Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7"), SIM-free £99 at Sainsburys Phone Shop
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Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7"), SIM-free £99 at Sainsburys Phone Shop

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Found 22nd Dec 2015
While looking for a last minute phone deal for my wife, I found this.
Alcatel Idol 3 (4.7"), SIM-free. Seems like good value for money.

Make Alcatel
Model Idol 3
Dimensions 134.6 x 65.9 x 7.6 mm
Screen Size 4,7" HD display
Internal Memory 8GB
Camera 13 MP
4G Ready Yes

Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~312 ppi pixel density)
Quad core 1.2Ghz Snapdragon 410
microSD card slot up to 128Gb
Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
- mrew42
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Voted hot.
Can't be had cheaper elsewhere
very good deal for pocket friendly mobile
rubbish do not buy not worth you can have moto g for same price
had hotspot problem screen stop working after week network crap phone is useless
Can't say I ever use hotspot but if this is the same hotspot problem as on other alcatel's the solution is to use the hotspot without a password.
wromeal

had hotspot problem screen stop working after week network crap phone is … had hotspot problem screen stop working after week network crap phone is useless


Thank you for your candid response; but, how can the network be crap when its a sim free phone?
mrew42

Voted hot. Can't be had cheaper elsewhere


Just because it can't be found cheaper doesn't make it hot (opinion). This has a much worse spec than other phones that can be bought cheaper (fact).
Would be more tempted by this amongst others.
good speakers front facing
CountFilth

Just because it can't be found cheaper doesn't make it hot (opinion). … Just because it can't be found cheaper doesn't make it hot (opinion). This has a much worse spec than other phones that can be bought cheaper (fact).



I thought this was generally well received with good build quality, good camera, excellent audio and a nice screen. Excellent review score on Amazon with lots of ratings, not just isolated viners.
And it's 4.7 inches. Are these better, cheaper phones this size?
CountFilth

Just because it can't be found cheaper doesn't make it hot (opinion). … Just because it can't be found cheaper doesn't make it hot (opinion). This has a much worse spec than other phones that can be bought cheaper (fact).


I disagree on the basis that this what the spirit of what HUKD is all about.
Else you'll get the usual Chaos and iPhone v Android nonsense all the time.
It's the cheapest price that can be found for this product, ergo it's a deal for this product*.
*Product = make and model of what's for sale
speakers on this are top notch, very impressed. Great battery life and solid camera. Got rid of my z3 compact for this.
londonstinks

speakers on this are top notch, very impressed. Great battery life and … speakers on this are top notch, very impressed. Great battery life and solid camera. Got rid of my z3 compact for this.


does it have led notifications. I also hear you can unlock the other storage on internal memory, .i.e. so making it 16gb?
Still looking for that led notification? This review says yes. Also NFC.
reviewsinsider.com/alc…ew/

Edited by: "Rarnik" 23rd Dec 2015
hackerace

does it have led notifications. I also hear you can unlock the other … does it have led notifications. I also hear you can unlock the other storage on internal memory, .i.e. so making it 16gb?



Not sure about the 16gb thing but it does have LED notifications.
hackerace

does it have led notifications. I also hear you can unlock the other … does it have led notifications. I also hear you can unlock the other storage on internal memory, .i.e. so making it 16gb?



Yes, there is a guide over at XDA which will help you to unlock the full 16GB (the phone has a 16GB chip, but 8GB is disabled by the manufacturer).
Better phones for same or less... Cold I'm afraid. It's not about the deal for the item is about the item too
jazzuk777

Better phones for same or less... Cold I'm afraid. It's not about the … Better phones for same or less... Cold I'm afraid. It's not about the deal for the item is about the item too



Better 4.7". Where?
jazzuk777

Better phones for same or less... Cold I'm afraid. It's not about the … Better phones for same or less... Cold I'm afraid. It's not about the deal for the item is about the item too


been looking for decent 4.7inch phone,anything better?
Um... Is 4.7 suddenly the dream size!?! The second gen Moto G is available at similar or cheaper than this phone and even the third gen and there is no reason to buy this phone unless you are incredibly specific about screen size...
jazzuk777

Um... Is 4.7 suddenly the dream size!?! The second gen Moto G is … Um... Is 4.7 suddenly the dream size!?! The second gen Moto G is available at similar or cheaper than this phone and even the third gen and there is no reason to buy this phone unless you are incredibly specific about screen size...



Lots of people like a smaller phone. This has the benefit of the reversability feature which is nice and 1.5gb of ram. I'm not aware of anything like it. The speakers out do any moto g as does the screen.
This is a little expensive they could've lowered it to around £80.
Wileyfox Swift is the best sub £130 handset out just now imho. I have bought 4. My wife, son, mother and I all have one. Great phones, every better if you got one when they were £99! Had a Storm...... Sent it back, awful. But the Swift think is great.
https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/alcatel/idol3/#contractType=payasyougo

Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) from o2 online for £99.99. offer ends 3 Feb.
adamzaman

https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/phones/alcatel/idol3/#contractType=payasyougoAlcatel Idol 3 (5.5) from o2 online for £99.99. offer ends 3 Feb.



I guess this will require unlocking, unlike the Sainsbury's one.

Edited by: "Rarnik" 21st Jan 2016
Rarnik

I guess this will require unlocking, unlike the Sainsbury's one.



I was going to buy the O2 model, but can't find anyone to unlock it.
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