Alcatel One Touch Idol X

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Specs summary

Screen
5"

The Alcatel One Touch Idol X's screen is 5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6589+ Quad core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh battery. Alcatel's performance ratings are 13.3 days standby time, 1200 minutes (2G), 720 minutes (3G).



Reviews (5.8/10 Avg. rating)


Mobile Syrup

A nice-looking phone that provides a decent screen and an inoffensive Android skin

from Mobile Syrup

This isn’t going to be one of those times where I end with, “…but the good parts make up for the bad.” The AOT Idol X is a nice-looking phone that provides a decent screen and an inoffensive Android skin. But its processing capabilities are appalling, which would be fine if it didn’t bring down the rest of the experience. Using the Idol X is like running with boulders strapped to your legs, so unless you’re on a strict budget, avoid it. Bell sells the Nexus 5, a far superior device, for the same price, $0, on a 2-year term, and it’s only $100 more... Full review

Digital Versus

The Low-Cost High-End Smartphone

from Digital Versus
Alcatel has struck a winning blow with the One Touch Idol X. It may have its faults, but between the gorgeous screen, satisfactory camera and effective multimedia functions, it has enough on its side to please buyers who want something close to a high-end phone without the high price tag. The only things holding it back from getting five stars are the lack of 4G and perfectible sound quality... Full review
Notebookcheck

Large, colorful and extravagant

from Notebookcheck

An extravagant human being may be flawed. So what about an extravagant smartphone? The Alcatel One Touch Idol X excites users with its slim build, great display and the option of using two SIM cards. In other areas, like the performance, it is decent. The OS, the warranty, the accessories and the camera are all okay and offer no major highlights.

The Idol X can be hard to use at times, for example, while installing a SIM card: once the hard-to-access flap is open, the user still has to force the SIM card into place. After all this, the user will not be happy to note that the smar... Full review

PhoneArena

It is the thinnest, lightest and one of the cheapest 5” handsets with Full HD displays

from PhoneArena
You'd be hard-pressed to find a more affordable Full HD 5-incher with about the only so-so point being the relatively weak MedaiTek chipset. Barring the dual SIM version of the HTC One for China, the Idol X is also the most equipped dual SIM phone out there, and it will definitely ring you cheaper than HTC's flagship... Full review
NYOB

I hate this phone because.....

stuck in boot up mode, won't let me reset, piece of crap
stuck in boot up mode, won't let me reset, piece of crap Less
Katie

Keeps crashing

This phone is terrible. After 4 months of owning it it started to crash and when it crashed it would shut itself down. After about 5 days of this happening it won't start up after shutting down anymore.
This phone is terrible. After 4 months of owning it it started to crash and when it crashed it would shut itself down. After about 5 days of this happening it won't start up after shutting down anymore. Less

Happy with Alcatel

I had a 3.5" Samsung. Then I acquired and own an Alcatel Idol X 6040 which I have now had for 7 months. I love the full 5" screen, its clarity, ease to type and the Android operating system. I use my Alcatel daily for emails, gmails, news and web use. I use my lap top and tablet much less now.I have... More
I had a 3.5" Samsung. Then I acquired and own an Alcatel Idol X 6040 which I have now had for 7 months. I love the full 5" screen, its clarity, ease to type and the Android operating system. I use my Alcatel daily for emails, gmails, news and web use. I use my lap top and tablet much less now.I have had to replace the SIM card (no fault of the phone). I cracked the screen by sitting on the phone and my service carrier said it would be expensive to change. To my surprise, a kiosk in a local flea market replaced the screen presumably because it is not too hard to do. I sincerely give the phone an 8/10 rating. Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date December 31, 2013
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor MediaTek MT6589+ Quad core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.264 W/kg
Body: 0.584 W/kg
Languages Chinese, English, French
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1200 minutes (2G)
720 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 13.3 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Flash Red, Flash Yellow, Slate
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.0 x 6.8 x 0.7 cm
(5.5 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 130 grams
(4.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 441 pixels
Size 5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, OGG
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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