Alcatel Idol 2 Best Price in India on 11-Aug-2022 + Expert Reviews

Alcatel Idol 2

Detailed Review


The Alcatel Idol 2 possesses a display of 12.7 cms; approximately 5 inches. This smartphone has a resolution of Quarter HD, 960 X 540 pixels to present. The screen display size is befiiting for a smartphone. Even a a tad undersized screen size have the flexibility to make operating the device a little demanding. If it were a size more colossal, then portability would be a drawback. The display of this phone features 16 colours. This phone possesses Full Laminated IPS Display, OGS, 5-point Multi-touch, Oleophobic Coating, Dragon Trail Glass, MiraVision Color Enhancer, 1 Finger Zoom, along with the standard ones to present a remarkable feast your eyes on. The latest Multi-Touch technology allows you operate this smartphone without hassle. This technology, as the name suggests, allows you operate with multiple finger at a time. Varied inputs are taken by this phone, depending on the screen gestures tapped.


On 2G network, the battery in this phone offers nearly 15 hours of talk time. On 2G network, this device manages to offers 550 hrs of standby time. The battery keeps this phone going for 600 hrs (standby time) on 3G network. The battery that bids almost 10 hours of talk time on 3G network are able to last throughout your working and travel hours. This smartphone, despite an average battery life, can sustain moderate calling and standard texting activities.


Even if you are working with a low light setting, the built-in Flash of this device will ensure that you never have to compromise on the quality of your image. Though it's past its prime considering the latest entrants, yet the Alcatel Idol 2 does feature a Yes, 2 MP front camera; but no point spending money on a feature that might be unimportant to you. Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. Based on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you are able to get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 8 megapixels camera. Recording videos has as much pleasure as taking pictures with this smartphone, given its pixel resolution of Yes, 8 pixels and that it equips a recording mode of Yes, 1920 x 1080.

General Features

Pre-loaded with a number of possesses, this smartphone flaunts dimensions of 70x136.5x7.3. Comes in Black & Chocolate body. Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the Alcatel Idol 2 possesses a touch screen. With the box, you will get Handset, Charger (Slim Charger Head), Slim Micro USB Cable, Libres Headset, Quick User Guide in addition to the smartphone. With a moderate weight of 128 g,it pronmises to not weigh down on your pockets.


In addition to the mobile data, you moreover can connect your device to Wi-Fi networks. Keep up with the route while traveling with this smartphone that comes in with a built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's instant location. Simply place the back of this smartphone against the back of another compatible device for data transfer via NFC. With a DLNA certification, this device are able to simply be switched on and it is in groove for sharing digital content across multimedia devices. This phone is furnished with a Dual Sim, GSM, UMTS, (Dual Standby). The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is much appreciated in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for current syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. This Alcatel Idol 2 is also designed to upgrade calling feast your eyes on as it is equipped with both at par and advanced boasts of like Loudspeaker. The sim cards offer in this phone is a Micro SIM.


Added to swift multitasking, the internal RAM of this smartphone assures performance and stability. Multimedia FM is a refreshing change from the set loop of your playlists. You get a decent internal storage, apt for moderate users carrying an average amount of media files on their smartphones. Audio quality is one of the most important features in a smartphone, and the Noise Cancellation, HD Sound features of the Alcatel Idol 2 make sure you have a wonderful experience.


The Alcatel Idol 2 flaunts a platform that operates at GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100 GHz. With the android operating system,all the latest apps and trends are at your fingertips. The Alcatel Idol 2 assures an excellent performance with its 1.3 GHz processor frequency. A lower frequency would mean the device would tolerate longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be ideal. The speed required by most popular apps are met by the Alcatel Idol 2 without any hindrance. The Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance. With this smartphone, you can treat yourself to a next-level performance, as it comes with Quad Core processor that ensures simple multi-tasking between apps on your phone, like messaging, social media, games and the works. You will never have to worry about dropping a call or accidentally closing a window again, because with this device, you have the flexibility to answer incoming calls while browsing, without either task facing any interruptions.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

I strongly recommend the Alcatel Idol 2 when it comes to easy-to-use keyboard that's small enough to pack away smartly but big enough to offer convenience while typing. This might look like a decent battery life only if you are fine to be on a constant quest for charging options within half a working day. If you are a road warrior like me then you better rethink your choice. I more than often opt for efficient devices like the as it offer me with a robust call management; as I am hardly ever off my phone. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling. I am constantly on the move, even if most of the travel routes are familiar, the GPS navigation in the Alcatel Idol 2 is quite reliable and reassuring.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

The phone is very simple to endure with you because of its size but I struggle a little while typing due to the keys placed very close to each other. The multi-touch makes it very simple for me to zoom in or out of images and websites. I never let a special need pass by without recording it, right from cake cutting to dinner parties; and the Alcatel Idol 2 with good recording features is really recommended for me. I won't worry about the other is credited with in the Alcatel Idol 2 as the camera is so average and a strong deterrent for me.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

