Alcatel 1c mobile phone review
This article will take a look at the Alcatel 1c mobile phone, one of Alcatel’s latest offerings in their bid to be a serious player in the mobile phone market. The phone has been getting good reviews, but does it deserve them? Let’s find out!
Alcatel 1c mobile phone review Key Features
The Alcatel One Touch Series has been around for a number of years, and with each release comes an increasingly better product. This time around Alcatel has given us two touchscreen phones: The One Touch Idol X and The One Touch Idol 2. The Idol X is only 8GB while the Idol 2 is 16GB. Both have HD screens, dual SIM slots, and are unlocked so they can be used anywhere in the world. They come in either black or white and both look stunning. If you’re looking for something more affordable than most smartphones but still want some of that high-end style, then these might just be what you’re looking for. Let’s take a closer look at each device to see how well they stack up against one another and what else we should know about them before making our purchase decision.
Both phones come with a good quality 8 MP rear camera, front facing VGA camera, screen protector already on and 16GB of internal storage. The Idol X has dimensions of 129.6mm x 64.8mm x 7.2mm while weighing in at just 103g, while The Idol 2 has dimensions of 127.5mm x 66mm x 6.9 mm and weighs just 107g.
Both phones have Bluetooth 4.0 and 2,000mAh batteries with NFC capabilities for sharing information between devices. They also have dual SIM slots, but only The Idol X supports WCDMA networks. You can expect to get around 15 hours of talk time on either device which is impressive considering how thin both of these phones are designed to be. For those who don’t know, a dual SIM card phone allows you to insert two different SIM cards in one device so that you can take advantage of multiple carriers at once. This makes it easy to keep your personal number separate from your work number while still being able to use either one as needed. One benefit that The Idol X has over The Idol 2 is that it comes with a microSD slot which allows you to expand your storage up to 32GB if needed.
Design & Build Quality
I was surprised at how small and light weight it is. The quality of build is good for a $75 unlocked smartphone, but don’t expect something as solid as an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. It has a plastic frame with a glossy black back that wraps around to both sides. At 4.8 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick, it fits comfortably in my hand and pocket—and even better when you add on one of Alcatel’s colorful silicone cases (available in multiple colors). The screen measures 4 inches diagonally, which is big enough to be used comfortably with one hand while still being compact enough to fit into smaller pockets without issue.
Performance & Benchmarks
The Alcatel One Touch 1C is a basic dual-SIM Android smartphone with a 4.5-inch screen, quad-core CPU and 5MP camera. This device’s selling point is its budget price, so we weren’t expecting much in terms of performance or benchmarks. Still, we put it through our usual battery of tests to see how it would hold up under pressure…
Our expectations were confirmed when we found that there wasn’t a big difference between its benchmark scores and real-world performance. It recorded a Geekbench score of 531, which is only slightly lower than what you’d get from mid-range devices like…
The Alcatel One Touch 1C can be purchased online in India at a price of Rs 6,999 (which is around $111). In China it sells for ¥ 499, which is approximately Rs 663 ($10).
Software (OS, UI, Apps)
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X (1C) is a smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, dual SIM card slots, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Its feature set consists of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, DLNA and FM radio support for media playback without any third-party apps installed. On top of that it also has a microSD slot and built-in memory of 8GB. There are no preinstalled third-party apps on board either. The screen is a 5 IPS LCD one with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and offering up to 16 million colors. It’s got an average brightness level and viewing angles are quite good as well.
Alcatel has decided to go with its own custom skin, called Alcatel UI. It runs over Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but at first you can hardly tell that it’s not stock Android. There are some changes though, for example on app launching you get a little animation showing various colored bubbles floating up on your screen and blending into one another right before revealing your app of choice.
The alcatel 1C is a good choice for users who need to use their phones as much as possible. Its battery life is so strong that you can leave your charger at home. It will work just fine with only 2-3 hours of charging every few days, which is great for people who travel or use their phones in an area with limited access to electricity. The battery will last up to 14 hours in talk time and can stay charged for 5 days when it’s used periodically. If you don’t use your phone very often, it can be left on standby for up to 40 days before needing another charge. This means less time plugging in and more time using your device!
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X was an overall positive experience for me. The positives, such as their huge screen display, great battery life and quad-core processor make up for some of its few negative points. If you’re looking for a budget smartphone with lots of features, I highly recommend checking out Alcatel’s One Touch Idol X. It comes in four different colors: red, black and white/silver/gold making it an ideal choice for anyone who wants to stand out from everyone else!
Pros vs Cons
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X has a 5 inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, with 312 ppi density. The IPS LCD is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Underneath its hood, it runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 305 GPU. It comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. Its camera features are 8 MP rear camera and 2 MP front facing camera for video calling and selfies.
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI on top. It supports Dual SIM, Dual Standby and comes with 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 and NFC connectivity options. Its non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery provides up to 8 hours of talk time and 300 hours of standby time. Its dimensions are 137 x 71 x 7 mm (5.39 x 2.80 x 0.28 in) and weighs 143 g (5 oz).
It is available in Black color option only at a price tag of $249 USD or Rs 14500 approx at flipkart India website as on 21 February 2014. It comes with 1 year manufacturer warranty for device and 6 months manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries from date of purchase. The Alcatel One Touch Idol X has an internal memory of 8 GB, which can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The alcatel one touch idol x supports dual sim, dual standby and comes with 3G, wifi 802.11 b/g/n, wifi hotspot, bluetooth v4.0 and nfc connectivity options.