Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5″ Unboxing

Time for another unboxing and it is another mid-tier champ. This time from the boys and girls at Alcatel.

Wait did I just say Alcatel? Surely they don’t have anything that I as a Coolsmartphone reader would be interested in?

Well let me show you what we have here. Watch your preconceived notions of Alcatel being a low grade player be extinguished.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5 Unboxing

This device was revealed back at MWC and it grabbed some headlines by its unique ability to be used in every orientation. So, if we consider upright to be 0°, then this bad boy will work at 90°, 180° and 270°, pretty cool huh?

It also has very good specs for the price point, which is £200. Let’s have a little dive into those specs right now…


  • Dimensions152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4mm
  • Display5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS, 16M color display, OGS full lamination, Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Network GSM (850/900/1800/1900) UMTS (850/900/1900/2100), LTE FDD (Bands 1/3/7/8/20)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 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
  • FM radio RDS,
  • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, NFC, Technicolor image enhancers, Hi-Fi, 3D audio effect

I have been using the phone for a few days and I have one immediate impression that I am very pleased to share … the battery life is astonishing.Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5 Unboxing

Here is the unboxing of the phone…

We had some hands on time with the product and its brothers from the range at MWC earlier this year. Overall we were pretty impressed with what was on offer.

For more info about the phone check out the Alcatel website here.