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Pocket-size Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 still packs punch (pictures)

This mini-me 4.7-inch version of the Idol 3 delivers robust Android features at a surprisingly low cost.

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Given up on finding a phone under 5 inches? Check out this 4.7-inch version of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3.

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Dual surround speakers pump out some serious sound.

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Android 5.0 runs without much adulteration.

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Image quality is fairly impressive for a phone so inexpensively priced.

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Silvery trim livens up the dark gray motif.

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Quickly open apps from the lock screen with these shortcuts.

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A brushed look on the backing keeps the phone from looking boring.

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