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Big, bold, but trim: Hands-on with the Alcatel One Touch Idol X (pictures)

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, CNET gives the Alcatel One Touch Idol X a shakedown. It's big, but feels smaller than you'd think.

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With a 5-inch display, the Alcatel One Touch Idol X is big as smartphones go, but the trim profile and thin bezel make is seem smaller than it is.
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The display is bright and vibrant, and it shows the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
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Without any physical buttons, you'll have to reply exclusively on virtual onscreen commands.
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The polished silver edges on the One Touch Idol X reflect the light. Here you can see just how thin it is.
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You can hold the One Touch Idol X in one hand, but two-handed operation will be more ideal for browsing.
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There are a few controls on the top of the handset and on either side.
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The back of One Touch Idol X is covered in a rubbery, textured material
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Hatches cover the microSD and SIM card slots.
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Up top on the right spine is the volume rocker.
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The One Touch Idol X comes in a variety of bright colors.

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