- Florian Wimmer , Notebookcheck
Those who can live with the chassis and without super-fast internet on the go can't do much wrong with a device offering decent quality. The Idol X+ is a fair offer.
- Lanh Nguyen , Android Authority
When the phone is working properly it’s actually quite good, but unfortunately, the OneTouch UI is full of bugs, that sometimes causes the phone to lock up, or just requires you to force close the launcher altogether.
- Bright, crisp display
- Long battery life
- Excellent audio output
- Inconsistent camera quality
As an updated version of the One Touch Idol X, reviews indicate that Alcatel once again proves that you don’t have to be a mainstream flagship phone to offer great performance. While it might not keep up with the latest devices, it certainly seems to offer plenty of power and functionality for a more affordable price than bigger competitors.
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ features a plastic shell with a metal frame. Reviews indicate that the result is a sturdy, tight feel that is typically seen in more premium phones. While the phone doesn’t have Gorilla Glass, it uses a similar treatment that performed well on the Idol X. While most reviews of the design of the phone are positive, Phone Arena did call the plastic case “a bit slippery to hold.”
The phone features a 5-inch 1080p IPS display. This is on par with many high end devices. Reviews note that the panel is high quality, producing great color and plenty of brightness, even in bright sunlight. Phone Arena called the display “a piece of beauty”, while Pocket Lint noted, “the screen certainly shines.”
The X+ is powered by an 8-core processor, something nearly unheard of in the mobile world. While this might lead to you believe it will run circles around most phones, it is important to note that the cores are on the slower side at 2Ghz. However, reviews indicate that the phone is plenty powerful to run games, stream HD video and perform most any task you ask of the device. Phone Arena remarked, “The interface is fluid, and the phone ran any app thrown at it.”
If you’re worried about how the 8-core processor impacts battery life, reviews indicate that you have little to worry about. Alcatel touted the power optimization of it’s 8-core processor before release and it seems that their optimizations have paid off. In it’s market, there are few devices that offer the longevity of this one. Most reviews showed battery life going toe to toe with high-tier phones in battery tests and Phone Arena estimates that a single charge is worth “about two days with average usage.”
Alcatel surprised many with the original Idol X. Now that people know what to expect, there were concerns that the X+ would live up to the hype. Perhaps Pocket Lint answers the question best when they say that the X+ “makes people stop and wonder why they are paying top dollar for the latest flagship handsets.“
Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)
An affordable dual-SIM smartphone with decent specs
Those looking for LTE, a super-fast CPU and expandable storage will be disappointed
So where exactly can the "plus" of the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ be found? The manufacturer's response would probably include "improved battery life and performance". And indeed, the Idol X+ delivers with regard to these two aspects. Although the 8-core CPU sounds more impressive than it is, its performance levels are more than sufficient given the price point of this device.
In addition, the not-even-mediocre battery runtimes of the Idol X have been improved considerably, yielding decent battery life. The reception quality and reliability of both the Wi-Fi and GPS modules is great,... Full review
The overall performance leaves a lot to be desired
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ may not have the most unique design in the world, and by looking at it, you can definitely tell where the inspiration came from, but that of course doesn’t mean that it’s a poorly designed smartphone.
The build material is a combination of glossy plastic at the back, and an aluminium frame around the perimeter of the phone that actually makes it feel pretty solid in the hand, despite it being fairly light at 130 grams, and being quite thin at 7.9 mm. That being said, the glossy plastic back is a fingerprint magnet, which results in it be... Full review
Very good 1080p display, excellent noise-canceling mics
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