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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 GSM Unlocked Smartphone (Pre-Order) EXPIRED

Amel 695 635 April 17, 2015 at 08:53 AM in Smartphones (5) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 04-17-2015 by yuugotserved at 11:17 AM View Original Post
Alcatel OneTouch via Amazon has Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 GSM Unlocked Smartphone (Pre-Order) for $199.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Amel

Also available directly from Alcatel OneTouch for the same price.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon (Quad 1.5GHz + Quad 1Ghz)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • 5.5" 1920x1080 IPS Display w/ 13MP Rear and 8MP Front Cameras
  • 2910mAh Battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Editor's Notes & Price Research

Written by yuugotserved

Phone will be released on May 21, 2015.


Original Post

Edited April 20, 2015 at 03:05 PM by Amel
This is an awesome deal. I ordered one LMAO

Can be ordered through Amazon []


Limited time pricing good through 4/20/15. Quantities limited.

Compared to an LG G3,8347

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Product Details

The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL TM 3 smartphone features all of the benefits of a superphone, but made for the everyday smartphone user. Featuring unique technology enhancements for amazing sound from JBL and crisp, clear viewing from Technicolor, the ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL TM 3 smartphone offers users a premium user experience that challenges what an affordable superphone can be. The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL TM 3 also gives users an improved photography experience, with an enhanced SONY sensor for improved low-light photo capture and clarity.

Release date: 05/21/2015
5.5" FHD Display - The Full HD (443 Pixels Per Inch) screen will completely change the way you look at movies, games and photographs. We upped our game. You'll be glad you did too.
Powerful Octa-Core Experience - Featuring a Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™ (Quad 1.5GHz + Quad 1Ghz), 615 Processor, the IDOL 3 can handle your most demanding needs, with enhanced multi-tasking capabilities that allow you to simultaneously run multiple applications and float through your day to day tasks with ease.
13MP Main Camera & 8MP Sub-Camera - The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL ™ 3 smartphone features shooting modes like Fast Face Focus, HDR (High Dynamic Range), Face Beauty, Time-lapse. All these features allow you to get that perfect pic no matter what the scenario. The front facing 8MP camera allows you to video chat on Skype, Google+, and Tango in beautiful HD.
Android 5.0 Lollipop - Enjoy Google's latest OS iteration, which brings all kinds of new benefits that include but aren't limited to: onboard Google apps that are now more dependent on one another, an updated keyboard with default punctuation appearing after sentences, priority mode which takes "Do Not Disturb" functionality to the next level, improved battery life, and camera improvements which now support RAW files, enhanced Photo Studio, new filter options and intuitive tone and color controls

Technical Specifications

Dimensions: 152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4mm
Weight: 140.7g
Keys: 3 Power and Volume Up/Down
Symmetry design
Finish: Back matt with hair line brushed effect
Frame Back matt with hair line brushed effect
Colors available: Dark Gray

5.5" FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels
IPS 16M color display
OGS full lamination
Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
Proximity sensor
Light sensor
Technicolor enhanced display

Sony IMX214 sensor with f/2.0 aperture
This sensor can be found on the Nexus 6, One Plus, Xiaomi M4
13 Mpxl camera with autofocus
Led flash
Digital zoom x4
Touch focus
face detection
smile detection
face beautification
Auto scene detection
manual mode
night mode
QR-code scanner
8 Mpxl FHD front camera
Video stabilizer (EIS)
Video capture: 1080@30fps
Video playback: 1080@60fps
Video codec: H.265

Internal memory: 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM (LP-DDR3)
End user memory: 10GB
MicroSD (up to 128GB)

GSM Quad (850/900/1800/1900)
UMTS 850/1900/2100/1700 (supported)
LTE FDD:B2/4/5/7/12/17
150Mbps Downlink
50Mbps Uplink
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
dual-band (2.4GHz / 5GHz)
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth V4.1 with Low Energy
Micro USB 2.0
GPS with A-GPS
Micro SIM

Dual front facing JBL speakers
Supported formats: MP3
Hi-Fi sound
FM radio RDS
Vibrate Mode
Flight mode
HD Voice (supported
no certification)

Phone Features
Android L, 5.0.2
Chipset MSM8939
Quad 1.5GHz + Quad 1GHz
One finger zoom
Multi-tap unlock
Gesture control
Flip to mute
Voice codec: HR

Battery: 2910mAh
Talk time: 13h (2G)
13h (3G)
Standby time: up to 600h
Music player: TBC
Charging time: 2.5h

Apps & Widgets
Favorite Contacts
FM Radio
Music Player
Sound Recorder
Wi-Fi Transfer
Setup Wizard
Find My Phone
FOTA System update
3d Party Apps (download & install from Google Play)
Adobe Reader

In Pack
MOU charger (5V2A)
Micro USB cable
SIM tool
Quick guide

Band Compatibility
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS: B 850/1700/1900/2100
LTE Bands:B 2/4/5/7/12/17

Carrier Compatibility
Cricket [GSM]
Straight Talk
Walmart Family Mobile
Many US GSM Regionals
Virgin Mobile Canada (Not VM USA)
PC Mobile
Public Mobile


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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 early pre-order live, price set at $199.99 unlocked

seriously considering this to replace the wife's 2013 Moto G

order direct from amazon:

The Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3 (5.5") sports a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS screen, LTE Connectivity, a 1.5GHz octa-core processor (Snapdragon 615), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13-megapixel shooter and an 8-megapixel front facing unit.
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Last edited by johnnyblades April 17, 2015 at 09:17 AM.
Regular price will be $280? Do we believe that?
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Will this be regular price $280? Or is rant a trick to convince us that $200 is a good price?
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Amazing price.
Watching Youtube clips of this phone the sound is amazing. You can't beat that price.

I was all set to buy this phone a week or so ago but saw that Alcatel is releasing a 6' hero 2+. It will come w/ Cyanogen. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the Hero 2+ will have this steep of a special price.
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No Verizon compatibility Frown

Not a bad price for an unlocked phone but a few features are already past-generation:

- Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939)
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM (@800MHz single-channel 32-bit)
- Adreno 405 GPU
- 1920 x 1080p screen
- A-GPS only (no GLONASS)
- 13MP camera (no optical stabilization)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (no AC)

Some nice features are the large battery and JBL dual-speakers.
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Last edited by Boding April 17, 2015 at 09:13 AM.
Quote from gameking13 View Post :
Will this be regular price $280? Or is rant a trick to convince us that $200 is a good price?
In all the news ramping up to the release, it was suppose to have a $279 price tag. The preorder price (i thought on the 21st) was going to be $249.

Edit: Noticed you can check out with Amazon and get prime shipping.
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Last edited by remlover April 17, 2015 at 09:09 AM.
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No Verizon compatibility Frown
Its a GSM phone...
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Quote from gameking13 View Post :
Regular price will be $280? Do we believe that?
I do believe that will be the regular price. I don't know if its realistic or not, but I think $250 is pretty realistic.
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This could be the oppo oneplusone of 2015 laugh out loud
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This is very tempting. *Jeopardy music*

EDIT: FYI, this has the same camera sensor as the OnePlus One.
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Last edited by electrobento April 17, 2015 at 09:21 AM.
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Great specs!
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