Alcatel announced the launch of the OneTouch Idol smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the Alcatel OneTouch Idol phone with 4.66 inch display, Mediatek MT6577 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.
The OneTouch Idol was launched with Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) pre-installed. This phone uses a high resolution 540 x 960 px, 4.66 inch IPS display. This screen can produce vibrant and accurate colors, providing an enjoyable viewing experience for multimedia content, gaming, and general usage. This phone has only one rear-camera (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus) on its back for photos and videos. Some smartphones with multi-camera setups offer specialized features like macro photography, low-light capabilities, or advanced image stabilization. The selfie camera of OneTouch Idol allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.
Alcatel OneTouch Idol specifications
|Dimensions||5.24 x 2.66 x 0.31 inch|
|Colors||pink, red, silver, slate, yellow|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
The weight of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol is 3.84 oz. It is still considered to be relatively lightweight and portable. The dimensions of this Alcatel smartphone are average (5.24 x 2.66 x 0.31 inch). For some people, larger smartphones are more comfortable to hold and easier to use, as they provide a larger display for watching videos, browsing the web, and using apps. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older, larger SIM card size. You can use a SIM card adapter to convert a Micro or Nano SIM card into the required size.
|OS version||Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9|
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol comes with Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is an open-source operating system, which means that the source code is freely available to the public and can be modified and distributed by anyone. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol has Mediatek MT6577 chipset. This CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol comes with PowerVR SGX531u Graphics Processing Unit. The GPU is optimized for parallel processing and complex mathematical operations required for rendering and manipulating graphics. PowerVR GPUs are considered to be highly competitive with other leading mobile GPUs, such as ARM Mali and Adreno.
|Screen size||4.66 inch|
|Resolution||540 x 960 px|
This smartphone comes with an IPS display. IPS is known for its ability to provide wide viewing angles and accurate color reproduction. IPS panels have become more energy-efficient over time, allowing for longer battery life in portable devices. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The display size represents the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner. Text will be easier to read, and videos will be more immersive on a larger display. This smartphone is multitouch capable. Multitouch is a feature in smartphones that allows for the detection and tracking of multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously. It enables users to interact with the device using more than one finger or touch input at the same time.
|Internal storage||4 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. Having more RAM alone does not necessarily guarantee better performance, and other factors such as the processor and storage speed can also impact overall performance. If you primarily use your smartphone for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32GB may be sufficient for your needs. The OneTouch Idol has only 4 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the OneTouch Idol (4 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. A microSD card is a type of small, removable flash memory card used to store digital information.
|Main camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||2 MP|
This smartphone has only one camera on its back. If you have budget limitations or prioritize other features over a multi-camera system, this single camera setup can be a suitable choice. The autofocus is an important feature in this smartphone. Autofocus helps the camera to focus on a subject automatically, which ensures that the resulting photo or video is clear and sharp. The OneTouch Idol does not have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS technology is more commonly found in higher-end smartphones and is designed to reduce camera shake and blur, resulting in sharper and clearer images and videos.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|FM radio||yes, with RDS|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol supports 2G and 3G networks only. Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are generally considered to be relatively slow. To connect to a Wi-Fi network on the Alcatel OneTouch Idol, you simply need to go to the Wi-Fi settings on the device, select the network you want to connect to, and enter the password. With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your OneTouch Idol smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more.
The OneTouch Idol has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS to accurately measure and record outdoor activities such as running, cycling, hiking, or tracking routes. The OneTouch Idol isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features. The OneTouch Idol phone has built-in FM radio receiver. FM radio allows users to tune in to local radio stations and listen to live broadcasts, news, music, and other content.
The OneTouch Idol has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The OneTouch Idol smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Ion 1800 mAh, non-removable|
The Li-Ion 1800 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The OneTouch Idol does not have a removable battery. The battery is integrated into the phone's design and is not intended to be removed or replaced by the user.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, light, proximity|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). When an object, such as your hand or face, comes close to the sensor of OneTouch Idol, it triggers a response that can be used for specific functions or features. The OneTouch Idol phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone that enables it to measure the intensity of light around the device.
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