Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and HTC First

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. HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 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 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.

In today’s world, social networking is more important than air of water. Facebook realizing the important part it plays in people’s social lives and recognizing the need for Facebook integration on mobile phones, has collaborated with HTC for new Facebook phone: the HTC First.

HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. This isn’t the first time that HTC and Facebook have collaborated. HTC has previously launched the ChaCha, Status, and Salsa, all of which had special Facebook integration, beyond the normal app. However, the HTC First will be the first to actually have a user interface (UI) based on Facebook.

The Facebook Home UI will consist of Cover Feed which will use the home screen and lock screen to show content posted by friends on Facebook, as well as notifications from other apps. It also has an overlay over any and all apps, which allow users the ability to message others via Facebook or SMS, without leaving the app. The lock icon on the lock screen will show the profile picture of the user.

The HTC First also offers the users the ability to turn off the Facebook Home UI, in case they choose to. When Facebook Home is disabled, the phone will revert to stock Android, in this case Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone will also be the first smartphone to include Instagram, recently-acquired by Facebook, as a pre-loaded app.

The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The phone will come with as in-built memory of 16 GB and no external memory. The phone also has an embedded Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.

The phone has a 4.3 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The primary camera on the phone is a 5 MP with BSI sensor and a 1.6 MP front-facing secondary camera, also with BSI sensor.

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

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

HTC First

Launch Date

Q2 2013

April 2013

Company

Alcatel

HTC

Size

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

126 x 65 x 8.9 mm (4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 in)

Display

HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Glass – Oleophobic coating

-

Weight

115 g (4.06 oz)

123.9 g (4.34 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

No

LTE 850 / 1900

GUI

Custom UI

Facebook Home UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.2 GHz

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait

GPU

-

Adreno 305

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

MTK 6577

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB LPDDR2

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (13.3 GB user available)

16 GB

Expandable Memory

Yes, microSD up to

No

Sensors

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

Gyro sensor, Tri-axis Accelerometer,

Proximity sensor, Ambient light 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

3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC capable, Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a//b/g/n, micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSPA: 7.2Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink

HSDPA, HSUPA

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

V4.0

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

USB

Micro USB 2.0 high speed

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP,  LED Flash

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, HD 720p

1.6 MP BSI front camera (ultrawide angle)

Video

[email protected]

1080p Full HD video recording

Camera Features

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

BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Sound Enhancement

HD Sound enhancer

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Speaker with built-in amplifier IC (support 2.55V)

Audio supported formats

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

.aac, .amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

Video supported formats

H.263, MPWG4, H.264

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

Battery Capacity

Lithium-ion 1820 mAh

Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Stand-by

2G: 700h

3G: 400h

-

Talk time

2G: 16h

3G: 8.5h

-

Available Colors

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

Black, Black/White, Black/Blue, Black/Red

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML

HTML5

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

-

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Digital compass

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
  • Social Network Device
  •  Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouch.com, htc.com

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