- Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- 5.0 "(12.7 cm) touchscreen, 1920 × 1080 px
- WLAN, UMTS, HSDPA (up to 42 Mbit / s)
- 1.5GHz quad-core processor
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Many strengths, weaknesses barely
With the Alcatel One Touch Idol X, the manufacturer presented to the sales start the best dual SIM phone in our test rating, and it is still one of the top models. The Android dual SIM smartphone impresses with outstanding technical properties and also scores in terms of optics and processing. The flagship of the Idol series offers among others the first dual-SIM model branded Full HD. More detailed information can be found here in the full test.
5 "Full HD display with extreme viewing angles
The Idol X Dual SIM smartphone has a 5 "Full HD display, in which Alcatel has gone to the limits of the structural options: The screen is applied in edge-to-edge format, which has no interfering edges. But not only in width, and overall, the housing is very compact.
It has a thickness of only 6.9 millimeters weighs, for its display size small 130 grams, making it not only convenient, but also has the makings of a "looker". Speaking hingucken: This is the HD display of Idox X thanks to In-plane Switching Technology (IPS) with up to 170 degree viewing angle - which is one of the best point of view on the market.
When it comes to the best picture, today, every detail counts. When Idol X the photos fill the entire display without border. During its production, the way a full composite technology is used to leave no air gap created between touch screen and the LCD itself. The higher light transmission allows for better representation both in sunlight and in the dark. thereby a high sharpness and consistent color fidelity was given on the smartphone in the test from all angles.
Fast quad-core processor stands out segment in the dual SIM phone
The high quality that envelops the manufacturer in processing, display and design, is also for the inner workings of the upcoming dual SIM smartphones motto: When Alacatel One Touch Idol X the current Android 4.2 works (Jelly Bean) operating system. And for very good computing speed and rapid response to inputs makes the built-in quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz clock.
Despite the high number of pixels is everything flow smoothly. Only with more complex 3D games are limitations noticeable simple 3D games were unproblematic. A weak point may be the fact based on usage, no microSD slot is available.
The large-scale memory of 16 GB (also 32 GB can be selected) but is expected for most sufficient - who makes his purchase of conversionable phone memory dependent, may possibly think about the option to keep the files via the Internet in a cloud and thus more free mobile phone memory to win.
Surfing with High Speed: Mobile Internet with up to 42 Mbit / s
Speed, however, is now not only a matter of the processor, but also the connection to the Internet.Many apps and games load depending on the requirement, first data from other servers before they can view the corresponding contents on the display. Although the Idol X omitted LTE, but the download offers extremely fast HSPA with up to 42 Mbit / s (up to 11 Mbit / s upload). This enabled us to surf smoothly on different sites to stream music and movies was also properly.
use 2 SIM cards: Good control in Idol X
The 2 SIM card slots make it possible to use a professional and a private number via the same smartphone as - who often commutes abroad, but can not insert a SIM card of his German and his foreign provider about. Practical: The SIM card slots are on the left (SIM1) or right (SIM2) side frame and are each connected via a clip lid easily accessible.
Once eingelgt, the control of the two SIM cards is also very easy. In the Android settings there is a separate menu for the dual SIM management. Here you can eg for different functions such as "Call" set separately, whether either of the SIM cards for this application to be preset. In operation, but you can also just before a telephone call, etc. Tap shortly before an SMS with which SIM card you want to do it.
Parallel calls on both phones, however, you can not, this is true, however, for nearly all the latest dual SIM mobile phones. Technically referred to this as the dual SIM standby. This means that both cards for incoming calls and messages are ready to receive parallel. Once on one of the two numbers then a call comes in and it is assumed the respective other card but on until the end of the call to inactive. After placing one is reached again on both phones.
Camera: Light and shadow
The 13.1 megapixel camera allows snapshots, where fine details can be captured. Unfortunately, there is no photo light available, so you should go on holiday or on occasions that you want to get a nice pictures still carry a separate camera. Why was saved right here, is not quite understandable. For chats, make check & Co, a second camera on the front is installed, which dissolves at least 2.0 megapixel.
Battery and runtime
The 2000mAh lithium battery provides a talk time of 12 hours in 3G network, in standby mode it holds solid 240 hours by. In practice, we had him once a day, at the latest on the second day reload.
Alcatel One Touch Idol X: Available in different colors
The trend in smartphones is currently clearly in the direction of colors. And also the new flagship of the Idol family is offered on the German market in colored versions, including red, yellow, as well as in neutral black. The prices vary between versions minimal but are quite confident.By comparison, the in our dual SIM mobile test runner- Huawei Ascend G700 (Test) currently costs about 100 € less than the Idol X.
Technology & Details
- 5.0 "(12.7 cm) Full HD IPS + touchscreen
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor & Memory
- Operating System: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz
- Internal Memory (GB): 16 GB
- microSD slot: No
- GSM (Quad-Band), UMTS (3G), HSDPA, HSUPA
- WiFi, WiFi Direct
- Bluetooth, DLNA (multimedia network)
Sound & Video
- Back camera with 13.1 megapixels, autofocus, digital zoom
- Front camera with 2 megapixels
- Face Detection, Smile Detection, Video Function
Battery & Runtime
- MP3 player, FM radio, video player
- Playable Formats: MP3, AMR, MIDI, Vorbis, AAC, AAC +, FLAC, H.264, H.263, Xvid, MPEG-4
Measurements & Dimensions
- Replaceable battery with 2000 mAh capacity
- Talk time 2G to 20 h, with 3G to 12 h
- Standby time in 2G and 320 hours in 3G to 240 h
- SIM card format: 2 SIM card slots, each micro-SIM
- Height x Width x Depth: 14.04 x 6.75 x 0.69 cm
- Weight: 130 g