I've had one of these for years. I've barely used it, only because I bought it to use years ago after I trashed the phone I was using at the time and was waiting for the Nexus 6 to launch.
This phone is 95 percent unusable now, by which anything other than basic web browsing will slow this phone down to a crawl and the phone becomes seriously laggy. Even just web browsing is slow. Forget about using Facebook/Instagram/Tumblr or any social media apps. Just phone calls and text messaging is about all this phone can handle now
The screen is rather nice though
Hi, My LCD screen is broken. Do you have any place to buy.
Help me please
Had mine for four years. Great for a first phone! Does the job and the battery easily lasts the day without spending a lot of time on apps. Not a lot of space and pictures are low quality. Happy with it overall
I like it very much i used it for about five years . I have iphone and huawei cellphone too but i like bcz its lightweight ,under 100 grams, its ok for calling and browsing the volume of speaker is high the battery is not huge but swell suited for it and i like it can be charged by any charger i usually use it for wifi connection and i grab it in my hand without feeling it.
Bell should NOT be selling this Alcatel Mini Idol phone to anyone . The Reviews on this phone are horrible and rightly so. Does Bell really feel entitled to scam clients like that?. Disgraceful. !!!!!!
It was very alarming that my Mini Alcatel Idol phone from Bell overheated on my flight to Florida recently. The Airline staff and myself were unable to shut it off. It was overheating in my purse and I was very scared!!!!!! Bell should not have sold me this Known Overheating Phone and the one year Warranty is barely over. What now??????
I had this Mini Alcatel 18 months and now it's unrepairable. Unable to shut if off when overheating on a recent flight. Very scary!!!!!!! Very disappointed with this pitiful product. Now I need to buy another phone. In my opinion, a phone should last longer than 18 months. I have not damaged it myself..it just a horrible product sold to me by Bell.
Owogbemi, 30 Jan 2017I like the phone, I newly got it, but I am curious about opening it. How do I pen it?u are not suppose to open the phone. Sim and SD card should be inserted from side, there are plastic covers ,push one side and it will popup where u can put sim/sd
i had this phone, it was very slow, if you try to open a game or app it crash.
turn off autoplay feature on facebook. it should prevent ur phone from crashing
I like the phone, I newly got it, but I am curious about opening it. How do I pen it?
Yes the FB app does not work well with it. I disabled it and used the browser to go on FB. Even had a tab on the front screen so it felt like using an app.
Still my reliable workhorse for more than 3 years now. Only using this phone exclusively for calls, messaging as well as FB Lite (Since the FB app is slow and makes my phone shut down then boots up). If you want to make your Idol Mini last longer, I would suggest resetting it to factory settings and disabling and uninstalling the apps that is too slow for the phone (Maybe include the FB app if you have the same problem as mine). My new Galaxy J1 (2016) now handles the things that my Idol Mini used to handle.
Had it for almost 3 years. At first it was really fast, I could even multitast. The last 6 months connecting with 3g made it really slow, worked better with wifi though. I was content with it, until one day it got a white screen. It served me well though all this time.
Got one of these for my mother to introduce here to smartphones and I can't for the life of me, figure out how to extend the timeout for the button lights. Anyone know? They come on for about two seconds when you touch them, and then turn off again.
What's the point in having lights on the buttons if they only light up AFTER you touch them? That's the ONLY time you DON'T need the lights because you just found the button!﻿
Forgot to mention. The earphone Jack stopped working 4 months into me owning the phone then later the mini USB port stopped working altogether meaning I could no longer charge it. The charger the phone came with ended up setting on fire so I had to get rid of it before it set my house on fire.
Horrible. I ended up just throwing it away because it was so bad. First off the lack of storage on mine wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for useless preinstalled apps I never use. It just took up so much space and made installing more than a few apps too difficult. The camera is nothing amazing but gets the job right for a budget phone.
The main issue though was the lack of ram. 500 ram is nothing at all and some apps even crash due to there being nothing left. And even if you could install apps they perform so badly.
Would not recommend to anyone.
My alcatel one touch idol mini comes on saying Alcatel OneTouch Smart Move and nothing else , it just keeps coming up like its trying to reboot, I tried holding down the volume up button and power button at same time , nothing works