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The Idol 3 is a pleasant package for deal-seekers looking for an Android phone that punches above its weight.
Here's something nice: the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is a truly affordable phone that looks good and also makes good on its promises.
With a 5.5-inch 1080p HD display and a few extra surprises, the Idol 3 is worth your notice.
It has a 13-megapixel camera with autofocus, and an 8-megapixel lens for selfies.
A reversible OS is something brand new to phones. The view will flip if you pick up the phone upside down.
Controls for this Android 5.0 handset live as on-screen buttons on the OS's lower strip.
Buttons on either spine almost disappear into the surface, making it tougher to find them by feel.
Luckily, an optional gesture lets you double-tap to turn the screen on and off.
The Micro-USB port lives on the bottom, just below one of a set of loud JBL speakers.
A pretty great budget phablet, read more pros and cons in our full Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review.
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