Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 Dual-SIMIn time for the world's biggest trade show for mobile phones and mobile communications, the MWC in Barcelona, announces two new Alcatel One Touch Android smartphones, which will be available as dual SIM phones: The IDOL 2 and the IDOL 2 Mini. In the meantime popular with many manufacturers constellation to a top model of its own portfolio directly also offer a more compact and technically stripped down, but very attractively priced second version - or? For quite as typically the distribution of tasks between the two dual-SIM smartphones is then not "technically slimmed" you can not really say in this case. The mini version can rather compete technically in the most important points with the big brother. However, the Great makes it the little something just because it is not an absolute high-end model, but rather technically belongs to the upper middle class. For this offer design and material selection superclass appeal - by the manufacturer to the processing class claims satisfy.

The successor of Idol X and Idol Mini

A few months ago the current idol models came on the market, and now their successors are already in the starting blocks. One should may assume that the already good performance and test results of Alcatel One Touch Idol X (test) and Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini (Test) will be exceeded by the new models. That has clarified a thorough check at the first opportunity. A small disappointment: LTE is again not on board, although to Idol 2 and Idol 2 Mini will each give an otherwise identical model with the suffix "S" - which then has only a single SIM card space, but support for it also the 4G standard. In any case, the new generation takes up the very elegant design and offers a thoroughly chic metal finish in again very lean body.

Optics & Display

The outer shell appears to be genuine, brushed metal, as they should be sanded according to the manufacturer of diamonds. In another very flat housing (Idol 2: 7.3 mm, Idol 2 Mini: 7,9 mm) lit IPS display with black crystal glass on an image area with 5 or 4.5 inches diagonally.Unfortunately, both of which offer only qHD resolution, while other models feature the same display size normal or Full HD. Who in any case prefer watching his own images on the screen, can this record with an 8-megapixel camera, plus a 2 megapixel front camera is each case. Even Full HD video recording is possible for good sound in movie playback or the music streaming is 2 Speaker on the back side are the way integrated. As almost traditionally, Alcatel also offers for the new dual SIM phones again more colorful colors.

Operating system, mobile internet and speed

Gradually Android holds 4.3 into the world of dual-SIM smartphones collection - each case the smaller Idol 2 Mini. The Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 even comes with Android 4.2 what it is somewhat surprising. The Alcatel dual SIM phones offer relatively fast Internet, with the smaller model, thanks to HSPA + 42 Mbit / s support, the greater is slightly worse equipped curiously again and manages to HSDPA only 21 Mbit / s - at least as far as the style of the previous data is. Both devices rely on a quad-core processor, this case once again the larger Idol 2 has its nose slightly ahead: The clock frequency is with him 1.3GHz, the smaller model 1.2GHz. Another advantage is the Idol 2 also still because it has NFC, making it one of the first smartphones for 2 SIM cards that support this drahltlose near-field communications.

Price and release date

For both the manufacturer silent currently pending. He has only indicated that the prices should be "smart". When the devices appear and whether both officially come to Germany, is still open. Due to the already successful predecessor models will be commercialized in this country but to accept.

The most important details on Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 and Idol 2 Mini Overview

  • 5.0 inch qHD IPS display
  • 7,3 mm flat
  • HSDPA with max. 21Mbit / s
  • Quad-core processor with 1.3 GHz
  • 8 megapixel main camera
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.2 (FOTA 4.4)
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM (optional)
  • 4.5 inch qHD IPS display
  • Android 4.3
  • 7.9mm thin
  • HSPA + with max. 42 Mbit / s
  • Quad-core processor with 1.2 GHz
  • 8 megapixel 1080p main camera
  • 2 megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM (optional)

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