I would like this phone but it has no dual sim support.One sim has slot like micro sd card slot .I think that it has all sensor like gyro ,light, megnetometer etc. Also able to record while video recording, two bluetooth headset via stereo bluetooth sound record.It has also stereo speaker on both side of the mobile.
Ahmad Hamza, 26 Aug 2013hi
i wanna ask if the tcl support arabic language or not because i some times recived or sent... moreI can't really tell you if it can receive / send them.
On TCL version, you only have English and a few Asian languages available for Android system.
I know some people installed some app called "more locale" to get support for more languages within their apps.
But my wild guess, would be sending/receiving in Arabic should work : for sending you only need to have an Arabic keyboard or download the missing language for google's. For receiving, I don't think it would be a problem since it's only messages basically. But maybe i'm wrong and Arabic would need specific extra fonts and characters encoding for messages.
m86k, 25 Aug 2013@Sam
Yes, i was able to root it easily. There are "eroot" or "vroot" fo... morehi
i wanna ask if the tcl support arabic language or not because i some times recived or sent massages in arabic ?
m86k, 25 Aug 2013@Sam Yes, i was able to root it easily. There are "eroot" or "vroot" fo... more@m86k wow.. thanks a lot for all that very helpful & detailed info/input! yes, i would go ahead & order the tcl version. it sounds really good, & proven from ur experience. i see it also supports otg so that helps solve the lack of sd card slot. again, thank u for the great review & various tips.. sure helped me now & later too when i get my eager hands on the phone.:)
Sam, 23 Aug 2013@Vishnu yes, ur right.. just that tcl has chinese apps which i dont want.
@m86k thanks!i a... more@Sam
Yes, i was able to root it easily. There are "eroot" or "vroot" for that (2 chinese software) working well for its JB 4.2.2.
I got all updates OTA. But in case of any problem, you can also install "TCL Updater S 2.7.9" which formats and reflashs your phone with latest firmware each time (it's on TCL website, www.tclcom.com).
The phone is about same size as my S4 (and previous S3). If you never had any 5" phone, it's the limit for a jeans pocket. I have big hands, so i can handle it easily with 1 hand on portrait mode (only top status bar can be tricky sometimes with my thumb only).
No problem if i can help, it's really a great choice for buying while waiting new phones based on 8 cores Mediatek for october.
After 1 full month now, i can say its plastic is good, 0 scratch on it despite i put it everywhere (floor, tables, jeans, misc objects). Display is protected with dragontrail. GPS, BT and Wifi work fine. It's fast and trouble-free, you won't regret it being TCL or Alcatel version.
My tip : in developer options, enable Hardware gpu rendering to get smoother graphical apps like gps (Sygic)
is this phone even existing .. they dont sell this kind of phone in my country though alcatel has been updating their phones in my country dont know why
Romit votualevu, 23 Aug 2013when will idol x be available in FIJI??? btw is it availabe in fiji ???? plz replysorry i have no info about avaliability in fiji ,
but it has been announced to be avaliable globally aweak ago and this is the link :
and i knew that it already avaliable in european market .
i have afriend got it from Czech Republic .
m86k, 23 Aug 2013Hi Sam,
i think it should be possible. I'm not sure if i will do it because TCL is very act... more@Vishnu yes, ur right.. just that tcl has chinese apps which i dont want.
@m86k thanks!i asked cuz i probably opt for the tcl version since i believe it is cheaper by 100$ maybe & its available now. but like u i would prefer the international software. were u able to root urs? did u get the updates ota or from chinese website? is the phone not too tall? appreciate ur infos & feedback.. cheers!
Ahmad Hamza, 18 Aug 2013 Ramy Kazem are u shure that your friend is talking about ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL X and that i... morewhen will idol x be available in FIJI??? btw is it availabe in fiji ???? plz reply
Sam, 20 Aug 2013now that alcatel idol x version is out & basically all the specs are all the same with tcl... moreHi Sam,
i think it should be possible. I'm not sure if i will do it because TCL is very active with updates with this phone version (already received 3 updates since i bought it last month), i will probably wait and see how Alcatel version is evolving for updates.
Personnaly, i haven't seen any available on sale under Alcatel.. and people keep asking me what is my phone, it's really a looker. Far more than on the pictures ;)
Sam, 20 Aug 2013now that alcatel idol x version is out & basically all the specs are all the same with tcl... moreThe ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brand is owned by TCL Communication
m86k, 19 Jul 2013Hi guys, received my TCL version 2 days ago.. I don't recommend you to order until it's ava... morenow that alcatel idol x version is out & basically all the specs are all the same with tcl s950. do u think the firmware of the alcatel can be installed to the tcl? this will make ur phone, the tcl software change to international version. can it be done.. u think?
Ramy Kazem, 18 Aug 2013i heard from a friend its available in carrefour obour city price about 2600 EGPYes please be sure, cuz i'm going to buy it
Ramy Kazem, 18 Aug 2013i heard from a friend its available in carrefour obour city price about 2600 EGP Ramy Kazem
are u shure that your friend is talking about ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL X and that it is avaliable in carfour al_obour ?
please confirm your information .
Mohammed auc, 13 Aug 2013I want that ask when will be available phone in egypt . a lot of people in egypt waiting this... morei heard from a friend its available in carrefour obour city price about 2600 EGP