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Alcatel Idol X
8.7 out of 10

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 performa...
  • 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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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.
  • 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 ind...
  • 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

28 March 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 6

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X review

27 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The idea of a smartphone as a tool — a blade, a shovel and a pen — has largely been lost in the era of Candy Crush and Twitter. Since…
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Overall 9

Expert 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.
  • 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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Expert Review

28 August 2013
  • Summary: While it was unveiled to the world back in February during Mobile World Congress 2013, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X actual global debut only took place earlier this month . From there, the device will then be released in our country next week on 4 September through online retailer Lazada Malaysia .
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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...
  • Pros: Bright, crisp display, Long battery life, Excellent audio output
  • Cons: Inconsistent camera quality
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Review: Alcatel OneTouch Idol X

Canadian Reviewer
27 February 2014
  • Excerpt: . This smartphone is one of the lighter devices in its class but it offers a great feature set for the price and is a superb first salvo from Alcatel.
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Overall 8

Alcatel One Touch Idol X review

TechRadar UK
10 December 2013
  • Summary: A mid-price, high spec smartphone
  • Pros: Super slim design, Decent camera, Good HD display, Snappy processor, Alcatel has managed to squeeze a dual-SIM handset into a tiny, super light frame for the Idol X. The device is so light you would be mistaken for thinking the battery has not yet been added, and at just 6.9mm thick you could eve...
  • Cons: No expandable storage, No 4G or NFC, No update from Android 4.2, Lack of app draw, The lack of expandable memory is a disappointment on the Idol X, we would have liked to see the addition of more storage capabilities, but we have taken into account that the single SIM version of the Idol X does h...
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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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