Not recommended for anyone outside the US. Updates received there a year ago still haven't reached other regions. Instagram videos don't play and it's noticeably laggy half the time. Read the updates fix this problem but still don't have any. 👎👎
GS, 16 Sep 2016Worst cellphone ever!! never have I had such bad experience with a smartphone, I've had it for... morephone is excellent but you're hooked up tro jan , Now go to play store and install stubborn tro jan killer and run to clean Tro jans and the phone will be as good as new
Worst cellphone ever!! never have I had such bad experience with a smartphone, I've had it for two months, the camera quality is terrible. the keyboard on whatsapp dial itself alone, when you open the app the keys start typing alone! and also when you plug the speaker you can't hear the music... I don't know if I got a dud but I wouldn't recommend this cellphone at all.
I could nvr get out of sleep mode w. This phone. The power button only works occasionally which mean hard to screen shot, hard to turn on once the phone is off and cant get out of sleep mode. Emojis wouldn't work on instgram or facebook. Awesome speakers and everything else.
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Thank you for getting in touch with us.
We plan to release Android 6.0 OS for IDOL 3.As we have many ONE TOUCH IDOL 3 shippment to different regions around the world and each shippment will be with different Cu like 6039X-2XCFMK1, 6039X-2XALSI1, etc, we will start to ugprade IDOL 3 to Mashwallow from one Cu to another.So not all IDOL 3 will be upgraded to Mashwallow at the same time. And we can't tell definite day for your IDOL 3.
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.