Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol and Nexus 4

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. The Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It was produced in collaboration with LG Electronics. The phone features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and  2 GB of 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.

Among the number of various companies, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner.

The Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It was produced in collaboration with LG Electronics. The phone features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera and a micro-SIM card tray. The phone runs on the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which was launched with the phone. The phone also features a new camera technology, called the Photo Sphere. This allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots.

The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure. I.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Alcatel One Touch website, the Google Nexus website and GSMArena.com.

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol

Nexus 4

Launch Date

Q2 2013

November 13, 2012

Company

Alcatel

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by LG Electronics.

Size

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

133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

768 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Dragon Trail Glass – Oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

109 g (3.84 oz)

139g (4.90 oz)

2G Network

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

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

No

No

GUI

Custom UI

Pure Android

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

-

Adreno 320

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

MTK 6577+

Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon

RAM

512 MB

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM - Optional dual SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

4 GB / 13.3 GB (dual SIM version)

8/16 GB storage

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dual SIM version)

None

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, E-compass, G-sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

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

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam), Unlocked, GSM/UMTS/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/GPRS, 3G, HSPA+ 42, Wireless charging, SlimPort

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, USB

Speed

HSDPA/HSUPA 7.2Mbps downlink 5.76Mbps uplink

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0

Primary Camera

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

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

Secondary Camera

2 MP

1.3 MP

Video

[email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

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

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, photo sphere

Sound Enhancement

-

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 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-Po 2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

Silver, Slate, Pink, Red, Green, Blue

Black

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Microphone
  • Ambient light
  • Compass
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor
  • Google Search,
  • Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouchidol.com, blogs.computerworld.com

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