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Handles basic tasks in a waterproof package

Alcatel One Touch Conquest

from Phone Scoop (6 months ago)

The Alcatel Onetouch Conquest checks off most of the basic features required of modern smartphones. It has a decent screen, good call quality, and reasonable data speeds. The hardware is made well enough, even if the design doesn't excite. Perhaps the strongest feature is its resistance to water.I w... More

The Alcatel Onetouch Conquest checks off most of the basic features required of modern smartphones. It has a decent screen, good call quality, and reasonable data speeds. The hardware is made well enough, even if the design doesn't excite. Perhaps the strongest feature is its resistance to water.

I was disappointed by some core functions, however, including the battery, interface speed, and the camera. Battery life is just barely adequate and often isn't; it’s generally sluggish for reasons unknown; and the camera rates lower than average in terms of user experience and image quality.

The Conquest costs only $130, but there are better handsets in Boost's lineup. For example, last year's Motorola Moto G and Moto E cost less and outperform the Conquest by a mile. If you can spend $199 (which, I realize, is a sizable price increase), the Apple iPhone 5c is crushingly better than the Conquest. Bottom line: shop around; don't settle.

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5/10

A fantastic phone with great performance and battery life

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

from Android Guys (6 months ago)

Now that I have finished using the IDOL 3 4.7 as my daily driver, I have to ask myself if I am going to miss it when I switch back to my Nexus 6. The answer is yes, but not all of it. I will not miss the camera, and I will be happy to return to my 2K screen. But there are definitely parts of the IDO... More

Now that I have finished using the IDOL 3 4.7 as my daily driver, I have to ask myself if I am going to miss it when I switch back to my Nexus 6. The answer is yes, but not all of it. I will not miss the camera, and I will be happy to return to my 2K screen. But there are definitely parts of the IDOL 3 4.7 I am going to miss. Most notably, the Reversible UI feature which I enjoy so much. Also, just the fluidity and smoothness of performance.

Should you go out and buy the IDOL 3 4.7? It honestly depends on your budget. If you are set on not spending over $200 on a phone, I would say definitely. The IDOL 3 4.7 is a fantastic phone with great performance and battery life, and hopefully there will be a software update to improve the camera. If you are willing to stretch your budget a little more, I would advise you look in the higher range. Perhaps even at this phone’s larger 5.5″ brother, which is an amazing phone for the price. 

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Smaller but not better

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

from Tom's Guide (6 months ago)

You'd never know at a glance that the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7 costs just $180. The handsome, solid device offers a bright display, loud speakers and capable cameras that will please multimedia gluttons. Too bad the phone doesn't last long on a charge. Some may also prefer a more stock Android ex... More

You'd never know at a glance that the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7 costs just $180. The handsome, solid device offers a bright display, loud speakers and capable cameras that will please multimedia gluttons. Too bad the phone doesn't last long on a charge. Some may also prefer a more stock Android experience compared to Alcatel's cutesy skin.

Overall, we prefer the Moto G because it offers faster performance and longer battery life. But if you want your unlocked phones to be as light in your hand as they are on your wallet, the Idol 3 4.7 is worth a look.

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6/10

Very bright display, superb speakers and an all-day battery in a sexy frame

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

from Tom's Guide (7 months ago)

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 is one of the best smartphone deals yet. For just $250, you get a very bright display, superb speakers and an all-day battery in a sexy frame. The front and back cameras also performed well, though you'll definitely want to use the flash in low light. Among midrange unlo... More

The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 is one of the best smartphone deals yet. For just $250, you get a very bright display, superb speakers and an all-day battery in a sexy frame. The front and back cameras also performed well, though you'll definitely want to use the flash in low light.

Among midrange unlocked phones, the Asus Zenfone 2 delivers faster performance for about $50 more, and the latest Moto G has a customizable design and better camera starting at just $180, but its performance is weaker than the Alcatel. Overall, the Onetouch Idol 3 is a great value.

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8/10

Offers good value in such a compact package

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

from PhoneArena (7 months ago)

We can’t stress enough about its pricing! At $179.99 outright, the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7-inch offers good value in such a compact package – more so when there are so many qualities we like about it. The svelte construction and its compact size are perhaps the biggest standouts. Al... More

We can’t stress enough about its pricing! At $179.99 outright, the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7-inch offers good value in such a compact package – more so when there are so many qualities we like about it. The svelte construction and its compact size are perhaps the biggest standouts.

Alcatel helped established this new movement of “value” phones on a budget with the introduction of its 5.5-inch model earlier in the year. This 4.7-inch version follows in a similar manner, too. Right now, its biggest rival is arguably the 2015 Moto G, another phone that’s priced at $180. Unless you really need that water-resistant construction, the Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 4.7-inch makes for one compelling argument with its slimmer package, bright screen, and hard-to-beat cost.

