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Alcatel OneTouch Idol S (2013) review

Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Mediatek MT6577
PowerVR SGX531U
1 GB / 4 GB
4.7 inches (720 x 1280 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

Alcatel announced the launch of the OneTouch Idol S smartphone in 2013. The manufacturer is offering the Alcatel OneTouch Idol S phone with 4.7 inches display, Mediatek MT6577 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol S comes with Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. The 4.7 inches phone comes with IPS display (720 x 1280 px). The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption.

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol S specifications

BrandAlcatel
NameOneTouch Idol S
ModelOT-6034
Release date2013

Body

The weight of Alcatel OneTouch Idol S is about 3.88 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Alcatel phone are average (5.26 x 2.63 x 0.29 inches).

Weight3.88 oz
Dimensions5.26 x 2.63 x 0.29 inches
Colorscherry red, fresh rose, slate
SIM typeMicro SIM

System

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol S comes with Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCMediatek MT6577
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
GPUPowerVR SGX531U

Display

The size of OneTouch Idol S screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.7 inches IPS display of Alcatel OneTouch Idol S with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeIPS
Screen size4.7 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 5 fingers

Memory

The internal memory of Alcatel OneTouch Idol S (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (4 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM1 GB
Internal storage4 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the OneTouch Idol S is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera1.3 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol S supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The OneTouch Idol S phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2000 mAh 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 battery of OneTouch Idol S is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 2000 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Alcatel phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
SpecialsDragontrail Glass
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Alcatel OneTouch Idol S, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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