This is the worse phone ever, dropped it once and the screen becomes unresponsive , this is my second alcatel phone and they both had the same problems with just one drop. this phone needs gorilla screen because it is so trash, no other phone breaks like this after 1-2 drops , not even my ipod 4th gen.
Hi there, anyone pls help me I cannot use my 3g on this Idol mini dual Sim which Sim slot can use 3g pls Sim 1 or Sim 2?thank u
hi, 01 Aug 2014Im using idol mini right now its a good phone but what i really hate is the front camera and s... moreThe front cam is only a vga (not even a 2MP) nothing much to expect about it since vga only.
extReme, 28 May 2014btw...after the OTA firmware upgrade push I did last week, with the same routine of using this... moreit's normal,my phone do same,about the original firmware,once you update-it,you are not able to get back original version
Rudolf, 13 Aug 2014Nice looker, but dissapointing. I am using Idol Mini dual sim for 6 months. It looks good, ... moreMaybe it's something wrong with your unit. On my OT idol mini 6012x quality of sound is ok with Sony or Sennheiser in-ear headphones. Basses are strong enough with EQ on.
I love this phone its so nice and easy to use I've had this phone for over a year and their is no problems with it. Most people say this phone is s*** but to be honest I think they are talking s*** I would rekonmend this phone to anyone.
The pictures and sound and detail is really good and the phone is easy to use hold and touch. It comes with amazing wallpaper including live ones. Buy this phone it is awesome and to you people who hate this phone I have one thing to say to you STOP TALKING CRAP
Nice looker, but dissapointing.
I am using Idol Mini dual sim for 6 months.
It looks good, well built and stylish. Acting as much more expensive phone.
The screen is nice looking. The colours are good and brightness is ok even in high sunlight.
Some says 512 MB RAM is not enough. If You are not a gamer and using only few apps at once it is enough. There are some lags, but they are not annoying (i.e. iPad Mini with iOS 7 suffers with lags- I got it and I know).
The dual core CPU from MediaTek run nicely and NO HEAT (MTk 6572 is 28nm technology). 3D Graphics... well can't say. Arcade Pinball runs smoothly.
Dual sim is a stand by dual, but it works OK.
So, that's all good.
Now the bad.
Dual Sim has no memory card slot. It has only 2gb internal (app) memory and 4gb user memory. Quite enough for no expecting user, but when You make even a short movie... It will be filled instantly.
BTW, camera. They say 5MP camera, yeah right. Even Samsung Galaxy Gio (3MP) makes better shots. The pictures are blurred, overexposed , oversaturated and no details. The noise removing algorythms are too brute. This cam us only for purposes like- show the existance of building.
And the last thing, that made me hate this phone.
The speaker works OK, but to be honest, who is using speaker to listen music?
The attached headphones are kind of joke, so I used ReLoop, Sony, and Technics headphones. The sound is... pityful. Lack of dynamics, no bass, frequency response is below any expectations. Even when I tried to gain the low freqs with EQ, the audio chip seems to get stocked and sound was overloaded but... still no bass!
So when You need a general Dual Sim and you dont expect good camera and music it is for You.
Now I think I will change to Acer E2 Duo, Xperia M or Desire 500. Because I need dual sim and I want as best sound as possible.
I really think you should consider enlarging memory of the twin sim Idol
today marks the 3rd month of using this phone as my daily driver. well, not much to rant about considering i have dropped this badly (face down, about 3ft high) hence not a single issue came on and still works like a charm.
wifi connects like a breeze neither experienced what others would claim as 'ghost tapping' and battery life has exceeded my expectations as it lasts 1-1.5 days w/ moderate use.
should this sucker was only built w/ 1gb of ram and 2000mah...im gonna hold on to this as long as its gonna work. overall verdict, im a satisified user and wud rate it 8.5/10
how about d rest? let me hear ur rants and raves \m/
I bought the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini 4 months ago. About 6 weeks into having the phone,it kept saying that there wasn't enough memory to take a picture.
Then I was having a lot of trouble with the touch screen,I was having to press on it hard when you shouldn't have to.
Now my phone is sent in for repairs because apps would open on their own,the phone was always freezing up.The settings page would open when I wasn't even holding the phone.
I'm just waiting for it to come back from repairs to see what's going to happen next.
Im using idol mini right now its a good phone but what i really hate is the front camera and sometimes its laggy.actually the back camera, graphics, music, video are good. But i really don't like this phone a guy just forced my mom to choose it. Its a good phone. But still, if i were you, don't buy it lol the front camera is bad and its laggy so yeah, 😊
I recently got this phone as a new update, since I had been using my moterola android phone for the past 3 years (which I loved btw.) Anyways, I had to upgrade it, so I chose this.
I have to admit, the phone isn't bad but there's a lot about it I'm personally not liking.
I downloaded a "Youcam" photo thing in hopes it would give the front facing camera better quality, but honestly it really sucks. Even when I go on skype with friends on this phone, I look like a blurry mess.
I also don't like the apps in the phone. Some work well, others don't. I couldn't even get my browser to load without turning off and on the phone again.
This is not my ideal choice. I'm not happy with it and I'm considering taking it back and exchanging it for something better. The guy at the store picked this phone for me, telling me all the great qualifications about it. Yet I bring it home and it disappointed me a lot. I wouldn't recommend this phone if you are one to use skype or video chat a lot, that's for certain.
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
If you guys have any problems with this phone, simply factory reset it and your phone will work perfectly again..google it for any other solutions. Peace out - Iz, Singapore.
i had my phone for about 6 weeks and i haven't dropped it or anything and then all of a sudden it didn't turn on what do i do
I have had several issues with this phone. At first the phone worked great and in about month or two the screen started to (ghost tap) and then became iresponsive. Since I bought it from T-mobile (Macedonia) I took it to them and 10 days later I got it with a new screen. 2 weeks later the I started having problems with the network I guess is't the internal antenna. I took it back to T-mobile to get it fixed. I'll post again when i get it back (hopefully soon).....