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Alcatel Idol 3

Alcatel Idol 3
Brand: Alcatel
Category: Mobile
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16/32 GB
  • Display: Multitouch upto 5 fingers, Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Camera: 13 MP, autofocus with LED flash
  • Battery: 2910mAh Non-removable Li-Ion

Alcatel Idol 3 - Specs


  • Announced
    2015, March
  • Status


  • OS
    Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (upgradable)
  • Dimensions
    152.7 x 75.1 x 7.4 mm
  • Weight
    141 g
  • SIM
    Single SIM (Micro-SIM), Dual-SIM, Dual Standby, Micro-SIM
  • Color
    Black, Sliver, Gold


  • CPU
    Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Chipset
    Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
  • GPU
    Adreno 405


  • 2G Band
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (both sims)
  • 3G Band
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Band
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)


  • Type
    Multitouch upto 5 fingers, Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
    5.5 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Multitouch
    Yes, up to 5 fingers


  • Capacity
    2910mAh Non-removable Li-Ion
  • Talk time
    up to 13 hrs


  • Primary
    13 MP, autofocus with LED flash
  • Features
    Geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, touch focus, face detection
  • Video
  • Front
    8 MP


  • WLAN
    Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
  • Bluetooth
    4.1, with A2DP
  • GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS
  • NFC
  • USB
    USB Host, microUSB 2.0
  • Radio
    With RDS


  • Sensors
    Compass, accelerometer, proximity
  • Messaging
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, Instant Message
  • Browser
  • Extra
    Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Photo/video editor, Document viewer, MP4 player, MP3 player, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Document viewer


  • Internal
    16 GB/32 GB built-in 2 GB RAM (available in dual SIM model)
  • Card slot
    microSD, up to 256 GB with dedicated slot (available in single SIM model)


  • Alert types
    MP3, WAV ringtones, Vibration
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes, with stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

5.0 2.5 1
  • Design 5 / 10
  • Display 5 / 10
  • Battery 5 / 10
  • Camera 5 / 10
  • Connectivity 5 / 10
  • Features 5 / 10
  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Multimedia 5 / 10
  • Usability 5 / 10

The flagship android phone by Alcatel – Alcatel Idol 3 is a smartphone that has to offer more than the worth of the mobile. It does not stand in the same line as Samsung and HTC launches of the year but it certainly is a good competition. It provides the users with power packed performance with unmatched music experience. Some of the outstanding Alcatel Idol 3 features include:

  • Powerful 8-core Snapdragon chipset
  • 5 inches large IPS LCD screen in Full HD
  • Dual front facing stereotype speakers that are powered by JBL
  • Reversible screen which means you can use it both ways
  • 0.2 Lollipop operating system that can be upgraded to 6.0.1 marshmallow
  • 5 finger multi touch
  • 13 MP back and 8 MP front camera.
  • Li-Ion 2910 mAh battery that can be removed.

Alcatel Idol 3 has managed to secure extremely good reviews along with some high scores from the majority technology bloggers; that makes Alcatel Idol definitely a winner.

Alcatel Idol 3 in Pakistan

The Alcatel Idol 3 price all across the world was around 250 euros at the time of its launch. This is quite an amazing price for a phone that has so much to offer. It is a mid-range mobile with amazing features. The Alcatel Idol 3 price in Pakistan is also quite nominal considering the quality and performance of the mobile. Following is a list of the prices of Alcatel Idol 3 offered by some of the online stores:

Online Store

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Apart from online stores the major cities of Pakistan like Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, etc. also have large mobile markets from where Alcatel Idol 3 can be purchased easily. These shops also offer warranty on the mobile and the warranties can be claimed from the store within the warranty time period. Sadly, there is no official Alcatel store in Pakistan.

Alcatel Idol 3 specifications

Alcatel Idol 3 specs are just what you want in a mobile. Some of the Alcatel specifications that make it stand out include:

The perfect plastic design

Although Alcatel Idol 3 lacks the body of high end mobiles having glass covers and metal finishes but Alcatel Idol 3 makers have managed to make the phone look extremely elegant and premium in a plastic body. The trims of the mobile are two toned and have curved edges contributing to the sleek design. The back cover is slightly brushed to give a unique touch.

IPS TFT full HD screen

For an averagely priced phone the full HD IPS LCD display is beyond amazing. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. With a pixel density of 401 ppi which makes the screen to have vivid, clear and sharp colored images. Alcatel has partnered with Technicolor and has introduced a new technology- “Color Enhance Technology” that has helped to make improve color contrast and rendering. The TFT technology has improved viewing angle.

Reversible screen

With the Alcatel Idol 3 feature of a reversible screen you are always ready to use your phone no matter how you handle the mobile. The screen will adjust itself accordingly making the users extremely comfortable.

High speed performance

Alcatel Idol 3 specs include an octa-core processor that clocks with a good 1.5 GHz and Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset making the performance extremely smooth and lag free. You do not have to wait even for heavy applications to load. The graphics are supported by Adreno 495 processor.


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