For the money this phone has great specs, nice size 5.5" 1080 p screen, marshmallow update is great. Not sure what all the fuss is about problems, maybe those who couldn't wait for the android 6.0 update messed up their phone with a custom rom? Anyway no regrets, glad i waited for the official rom to get sorted out.
My idol 3 was rooted so i had to get MM from xda developers... I flashed it via twrp and I have absolutly no problem!! It is the original software and it's realy smooth and fast. I'd say idol 3 still remain the best phone created by Alcatel so far...
steamie3, 21 Aug 2016Your right, the update is pure GARBAGE, i loved my Idol 3, now after the update i DON'T. Too... moreI Don't know about you, but I love the android 6.0 update. I get no lag and everything is smooth. My battery life is great too.
My two cents. had since new, sim card issues. warranty claims are a hassle. overheating issues, though not enough to affect phones dependability.
Since Marshmallow, the phone runs smooth and charging is much quicker than with Lollipop.
I really like the larger screen of the 5.5" phone. Much better phone than my Moto G3.
Marshmallow ruined bluetooth in my car. I can hear callers fine, but they can't hear me at all. It's a big disappointment. Everything else has been pretty good.
Anonymous, 26 Aug 2016I have no idea why people are complaining about the new 6.0 update. My girlfriends Idol 3 is n... more
because they have done to ''root'' the phone, so they have problems with the new update.
I have no idea why people are complaining about the new 6.0 update. My girlfriends Idol 3 is now running faster, app switching and stuff is much smoother etc. Plus stuff like the settings menu, new app drawer, battery charge until full estimation etc. have made using the phone a much nicer experience. From my side many thanks for the new update to Alcatel. If you manage to update the phone to v7.0 till early next year, then I will buy an Alcatel phone for me as well since I will be on the market for a new phone at that time.
It seems the battery drains a tad quicker but not much but the phone seems to run much smoother than with Lollipop.
steamie3, 21 Aug 2016Your right, the update is pure GARBAGE, i loved my Idol 3, now after the update i DON'T. Too... moreIf you do update, you can't go back. You will have junk and you will be stuck with it.
NotSorryAboutTheRant, 10 Aug 2016I got the Marshmallow update 2 days ago and i absolutely LOATHE it. Most of my daily apps are ... moreYour right, the update is pure GARBAGE, i loved my Idol 3, now after the update i DON'T. Took a good phone and turned it into a complete piece of JUNK. If you update to 6.0 you will be SORRY, Trust me and everybody else that updated and hates it.
NotSorryAboutTheRant, 10 Aug 2016I got the Marshmallow update 2 days ago and i absolutely LOATHE it. Most of my daily apps are ... moreYour right, the new update is GARBAGE, Don't update it, you;ll HATE it, I have the Idol 3 5.5, i loved the phone, i don't anymore.Update took my good phone and turned it into a piece of junk.
Chad, 20 Aug 2016I did the update yesterday and now I can't access my micro SD card or transfer picture files t... more
is because you do root your phone and now you want to work right well, because they will not be able to because of your mistakes and not because the phone