Friday, August 1, 2014

Alcatel Idol X+ Launched, 5-inch Full HD, 2GHz Octa Core Phablet

Alcatel Idol X+ Launched, 5-inch Full HD, 2GHz Octa Core Phablet
Alcatel Idol X+ Launched, 5-inch Full HD, 2GHz Octa Core Phablet

We were fortunate that the people from Alcatel Philippines invited us for the media launching of their first ever octa core smartphone - the Alcatel Idol X+.

It sports a 5-inch capacitive IPS Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 on top. Under the hood is a MediaTek MT6592 Turbo processor with 8 CPU cores clocked at 2GHz each coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM.

Alcatel Idol X+ Launched, 5-inch Full HD, 2GHz Octa Core Phablet

The Ido X+ was announced last January during the CES2014, although it took some time for it to arrive in the country, it is still the first one to have Turbo chipset enabling it to score more than 30K in Antutu benchmark.

At the back of the device is the main camera accompanied by an LED flash capable of capturing 13MP photos and up to 1080p videos. In the front you have 2MP secondary camera for video calling and selfie needs.

Alcatel Idol X+ Launched, 5-inch Full HD, 2GHz Octa Core Phablet

Other specs include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 2500mAh battery and it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with confirmed update to Android 4.4 KitKat.

Along with the Idol X+, they also unveiled two of accessories - the Home V101 HDMI TV Dongle and the Boom Band. The former allows you to stream/mirror the content of almost any WiFi-enabled device (phones, laptops, tablets, etc.) to your TV. There is no need for a WiFi router since the V101 offers its own dual band (2.4GHz/5GHz) 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi signal. The latter on the other hand is like a fitness band, but does something more like SMS/call notifications and it is water resistant too.

The Alcatel Idol X+ is now available for Php18,799 and comes with a free JBL earphone, the Boom Band has an SRP of  Php1,999 while no mention yet for the price of the V101.

Specifications:

  • Quad band 2G, dual band 3G
  • Dual micro SIM, dual Standby
  • 5-inch capacitive IPS Full HD (1920x1080) touchscreen display, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection
  • Dimensions: 140.4mm x 69.1mm x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 2GHz Octa Core CPU, 700MHz Mali-450MP GPU MediaTek MT6592T chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 13MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • Multimedia Player
  • Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Price: Php18,799

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