THE IDOL 3 HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. THE REPLACEMENT IS THE IDOL 4 AVAILABLE HERE.
Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 4.7" (SIM Free/UK)
Being the first fully reversible smartphone you can buy means you can just pick up the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 and start talking.
SIM Free/Unlocked UK Stock
At Clove Technology we offer UK SIM free unlocked versions of the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3. It has a microSIM card slot, ensuring compatibility with most mobile networks.
Reasons to buy the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 4.7"
- Symmetrical design – first fully reversible phone - just pick up and talk
- Fantastic sound with dual front speakers (JBL by HARMAN technology)
- 4.7” screen with assertive display technology
- 13MP rear camera with large 1/3 sensor
- 5MP front camera – wide 87° viewing angle
- Android 5.0 Lollipop - the latest version
The Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 4.7" is available from Clove Technology in dark grey only.
- Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 4.7"
- Hi-Fi in-ear JBL headset
- Slim 1A charger head
- Micro USB cable
- Quick Start Guide
- SIM tool
In a world full of phablets, high density screen technology and other gimmicks designed to make you spend upwards of £500 on a smartphone, Alcatel onetouch are here to reign things in with sensible and affordable devices.
The Idol 3 is just the kind of powerful yet simple smartphone you might be looking for. Available in a basic 4.7" or slightly more advanced 5.5" model, Alcatel deliver good design, build quality, and a feature set with a healthy price tag.
It Rocks Upside Down
Alcatel have perfected a 100% symmetrical front design on the Idol 3, including dual stereo speakers from audio leaders JBL by Harman.
You can pick up the Idol 3 either way up and use it immediately. With some minor tweaks to the Android 5.0 Lollipop system, the phone will respond to being upside down and immediately flip the screen for you.
You can even talk the wrong way up, with dual speakers, microphones and earpieces incorporated into a truly topsy-turvy tool.
Tailor-made music centre
If you're a music lover then you'll appreciate having professional audiocomponents.
The Idol 3 offers Hi-Fi quality sound thanks to dual front-facing speakers. These incorporate JBL technology from Harman and will have you enjoying your music on a mobile device like never before.
These speakers can deliver a total 2.4 Watts of power, proving a real punch for such a small unit.
We've all had a go at being a DJ at one party or another, so the Idol 3 lets you give it a shot for real. Try out the custom music centre to not only listen to your favourite tracks, but also mix and combine them.
Alternatively you can also enable songs stored on the phone or memory card to be automatically mixed by the software. Whichever option you prefer you will be able to enjoy your tunes seamlessly mixed, for constant music with no gaps.
Top quality screen
The high definition IPS LCD panel has been designed to provide a bright image from any angle. Alcatel have arranged a deal with Technicolor, bringing their expertise in vivid colour reproduction to the Idol 3.
The 4.7" display will provide popping colour with natural skin tones, deep shades and sumptuous transitions. If you're after a little more detail, you can also try out the larger 5.5" model for a full HD 1080 experience.
These additions also create a high quality adaptive contrast, excellent for helping you move between light and dark and providing outstanding readability in direct sunlight when compared to some other smart devices.
You can also take advantage of the Alcatel Stream to the left of your home screen, delivering location based weather information, news and personalised reminders.
Create with your cameras
The 13 MP main camera, with its ultra fast focus, will enable you to take stunning photos with ease. It also has a large f/2.0 aperture for better renderings in low light and, thanks to the enhanced night mode, there is up to 21 percent more light captured compared to other leading smartphone cameras.
To ensure you get the right shot each time, the camera is able use auto scene detection to automatically adjust contrast, exposure and colours to get the best results. This is part of the Technicolor improvements which ensure the image capture is of the highest quality.
In order to take a self portrait of yourself with friends, or family, the Idol 3 has a high resolution 5MP front-facing camera with a wide 84° viewing angle.
The included Facetune also allows for post-capture editing with some excellent smoothing and filter tools.
You can even use the Eye-D software to create a biometric eye map to unlock your phone (with PIN backup) - it even works with glasses on!
This great phone is available at an incredible low price, so if you want something a bit different and want to work upside down, give it a try.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||Alcatel UI|
|Make/Model||Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410|
|Other||Adreno 306 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||Up to 128 GB|
|Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Other||Oleophobic coating, 16 million colours, Technicolor image enhancers, Outdoor readability|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)|
|Speed||Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Data||microUSB (2.0) with support for OTG|
|Video Out||Miracast wireless (Wi-Fi direct)|
|Hardware Buttons||Volume & Power|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Camera Lens||Aperture f2.0, Sensor size 1/3, Pixel size 1.12μm|
|Other||Digital zoom x4, Smile detection, Time-lapse, HDR, Panorama, Night mode & burst mode, QR scanner|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||5 MP with 84° wide-view|
|Formats||MP3, MP2, AMR, MIDI, Vorbis, AAC, AAC , FLAC, WAV|
|Formats||H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, XVID, VP8, VC-1|
|Recording||1080 @ 30fps|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|GSM||up to 17 hours|
|3G||up to 16 hours|
|GSM||up to 500 hours|
|3G||up to 500 hours|
|Dimensions||134.6 65.9 x 7.5 mm|
|Software||Google Play, Google Services, ONETOUCH Functions, Mini app|
|Other||100% reversible, Double tap to screen on and off, Double tap to unlock/lock video (TBC), ONETOUCH Eye-D, ONETOUCH Stream, ColorBoost in gallery, Facetune beautification|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes – this phone supports up to 64GB of external storage
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a micro SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Does this phone have a removable battery?