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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review: The Reversible Budget Phone


April on Tim Schofield below from Cuba King 77 calm right here with my full testimonial of the idol 3 from Alcatel OneTouch the phone that you can actually use upside down now I really got to sit down with Alcatel OneTouch at CES this year as well as throw away that conversation I truly understood that Alcatel OneTouch is currently very customer concentrated and in my point of view that shows with this tool currently this gadget is $250 available for pre-order today I will certainly publish all links in the description of the video as well as keeping that $250 pre-order you obtain a great deal of solid specifications currently I’m mosting likely to go on as well as review it as well as see if those specifications are backed up by great real-world performance all right so right here is a better consider the idolizer 3 from Alcatel OneTouch you’ll see it’s extremely symmetrical when you check out it eliminate this front facing camera right below as well as it’s hard to tell between which side is the leading as well as which one is all-time low now it does have chrome accents around it as you can see it just real quick reminded me of the appearances of a nexus 4 a minimum of on the front you’ll see with really

balanced and with the chrome accents alright let’s take a look at a few of the physical switches so on the left side right here you’ll discover you do have the power switch which I’m not a huge fan of the button positioning at all I desire they would have dropped it down a little bit to make it simpler to reach it’s type of high up as well as it’s sort of out there they did kind of battle it with a dual faucet to wake action so there are means kind of around it you’ll see it you have a SIM card slot which is a mini SIM card port it additionally couples if you pop it out it has a sess D card port too these featured 16 gigabytes of inner storage space and afterwards as much as 128 gigabytes of mini SD card storage space currently allow’s flip it over on the best side here you have your quantity rockers so here they are truthfully I like the buttons once more they’re simply a little high up I want they would have dropped them down also but like I said the switch pushing it still feels very excellent overall really feel to the vice it’s a plastic tool turning it over on the back you do have a combed metal appearance and also I in fact truly like the look of it it is not steel it is plastic essentially completely around currently with this plastic style I located it’s an extremely really light-weight device as well as additionally very

slim you also see those chrome accents get on the back as well you’ll see idle right there you have a 13 megapixel camera with an LED flash up at the top here you have a microphone and you have a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack and after that flipping it over down at the base you have another microphone which is important to note and also a micro USB 2.0 billing slot now allow’s flip it over on the front right here to take a look at these JBL front-facing stereo speakers so here’s a better take a look at them I’ll chat extra regarding them at least with quality in simply a 2nd in the future but I truthfully actually really like the look of these front-facing audio speakers in my point of view the ideal looking front-facing speakers out now in any smartphone they’re not extremely gaudy they they extremely slim they look really terrific and they’re extremely useful like I stated I’ll speak about in simply a second and after that on the front of the tool you do have actually dragon trail glass for those of you that were asking me if that grill a glass or dragon tail it has dragon trail now let’s reached speak about some specs it has a Snapdragon 615 octa-core cpu 2 gigabytes of RAM with that a Snapdragon processor you do get LTE as well so you’ll see I get on t-mobile I’ll post bands and provider compatibility also around below yet you’ll see I have LTE let’s go and run a quick rate examination for those of you that were wondering certainly this sort of test is mosting likely to vary based on your details location and so on download rates I’m obtaining a quite solid download speed today where I’m at you’ll see 10 megabits per

second download speed now general genuine globe efficiency has actually gotten on the same level with other devices a minimum of when it involves connection LTE speed etc great test complete about nearly 13 megabits per 2nd download and 9 megabits per second upload so very strong rate examination currently allow’s take an appearance at the display it has a 5.5 inch 1080p IPS display the shades honestly look actually good it’s an extremely strong screen particularly for that cost point I have absolutely no problems viewing it outside watching angles are respectable as well as truthfully overall with this coupled with these front-facing audio speakers as well as it’s been a solid display it’s an excellent multimedia experience alright allow’s proceed to that electronic camera that’s on the back like I said a 13 megapixel electronic camera it uses the sony i mx2 14 sensor to provide you a suggestion it coincides sensing unit that’s made use of in the oneplus one currently allow’s proceed and open it on up you’ll see boot time rather standard nothing too insane fast however it does a good task focusing does an excellent job at concentrating quickly especially when it’s got a face involved it has a very excellent face discovery anyways so you can swipe down most likely to your pictures generally the software application is absolutely nothing crazy you’ll see if you press this menu button you have car mode oops you have HDR scenic view manual scanner face Elegance which is the one that identifies your face really quickly manual mode really wonderful for those of you that like to transform the settings instantly you can change the emphasis so you’ll see below the focus is in fact altering it so you obtain blurrier and much more clear you have the aperture the ISO just a great deal of hand-operated controls overall now from what I have actually.

