I have 1 of these phones, the problems I have is : I find it hard to switch it on every time, and the'SAFE MODE'symbol is on constant and I don't know how to switch it off, it prohibits me from downloading and opening some apps.
Anyone experience similiar problems, please advise
Alcatel Idol Mini is averagely good. I literally love the shape except for one single main thimg that is the memory !!!! It is too little indeed. 8 gb is never enough. I wish it can be expanded for dual sim version :(
I LOVE this phone! I'm so glad I didn't get an iPhone. Really I can't think of any down side to thus phone. I like the interface : crisp and clear. I'm new to Google play but found it easy to use. If you want a phone where you can also do email, apps, to do list, this is great. The best thing is that you don't have the stress of carrying around an expensive device.
Anonymous, 06 Jul 2014actually nop the phone still has so many issues like how the hell can I download instagram... ... moreI'ts simple to edit Contact. Look at this Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-vDnkO-b4Q
I got this phone for my birthday. Ive only had it for 3 days and when I turn it on the phone name and one touch animation keeps repeating and repeating, does anyone know how to stop it.
Bad phone ghost tapping and then won't respond when tapped please fix bug or do not buy
had this phone for just under 1 month. screen was un- responsive, flipping screens on it's own, hot to touch, battery dead in less than 2 hours because of all the app's running at once. it's taken 5 weeks to get it sent in for repair due to a calamity of screw up's with virgin/bell...still waiting for it to be sent in...Alcatel surely has a major problem with this phone....perhaps everyone with issue should be launching a class action lawsuit to Alcatel. knowingly selling defective merchandise and slow to none to fix the problem.....biggest piece of fluff that I ever bought...would not buy another...buyer beware...stay away from them....
This phone is crap bought one for my daugther for her graduation from target canada in a month battery over heated almost burnt her was so hot 3 other kids in her school same problem no one will do anything about saying it was her fault and clearly it isnt such crap
,And what s wrong with the ghost tapping, when I text really fast and then stop, the phone will keep on tapping repeatedly.
HiFromGreece, 10 Jun 2014You all have to know that the company made a huge mistake installing a defective touch screen ... moreactually nop the phone still has so many issues like how the hell can I download instagram... it doesn't work, plus the texting doesn't have this (-) or any good emojis, plus all the games I down load for free don't show up on my phone any where, also I cant edit my contacts,,, what the fuck!!!!!
With my Idol Mini there are a lot of problems I have. first off I can not download any apps even if I use play store, secondly when I am texting I usually can double space and it will leave a period but with an idol mini I can not. I don't like how we have to make a new account to use the app store or to go onto the internet. And lastly the front facing camera takes crappy, absolutely horrible pictures that are so blurry I cant even make out what the picture "I" was taking is. There are no heart emojis ether, and when I try to make a heart emoji it turns into a heart eyes face, which by the way is not in the emoji key board. Thanks for letting me vent and getting my anger out.
Ok so this is my second one of these as the first one had the defective screen issue. hopefully this one is good. the store i got it from (target Canada) at first did not want to replace the phone because it was outside of their 15 day doa return policy for mobile devices. after complaining they did replace it. the phone works great and has good battery life.
Boris, 27 Jun 2014I had this phone for 2 weeks,and screen went blurred with out reason.I found out lately that i... moreI had the same problem, the phone work alone, any way, I went to the place where I bouth the phone and people there told that Alcatel indentifyed the problem and tha I should left the phone to change the screen touch and to make a special firmware update.
They made that in two weeks! Now it is a great phone, never stuck and when he stops it is easy to going on, just press the power button and press that again and the phone will unstack. Never reboot to fix the issue. Enjoy this great phone.
I had this phone for 2 weeks,and screen went blurred with out reason.I found out lately that is very common malfunction.Would not recommend it
It is a pleasant surprise finding this in a mall store. I wasn't looking for an additional unit, but seeing it and then holding it in my hands, I got hooked and bought it. It is light like it isn't a phone, simple to use, very good FM reception. It just so happened that a friend begged to buy it from me that I had to let go. I see my friend often, so I always see my Alcatel too.. Nice phone, really nice... Maybe when Alcatel releases a flagship, with LTE, and as nice looking as this Idol Mini.. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.
Same issue setting kept opening on its own, tried everything but its a built in bug.