Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra now available, costs 265

08 May, 2013
The world's slimmest Android phone, as Alcatel calls it, has just hit the shelves, costing about 265.

Sort by:

  • HRP

Does the guy who claims this phone is bad because TCL is a chinese company, who TCL is? Aparently he doesn't. TCL is one of the largest and more important electronics companies in the world. Working in ventures with Samsung, Alcatel and IKEA, just to mention a few. Do you think Alcatel, Samsung and IKEA would allow to "charge with old hardware" any of their products? Come on! One thing is "old hardware" and another is "affordable hardware". At this point of technological advance and market competition is stupid to think "the expensive is the best"...

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-11 05:01
  • PqTZ
  • Anonymous

haha. the image was from Jarir Bookstore a company in Saudi Arabia. See the SR it means Saudi Riyal.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-09 18:21
  • vaP3
  • Sacrilege

Alcatel is now a Chinese company, not French. The are charging twice as much as UMI but with old hardware.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-09 08:54
  • X0U@
  • Big_Dikh

I want to touch your very slim idol.. :D

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-09 06:18
  • uSN$
  • Gags

> In reply to Shinigami @ 2013-05-08 20:06 from 3mKd - click to readFixie-skidder, I recognise you. Anyway, not a bad phone, at a reasonable price.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-09 03:08
  • JCWn
  • green

that mtk6577 is using 40nm
that's 3 generation old of processor..

40nm-32nm-28nm... now mostly on 28nm, even low end such as lumia 520.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-09 02:29
  • IVBH
  • Anonymous

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-08 17:22 from 3cdt - click to readI think Alcatel is a French company.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 23:01
  • 04@M
  • Anonymous

Alcatel is France company not Chinese .

Some people need to know that and alcatel phones are generally good phones ..

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 22:36
  • JFCQ
  • EthosEvoss

> In reply to Shinigami @ 2013-05-08 20:06 from 3mKd - click to readcalm dooown..

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 22:34
  • mpmX
  • Shinigami

And whats next?
Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra Mega Super Bombastic? Any other hard to spell and harder to remember non-sense product name?
Alcatel Two would've been enough, HTC got One already.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 20:06
  • 3mKd
  • core

> In reply to Lucian @ 2013-05-08 19:10 from 0UeQ - click to readidol and idol ultra are almost the same phone idol has Qhd resolution of display / idol ultra has 720p resolution of display amount of RAM in some countrys is going to be the same and cpu is dual core in both in ultra it is 20% more MHz or in numbers dual core 1.2 GHz > 1.0 GHZ with same GPU. So basicly it is the same phone. and price is ok.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 19:37
  • p7%{
  • Lucian

> In reply to razorsbk @ 2013-05-08 18:33 from LaKJ - click to readThis on Orange is not Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra, but Alcatel One Touch Idol (lower processor, lower RAM.. etc)

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 19:10
  • 0UeQ
  • razorsbk

> In reply to Lucian @ 2013-05-08 16:41 from mEAi - click to readCodename: San Remo

https://www.orange.ro/magazin-online/telefoane/o­range-san-remo

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 18:33
  • LaKJ
  • ...

its shameful name idol,just cause of that dont care what kind of phone is cause the name is disgusting

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 18:09
  • 39kb
  • Anonymous

what about SAR factor ?

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 18:08
  • 3cdt
  • Anonymous

50-70 apps, fill up 50% of the internel storage, gpu it's even worse than the Adreno 205

probably lag like a nightmare

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 18:01
  • 3cdt
  • Anonymous

olso nonremuvble battery

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 17:35
  • 3cdt
  • Aadrian

245 euro in the Netherlands.

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 17:34
  • 0wxc
  • Anonymous

The GPU on the MTK6577 SoC is now standard on many Chinese phones, clones or originals alike
very bad optimized
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrQXiX-P1kE
1800 mAh battery probably feels more like 1200-1400

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 17:32
  • 3cdt
  • Anonymous

help this poor china company

  • Reply
  • 2013-05-08 17:22
  • 3cdt