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8/10

Decent device for the price point

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

from TechnoBuffalo (7 months ago)

While I had an overall positive experience with these devices, I’m struggling to figure out exactly where they fit. If you’re in the market for a cheap phone, you could certainly do much worse than the 4.7-inch Idol 3. It’s tiny, the battery life is fine, the camera is fine, and th... More

While I had an overall positive experience with these devices, I’m struggling to figure out exactly where they fit. If you’re in the market for a cheap phone, you could certainly do much worse than the 4.7-inch Idol 3. It’s tiny, the battery life is fine, the camera is fine, and the software is inoffensive. If someone came up to me and told me they need a phone for less than $200, this is where I’d point them, but then I’d remember the Moto G is the same price point at $180 and arguably offers more bang for your buck.

Then we get to the 5.5-inch model. At $270, I wonder if your money isn’t better spent getting a Zenfone 2 at $300. I think the amount of compromises you make in terms of performance at that price point are a bit too much to justify making this purchase, especially when you take into account the state of flux this market is in right now. 

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6.5/10

A bold budget phone that can tango with the best

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

from Digital Trends (7 months ago)

The knee-jerk reaction to phones beneath the $300 mark is to expect the worst; trade-offs are basically understood as inevitable. That’s true to some extent for the Idol 3, yet Alcatel’s handset bucks more than a few budget phone strictures. It’s plastic, but quite durable. It spor... More

The knee-jerk reaction to phones beneath the $300 mark is to expect the worst; trade-offs are basically understood as inevitable. That’s true to some extent for the Idol 3, yet Alcatel’s handset bucks more than a few budget phone strictures. It’s plastic, but quite durable. It sports a beautiful display and excellent speakers. And it runs a vanilla version of Android with features that only augment, not change or restrict, the software experience. The Idol 3’s a package, all in all, that you’d expect several price brackets above its MSRP.

The Idol 3 isn’t perfect. The camera could be better. It occasionally stutters. But factor in the unsubsidized cost — $250 — and those nitpicks become a lot more digestible.

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8/10

An affordable and compact unlocked smartphone

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 (4.7-inch)

from PC Magazine (7 months ago)

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is a $180 phone that looks and handles like a $350 phone. Under any other circumstances, I'd give it my wholehearted recommendation. The problem is that the same-price Moto G offers a customizable design via MotoMaker, IPX7 water resistance, better battery life, and a... More

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is a $180 phone that looks and handles like a $350 phone. Under any other circumstances, I'd give it my wholehearted recommendation. The problem is that the same-price Moto G offers a customizable design via MotoMaker, IPX7 water resistance, better battery life, and a mostly stock Android experience. There are also custom features like Moto Display, which lets you interact with notifications when your screen is off, and Moto Assist, which can recognize when you're asleep or in a meeting and alter notifications accordingly. Then there's also the promise of reliable Android updates.

If you like the stylish look of the Idol 3 and want a phone with very good-sounding speakers, it's an excellent choice. But set side by side, the Moto G has a bit more going for it than the Idol 3 4.7.

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8/10

A budget Android phone with a unique feature

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

from iPhone Download Blog (7 months ago)

This is a budget smartphone that’s not going to blow you away in any particular area outside of sound quality. But its a very solid phone that’s a good value at only $249.99 unlocked. Like I noted during my Moto G review, if you’re looking to test the Android waters, or just need a... More

This is a budget smartphone that’s not going to blow you away in any particular area outside of sound quality. But its a very solid phone that’s a good value at only $249.99 unlocked. Like I noted during my Moto G review, if you’re looking to test the Android waters, or just need a secondary smartphone, then the Idol 3 would make a solid choice.

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A very good and well specified device that has a unique talent at a bargain price

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

from Coolsmartphone (7 months ago)

I have been very impressed with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5″. I think the package that you get for the money spent is awesome, and if you are looking for a mid-tier handset at a fraction of the cost of some of the bigger more expensive players, then it is hard to over look this device. Com... More

I have been very impressed with the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5″. I think the package that you get for the money spent is awesome, and if you are looking for a mid-tier handset at a fraction of the cost of some of the bigger more expensive players, then it is hard to over look this device. Competitors do include the Xperia M4 Aqua, but that has got a smaller screen and all importantly, much less in the way of usable memory which limits its real world use.

So please don’t dismiss this phone, as it is a true rose amongst the thorns. 

