*My comparison to Moto G 2015 *8gb, 1gb ram version) for same price*
I bought the 16gb version with 1.5gb RAM through Alcatel-via Amazon Prime. This is a great phone. I had the 5.5" version, but had to return it because of terrible software lag. Since then, Alcatel has upgraded the software and it works great, especially the tap twice to wake/lock screen, even with a 3rd party launcher (which I recommend). Love the 4.7" screen size and thin profile 7.6mm. Front facing JBL speakers are amazing. I got this on the heels of buying a new Moto G 2015, 8gb 1gb of Ram, for the same price, but have set it aside as a spare. Compared to the Moto G 2015 8gb version for $180, you don't get IPX7 water resistance, or as good a camera, but you do get NFC, sim card, great audio and (IMHO) snappy performance. This is a great phone for the price. On AT&T in US with 4GLTE.
Anonymous, 13 Aug 2015has it dual sim with one memory card slot? Can you share some picture capturing by IDOL 3(4.7... moreI'd like to know too... it seems like when you have the dual sim version you can't use a memory card because in both slots only fits a sim card... someone confirm it please.
The battery is not bad at all. I'm using an IPhone 5S and the LG in paralel so I can confirm that the battery is better than these last two. The phone is charging in 1:40 min which is more than both, the iPhone and the LG, but not by a lot (20 min). It doesn't heat. Not more than the iPhone and that is when plugged in the car charger and using navigation and streaming over Bluetooth. The Bluetooth connection seems to be better than the one on the LG. My smartwatch used to die after 9 hours, being connected with the LG. Now, after 12 hours, I haven't dropped one line on the watch battery. There's no lag what so ever when using the phone. It never crashed. I see some frame drop when using Tinder, Facebook or Google plus. I believe these applications need a really strong GPU (not a high ram, which Android manufacturers still seem to not understand). With intense usage my ram doesn't claimb above 1Gb.... which shows that Android lollipop isn't that bad. Whatever manufacturers are doing is actually wrong... Call quality over the speaker is indeed, not the loudest, but ok. It could be a little louder, true. Now, the major problem I'm having (I'm on ATT, but I don't think it matters) it's the call drop. It dropped my calls about 4 times in a conversation, yesterday. T
Nothing today, in the same area. It gets even worst when out of a sudden, from dull full signal it drops to none. Sometimes it shows that I have no network but I can surf the Web(that's weird) sometimes I don't have network and therefore, can't place a call, but guess what: I can use the Web through data...!!??? I really hope that this is a software issue and not a hardware one. As for the build quality... get a screen protector and a case. The plastic the phone it's made its really... meah... Mine already came with the silver strip bended. I would compare the plastic with the one on the Moto X 2013 (back) Extremely soft... I think it was designed like this because it's very light. Overall the phone could be really a winner with small tweaks. Really makes you question why would you pay 500+ for phone. Speaking of which, I've played today with the new Note Edge and it crashed within minutes... My Alcatel didn't since I've got it(3 days)
carol, 13 Aug 2015am using it. its sooooo fine but battery life is shorthas it dual sim with one memory card slot? Can you share some picture capturing by IDOL 3(4.7 inch)? THANKS IN ADVANCED.
I have heard big complains about the low volume and choppiness of sound when making calls. Do you guys think the same?
Will this phone be plagued with bad antennas like the 5.5 inch version?
I was able to order one off the alcatel us website just now. Order fulfillment is apparently through Amazon, so free two day shipping for prime members.
Could someone speak about battery ussage?
2000mah is ok for the day?
hi GSMarena user suggest me which will be better(based on rear camera picture quality) among .......
LG G2 mini / ALCALEL IDOL 3(4.7 ) / XIAOMI REDMI 2
you help will be highly appreciated........
Thanks in advanced.....
flashback, 30 Jul 2015It was the latest from Sunny so I bought it even without a protective cover. It gives vibrant ... moredid you buy dual sim version? has it dual sim with memory card slot? or only one sim card & one memory card slot? Can you share some picture capturing by IDOL 3(4.7 inch)? THANKS IN ADVANCED.
It was the latest from Sunny so I bought it even without a protective cover. It gives vibrant photo capture than Sony Compact Z3. The video is great at 1080 HD but 26 frames per second only and no manual sports mode so you have to move it slowly and avoid shaking it while taking videos in MP4. Then, I switched to 720p which is ideal to save storage space. I am happy now.
Just got my Idol 3 4.7
Very nice phone , the JBS speakers are incredable ! If the battery keeps holding on as much as it is holding beeing new , this will be one of the best phones I ever had.
any one else test the phone sound on calls what about quality & is the volume high enough!
I bought it few days ago and I'm generaly very setisfied with it. I like that can be used one both side (no up and down;)) like the screen, JBL speakers are great, application for mixing music is great with all kind of efects! Applications work fast and smooth, battery is ok.what I do not like so much is camera because the pictures turns all yellow I dont know how to describe it, and the sound when I make calls is poor (very strange considering great jbl speakers)!if the camera was better I'l give this smartphone 10/10