Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol and Samsung Galaxy Grand

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. Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen with a display of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and 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.

Due of all these mid to low-range smartphones being introduced by companies, big power houses have been forced to introduce similar mid to low-range smartphones to recapture market share. The Galaxy Grand is one such attempt by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen with a display of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and has 1 GB RAM. The phone is dual-SIM, but is also available in single SIM in some countries. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with no words on if it can be upgraded to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. One worth noting feature of the phone is the Multi Window, which allows users to seamlessly multi-task, without have to minimize one application and run another. The applications run side-by-side, or in this case up and down. The company has a mounted an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera, par with many smartphones available these days.

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

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Launch Date

Q2 2013

January 2013

Company

Alcatel

Samsung

Size

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

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Display

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

480 x 800 pixels, 5.0 inches (~187 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Dragon Trail Glass – Oleophobic coating

Yes

Weight

109 g (3.84 oz)

162 g

2G Network

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

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

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

4G Network

No

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

GUI

Custom UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz

1.2 GHz Dual-core

GPU

-

-

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android  4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Chipset

MTK 6577+

-

RAM

512 MB

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM - Optional dual SIM

Dual SIM

Internal Memory

4 GB / 13.3 GB (dual SIM version)

8 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 32 GB (dual SIM version)

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, proximity, E-compass, G-sensor

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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 3G, HSPA-PLUS, EDGE/GPRS, HSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps, WI-FI, WI-FI Direct, Bluetooth support.

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

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

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP

2 MP

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

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

-

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

H.263, MPEG4, H.264

MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery

Stand-by

415h

440 hours

Talk time

2G: 7.2h

3G: 3.2h

10 hours

Available Colors

Silver, Slate, Pink, Red, Green, Blue

Black, White

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

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS, support and 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
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouchidol.com, samung.com

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