And to begin with…
When it comes to comparing smartphones with each other, you have several options.For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.The operating system is a matter of taste; on this Idol 3 16 Go, Alcatel chose Android.
If this first characteristic is not blocking for you, let’s go to the tests to find out if it is adapted to your uses.
Our tests have shown that this Idol 3 16 Go is sufficient for the majority of cases.This model is average, and will meet most of your needs.In short, it is a product with an attractive price.
|This phone is comfortable for|
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Taking pictures or filming|
The Idol 3 16 Go adapted for internet use and travel ?
Your smartphone must be able to accompany you at all times.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
That Idol 3 16 Go looks really small.A size of 5.2 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
Obviously with this size, it is not easy to surf the net.Even less good for watching a movie.All in all, perfect for a phone call.
The device is equipped with Wifi.This means that the connection will be easier during your internet browsing.There’s GPS on this phone.You know where you stand.Unless you’re in the middle of the desert.
If you have several packages at the same time, this phone is to be avoided.This model does not offer dual SIM storage.It will force those who have a local package and who bring their phone with them when they travel, to take out the card and put in the one for the country of destination.
Detail that is missing on this Idol 3 16 Go is the absence of reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or shocks that can occur during the lifetime of all smartphones.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
Unfortunately, on the battery side it’s not so good.With a power of 2800 mAh, you will be forced to recharge more often.As a precaution, you may have an external battery available nearby.
Alcatel did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Too bad, it’s a very interesting feature today.
Is this device good for listening to music and watching videos?
For many, phones are beginning to replace TV sets.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.You can also listen to continuous music anywhere.Because of the power of smartphones and their connectivity, you can watch whatever you want.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
On the multimedia side, the Idol 3 16 Go is well done.He’s on par with the best competitors.It has an 5.2 -inch screen with good colour rendering.A good quality device for watching videos.And with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 the image will be sharp.
This model has an IPS LCD screen.The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
For the audio part, Alcatel wanted to do well.This model has a 3.5mm jack input, and allows your phone to play good quality music.
To transfer the sound from the phone, you will have the option via bluetooth.The sound result is of a good level.
On the sound side, we find that there are no stereo speakers.
Alcatel’s smartphone: a good choice for making video calls?
Impossible to play properly without a high-performance device.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.For smooth and responsive rendering on 3D video games, it is necessary to combine a good processor with a good graphics processor.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
Our tests put this Idol 3 16 Go at the bottom of the list in terms of power.The components are starting to date (Mediatek MT6753 (28 nm) processor), and the quality is less good.The visual result is below other smartphones in this category.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.You will only have 16 GB for your videos and music.And because Alcatel predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.The result is at the bottom of our ranking.With a power of 2800 mAH, it will need to be recharged during the day.
In terms of the features that matter for applications, we’re getting close to the same as for video games.It is pleasant in terms of reading comfort.Due to its design and the size of its 5.2 -inch screen, the result is of a good level.A level of precision that allows you to read the news on the internet and have fluid images.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
Concerning audio or video use?
Having become an essential use of smartphones, the photo function has made great strides since the first generations.They have millions of pixels that capture details perfectly.The ability to stabilize at the time of shooting or the Burst mode are also important points.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Alcatel has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
It’s a surprise from Alcatel.There is thus only one lens, to be installed on this model.
The 13 Mp resolution of this model is interesting.The results of your holiday movies will be of very good quality.Note that it does not have the HDR function which would have improved the images.
You will limit selfies with this model, because of the poor quality of the rendering.So photo retouching is not exceptional.The sensor of this Idol 3 16 Go is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This model is one of the least space-consuming with only 16 GB.Limited space to store your holiday photos and movies.To put it plainly, you will have to make room regularly or your memory will be saturated.
Finally, the Idol 3 16 Go…
The design of this Idol 3 16 Go is well done and corresponds to consumer expectations.It’s a very good quality model.In conclusion, it is a good product.