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Alcatel Idol Alpha

From $360 From 21 978 ₽ From 9 389 ₴
Status: Archived.
Announced: September 2013.OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. VDRD caring review: It is better not to buy!
  • Screen 4.7" IPS LCD
  • Rear сamera 13 MP
  • Selfie camera 1.3 MP
  • CPU 4 cores Mediatek MT6589
  • Memory 1 GB RAM
  • Storage 16 GB ROM
  • Memory cards
  • Battery 2 000 mAh
  • Thickness 7.5 mm
  • Sim Cards 1 items
All characteristics

Short description Alcatel Idol Alpha

This is a smartphone on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a usual good processor, with a handy touchscreen size, with a very good main camera, and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

New smartphone Alcatel Idol Alpha introduced a company Alcatel in September 2013. It has Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean, which, unfortunately, it will not be possible to update, because the manufacturer did not take care of it.

Well, what can I say, Alcatel Idol Alpha is a smartphone of 2013 with fairly normal characteristics, which is located in our price segment “Middle class smartphones from $300 to $400”.

Screen, body and battery

Weak Alcatel Idol Alpha battery received a volume of 2 000 mAh. In this case, the smartphone has medium in size touchscreen IPS LCD with diagonal 4.7″.

The thickness of the shell is 7.5 mm. This is a very thick case, we advise you to look in our catalog smartphones with thin cases, which fit comfortably in your hand.

Main camera and selfie camera

Smartphone Alcatel Idol Alpha got ordinary main camera on 13 MP and the frontcamera on 1.3 MP. If you judge only by the number of megapixels, then the main camera is quite normal. But the frontcamera not very good, we have in our catalog real selfie smartphones.

Processor and Internal Memory

The more cores the smartphone processor has, the faster it works. Of course, do not forget that the applications should be optimized for the version of Android. But if we are talking about technical characteristics, then the processor here 4-core on the chipset Mediatek MT6589. RAM 1 GB.

Built-in memory for storing different data (photo, video, applications, music, etc.) here 16 GB. Do not forget that the update of the software version will be available for your smartphone, and for this you need to download it first, and if the space is not enough, it will not be able to update. Therefore, we advise you before buying to think about how much internal memory you need.

Price for Alcatel Idol Alpha: buy or not to buy?

The smartphone Alcatel Idol Alpha got into our price segment “Middle class smartphones from $300 to $400” and began to be sold in June 2013 at a price of $360. Evaluation of the characteristics, probably, you have already folded, and if not, here is our result. Alcatel Idol Alpha is a fast smartphone with a convenient screen size and a cool main camera, and the front camera did not turn out super cool. And to all this we add that the battery, unfortunately, is weak here.

Is it worth buying now this model of the smartphone, we are talking about our status “Droid-or-Junk”. Of course, at the beginning of sales, almost every smartphone becomes a Droid, and we advise buying such models. But over time, the situation is changing, no one updates the Android version in the smartphone, and in six months or a year this smartphone can already become a Junk. In this case, we advise you to go to the DROID smartphones page in our catalog, where we always show the most current models on sale for today. There are variants from different price segments, so you will have plenty to choose from.

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