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Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 5.5"




Alcate Onetouch Idol 3

Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 5.5" (SIM Free/UK)

Being the first fully reversible smartphone you can buy means you can just pick up the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 and start talking.

SIM Free/Unlocked UK Stock

At Clove Technology we offer UK SIM free unlocked versions of the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3. It has a microSIM card slot, ensuring compatibility with most mobile networks.

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 SIM Free Side AngleReasons to buy the Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 5.5"

  • Symmetrical design – first fully reversible phone - just pick up and talk
  • Fantastic sound with dual front speakers (JBL by HARMAN technology)
  • 5.5” full HD screen with assertive display technology
  • 13MP rear camera with large 1/3 sensor
  • Huge 8MP front camera – wide 87° viewing angle
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop - the latest version

Colour variants

The Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 5.5" is available from Clove Technology in dark grey only.

Box contents

  • Alcatel onetouch Idol 3 - 5.5"
  • Hi-Fi in-ear JBL headset
  • Slim 1A charger head
  • Micro USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • SIM tool


In a world full of phablets, high density screen technology and other gimmicks designed to make you spend upwards of £500 on a smartphone, Alcatel onetouch are here to reign things in with sensible and affordable devices.

The Idol 3 is just the kind of powerful yet simple smartphone you might be looking for. Available in this advanced 5.5" model or a slightly more basic 4.7" model, Alcatel deliver good design, build quality, and a feature set with a healthy price tag.

It Rocks Upside Down

Alcatel have perfected a 100% symmetrical front design on the Idol 3, including dual stereo speakers from audio leaders JBL by Harman.

You can pick up the Idol 3 either way up and use it immediately. With some minor tweaks to the Android 5.0 Lollipop system, the phone will respond to being upside down and immediately flip the screen for you.

You can even talk the wrong way up, with dual speakers, microphones and earpieces incorporated into a truly topsy-turvy tool.

Tailor-made music centre

If you're a music lover then you'll appreciate having professional audiocomponents.

The Idol 3 offers Hi-Fi quality sound thanks to dual front-facing speakers. These incorporate JBL technology from Harman and will have you enjoying your music on a mobile device like never before.

These speakers can deliver a total 2.4 Watts of power, proving a real punch for such a small unit.

We've all had a go at being a DJ at one party or another, so the Idol 3 lets you give it a shot for real. Try out the custom music centre to not only listen to your favourite tracks, but also mix and combine them.

Alternatively you can also enable songs stored on the phone or memory card to be automatically mixed by the software. Whichever option you prefer you will be able to enjoy your tunes seamlessly mixed, for constant music with no gaps.

Top quality screen

The high definition IPS LCD panel has been designed to provide a bright image from any angle. Alcatel have arranged a deal with Technicolor, bringing their expertise in vivid colour reproduction to the Idol 3.

The 5.5" display will provide popping colour with natural skin tones, deep shades and sumptuous transitions in a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

These additions also create a high quality adaptive contrast, excellent for helping you move between light and dark and providing outstanding readability in direct sunlight when compared to some other smart devices.

You can also take advantage of the Alcatel Stream to the left of your home screen, delivering location based weather information, news and personalised reminders.

Create with your cameras

The 13 MP main camera, with its ultra fast focus, will enable you to take stunning photos with ease. It also has a large f/2.0 aperture for better renderings in low light and, thanks to the enhanced night mode, there is up to 21 percent more light captured compared to other leading smartphone cameras.

To ensure you get the right shot each time, the camera is able use auto scene detection to automatically adjust contrast, exposure and colours to get the best results. This is part of the Technicolor improvements which ensure the image capture is of the highest quality.

In order to take a self portrait of yourself with friends, or family, the Idol 3 has a super-high resolution 8 MP front-facing selfie camera with a wide 84° viewing angle.

The included Facetune also allows for post-capture editing with some excellent smoothing and filter tools.

You can even use the Eye-D software to create a biometric eye map to unlock your phone (with PIN backup) - it even works with glasses on!

This great phone is available at an incredible low price, so if you want something a bit different and want to work upside down, give it a try.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Custom SkinAlcatel UI
  • Speed1.5GHz Octa Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
  • OtherAdreno 405 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 128 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.5
  • TypeIPS LCD
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • OtherOleophobic coating, 16 million colours, Technicolor image enhancers, Outdoor readability
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • SpeedCat4 150/50 Mbps
  • Version4.0
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 b,g,n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB 2.0 with support for OTG
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutMiracast wireless (Wi-Fi direct)
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsVolume & Power
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels13MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera LensAperture f2.0, Sensor size 1/3, Pixel size 1.12µm
  • OtherDigital zoom x4, Smile detection, Time-lapse, HDR, Panorama, Night mode & burst mode, QR scanner
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type8MP with 84° wide-view
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3, MP2, AMR, MIDI, Vorbis, AAC, AAC , FLAC, WAV
  • Recording
  • FormatsH.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, XVID, VP8, VC-1
  • Recording1080 @ 30fps
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2,910 mAh
  • Type
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMup to 13 hours
  • 3Gup to 13 hours
Standby Time
  • GSMup to 600 hours
  • 3G
Dimensions152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4 mm
Weight 141 grams
SoftwareGoogle Play, Google Services, ONETOUCH Functions, Mini app
Other100% reversible, Double tap to screen on and off, Double tap to unlock/lock video (TBC), ONETOUCH Eye-D, ONETOUCH Stream, ColorBoost in gallery, Facetune beautification
Warranty24 months



Will my phone work

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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 64GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


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Overall Rating 4 Stars * * * * * View Clove's Own Review
  • Jon 25/9/2015 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Spend a couple of weeks with this phone testing it out. Whilst a little too big for me to use as my everyday phone, there was no denying as a package it offered good value. The speakers were loud, the fell and look of a higher standard than I would have expected.

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