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 inch display, Mediatek MT6577 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol S smartphone comes with Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. The IPS panel of OneTouch Idol S has good color accuracy and can display a wide color gamut, resulting in more lifelike and vivid visuals. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The selfie camera of OneTouch Idol S allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.
Alcatel OneTouch Idol S specifications
|Name||OneTouch Idol S|
|Dimensions||5.26 x 2.63 x 0.29 inch|
|Colors||cherry red, fresh rose, slate|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
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 smartphone are average (5.26 x 2.63 x 0.29 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A micro SIM is a smaller (15 x 12 x 0.76 mm) version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices. The micro SIM card provides the same functionality as the standard SIM card, allowing the user to connect to a cellular network and use mobile data, voice, and messaging services.
|OS version||Android OS v4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9|
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. Android is closely integrated with various Google services, such as Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive, which makes it easy for users to access and manage their data across multiple devices. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol S has Mediatek MT6577 chipset. This CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations.
The OneTouch Idol S utilizes PowerVR SGX531U GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. PowerVR GPUs are a popular choice for mobile device manufacturers, and are known for their power efficiency and strong performance.
|Screen size||4.7 inch|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
|Multitouch support||yes, up to 5 fingers|
The 4.7 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of Alcatel OneTouch Idol S is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|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. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The OneTouch Idol S has only 4 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the OneTouch Idol S (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||1.3 MP|
The OneTouch Idol S offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main 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. The OneTouch Idol S 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 / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|FM radio||yes, with RDS|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol S supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G stands for fourth-generation mobile networks, which are wireless networks that provide faster data transfer speeds and greater network capacity than previous 3G networks. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol S can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places such as coffee shops or airports. It operates within specific frequency bands, typically 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, allowing devices to communicate wirelessly within a certain range.
With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your OneTouch Idol S smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more. 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 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 S 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 S 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 S 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 2000 mAh|
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.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, 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). This Alcatel phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The OneTouch Idol S 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.
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