In Short

Introduced at 2015's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Idol 3 series from Alcatel features a 4.7-inch phone with a 720p display and another at 5.5 inches and 1080. Both bring Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, a couple of excellent displays tuned by Technicolor, and front-facing speakers that put the expertise of JBL to work. These unlocked phones can be yours for around $250, and bring along specs that would rival bigger name devices. Included in the mix is a 13MP camera, Quad Core processor, 16GB storage, microSD, and NFC.

Alcatel Idol 3 4.7 specs

  • Dimensions: 134.6 x 65.9 x 7.55mm
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD 1280 x 720 IPS, 16M color display OGS full lamination, Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
  • OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Network: GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS (850/900/1900/2100), LTE FDD (Bands 1/3/7/8/20)
  • Processor; Qualcomm MSM8916 Quad Core 1.2GHz CPU
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Rear camera: 13MP with autofocus, fast face focus, LED flash, 4x digital zoom, HDR
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Storage: 16GB internal (11GB usable), microSD card
  • RAM : 1GB
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • Other: FM radio RDS, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, NFC Technicolor image enhancers , Hi-Fi, 3D audio effect

Alcatel Idol 3 5.5 specs

  • Dimensions: 152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4mm
  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS, 16M color display, OGS full lamination, Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
  • OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Network: GSM (850/900/1800/1900) UMTS (850/900/1900/2100), LTE FDD (Bands 1/3/7/8/20)
  • Processor: Qualcomm Octa Core (1.5GHz + 1 GHz)
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Rear camera: 13-megapixel with autofocus, Fast face focus, LED flash, 6x Digital zoom, HDR
  • Front camera: 8 megapixel
  • Storage: 16GB internal (10GB available to user), microSD
  • RAM : 2GB
  • Battery: 2910 mAh
  • Other: FM radio RDS, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, NFC, Technicolor image enhancers (varies between countries), Hi-Fi, 3D audio effect

Check out our full Idol 3 review for more, or jump in and buy one right now!