Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Alcatel One Touch Idol

Key difference: The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra features a 4.65 inch HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor on a MediaTek MTK 6577 and 1 GB of RAM. The phone has a width of 6.45mm, which has led the company to tout it as the thinnest smartphone on the market. 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.

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 Ultra features a 4.65 inch HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is powered by Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor on a MediaTek MTK 6577 and 1 GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean).  Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra also features an 8 MP primary camera with digital zoom and LED flash, as well as 1.3 MP secondary front-facing camera for video calls. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, of which 13.3 GB is available to the user. The device also supports MicroSD to expand external usage up to 32 GB.

The phone has a width of 6.45mm, which has led the company to tout it as the thinnest smartphone on the market. However, to get this accolade of the ‘thinnest smartphone’, the device has had to compromise on some matters, such as the phone does not feature an audio jack. The phone does come with a USB to 3.5 mm jack adapter, which means that the USB port doubles as an audio port.

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.

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

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

Alcatel One Touch Idol

Launch Date

Q2 2013

Q2 2013

Company

Alcatel

Alcatel

Size

134.4 x 68.5 x 6.5 mm (5.29 x 2.70 x 0.26 in)

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

Display

HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)

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

Protection

Corning Glass – Oleophobic coating

Dragon Trail Glass – Oleophobic coating

Weight

115 g (4.06 oz)

109 g (3.84 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

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

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900

4G Network

No

No

GUI

Custom UI

Custom UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.2 GHz

Dual-core 1 GHz

GPU

-

-

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

MTK 6577

MTK 6577+

RAM

1 GB RAM

512 MB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM - Optional dual SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (13.3 GB user available)

4 GB / 13.3 GB (dual SIM version)

Expandable Memory

Yes, microSD up to

microSD, up to 32 GB (dual SIM version)

Sensors

Proximity sensor, Light sensor, G-sensor, E-compass

Accelerometer, proximity, E-compass, G-sensor

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct Hotspot, USB Modem Tethering: Plug and Play, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB 2.0 high speed, GPS with A-GPS

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct Hotspot, USB Modem 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

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSPA: 7.2Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink

HSDPA/HSUPA 7.2Mbps downlink 5.76Mbps uplink

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, hot spot, Wi-fi direct

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

Bluetooth

V4.0

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

Micro USB 2.0 high speed

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP,  LED Flash

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

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, HD 720p

2 MP

Video

[email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

Digital Zoom, LED Flash, Face and smile detection, Photographic filters, Panoramic and Matrix Style Pictures

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

Sound Enhancement

HD Sound enhancer

-

Audio supported formats

AAC, AAC+, AAC Enhanced, WB AMR, MP3, Midi

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

Video supported formats

H.263, MPWG4, H.264

H.263, MPEG4, H.264

Battery Capacity

Lithium-ion 1820 mAh

Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery

Stand-by

2G: 700h

3G: 400h

415h

Talk time

2G: 16h

3G: 8.5h

2G: 7.2h

3G: 3.2h

Available Colors

Black, Flash Red, Flash Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink

Silver, Slate, Pink, Red, Green, Blue

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML

HTML

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Thinnest phone ever
  • No 3.5 mm audio jack, contain USB-to-audio jack adapter
  • Water repellent technology (P2i)
  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Organizer
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouch.com, alcatelonetouchidol.com

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