Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C is a new phablet that falls within the mid-range of smartphones. This model advocates a standard 5.5-inch screen that we have seen in many recent releases such as Samsung Galaxy On5 & Samsung Galaxy On7, that supports Full HD resolution, a good set of cameras and incorporates an eight-core processor to run all apps and Android games. In addition, Alcatel has sought to strengthen its design with the ability to use up to five different interchangeable covers offered in red, yellow, green, purple, white (much like recent releases: Alcatel OneTouch Pop Star & Alcatel OneTouch Go Play). Let’s have a look at all the details that have been revealed about the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C review/in depth analysis.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C Red/White/Purple Version


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C is all about color. Alcatel decided to focus on this aspect and will market this smartphone (like a few other Alcatel Smartphones) with up to five different color variations, with the ability to change to a different housing at any time (purchased separately). Specifically, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C comes in white, red, green, purple and yellow hues. In addition to the ability to customize the Idol 3C, the smartphone measures 152.7 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm. 


The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C uses an IPS panel with a size of 5.5 inches, the most widely used format within phablets these days. This display has a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which gives a maximum pixel density of 401 dots per inch. This is good detail to enjoy applications, games, movies and videos on Android devices. In addition, the IPS technology favors some good viewing angles, specifically 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. Alcatel also highlights the Technicolor Color Enhance technology which offers more vivid and true colors.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C White/Red Version


In the photographic section, The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C has a pretty good set of cameras. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C has a 13 megapixel camera in the rear with LED flash, optical image and video stabilization to prevent shakiness/blurs in shots and an aperture of f/2.0 for improved precision and quality pictures in low light. This objective is also capable of recording video in high resolution 1080p. On the front, the Idol 3C has a good 8-megapixel camera designed to take quality selfies. In addition, this lens achieves a viewing angle up to 84 degrees so that no one is left out of group photos.

Performance & Storage

To run the Android platform, the OneTouch Idol 3C incorporates an eight-core processor with a power of 1 GHz with a RAM of 2 GB. This is a rather remarkable set of specs, although it isn’t among the most powerful models on the market. In terms of internal memory, Alcatel has chosen the internal capacity of 16 GB. According to data from the brand, if you exclude the space used by the operating system and pre-installed applications, you have 10 GB left to store Android Applications and personal files. Should this capacity fall short, users can expand the space, up to 128 GB, through a MicroSD memory card. You can also use a cloud storage system like Dropbox or Google Drive.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C Green/Lime Version

Operating System and Applications

The OneTouch Idol 3C runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, one of the last releases of tje popular mobile phone operating system that is present today in eight out of ten smartphones on the market. Android 5.0 Lollipop offers a more colorful look and a more intuitive user interface. Alcatel also incorporates advanced audio technology to create an experience of HiFi sound with two JBL speakers. 


In the field of connections, the Alcatel Idol 3C supports 4G high-speed networks with rates up to 150 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps upstream. In addition, to save on data users can connect to WiFi networks. There is also WiFi Direct to exchange files directly with other smartphones and WiFi Display to project the phone display/screen  on a compatible TV or monitor. The connections are completed with Bluetooth 4.0 to synchronize the device with accessories such as wireless speakers or smartwatches like the Alcatel Onetouch Go Watch, GPS to put for use with apps like Google Maps and a microUSB port to charge of the device. There is also a mini-jack to connect headphones.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C White/Red Version


The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C battery has a capacity of 2,910 milliamps. According to company data, the smartphone offers up to 13 hours talk time or standby time up to 600 hours.


At the moment we have no information about Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C price or release date.


In short, a team with a good set of specifications, noted for its HiFi audio system and colorful design with five different options. However, it can be difficult to differentiate enough of the many proposals that dominate the market.


  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • High pixel density screen (401 ppi)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)


No cons

Video: Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3c First Look


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C pictures: Images/Sourced Via| Alcatel OneTouch PhoneArena,


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C specification review/overview:

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C

Brand Alcatel
Model Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C


Size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Density 401 dpi
Technology IPS
10 pressure points 
Viewing angles up to 178 degrees
Technicolor Color Enhance


Dimensions 152.7 x 75.1 x 7.9 mm
Materials Interchangeable polycarbonate housing
Colors White, Red, Green, Purple, Yellow
Water resistance Do not


Resolution 13 megapixels
Flash Yes, LED flash
Video Full HD recording
Features F / 2.0
OIS video image and
Front Camera 8MP
Wide-angle up to 84 degrees


Formats MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple Lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Sound Two front speakers JBL
Features Clari-Fi technology Harman Audio restoration


OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Extra applications Google applications (Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, etc.)


CPU Processor Eight-core processor 1 GHz per core
Graphics processor (GPU)
RAM 2 gigabytes


Internal memory 16 GB (10 GB available)
Extension Yes, MicroSD card up to 128 GB


Mobile network 3G / 4G
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
LTE FDD: 1/3/7/8/20
LTE Cat.4 Download: 150Mbps / 50Mbps Uploads
Wifi WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n
GPS Location GPS with AGPS
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Connector USB 2.0
Audio 3.5 mm minijack
Others It lets you create WiFi Hot spots, WiFi Direct areas, WiFi Display


Capacity 2,910 milliamps
Loading in three hours
In standby 600 hours
Duration in use 13 hours of conversation (2G / 3G)

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  1. James Morgan November 17, 2015

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