Alcatel comes with another device with very good features called Alcatel Idol 3. It is powered by the octa-core processor and runs on lollipop version. Let's get into the detailed view of the product.
Alcatel Idol 3 comes with a very shiny and luxurious look. It has the glossy metal body which looks quite bold and strong. The edges very smoothly polished and rounded giving iconic look. The rear panel has a smooth metallic matte finish which is very glossy. There is a metal chrome surrounding the device. Consisting of the camera at the back side with LED flash. The Alcatel branding comes on the back side.
The volume rockers are present at the right side and the power button is located on the left side of the mobile. It has a front camera on the upper panel with LED flash. The rear panel is removable and under the hood, you can see a battery and the sim slots and the sd card. The 3.5mm headphone jack at the top side. The power slot comes at the bottom. The three capacitive navigation keys are on the display. Its dimensions are 152.7 x 75.1 x 7.4 mm and weighs around 141grams. It has front facing stereo speakers.
Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) is equipped with 5.5” full HD IPS LCD display, it is a multi-touch capacitive touch screen. Displaying around 16 million colors. It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of ~401ppi.No anti-glare coating is provided. Multitouch up to 5 fingers. The screen to body ratio is ~72.7%.
Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) runs on OS Android v5.0 lollipop powered by Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor with Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset. Having Adriano 405 GPU. Consisting of 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory expandable through micro sd slot up to 128GB. For capturing photos, it is given with 13MP primary camera at 4128 x 3096 with autofocus and LED flash and 8MP front camera @ 1080p.
The primary camera records video at 1080p@30fps. It consists of features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available. Sensors such as Accelerometer, proximity, and compass are present. It is provided with noise cancellation mic. It has 2190 mAh li-on battery. It provides up to 13Hrs on 2G and 13Hrs on 3G talk time.
It is a little thing comes in mid range price which is very cool. It has front facing speakers which are lovable and getting minimized sound distortion. The phone is entirely made of plastic and doesn’t attract any fingerprints. It is very thin looking and very good looking piece. T has a special feature you can answer the call n any direction and talk in reverse or whatever you want regardless of the orientation. it just simply works better while taking calls in the middle of the sleep. Yippee, it is really nice. The user interface is pretty cool and works very smooth. But sometimes we a lagging and dropping in frames. But it is really not that bad. It has a little bit customizations. The display is very good and vibrant with accurate color reproduction.
Coming to the gaming zone I tried to play fire proof games which took a little more time to load. But played well with graphics. Asphalt 8 is running pretty well. Powerboard benchmark test gives a score of overall 798, system 1088, memory 828, graphics 756 and web 596 which is par to Moto G. The camera quality is ok and sometimes it takes pretty decent photos and sometimes not. But we are happy with the camera performance. It is not the best camera but it is ok. But the video recording is quite good. I can say the performance of the device is really impressive.
Alcatel Idol 3 is the best phone it may not be of flagship quality but it is good in terms. There is nothing else to worry about this spectacularly designed device. It is available at a price of Rs20,000/- It is not of affordable kind but gives a very good performance.