I am so hooked with the immersive gaming and reading feast your eyes on offered by the large and vibrant display of this smartphone. The multi-touch screen lets me to zoom in or zoom out during a game; also, it feels so real to flick pages of an ebook using my fingers. Gaming on the Alcatel Idol 2 with 1.3 GHz is decently fluid, not that exciting though; For the long haul however, I would recommend a higher frequency for gaming. I love the super fast load time and the awesome performance, overall; and all the credit goes to the powerful quad-core processor of this smartphone. Not just multi-tasking, but running heavier games and apps simultaneously is breeze with 1 GB RAM. I have the flexibility to download and save all my cool and graphic-heavy games with the 16 GB internal storage of this smartphone and still have enough room for my ebooks and apps. The battery does last for 3-4 hours of a graphic-heavy game session, however immediately after this I need to put the Alcatel Idol 2 on charging; really can't do much post the session.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 5 inches display is the first thing I noticed in the Alcatel Idol 2. I think Alcatel Idol 2 has an absolutely cool screen size. It fits well in my denim pockets and I can type with one hand. Not that bad for viewing videos either, but I like to view videos on larger screens. I can zoom in or zoom out images by with pinching movements of my fingers on the screen of the Alcatel Idol 2. I only have to flick my fingers on the screen to rotate images or turn pages of ebook. Yes, 8 MP is not that great camera resolution. If there are cheaper options available that too with better camera resolution, then you should go for it. I click hundreds of cool pics with my smartphone and don't think image be so cool with this phone. I can't imagine my smartphone without the secondary camera. I and my friends simply love the selfies and groupies and click hundreds of them. It's sometimes tough to click selfies and groupies with the main camera, so always opt for smartphones with good secondary camera. I are able to now travel to almost any new place or location with the built-in GPS and it is great help during various emergencies, traffic updates or navigation issues. I don't worry charging when I are able to charge my phone with the laptop; I are able to even transfer files with this. With the 16 GB internal storage I have to chose between which music, movies, videos and images to keep or delete from your phone. It's irritating to delete favourite files from my smartphone due to memory issues, so I always decide on larger internal storage.

Technical Specification

General Features

Handset Color:Black & Chocolate
SIM Size:Micro SIM
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Idol 2
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , UMTS , (Dual Standby)
In the Box:Handset , Charger (Slim Charger Head) , Slim Micro USB Cable , Libres Headset , Quick User Guide


Video Recording:Yes
Video Recording:1920 x 1080
Video Recording Frames:30 fps
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , Touch Focus , Face Detection , Geo-tagging , HDR , Panorama , Night Mode , Burst Mode , Timer , Sport Mode , 4 Shots Mode , LED Flash Support , Video Stabilizer (EIS) , QR Code
HD Recording:HD , Full HD
Rear Camera:8 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 2 MP


Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports H.263 , H.264 , MPEG4 , DivX3 , DivX4 , DivX5 , DivX6 , DivX HD , XviD , VP8 , VC1 , Full HD
Sound Enhancement:Noise Cancellation , HD Sound
Music Player:Yes , Supports WAV , MIDI , MP2 , MP3 , WMA , AAC , AAC , (v1 / v2) , Vorbis , APE , FLAC , ADPCM , AMR-NB , AMR-WB , EFR

Internet & Connectivity

Preinstalled Browser:Android
Navigation Technology:A-GPS , Google Maps
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes , 802.11 b/g/n
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB , v2
Tethering:Wi-fi Hotspot
3G:Yes , 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA , HSPA

Other Features

Sensors:Proximity Sensor , Light Sensor , eCompass
Call Memory:Yes
SAR Value:At the Head - 0.664 W/Kg , At the Body - 1.42 W/Kg
Additional Features:1080p Video Streaming , Wi-Fi Direct , Wi-Fi Display (Mirror) , HD Voice , Hands-free , Flight Mode , Flip to Mute , Vibrator


Display Resolution:Quarter HD
Display Resolution:960 X 540 Pixels
Other Display Features:Full Laminated IPS Display , OGS , 5-point Multi-touch , Oleophobic Coating , Dragon Trail Glass , MiraVision Color Enhancer , 1 Finger Zoom
Display Size:5 inches
Display Color:16 M


Weight:128 g
Size:70x136.5x7.3 mm


Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories


Talk Time (2G):15 hrs
Talk Time (3G):10 hrs
Standby Time (2G):550 hrs
Standby Time (3G):600 hrs
Battery Type:Lithium
Capacity:2000 mAh

Memory And Storage

Internal:16 GB
User Memory:12.8


Operating Freq:GSM - 850
Operating Freq:900 , 1800 , 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS:Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Frequency:1.3 GHz
Processor Cores:Quad Core