Very good 1080p display
When the OneTouch Idol X came last year, it was the thinnest, lightest, and cheapest 5â?? handset with a good 1080p display. Its Idol X+ successor, however, will have a steeper climb ahead of it. Granted, the phone has remained relatively compact, and has received important processor, battery capacity and storage upgrades, but the $400 launch price has remained unchanged.
Alcatel's Idol X+ is an extremely compelling offering despite its shortcomings.
The Alcatel Idol X+ has its downsides. Take the lack of a microSD slot and the non-removable battery, as well as the now ageing Android version and the low loudspeaker volume. The fact of the matter is the Alcatel's Idol X+ is an extremely compelling offering despite its shortcomings. While our benchmarks proved that Mediatek's "true" octa-core chip can't rub shoulders with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the X+ still has a lot going for it beyond mere horsepower.
Low price tag, Good design, Decent battery life
The Alcatel One Touch 903 has its limitations - the modest processor and small, low resolution screen, for example - however it's just about the cheapest Android phone you can get right now and despite this it's still pretty fun to use. If you're looking for a low price phone as a present for a teenager or other first time smartphone user this Christmas, it's a pretty safe bet.
The Alcatel One Touch Hero is a solid phablet
The Alcatel One Touch Hero is a solid phablet that provides great user experience and even though some corners ought to be cut to fit the budge, it does very well to work around that. It's not always the best device to have, but it's a pretty great tradeoff.
For one, it gets the key features right. The first is a large, high-resolution screen at the heart. Most of the Hero's competition makes do with 720p screens, which are usable but their pixel density is on the low side for text.
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