located the cam actually isn’t that groundbreaking yet it gets the job done it’s absolutely nothing insanely excellent right here’s one with that said face focus function that I used you’ll see it’s tolerable it’s nothing insane good you can swipe with right here’s an additional bright light scenario which’s zoomed in clearly a really clean one right here’s a close-up I obtained of my mom’s pet dog as well as you’ll see does a respectable job you had a great deal of brilliant light being available in it didn’t look too overexposed on the appropriate side did an excellent task of actually getting the accents of the timber on the floor and then here’s one with stitching on a backpack with colors generally like I stated it does an excellent task currently reduced light situations it did well too allow me go on and swipe over and also you’ll see here’s one of my mom’s canine bright in the morning I’m not significantly like coming in right here’s what I’m using it’s in fact fascinating this was actually dark in my area and also right here’s a watch as well as this is what it appeared like as well as like I stated this this is respectable worrying the quantity of light that was in the area and after that this is with the HDR mode on and I was in fact pretty amazed with the amount of light that it kind of captured yeah certainly it’s mosting likely to look fuzzy there’s actually not much light to actually capture and after that here’s one with just TV light going on while I see the Blackhawks win you’ll see obviously the light coming off the TV however general pretty solid like I stated absolutely nothing innovative however overall it most definitely does the work as well as also I have a 1080p camera test for.

those of you thinking about seeing that I’ll link to it in the description now let’s go out as well as discuss battery life now it has a non-removable 2910 milliamp hour battery as well as i’ve been really delighted with battery life and also display on time as a whole I get a standard of 4 hours as well as 15 mins you’ll see here I got 4 or 5 hours however that’s due to the fact that I was using maps and browsing and I desire to make a note somebody asked GPS functions fantastic had no problems at all navigating with it so you’ll see that’s why it wasn’t heavy use however with heavy use I obtain about 4 hrs as well as 15 minutes display on time so let me go to it now you’ll see my batteries at 70% display on times had to do with a hr and also 18 minutes I have actually been messing around greatly with it simply because I’m getting prepared for this evaluation video anyways overall no complaints like I stated four hrs 15 minutes screen promptly gets me via the day a truly strong battery experience alright time to go on to the software program so it’s really terrific I like what Alcatel finished with the software program in a feeling of it’s still extremely near to supply Android with added tweaks that serve so now on the front below right here’s the lockscreen so basically stock lollipop it does run lollipop out of the box so truly great of that undoubtedly any kind of phone that comes on currently need to you’ll see you have some shortcuts so you have a calculator you have songs you have take a selfie you have a contact and also you can scan a QR code you can most likely to the dialer choose from the left and also you go as well as most likely to the electronic camera if you swipe from the right so those are the 2 stock.

faster ways but they included some faster ways there those are not customizable so you stuck with those however I’m fine with it since there’s some valuable ones that are on there so like I stated you have dual faucet to wake which is great due to the fact that of the power button kind of being high up there left wing and then if you use this stock launcher this is a supply launcher you can increase faucet on the home screens and also it will certainly turn the screen off currently this supply launcher X really similar to the Google currently launcher if you know with that you can get that in the Play Store still too so you see if wallpapers widgets and also establishing settings actually simply takes you right into the Settings application itself so returning you’ll see the only point that’s actually modified is that switch right there the application cabinet switch the computer animation is very comparable to Google now launcher and it simply does not include Google currently within the launcher itself he also discovered that they have some app symbols that they style themselves I had not been a big fan of them at first now that I take a look at them I do not mind them that I have actually seen a whole lot even worse app symbols so these are actually not too negative I such as the shades of them they’re vivid they’re rounded it might you may not like them yourself yet I do not mind them any type of more I also want to make note of a really great weather widget that they have right here you’ll see it allows you recognize and also another one I’m mosting likely to go to the nova launcher right here’s the various other one that’s 4 by two rather than 4 by one yet i actually actually like this weather condition widget that they have included anyways advancing.

i’m mosting likely to swipe down like I claimed very comparable to stock lollipop that it looks so comparable right here some shortcuts they added you obtained ta NFC here you have a wonderful flashlight toggle which obviously works simply fine turn that off and also now another one you’ll see relatively easy to fix that’s something I truly intend to discuss in fact which is another fascinating feature regarding this so currently being relatively easy to fix I can choose my phone up inverted and you’ll see a truly nice computer animation which you might alter if you do not in fact such as this one yet I believe it’s really great but you can overall use this phone sufficed’s inverted today you’ll see the front-facing video camera down there yet you can essentially utilize it inverted it’s mosting likely to function whatever if I make use of an additional launcher yeah you’ll see it functions simply fine upside-down apps open just fine if I open up the dialer you’ll see I open a dialer as well as now one intriguing factor for this is due to the fact that of when you in fact respond to phone calls or make telephone calls you have a microphone on the top as well as all-time low as well as the top and you have these stereo audio speakers so you can make call inverted and also get call UPS down which is great because you don’t have to bother with the.

