Difference between Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Samsung Galaxy Grand

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. 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 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.

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 Idol Ultra website, the Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Launch Date

Q2 2013

January 2013

Company

Alcatel

Samsung

Size

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

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Display

HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

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

Protection

Corning Glass – Oleophobic coating

Yes

Weight

115 g (4.06 oz)

162 g

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 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 1.2 GHz

1.2 GHz Dual-core

GPU

-

-

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Android  4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Chipset

MTK 6577

-

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Dual 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

Accelerometer, gyro, 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 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

HSPA: 7.2Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink

HSDPA, 21 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 v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

Micro USB 2.0 high speed

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP,  LED Flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.3 MP, HD 720p

2 MP

Video

[email protected]

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

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

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

Sound Enhancement

HD Sound enhancer

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

H.263, MPWG4, H.264

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

Battery Capacity

Lithium-ion 1820 mAh

 

Stand-by

2G: 700h

3G: 400h

440 hours

Talk time

2G: 16h

3G: 8.5h

10 hours

Available Colors

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

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

  • 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
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: alcatelonetouch.com, samung.com

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