Ok guys here's my answers to your questions:
1) The phone is using mini-sims
2) Nope, the battery is not replaceable
3) I bought it from Lazada, a Malaysian online retailer..look for it in Lazada.com.my
4) It costs RM999, roughly translated to USD 300.
It feels very high-quality, but in order to have such a slim design, the battery is kinda low in capacity. Also, I hated the fact that Alcatel had removed the Apps Drawer from their Jelly Bean android. So the screen can get messy with icons...
Besides these annoyances, the phone is superb. Loving it.
Hey guys ..
check this link to buy TCL Idol X : http://www.aliexpress.com/item/TCL-idol-X-S950-smart-phone-5-inch-FHD-Screen-MTK6589T-1-5GHz-2GB-RAM-1080P/1104749051.html
Hope this helps...
Ali Sabry, 04 Sep 2013I got my TCL Idol X S950 from China 2 days ago for around 2000 EGP approx 270 US $ The diff... morethank u for nice review of the phone! can u tell me which site did u buy it from for 270$? if possible, can u see if this has OTG support? it mentioned in tcl site's Q&A that it does. i want to know for real, just if u got time to check/test this feature. thanks a lot!
Ali Sabry, 04 Sep 2013I got my TCL Idol X S950 from China 2 days ago for around 2000 EGP approx 270 US $
The diff... moreI had just bought a Alcatel Idol X and mine is dual-sim, with no expendable memory and in red (the "slate" color is on sale too).
The TCL branding is for China only, whereas the Alcatel branding is for the rest of the world..
I got my TCL Idol X S950 from China 2 days ago for around 2000 EGP approx 270 US $
The differences I noticed between the TCL & Alcatel versions are:
1. TCL version has dual SIM while Alcatel has only one
2. TCL version has no SDcard slot while Alcatel has
3. TCL stock version doesn't support google services (No Play store) but loaded with chinese store unuseful forsure for no chinese people like us
4. Some differences in colors, TCL has darkblue color which is not available in Alcatel " Pretty Sexy Color "
1. The phone is Slim, Good Material, Nice back color, simply an elegant phone
2. The Display is very nice, sharp & colourfull enough
I compared it to my old Moto Droid Razr Display, the latter looked like a 10 years mobile compared to it although the Moto has super AMOLED
3. Booting was okay fast, but can't judge it's performance as I didn't try benchmarkig yet
4. Touch response & Windws, Icons navigation is pretty cool
5. What about the Battery?! For a mobile of this size & bright display, also so slim, the battery is more than okay, single full charge can last for day, from morning to night including different activties on phone (Browsing, data always enabled, voice calling, music playing but no gaming)
6. Phone Overheating: this point is actually impressive, no overheating at all, perfect
7. External Speaker is nice, clear n crisp n not so loud as common chinese mobiles.
8. Software, the only drawback! the stock chinese software is made for chinese market, so no Google support (No Play store, Google accouts), a lot of un wanted chinese applications, also there are no available ROMs for the mobile currently online,
But this problem has a simple work around by finding some alternatives to Google Play
Ill keep you updated as soon as I discover anything
Conclusion: One of the best cheap mobiles available worldwide, excellent value for money
IS their available microsim in the market like talk'n txt for alcatel one touch idol?
BlackPearl, 01 Sep 2013Specifically where at SM Megamall Cyberzone? did you find where to buy here in the country?
m86k, 27 Aug 2013I can't really tell you if it can receive / send them.
On TCL version, you only have English ... moreI think it shoud work
I updated my 7.7 tab with the asian version of JB and just added arabic keyboard
even without keyboard I can receive arabic and also can read my facebook in arabic with no issue
from phil too, 31 Aug 2013have you tried looking in cyberzone in sm megamall? think i saw an idol x there.Specifically where at SM Megamall Cyberzone?
from phil too, 31 Aug 2013have you tried looking in cyberzone in sm megamall? think i saw an idol x there.i already looked there but the only available is alcatel one touch idol, not idol x, tnx btw,
Alcatel One Touch Idol X: 130g; TCL Idol X: 120g: They say it's the same phone, so why are they advertised with different weights?
cyrus06, 30 Aug 2013can anybody tell me where to buy alcatel one touch idol x here in the philippines, i really wa... morehave you tried looking in cyberzone in sm megamall? think i saw an idol x there.
ya this phone has two versions
Single SIM Version : 6040 / 6040A
Dual SIM Version : 6040D / 6040E
gsmarena need to give these phones' camera still and video comparisons also.. pls
can anybody tell me where to buy alcatel one touch idol x here in the philippines, i really want this phone,