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8.8/10

Free tablet that cost too much.. Take it off the market

Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3 (8-inch)

(17 days ago)

I got this junk from my carrier for free it has been worse than having none at all.. I spend more time waiting for it to load than I do using it as it's meant to be uses like reading reviews on searched on chrome.. Downloading apps texting etc.. I wish I had just paid a little more and gotten a dece... More

I got this junk from my carrier for free it has been worse than having none at all.. I spend more time waiting for it to load than I do using it as it's meant to be uses like reading reviews on searched on chrome.. Downloading apps texting etc.. I wish I had just paid a little more and gotten a decent one.. It has not uploaded to new android version... It won't root properly and it drags so bad that by the time the keyboard pops up the web page times out.. It's not used friendly... I had to change the keyboard it won't let me change sensitivity of display or speed.. I can't take off the junk apps that came preinstalled... I have wasted hours trying to get this junk to run that I want to throw it away because nobody in their right mind would buy this.

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1/10

Major Battery Problems

Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL

(about 1 month ago)

Battery in this phone is terrible..Fully charged it will not last a day not even 10 hours...Wish I never bought it...

Battery in this phone is terrible..Fully charged it will not last a day not even 10 hours...Wish I never bought it...

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4/10

I got a Horrible device and warranty service.

Alcatel Trek HD

(2 months ago)

Purchased middle of Jan., completely quit by Feb 8. With no return or exchange offered, Alcatel will repair it IF I mail it to them AND they determine I didn't do damage to it.

Purchased middle of Jan., completely quit by Feb 8. With no return or exchange offered, Alcatel will repair it IF I mail it to them AND they determine I didn't do damage to it.

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1/10

Many problems with the ringtones (601 2A)

Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini

(2 months ago)

This phone notifies WITH RINGTONE you every time it finds a new WiFi connection. Most of these connections belong to people I don't know and they won't give me the password, so I really don't want to be notified about that. Imagine the situation, I'm walking down the street and every 50 meters I hea... More

This phone notifies WITH RINGTONE you every time it finds a new WiFi connection. Most of these connections belong to people I don't know and they won't give me the password, so I really don't want to be notified about that. Imagine the situation, I'm walking down the street and every 50 meters I hear a ringtone, I pick up the phone thinking it's something important and no, it's just another wifi connection which I cannot use. This is worse when I'm travelling by car or other vehicule. So I decided to put Silence as default ringtone. Then I wanted to have different ringtones for different things: one for whatsapp messages, another for whatsapp groups, another for email, another for SMS, etc. Gmail and SMS don't allow me to put a mp3 file I've downloaded, so I can only put the ringtones that come with the phone. Whatsapp does allow me to put mp3 ringtone so I chose some mp3 files I have. Apart from that, I put some personal ringtones for contacts calls (one for my boyfriend, another for my mom, etc). The problem is: The SD memory suddenly disconnects for no reason very often (I tried 3 different SDs so the problem is the phone). When this happens, all the ringtone settings from my mp3 files suddenly disappear... so they come back to default ringtone, which I mentioned before I put SILENCE. So this way I don't receive any message, because it doesn't sound. I tried downloading the ringtones to the phone memory instead of the SD, but it didn't work, the same happened over an over again and I'm tired of prepairing all the ringtones settings again and again.

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6/10

I dont like this phone

Alcatel One Touch Fling

(3 months ago)

Its not advanced at all

Its not advanced at all

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2/10

It's okay

Alcatel One Touch 983

(3 months ago)

In many ways it is TERRIBLE for example if you have one too many apps, the system WILL start to fail. This can only be fixed with a factory reset! Also the screen is TERRIBLE just one drop and it will crack, leaving you with a phone that is permanently out of calibration. In other ways it is okay... More

In many ways it is TERRIBLE for example if you have one too many apps, the system WILL start to fail. This can only be fixed with a factory reset! Also the screen is TERRIBLE just one drop and it will crack, leaving you with a phone that is permanently out of calibration. In other ways it is okay, it is cheap (was, this is not cheap in 2016) and out of all of my phones it has lasted the longest ( 4 years and that is quite a achivement!) The screen does shatter, but I can still use it. All together (as said before) it is okay.

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3/10

Great user phone

Alcatel One Touch Fierce XL

(5 months ago)

I have had this phone on Metro pcs since November 7 the only draw back is the battery life but other than that I have no issues runs great over 15 apps and still no issue with slowing down.

I have had this phone on Metro pcs since November 7 the only draw back is the battery life but other than that I have no issues runs great over 15 apps and still no issue with slowing down.

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9/10

I hate it

Alcatel One Touch Pop Star

(5 months ago)

Because what is there to love about it? I'd rather have a nokia

Because what is there to love about it? I'd rather have a nokia

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1/10

Fast browsing, extremely durable, doesn't cost $400-$700.

Alcatel One Touch Sonic

(6 months ago)
8/10

Easy to use and talk with

Alcatel A392G

(6 months ago)

This phone is great, except the battery life isn't long but everything else is excellent. Great signal, easy to hear and be heard. Great picture and video recording. I would recommend this phone, great value.

This phone is great, except the battery life isn't long but everything else is excellent. Great signal, easy to hear and be heard. Great picture and video recording. I would recommend this phone, great value.

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10/10

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