Display, Body and Configuration
The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD multi touch display with a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels (HD) and a pixel density of 312ppi. The polycarbonate body has a thickness of just 7.6mm and feels great in your hand.
The smartphone carries a 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex A-53 processor sitting on 64-bit Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset. Together with 1GB RAM and Adreno 306 GPU, it ensures powerful performance. It runs on latest Android v5.0 Lollipop OS. It has a reversible design which enables using the smartphone upside down.
Camera and Storage
The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 flaunts a 13MP autofocus camera which supports ISO control, HDR, exposure compensation, touch focus, geo-tagging, white balance presets and face detection and can shoot 1,080p movies at 30fps. For selfies and video calling, it houses a 5MP front camera. It comes with 16GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 128GB.
Battery and Connectivity
The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 packs a sealed 2,000mAh Li-Po battery and connectivity options like 3G, GPS/A-GPS, 4G LTE Cat4 (specific regions), tethering, NFC, computer sync, USB port, OTA sync and Bluetooth v4.0.
The Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 packs impressive specs like 64-bit CPU, Android Lollipop OS and impressive cameras at a decent price. But the USP of the device is that it enables you to take calls even when it is upside down.