
Height :13.3 / 7.9
Weight:110
Width:13.3 / 6.75