Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Nokia Lumia 720

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 Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB.

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.

Nokia is a popular Finnish phone company and has been previously known for durability and increased battery life of phones. When it entered the smartphone market, it teamed up with Microsoft Windows for mobile and has been launching phones with their OS. The Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the newest phones that are similar to its flagship Lumia 920. The little brother is quite similar in looks and many features, lacking only the strikingly high price tag. Nokia has recently announced a number of low- to mid-range phones to try and capture the masses. The phone is being touted as one of the best phones for its price range. The phone sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, with approximately 217 ppi, which is a decent enough screen resolution. The phone comes with the standard Live Tiles format from the Windows 8.

The Lumia 720 comes with 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage space that is upgradeable to 64 GB. It also offers Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for protection purposes. The phone is available with a 6.7 MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and LED flash. It also has a 1.3 MP secondary camera with a resolution of 1280 x 960. The company offers many camera features such as touch focus, landscape orientation, auto and manual exposure, auto and manual white balance, still image editor, full screen viewfinder, Cinemagraph lens, Bing vision, Smart Shoot lens and panorama lens. The Smart Shoot lens allows the users to merge two different photos to create a perfect shot, which comes handy, if you don’t like having to tell people pose in front of the camera.

The phone is slick and thin bar phone with slightly curved edges. The phone sports a 3.5mm jack on the top, with camera button, volume button and the sleep/wake button on the right hand side. The back also three tiny holes for a Wireless Charging cover, which fits on the back of the device. The phone is customizable with changing shells, making it easier to mix and match the phone with various different colors. The phone has been announced for the Australian market, with launch dates yet to be released for the rest of the world.

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

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

Nokia Lumia 720

Launch Date

Q2 2013

April 2013

Company

Alcatel

Nokia

Size

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

127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm

Display

HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen

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

480 x 800 pixels 4.3” (~217 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Glass – Oleophobic coating

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

115 g (4.06 oz)

128 grams

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

N/A

GUI

Custom UI

Windows Phone 8

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.2 GHz

1 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.

GPU

-

Adreno 305

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Microsoft Windows Phone OS 8

Chipset

MTK 6577

Qualcomm MSM8227

RAM

1 GB RAM

512 MB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB (13.3 GB user available)

8 GB

Expandable Memory

Yes, microSD up to

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

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

Orientation sensor, high brightness mode, sunlight readability enhancements, Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, proximity, compass

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

GSM, HSDPA, micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

HSPA: 7.2Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink

HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

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

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

USB

Micro USB 2.0 high speed

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP,  LED Flash

6.7 MP Auto focus with two-stage capture key camera

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, HD 720p

1.3 MP 1280 x 960 pixels camera.

Video

[email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

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

Carl Zeiss optics, LED Flash, Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Full screen viewfinder, Geotagging, Backside-illuminated image sensor, Automatic photo upload to web services, Full resolution photo and video upload, Cinemagraph lens, Bing vision, Smart Shoot lens, Panorama lens

Sound Enhancement

HD Sound enhancer

No

Audio supported formats

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

ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Video supported formats

H.263, MPWG4, H.264

MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

Battery Capacity

Lithium-ion 1820 mAh

Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery

Stand-by

2G: 700h

3G: 400h

3G: 520 hours

Talk time

2G: 16h

3G: 8.5h

2G: 23.4 hours

3G: 13.4 hours

Available Colors

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

White, Red, Yellow, Cyan, 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

Internet Radio

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

No

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
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Cloud music offline playback
  • Cloud music playback
  • Graphical equalizer
  • Location and navigation apps
  • Security features
  • Supports Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business Apps

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouch.com, nokia.com

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