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Alcatel Idol3 (4.7 ", Quad-core, 13MP+5MP), PAYG £49.95 @ 02
Alcatel Idol3 (4.7 ", Quad-core, 13MP+5MP),  PAYG £49.95 @ 02

Alcatel Idol3 (4.7 ", Quad-core, 13MP+5MP), PAYG £49.95 @ 02

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Seems like a good value for your money at this price. Its one of the dying breed of under 5" phones.

- Android 5.0.2 , upgradable to 6.0.1 .

-8 GB (expandable via microSD)+ 1.5 GB RAM.

-Quad-core Snapdragon 410.

-13MP+5MP cameras

Here's a review which you may find useful. phonearena.com/rev…083

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Good phone at this price

Only 1.5gb ram

this looks good, most phone for more only have a snapdragon 210 such as the desire.

will get this one thanks op.

sam_of_london

Only 1.5gb ram


only £59.95

Very nice specs on this
Nice find op
Just a little low on battery power at 2000mah, but still a great phone

Great phone for the money as I have one there so good for the price my wife just purchased one to!

can be unlocked easy?

it can be bought for 49.95 , without top up

OP it's just £49.95 as O2 don't force you to buy a £10 top-up. They just send you a SIM card with the £10 bundle tariff ready for you to activate by topping up £10.

Original Poster

tyr

it can be bought for 49.95 , without top up


Thank you guys, updated the price.

Is this phone easily unlockable and how much it will cost ?

No gyro (so no VR). But still good deal. Currently £142.72 on Amazon and only ever been as low as £99 previously

Edited by: "Sqsq" 7th Nov 2016

Looked into this phone last year. I think this model is the ot-6039h. Try this page for unlocking before paying for code.

mobilespecs.net/pho…tml section unlock from network before paying for code.

Double the storage on your phone to 16gb

modaco.com/new…21/
Edited by: "Rarnik" 13th Oct 2016

Rarnik

Double the storage on your phone to 16gb



Sounds like the "download more RAM" malware scams of yesteryears

But back to serious, maybe don't attempt this within your warranty period.

guys can it b unlocked? if so how much?

Rarnik

Looked into this phone last year. I think this model is the ot-6039h. … Looked into this phone last year. I think this model is the ot-6039h. Try this page for unlocking before paying for code.http://mobilespecs.net/phone/codes/Alcatel/Alcatel_OneTouch_Idol_3_4-7.html section unlock from network before paying for code.Double the storage on your phone to 16gbhttp://www.modaco.com/news/android/double-the-space-in-your-8gb-idol-3-47-r1521/



Rarnik

Few more links for peeps. If the threads confuse you and your worried … Few more links for peeps. If the threads confuse you and your worried about breaking your phone, don't do it.But I've read lots of success stories.http://forum.xda-developers.com/idol-3/development/6039-guide-how-to-return-fastboot-t3201077http://forum.xda-developers.com/idol-3/development/6039y-guide-repartitioning-internal-t3176061



Not all models actually shipped with 16GB of memory, in which case it obviously doesn't work for those.

Edited by: "4Real2016" 13th Oct 2016

Alcatel, next to zero post sales support, mediocre hardware. No, thanks!

Sqsq

Sounds like the "download more RAM" malware scams of yesteryears ;)But … Sounds like the "download more RAM" malware scams of yesteryears ;)But back to serious, maybe don't attempt this within your warranty period.



​the guy behind modaco.com is Paul O'Brien, a trusted android modder. this isn't a "Scam"

waynehardy

​the guy behind modaco.com is Paul O'Brien, a trusted android modder. t … ​the guy behind modaco.com is Paul O'Brien, a trusted android modder. this isn't a "Scam"



and a member here

brilliant little phone I thinks its better than my 3rd gen moto g.the speakers are fantastic you will be shocked how good they sound.couple of points it won't update software from lollipop as o2 haven't released it and it is locked to o2 but I got mine unlocked through my o2 app as I'm on o2 sim only contract.battery life for such a small battery is really good I get four hours screen time over the day with auto brightness.I put Nova launcher prime on mine to make it less cluttered.wait to you hear them speakers they louder than HTC one phones and sound fine even full volume

wife has had one for about 10 months. very buggy when it comes to storage, have tried all the suggested SD card fixes and none have worked. Sadly her one would unlock to 16gb either and despite being unlocked, it will NOT update to marshmallow.
Wouldn't recommend this phone personally to anyone

Oos now as far as I can tell when I add to basket

No luck with recent O2 deals, always OOS for me.

Try store collection... I was just successful so may work.

I wonder if it comes with the jbl headphones the reviews online always mention them but its o2 its cheap and it hasn't a full charger just the USB lead

Anyone found a cheap way to unlock?

07:14 Back in stock...

Just tried, in checkout it then says out of stock for home delivery.
None available in-store around me (Farnborough etc), but says stock in Windsor and Slough if anyone is close.
Edited by: "Sqsq" 17th Oct 2016

Rarnik

Double the storage on your phone to 16gb


Sqsq

Sounds like the "download more RAM" malware scams of yesteryears


waynehardy

​the guy behind modaco.com is Paul O'Brien, a trusted android modder. t … ​the guy behind modaco.com is Paul O'Brien, a trusted android modder. this isn't a "Scam"


zermattbusby

and a member here



No offence intended, I should have said "reminds me of". It was in jest, there was a wink at the end
Edited by: "Sqsq" 14th Oct 2016

Remember having this phone briefly, the speakers were fantastic!

Anything more than 1GB ram is good for only £50. Hot.

Thinking of getting this for my mum. She's not had a smart phone before. Do you think this would be suitable?

She won't be downloading many apps I don't think. Probably just occasional web browsing and calls and texts.

tumbleweed34

Thinking of getting this for my mum. She's not had a smart phone before. … Thinking of getting this for my mum. She's not had a smart phone before. Do you think this would be suitable? She won't be downloading many apps I don't think. Probably just occasional web browsing and calls and texts.



​be perfect for her pound for pound its best value phone I've ever seen on here

Been a long time browser. Created an account because I'm furious with O2. Yesterday I ordered this mobile for store collection in London. All fine I got the order confirmation email. Today on the way to collect I get a "we are sorry there's a problem" email that order was cancelled. I still went in and the chap looked at my email and said they don't have the mobile to come back Monday. He did not even check the computer. I suspect staff keeping these mobiles.

Anyone else have their order cancelled? Should have used home delivery but thought was quicker instore. Don't want to mention which London store because we had words.

Thanks OP was a really good deal. Bit should be expired as all OOS now.

any ideas how to updated to marshmallow it's on 5.02 awful

londonstinks

Remember having this phone briefly, the speakers were fantastic!



​the speakers r best I've ever heard and I've had top Samsung's and iphones

rindletv

Thanks OP was a really good deal. Bit should be expired as all OOS now.



Still available for collection at various London stores: Victoria Street, Notting Hill Gate, Kensington High St, Queensway, Hammersmith and so on. No need to expire deal yet.
Edited by: "Sqsq" 14th Oct 2016

hiphophustler

any ideas how to updated to marshmallow it's on 5.02 awful



​i don't think o2 will ever release marshmallow for it now which is a shame mine seems to run OK on lollipop I disabled most apps and use nova prime and open developer options and stop animations it runs great and battery good

Deal needs to be expired. There will be no stock as all handsets have been recalled according to store.
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