alignment as well as waiting is extremely nevertheless it doesn’t really feel crazy waited one means or one more so total I indicate it’s some people may not require that function and naturally it’s fine because you can really just go on and go into your settings bar and just turn it off if you do not want it on so I suggest it’s it’s a good included function for those of you that do intend to use it now one even more thing I intend to make note of this stock launcher is that some apps really open in tiny applications so you’ll see below you have a sound recorder app if you press on it it just type of opens up just a miniature version of the application which is I believe actually cool very same with the music application right below you can increase it in the top right-hand man corner and the weather app also I assume that’s truly cool it only does work in the supply launcher if you actually have it below it’s mosting likely to open up the full songs app you’ll see right here as well as additionally an additional point to note is that on various other launchers double tap to turn off the screen does not function it only works with this stock launcher and do not worry dual tap to display wake in fact works whatever launcher you utilize alright entering into setups you’ll see.

very comparable you have some gestures like I said dual faucet display turnover to mute and also alarm you can commit snooze your residence you can select it very conveniently whether you desire Nova or One Touch whatever when you mount particularly a lock screen you have a cool ID ID choice which I have a video clip on I’ll link to that in the description if you intend to check it out you can unlock your phone by means of your eyeballs going back now into the settings I suggest overall very comparable to equip lollipop I can show you men I’m on 5.0.2 right there actually remarkable honestly they truly didn’t make that lots of tweaks to the software and I think that’s actually really awesome of them and I suggest it needs to make it simpler to upgrade to maybe android 5.1 one last setting a pair a lot more setups i intend to mention is that you can transform off the GBL setting i honestly advise leaving it on it makes it sound truly great whether earphones are plugged in or you obtained your speakers on and after that also you can actually turn on and off the power on as well as off ringtone so you can disable that if you ‘d like to you to pick it as well as it disables it one more wonderful added function as well as for those of you that we’re asking real fast it does have a power saving feature and it really acts very similar to stock lollipop it is the lollipop battery conserving.

function you’ll see it lowers illumination efficiency shuts off resonance all that great things and it does actually visibly conserve battery yeah you might see a little performance reduction yet that’s expected as well as talking performance overall I’ve been pleased with it you will observe some animations might be a little smoother you’ll see this computer animation I indicate that was okay but general it could be simply a little smoother I suggest that’s just random computer animations but you’ll see folders opening up a smooth animation going within applications swiping down it’s it’s rather solid I mean I have not had any type of concerns in any way with efficiency and also playing video games has been actually nice truthfully also the higher-end 3d games I haven’t encountered any kind of issues yet you might get the occasional little stutter occasionally however on the whole I have really absolutely nothing negative to state concerning performance of the gadget actual quick intending to display the stock music application that’s included it’s called mix from JBL and also i think it’s really remarkable it’s a great deal of fun to play with simply a neat feature added feature you’ll see lately played right below at x is a stock music app you can play a song like normal you can act as a DJ also though so you’ll see i’m playing it right.

currently as well as of training course it’s paired with these superb front-facing audio speakers truthfully they obtain really loud it could not be as excellent top quality as an m9 but it obtains louder than the m9 and i mean overall the audio quality is still extremely great but anyhow real fast display this app so you’ll see I have one track having fun I’m mosting likely to uncheck this lockbox and I can place it into horizontal setting and you can function as a DJ you got some truly cool attributes you can have two tunes going at as soon as I’m going to press this as well as you have other features you can sync the beats per minute you can alter them too so if I want to speed it up as well as after that if I intend to just swipe over from right here you can begin playing the various other tune also if I wish to speed up that so just actually awesome truthfully I’ve had a great deal of fun having fun with it there’s a whole lot more attributes that you can do you can include in horns gongs simply various other things as well as you can videotape your very own sample this middle.

circle is actually a document switch simply a cool app a good little extra attribute from JBL I just intend to obtain some last ideas on the idol 3 to start with thank you quite for enjoying I appreciate it if you’re on the fencing about it I claim most definitely go all out especially at this cost factor it’s an extremely great offer you have a strong display you have great battery life the cam is pretty excellent and you have an actually amazing front-facing audio speakers those front-facing speakers are excellent they get loud doesn’t truly distort the audio top quality in any way so I suggest I claim this tool is actually a go allow me recognize you believe leave a remark pleased to learn through you people subscribe to me also for great deals extra protection and various other points you can follow me on Facebook Twitter Google+ too all web links in the summary video below and also as constantly people thanks quite you.

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