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Alcatel Idol X

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Overall 8
Performance 6
Sound 8
Battery performance 9
Display 9
Weight 9
Noise 10
Gaming performance 8
Connectivity 8
Keyboard 10
Temperature 9
Camera 8

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ Smartphone Review

22 May 2014
  • Summary: Pocket Idol. The One Touch Idol X+ is Alcatel's newest flagship model. Those looking for LTE, a super-fast CPU and expandable storage will be disappointed. Still, we are quite fond of this 5-inch device. Read on to find out why.
  • Pros: Lightweight chassis., Two SIM ports., Reliable, quick GPS module., Great Wi-Fi reception quality., Fine speech quality., Decent camera., Bright IPS panel., Low heat emissions., Decent battery life., Alcatel has managed to rid the Idol X of some of its weaknesses, while also improving its performance.
  • Cons: Prone to smudges on the screen., Sometimes sub-par build quality., SIM cards not easy to insert., Slow 3G module., No LTE., Bluish tint., High power consumption., The chassis is actually a lot worse than that of the Idol X.
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Overall 6
Design 8
Performance 4
Display 7
Build quality 7
Software 6

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X review

9 May 2014
  • Summary: The AOT Idol X is a nice-looking phone that provides a decent viewing experience and an inoffensive Android experience. But its processing capabilities are appalling, which would be fine if it didn’t bring down the rest of the experience. Using the Idol X is like running with boulders strapped to your legs, so unless you’re on a strict budget, avoid it.
  • Pros: The right-out-of-the-box impression of the Idol X is largely positive: it is slim, light and well-built, with a soft-touch backing that reminds me of the Nexus 5. The 5-inch 1080p screen is vivid and bright, though viewing angles are mediocre and colour accuracy is well off; the IPS display appears to have been calibrated by a blind robot. Without studying its idiosyncrasies, there is no indication that the Idol X is less than half the price of a flagship Samsung or H...
  • Cons: Where to start? On paper, the “1.5Ghz quad-core processor” sounds quite impressive, since most modern devices have a similar spec sheet. But digging deeper finds that processor to be the MediaTek MT6589+, a now-ancient system on a chip running four Cortex-A7 cores. Even worse is the Imagination Tech PowerVR SGX544 graphics chip, which was long in the tooth two years ago. In benchmarks that are merely CPU-intensive, the Idol X fares alright; in GPU-heavy benchmarks, li...
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Alcatel Idol X+ review: 8-ball game

GSM Arena
28 April 2014
  • Conclusion: The Alcatel Idol X+ has its downsides. Take the lack of a microSD slot and the non-removable battery, as well as the now ageing Android version and the low loudspeaker volume. The fact of the matter is the Alcatel's Idol X+ is an extremely compelling offering despite its shortcomings. While our benchmarks proved that Mediatek's "true" octa-core chip can't rub shoulders with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the X+ still has a lot going for it beyond mere horsepower.
  • Pros: Dual-SIM support, Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; Dual-band 3G with HSPA for both SIM cards, 5" 16M-color 1080p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Android OS v4.2.1 Jelly Bean, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Mali-450MP4 GPU, MediaTek MT6592 chipset with eight full-featured cores and individual throttling, 13 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, geotagging, 1080p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound, 2 MP front-facing camera, 1080...
  • Cons: Non-replaceable battery, No microSD card slot, No LTE, Android version not quite up-to-date, Below average loudspeaker performance, Back cover doesn't feel premium and gets easily smudged and scratched
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Alcatel One Touch Idol X

26 January 2014
  • Summary: What you get with Alcatel’s Idol X is good photos, bright screen, Android software and all for a very reasonable price. If you can look past the battery and memory shortage then definitely go for it.
  • Pros: Elegant and compact design, Android software, bright display, decent camera and a reasonable price.
  • Cons: Average performance and battery and limited internal memory.
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Overall 9

Alcatel One Touch Idol X Review

Phone Arena
30 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Alcatel has managed to produce an excellent handset with the One Touch Idol X – it is the thinnest, lightest and one of the cheapest 5” handsets with Full HD displays, which are all the rage these days. With the Idol X you get a luminant 1080 x1920 pixel display, fine photos and videos, and a good call quality, which is pretty important for a dual SIM handset. All of this is wrapped up in a compact and elegant package that eases one-handed operation.
  • Pros: Very light, compact and affordable 5-incher, Excellent Full HD display, Hot-swap dual SIM support, Good call quality
  • Cons: Weak processor for graphically intensive tasks
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Overall 8

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+

30 August 2014
  • Excerpt: As an updated version of the One Touch Idol X, reviews indicate that Alcatel once again proves that you don’t have to be a mainstream flagship phone to offer great performance. While it might not keep up with the latest devices, it certainly seems to offer plenty of power and functionality for a more affordable price than bigger competitors. The Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ features a plastic shell with a metal frame.
  • Pros: Bright, crisp display, Long battery life, Excellent audio output
  • Cons: Inconsistent camera quality
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Alcatel One Touch Idol X

TechRadar UK
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: On paper the Alcatel One Touch Idol X looks amazing value for money, but in reality can it hold its ground when compared to its rivals? Will it party with the stars or is it more likely to fall into the pile of devices which fail to hit the mark? We've put the Idol X through its paces to find out.
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Overall 7
Features 7
Ease of use 8
Performance 7
Looks 9
Battery performance 5

Alcatel One Touch Idol X review - An Idol worth worshipping?

Mobile Choice UK
30 October 2013
  • Pros: Dual SIM; Bright, sharp screen; Slender, colourful design
  • Cons: No 4G; Occasionally glitchy; Iffy battery life
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Overall 8

Expert Review

4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Mit dem One Touch Idol X wagt sich Alcatel einmal mehr an die Quadratur des Kreises: Dual-SIM,  5 Zoll Full HD-Display, Quad-Core-Prozessor, 13 Megapixel Kamera bei weniger als 7 Millimeter Bauhöhe zum Kampfpreis von wenig mehr als 300 Euro. Ob das Idol X hält, was es verspricht, erfahrt ihr in unserem Test.
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Overall 9

Alcatel One Touch Idol X

23 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Ehemalige Nr. 1 im Test – viele Stärken, kaum Schwächen Mit dem Alcatel One Touch Idol X stellte der Hersteller zum Verkaufsstart das beste Dual-SIM Handy in unserer Testwertung, und es zählt nach wie vor zu den Topmodellen. Das Android Dual-SIM Smartphone überzeugt mit herausragenden technischen Eigenschaften und punktet auch in Sachen Optik und Verarbeitung. ..
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