Alcatel OneTouch is hoping lighting will strike twice with the compact 4.7-inch display version of their highly-rated budget unlocked Idol 3 5.5. Announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, the US and Canada will finally be able to get their hands on the Idol 3 4.7. Just like its bigger brother, the Idol 3 4.7 will boast dual front-facing JBL speakers and is fully functional upside down. Similar to other compact versions of phones, though, the Idol 3 4.7 is missing a few cores, pixels, and RAM.
One of my biggest beefs with the Idol 3 5.5 was its slippery back (easily fixable with a skin or case). In combination with the large display and size, it made gripping the slippery device difficult. Dropping the display down almost a full inch might make this phone much easier to handle. I think smaller phones are a breath of fresh air these days, and with its price tag of $179.99, this is definitely a device for budget-conscious users out there to keep on their radar.
Here are the specs released for the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7:
|Network Technology||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSPA+ B1/2/4/5LTE B2/4/5/7/12/17|
|Dimensions||134.6 x 65.9 x 7.55 mm|
|Display||4.7″ HD (1280×720) TFT-IPS, (312ppi)|
|Internal Memory||1.5GB RAM + 16GB ROM|
|Expandable Memory||Yes microSD (up to 32 GB)|
|OS||Android Lollipop 5.0.2|
|Camera||13MP Main Camera w/ Autofocus + 5MP FF|
|SIM Type||Micro SIM|
|Video Recording||[email protected]|
|Processor||1.2GHz Quad-Core MSM8916 w/ Adreno 306 400MHz|
|Sound (Supported Formats)||MP3/AMR/MIDI/ APE/AAC/AAC+/FLAC/Hi-Fi Sound/FM Radio RDS/Handsfree/Vibrator|
|Additional Features||Dual Speaker Front Facing Speakers with JBL Audio|
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 will be launching this Friday, August 14th in the US and Canada. It will be available for $179.99 unlocked from alcatelonetouch.us (USA) and alcatelonetouch.ca (Canada) as well as Amazon.
How do you feel about Alcatel OneTouch’s new compact offering? I’m excited to get my hands on Idol 3 4.7 and see if it can live up to the hype the 5.5 brought. Keep your eyes out for a full review of this device. Let us know if you have any questions or anything you want covered in a review when we get the device. Fill us in on your thoughts by commenting below.