Alcatel releases the One Touch Idol S, and Idol Mini


Alcatel has released two new smart phones to their most recent One Touch Idol collection with the Idol S, and the Idol Mini. This release comes without a release party, or leaks, or much any uproar at all. Their addition to the Alcatel webpage was all these two devices received. Both phones sporting a new(er) release of the Android operating system, 4.2 (Jelly Bean), and dual core processors with the Mini slightly edging out the S in clock speed. They also boast a slim, visually appealing design. with both available in a variety of colors. Lets put these the two newest Alcatel smart phones up and see how they compare to one another.

Alcatel One Touch Idol S

  • 4.7-inch IPS, 720p, HD display
  • Dual core 1.2 gHz processor
  • 1GB of Ram
  • 4 GB of internal storage
  • MicroSD slot with 32GB compatibility
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 8MP rear facing camera (with single LED flash and able to record in 1080p at 30 FPS )
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

Alcatel  One Touch Idol Mini

  • 4.3-inch
  • Dual core 1.3 gHz processor
  • 512MB of Ram
  • 4GB internal storage (single SIM version) 8GB (Dual SIM version)
  • MicroSD slot with 32GB compatibility (single SIM version only)
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 5MP rear facing camera (with single LED flash and able to record in 720p at 30 FPS)
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

There are slight differences between the two with the One touch Idol S being slightly larger and thinner (7.4mm vs 7.9mm) and with a true HD display. The Idol S is also sporting more RAM, as well as having a slightly better rear facing and front facing camera. Also the Idol S has DLNA 2.0 capabilities, something that doesn't appear to be available on the Idol S Mini. The Idols S Mini, however, does have a slightly higher processor clock speed, but loses the expandable storage on the dual SIM model. The Idol S and the Idol Mini come in 3 colors, Slate, Fresh Rose, and Cherry Red. Both appear to be pretty decent entry-level smart phones, more than capable with keep up with the average smart phone user. Unfortunately there is no word yet as to price, the ability of a removable battery, nor the exact size of the battery.