Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol and Asus FonePad

Key difference: The Alcatel One Touch Idol is the official mobile partner for the movie Iron Man 3. It features a 4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. The display has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1 GHz MediaTek MTK 6577+ and a 512 MB of RAM. Asus has announced the launch of newest phablet, the Asus Fonepad. The Fonepad is a 7-inch Android tablet that allows users to also make phone calls by placing the device on their ear. The phablet runs on 1.2 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor, making it pretty fast for multi-tasking, along with playing some high-res games. The device has 1 GB RAM.

Alcatel-Lucent is a global telecommunications equipment company based in Paris, France. It is best known for providing telecommunications solutions to service providers, enterprises, and governments around the world. In addition, they also focus on fixed phones, mobile phones, converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services.

Among its many series of phones, one is the Alcatel One Touch, which is an Android based smartphone series. Some of the newest phones under the series are the Alcatel One Touch Idol, Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Alcatel One Touch Idol X.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol features a 4.7 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. The display has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.  The screen is Dragon Trail Glass and has an oleophobic coating. The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1 GHz MediaTek MTK 6577+ and a 512 MB of RAM. The phone has a 4GB internal storage and an expandable external storage up to 32GB.  It also features an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED Flash. The phone also has a 2 MP secondary front-facing camera.

The Alcatel One Touch Idol is the official mobile partner for the third installment in Marvel’s Iron Man movie series. It will be featured in the movie Iron Man 3. Furthermore, the phone weights in just below 110g, which the company claims makes it the lightest smartphone in the market yet. However, to get this weight the company has had to use a lighter plastic which many say makes the phone feel cheap.

Asus has announced the launch of newest phablet, the Asus Fonepad. The company states that the purpose of launching this phone is to bridge the gap between the phone and the tablet, eliminating the need for the carrying to separate devices. The Asus Fonepad is practically a tablet that has phone call making capabilities. The Fonepad is a 7-inch Android tablet that allows users to also make phone calls by placing the device on their ear. Some people may find it silly to place such a huge device on their ear to make calls; for those people the tablet does allow connectivity with a Bluetooth device.

The Asus Fonepad has borrowed a bunch of features from the Nexus 7, which was also created under Google and Asus collaboration. The weight, dimension and the display are all similar to the Nexus 7; however, the company has replaced the back. The plastic-leather back of the Nexus 7 has been replaced with a slick, steel casing. The device is available in titanium gray and champagne gold colors. The phablet sports a 7-inch IPS LED backlit touch screen that allowed multitouch capability for up to 10 people. The screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800, which provides approximately 216 ppi density, a decent enough resolution. Under the hood, the phablet runs on 1.2 GHz single-core Intel Atom processor, making it pretty fast for multi-tasking, along with playing some high-res games. The device has 1 GB RAM.

There will be two versions of the tablet, one for Europe, the other for Asia. The launch regarding rest of the World has yet to be revealed. The European variant will have 16 GB internal storage capacity, with no rear camera. However, the Asian variant will 8 GB internal storage capacity and will house a 3.2 MP rear camera. Both the variants will house 1.2 MP front camera for video conferencing. The phablet will not support 4G capabilities. The phablet will be available with preloaded Android v4.1 Jelly Bean, with no announcements yet regarding if it is upgradeable to the newest version. The internal storage capacity can expanded up to 32 GB using a MicroSD. One of the most prominent features of the phablet is the massive battery that has been mounted on the device. The non-removable Li-Ion 4270 mAh battery allows the phone to support 32.5 hours of talktime on 3G and 751 hours of standby time. There is no proper release date for the phone, with the expected release to be around April or May 2013.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Alcatel One Touch website, the Asus website, trustedreviews.com, pcworld.idg.com.au  and GSMArena.com.

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol

Asus Fonepad

Launch Date

Q2 2013

Expected April 2013

Company

Alcatel

Asus

Size

133 x 67.5 x 7.9 mm (5.24 x 2.66 x 0.31 in)

196.4 x 120.1 x 10.4 mm

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

7" LED Backlight WXGA IPS Panel touch screen

Screen

540 x 960 pixels, 4.66 inches (~236 ppi pixel density)

1280x800 (~216 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Dragon Trail Glass – Oleophobic coating

N/A

Weight

109 g (3.84 oz)

340 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900

WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

No

N/A

GUI

Custom UI

Asus UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

1.2 GHz Single-core Intel Atom

GPU

-

PowerVR SGX540

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

MTK 6577+

Intel Atom Z2420

RAM

512 MB

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM - Optional dual SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

4 GB / 13.3 GB (dual SIM version)

8/16 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dual SIM version)

Up to 32 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, E-compass, G-sensor

GPS & Glonass,G-Sensor, E-compass, Proximity, Ambient Light Sensor

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct Hotspot, USB Moden Tethering: Plug and Play, Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, Micro USB 2.0 high speed, GPS with A-GPS, DLNA, Micro-SIM, EAP, Dual SIM Dual Standby

GSM, HSDPA, WCDMA, Bluetooth, USB, WLAN802.11

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSDPA/HSUPA 7.2Mbps downlink 5.76Mbps uplink

HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

WLAN802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth V3.0

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

3.2 MP autofocus camera

Secondary Camera

2 MP

1.2 MP

Video

[email protected]

720p

Camera Features

Autofocus, LED flash, HDR, face and smile detection, touch focus, panorama, 3d photo, burst mode, digital zoom

Autofocus

Sound Enhancement

-

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Asus Sonice Master audio technology with MaxxAudio 3 by Waves

Audio supported formats

AAC, AAC+, AAC enhanced, WB AMR, MP3, Midi, eAAC, WMV

MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats

H.263, MPEG4, H.264

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Non-removable Li-Ion 4270 mAh battery (16 Wh)

Stand-by

415h

3G: 751 hours

Talk time

2G: 7.2h

3G: 3.2h

3G: 32.5 hours

Available Colors

Silver, Slate, Pink, Red, Green, Blue

Titanium Gray, Champagne Gold

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space
  • Asus Launcher
  • MyLibrary
  • File Manager   
  • Kindle 
  • Zinio    
  • SuperNote Lite
  • App Backup    
  • App Locker
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouchidol.com, asus.com

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