Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol and Nokia Lumia 620

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. One of the newest smartphones under the Lumia brand is the Nokia Lumia 620. Nokia Lumia 620 is aimed at the entry-level buyers who want to try a Windows Phone 8 but can’t afford to spend too much on it. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1 GHz Krait and a 512 MB 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.

Nokia, the Finnish multinational communications and information technology corporation, is known for it highly durable mobile phones. However, with the increasing onset of smartphones, the sales of Nokia’s simple but durable phones started to drop. To offset this trend, Nokia tied up with Microsoft to launch a series of smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows. This series of phones branded as Nokia Lumia run on Microsoft Windows Mobile 8.

One of the newest smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 620. Nokia Lumia 620 is aimed at the entry-level buyers who want to try a Windows Phone 8 but can’t afford to spend too much on it. The phone is a decent enough piece of merchandise, especially considering its price. It features a 3.8-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1 GHz Krait and a 512 MB RAM. It has an 8 GB internal storage capacity and an external storage expandable up to 64 GB.

The Nokia Lumia 620 has a 5 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash, as well as a secondary front-facing VGA camera. The phone like most of the phones under the Lumia brand is available in a variety of bright colors, such as lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, and the usually white and black. In fact, the phone comes with back panels in these colors allowing the user to change the phone’s color every few days.

However, the phone has been criticized as looking a bit plasticky and cheap. The phone is also a bit on the heavier side. Another issue with the phone, in fact all the Windows phones, is that it comes with the Internet Explorer browser built-in, which can be quite lagging at times, and the phones do not support any other browsers. Furthermore, the collection of apps available on Windows is quite limited, especially as compared to the apps available for Android and Apple.

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

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol

Nokia Lumia 620

Launch Date

Q2 2013

January 2013

Company

Alcatel

Nokia

Size

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

115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm, 76 cc (4.54 x 2.41 x 0.43 in)

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

480 x 800 pixels, 3.8 inches (~246 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Dragon Trail Glass – Oleophobic coating

ClearBlack display

Weight

109 g (3.84 oz)

127 g (4.48 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 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

No

No

GUI

Custom UI

Windows Phone 8

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

Dual-core 1 GHz Krait

GPU

-

Adreno 305

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Chipset

MTK 6577+

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

RAM

512 MB

512 MB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM - Optional dual SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

4 GB / 13.3 GB (dual SIM version)

8 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dual SIM version)

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, E-compass, G-sensor

Accelerometer, compass, Polarization filter, Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Stripe, Sunlight readability enhancements, Color boosting, 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

Micro-USB charging connector, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro-USB-B connector, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

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

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP

VGA - 640 x 480 pixels

Video

[email protected]

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

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

Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Geotagging

Sound Enhancement

-

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Audio Equalizer

Audio supported formats

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

MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Video supported formats

H.263, MPEG4, H.264

VC-1, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4; MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery (BL-4J)

Stand-by

415h

330 h

Talk time

2G: 7.2h

3G: 3.2h

2G talk time: 14.6 h

3G talk time: 9.9 h

Available Colors

Silver, Slate, Pink, Red, Green, Blue

Lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white, black

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

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

No

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Alarm clock, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows companion app, Mac companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, To-do list, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouchidol.com, nokia.com

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