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Alcatel One Touch Idol X Hands on Video and Photos [MCW 2013]

Earlier we have seen the launch of several new Android devices from Alcatel out of which none were introduced for Indian market. But the good news now is that Alcatel has decided to re-enter the Indian smartphone market and the recent launch of the device is also expected to come to Indian market. Alcatel kicks of their presence at Mobile World Congress 2013 with an unexpectedly high-end offering, the 1080p One Touch Idol X. It has recently announced One Touch Idol X, a new smartphone in its One Touch series.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol X got an elegant look with the thickness of only 7.1mm and with 5-inch LCD, it has got a beautiful edge-to-edge design. The 5 inches Capacitive touchscreen, is featured with the Screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and ~441 ppi pixel density. It will be running on the latest Android OS v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) and is 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor. It will be supporting 16GB of internal storage and is featured by 8 MP or 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash. The company cleared that the camera might be different and is subject to change based on location. The only confirmation got is the UK was likely to receive the high-end shooter.


The phone is also like to come in 2 models depending upon the Sim Slots: A dual sim and a single sim version. Differences between dual-SIM and single SIM versions is that Dual-SIM model will have 16/32GB internal storage, no microSD card slot where as single-SIM model will be provided with 8GB internal storage with microSD card slot with which you can extend the internal Memory. The battery is size is 2000 mAH.

Key Features and Specs of Alcatel One Touch Idol X:

  • OS: Android OS, v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 7.1 mm thickness with 5 inch Capacitive touch screen having resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels and ~441 ppi pixel density.
  • Camera: 8 MP / 13 MP(depending upon the location) ,with  autofocus, LED flash
  • Connectivity :Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP, microUSB v2.0
  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • 16GB of internal storage

Hands on Photos of One Touch Idol X


Hands on Review Video

Comparison and Conclusion:

As the device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean it will be a strong weapon in the armory that could be felt extremely quick and responsive on the Idol. The 1.5GHz Quad core processor will be an additional boast up for the device. This could be a good competition for SONY Xperia Z which is getting launched on 28th Feb, The features looks very much same for this two device including the 5 inch screen, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 13MP camera.The other device that could face a strong competition from this device is Iphone 5 and Lumia 920. The phone will also be coming with many colors like Nokia and hence could attract more buyers of Nokia. The only thing we are negative on this phone is its battery power. The Alcatel could have improved it bit further still the competition will be good. It will be soon to bet on any one of this device as the price and availability of One Touch Idol X is yet to be declared.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.