The Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 comes in two different sizes: with either 4.7 inch or 5.5 inch display. Despite these by Apple now familiar dimensions smartphone but has a unique design and some nice news compared to other dual SIM phones . For example, the idea, the image content always "right side up" display, no matter how you rotate the phone. Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3: Dual-SIM versions
Alcatel Onetouch Idol3 dual SIM Test / Report
  • 4.7 "with 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Android 5.0.2
  • Max. 150 Mbit / s, LTE
  • Quad Core: 1.5 GHz
  • 1.5 GB of RAM, 16 GB internal
  • 13.0 Megapixel / 5.0 Megapixel
  • Online from € 216.38
  • 5.5 "with 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Android 5.0.2
  • Max. 150 Mbit / s, LTE
  • Octacore: 4x 1.5 GHz + 4x 1.0 GHz
  • 2.0 GB of RAM, 32 GB internal
  • 13.0 Megapixel / 8.0 Megapixel
  • Online from € 287.00

model variants

Typical of Alcatel Onetouch mobile phones is only that you have to look very closely, which model you ordered. Because under the model name "Idol 3" run both models with a single as well as devices with two SIM slots. The two display sizes are not distinguished in the name. One should therefore look for when buying on the exact product description or the internal model number. There are a total of 9 different models (!) At Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3. They differ in the following points: screen size, number of SIM slots, memory / internal storage, LTE frequency bands. If you make the models left out, do not support the German LTE bands, only four variants remain ever. Of these, offer two models two SIM slots : you have the model number 6039J (4.7 inch display) and 6045K (5.5 inch display).

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3: Comparison

Here is an overview of the four planned for Germany models with accurate product descriptions and important differences in detail.


It is striking that the Idol 3 dual SIM models with more internal memory as standard. And that makes sense, because they have no microSD slot into which you could insert memory cards. The entire memory, which you could use on board, so it must be already installed and therefore turn out as high as possible. It concerns with the Idol 3 versions for 2 SIM cards not to models with hybrid slot. The second slot can not be used either for a second SIM or microSD is therefore.
Alcatel Idol 3 Dual SIM Metal Design

Metal design and rounded frame: The Idol 3 dual SIM fits comfortably in the hand and feels high-quality.

Whether rich the 16 GB with which the smaller model is equipped, everyone must decide for themselves. After all, one can also back up data in the cloud. Here it comes easy to it, what you would like to use his smartphone. If you want to memory-intensive (Gaming) apps and video collections always have, is more likely to not get along well. For everyday use, but it may be enough.


This is how current actually on all models to sogenammtes dual SIM standby. This means that while you do not use the mobile phone just, both phones are accessible. But while it leads to one of the two SIM cards a week, the other shall not be used in parallel. Similarly, as if you've just out of network coverage. Who wants to not miss a call on phone number A, while he telephoned to call B, may set up a so-called conditional call forwarding for number B.There are usually a selection as "Busy", "if not reachable", etc. When the call forwarding destination is then added to number A. How exactly or whether something extra cost, but depends on the mobile service provider and from your mobile phone tariff.

Mobile Internet

Basically, the Idol 3 supports all major mobile communication standards. GSM (2G) and UMTS (3G), HSPA + (3.5 g) and LTE (4G) are also possible. Which frequency bands and features dominate the individual models, but is different. At the top of the table, we have listed the details for all variants that can cope with all German network frequencies. Technically transfer rates of up to 150 Mbit / s with LTE network connection are possible. Without LTE, it may at HSPA + network coverage but also up to 42 Mbit / s go quickly. These are among the highest that we have had with the dual SIM devices. However, many mobile tariffs are not set at such a high transfer rates. Frequently though LTE is made possible, but the maximum data transfer, for example, to 7.2 Mbit / s, 21 Mbit / s or 50 Mbit / s reduced. So if the phone chooses for the highest possible transfer rate, should also consider whether their own tariff allows this at all.


Despite its rather low price, the Idol 3 scores with a high-quality optics. Consequently, the trend continues, that even at the entry level with elegant materials, especially metal, to customers being advertised. In this price range also offers the Galaxy A3 Duos (test) a similar appearance, but with a smaller display.
Alcatel Idol 3 dual SIM camera

All models offer the same camera technology, with 13 megapixels more than just snapshots are possible. but Top Photos should not be expected.

With about 7.5 mm thickness, the height is pleasantly flat, which is advantageous for handling. At 4.7 inches model is not quite as important as devices with this display width must be kept still quite good anyway.But at 5.5 inches variant notice the difference clear when a unit is rounded less thick and especially at the sides of the housing slightly.


Both displays provide a good image quality. Especially the small model showing with normal HD that the manufacturer probably had to pay something to the price in the preparation. But you missed nothing, because without a direct comparison with another phone not notice that the resolution could be higher. For a lot more attention, the idea has taken care that the content on the screen in all four directions can be rotated. And that (at least according to the manufacturer) throughout, not just in certain apps, but about when making phone calls. At least the "overhead" position is not normally provided by other phones. In the horizontal can be content but turn on many other models. If that is important, who has here probably found a real reason to buy.


What we already well like the HTC One M9, is now also the Idol 3: speakers on the front, and it is equal to two. While the manufacturers here of "3D-fidelity sound cinema-like" talks, we can say a little more realistic, that it is a rich sound, the normal phone speakers is superior. After all, the system of JBL has been certified. So if you would like to make even without a separate Bluetooth speakers with a smartphone for mood, the new Alcatel Onetouch shows one of his strongest points.

Conclusion Idol 3 dual SIM

Technically, the Idol 3 is well equipped, and at a fairly reasonable price. but highlights are more the equipment in the image display and the sound output.

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