We tested the phone Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 Mini S
Available for 4G LTE networks, the smartphone has a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8-megapixel camera; It is on sale only by operators from 3561 pesos. Until recently, the clearance of a cell phone to smartphone world was limited between sophisticated and expensive models with better features and technical specifications on the one hand, and by offering inexpensive devices with features that ended bounded by obfuscating the user with over time. Lets talk about Alcatel mini s.
In this context, manufacturers began offering a series of models to serve a market segment that wants to surf the Web, access to social networks and using instant messaging services without having to resort to more expensive equipment. Perhaps resign exclusive attractive metallic design, or a quick and powerful camera, but on the balance sheet, the above tasks can be used without problems.
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 Mini S is located within this growing segment of mid-range mobile phones that emerged in the last year, which seeks to satisfy the basic needs of a user profile that requires a smartphone at an affordable cost, but give up performance in carrying out their daily tasks.
For starters, it is a smartphone that is ready to be used in the brand new 4G LTE networks that local operators are deploying across the country. It has a compact design with a 4.5 inch screen with a resolution of 960 by 540 pixels, right to the middle segment, although there are models that have a higher setting. The same applies to his chambers with a 2 megapixel front and a rear 8-megapixel camera with flash, its performance is acceptable.
Given its design, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 Mini S is comfortable for its size, with a thickness of 8.5 mm and a weight of 116 grams. Inside, the smartphone has a quad-core processor at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM, a standard configuration that allows you to cope seamlessly between your applications, an Android 4.3 operating system. Its interface has minor adjustments regarding the official version of Google. In some cases, it has useful functions such as conversation recording button available from the dialing screen phone calls.
Moreover, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 Mini S has an excessive presence of third party software. Some are widely used, such as Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp, but as a whole are 22 applications occupy part of scarce 4GB phone storage. For the user are available only 1.8 GB, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card. Point to keep in mind for those fond of selfies and recording videos.
With a 2000 mAh battery, I had a very good autonomy during a day of 9 hours of moderate use, and it was found that the smartphone still had a percentage of charge available. Among its other common equipment segment performance, it features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and is distinguished by having FM radio, something that is not always present in the smartphones available in the market.
In conclusion, those who already have experience with smartphones these features may find a limited model, both in storage and in its RAM, but with acceptable performance. It would have been desirable to have a more updated version of Android, at least at the KitKat edition.
However, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 Mini S manages to position itself as a very good choice for users who want to have a mid-range equipment, and for those people who want to migrate from a basic phone with another with higher performance, a affordable, but without giving up the benefits that will usually require a smartphone.
Available only operator, Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2 Mini S is on sale from 3600, 4000 and 4600 pesos according to plan offering Movistar, Claro and Personal, respectively.